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Animation Addicts Podcast #157: ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’ – The Alicorn of Podcasts

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Friendship is Magic but how does My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) rate amongst fans and newbies? Chelsea and Morgan let you know in this fun podcast!


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Welcome Leigh-Ann Cruz!
  • Catch ‘n’ Fire!
  • “I am a product of the Disney Renaissance (yay!), so I am curious about how that impacts how you feel about animation today and how that compares with how the kids of this era feel about animation.”
  • Main discussion: My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)
  • What is a “brony?”
  • Who is your favorite pony?
  • Chelsea’s 20 questions about the MLP universe
  • Taye Diggs as the Capper the Cat
  • Kristen Chenowith as Princess Skystar 
  • Sia as Songbird Serenade
  • What’s up with the pearl?
  • “It’s Time to Be Awesome!” My Little Pony: The Movie soundtrack discussion.
  • Chelsea’s high expectations
  • Major renovations with every new princess!
  • We love the villain, Tempest!
  • We rate it!
  • Traditional animation!
  • Voicemail: Morgan’s new rating
  • Don’t forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts157 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:19:27, 57.2 MB

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About Chelsea Robson

Chelsea Robson, Co-host of the Animation Addicts Podcast, studied studio engineering and is a singer/songwriter and is know as "The World Traveler of the Podcast." She speaks fluent Portuguese, loves being outdoors, hiking small mountains, riding horses, and talking about human nature.
  • chad kosch

    So, I went into this rather concerned that it wouldn’t be good. But honestly, I loved it. It was such a “feel good” kind of film and in fact, while the plot was predictable, I think that’s part of what made it enjoyable. I kept feeling like it was something we’d of seen in Season 4 which honestly I think would’ve been a good time to release this rather then three seasons later. I didn’t realize the animation was HAND DRAWN! I feel kind of ashamed I didn’t realize that… but that explains why I kept being awed by their expressions. I mean, dang… Twilight just wowed me a couple of times in that regard. As to my favorite Pony?… oh Rarity, NO QUESTION! I’ve always adored her… I mean, this is what I went to the premier in.

    Yeah… she’s my favorite, always shall be. I think I’d rank this at three and a half stars, I did genuinely enjoy it and will probably watch it a few more times. 😀


    • chad kosch

      Added note: Why this picture is upside down is a mystery to me…

    • LOVE that shirt! I honestly didn’t realize it was hand drawn either until another writer pointed it out. Crazy!

      • chad kosch

        Right?! Kind of is. And thank you! It was actually hard to find a good Rarity T-shirt! Thankfully a website called Redbubble had this littler gem! 😀

  • Jeremiah

    Lovely review, fellow bronies. With the critical reception this is getting, hearing some fangirling was nice.

  • Number

    I’ve watched the show since the beginning, and I can definitely say that I don’t care for the movie, and this can be boiled down to the princesses except Twilight being useless (which Morgan even said). They are minor characters as far as the movie (and the show) is concerned, so this “minor” flaw becomes too distracting when the “most powerful” characters keep getting thrown into the mud. I find it hard to believe that the people working on this incarnation of MLP for some number of years still can’t find something for them to do, and what makes this even dumber is that the show keeps praising those other princesses.

    Even if I ignore that, I still can’t say the movie was impressive. Some of the main characters (Applejack, Fluttershy, and Spike) have nothing to do, a few have moments (Rainbow Dash and Rarity), and Twilight and Pinkie actually get something. But that’s just 2 out of who-knows-how-many-characters-total are in the movie. The new ones aren’t anything memorable as they leave as quickly as they come. By the way, Celestia knows the hippogriffs, so why didn’t Twilight mention that to the hippogriffs/seaponies?

    For the villains, Storm King is just there. Tempest is more memorable due to more screentime, and it’s another villain with a “tragic” history. She has the best history, but too bad the show doesn’t have a good track record with those kinds of villains.

    I wonder if I’m being too nitpicky.