In January, this DVD retailed exclusively at Wal-mart. It includes five episodes that span all the seasons of My Little Pony. It’s perfect if your little one — or if you’re a brony and you love — loves Pinky Pie. If she’s not your favorite pony, then you’re out of luck, however. The episodes are:
- Feeling Pinkie Keen
- Party of One
- Baby Cakes
- A Friend In Deed
- Too Many Pinkie Pies
The extra content, which is probably better for kids rather than the young at heart includes a sing-a-long. Yay!
I enjoyed this DVD with a friend and his daughter. Although I’d heard of MLP: Friendship is Magic, this was my first experience with it. Another friend was able to confirm that the episodes are from different seasons, but don’t let that bug you. It’s a great way to get to know a specific character. Pinkie Pie isn’t without her flaws, but she’s definitely entertaining. Similarly, when Pinkie Pie accidentally clones herself — and her clones — in the last episode, there’s no new territory covered. It’s good for a laugh, though.
My favorite of all the episodes was probably Baby Cakes, in which Pinky Pie winds up babysitting for two rapscallion little ponies. She gets frustrated but manages to to a great job. In the end, the parents ask her to be their go-to babysitter, but she just can’t handle it. It’s the kind of plot that’s quite common in cartoons, so there’s nothing necessarily groundbreaking here. It’s enjoyable, however.
I thought that the voice acting was superb, and the art was great, even on my 37″ TV. The DVD has a “watch all” feature, which is a must-have on any disc. I have a few TV shows that don’t include this, and it’s so frustrating.
The DVD retails at Wal-mart for less than $20, which is a steal. Although, some people might prefer to hold out for the entire seasons. I understand that, too. The little girl I watched it with certainly didn’t care, and the themes of friendship make this appropriate for all ages. Although Pinkie Pie is a pink pony, I don’t see why boys and girls of all ages couldn’t enjoy this DVD.