Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|My Little Pony - The Complete First Season|
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
Moms will want to relive their childhood and share this classic '80s cartoon with their little girls. Experience the magical adventures of Pony Land, Flutter Valley, and Paradise Estate. Featuring the voice talent of Nancy... more »
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MLP on DVD!
geatornez82 | Germantown, MD United States | 11/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am SOOO glad this came to DVD! I had to buy it the MINUTE it came out! It has all the episodes from the first season! The animation looks great. A heck of a lot better than on some of my tapes of MLP.
The only complaint I have is about the two "pilot" episodes, "Rescue at Midnight Castle" and "Escape from Catrina." These were originally television specials. In 1986, the Powers That Be edited them as episodes of the MLP TV series. The versions on the DVD are the edited TV show versions.
But even with the edited specials, this DVD set is worth it."
Wonderful TV show, terrible DVD production
Hillary DePiano | Denville, NJ | 10/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I cannot begin to express my joy at finally having these episodes on DVD after all these years. If you never watched My Little Pony, it was a little more involved than you might have imagined with actual plots and adventures rather than just fluff. There are a few episodes that are oddly dark for a show about pretty ponies but there is nothing edgier than you would see on any show aimed at young girls. My joy at finally having these on DVD, however, is overshadowed by my frustration that they finally released Rescue from Midnight Castle (or Firefly's Adventure depending on your generation) and Escape from Catrina (the DVD incorrectly spells this Katrina) but edited them. What is the point of releasing them on DVD at all if you are only going to edit them! We now have to wait for them to either re-release these two specials on DVD unedited or hold onto our falling apart VHS copies. Beyond that frustration, the production values on the actual DVD's itself are terrible. The box has weird pictures of G2 ponies rather than a screenshot from the show and the actual DVD cases have their labels put on backwards. The entire set looks like something someone could have made in his or her basement. A few fans with a color printer could have done this up much classier and we would have known to put G1 ponies on it rather than G2. I suppose this is just the nature of the double edged sword that is cartoon shows on DVD. The people making them don't seem to get that people who watched the shows as children want the entire thing and will notice if its edited. Disappointing, but not enough that I didn't fork over my $50 to purchase this set and I will definitely be enjoying these episodes over and over in the recent weeks. ~Hillary is the author of the My Little Pony Collector's Inventory"
Child of the 80's
Diana Harbour | Midland, GA | 11/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have always been a lover of My Little Pony and this series was one of the best for girls that was ever created. The characters are fun and loveable, the toys were fantastic, and the cartoons also taught valuable lessons to children. I was ecstatic to see that the first season had been released and after viewing it, it reminded me again about how wonderful this series was, compared to the disappointing shows that are on today. The lessons of sharing, inward beauty, and including others, were things that you could not a tell a child directly, but through cartoons, could be imprinted on their minds. The fact that Hasbro has reissued the My Little Pony toys (which are inexpensive) for the next generation adds even more appeal to this series. I give My Little Pony Five Stars because very few cartoon series have this much quality."
My Little Pony I love the 80s revisited
Anna Tielsch | Waterford, CT United States | 08/08/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This 4 disc collection of season 1 My Little Pony episodes provides a great trip down memory lane for any child of the 80s but is also a great set for any new millenium child or pre-teen who enjoys ponies, horses, or the G3 (newer released) my little ponies.
The box set has art work from the G2 (or second release of the MLP- late 90s) ponies because Hasbro lost the rights to the original MLP (G1- or generation 1- the original MLP characters). Don't let this fool you, however. The 4 disc multi episode collection features the beloved pegasus winged ponies, unicorns, spike the dragon, the bushwollies, as well as megan and the other Earth ponies.
The episodes have a more developed plot than the newer G3 (current movies) as well as ponies and vilians with more complex personalities and personas. Re-watching the episodes as an adult, it is fasanating to observe the many morales and complex issues that some of the ponies worked through.
As a pediatric provider, this is a great highly recommended television viewing boxed set to own and love for the current generation of pony fans or an adult with a little girl's heart and mind trapped inside."