My Little Pony Movie Spin Off: Horse-Girls With Manes, Hooves, and Hands
I grew up playing with Barbie and LEGO blocks, but my favorite toy was the miniature horses ofMy Little Pony. Every little girl dreams of owning a pony when they are little, or at the very least they yearn for riding lessons. For some reason, pint-sized females are totally infatuated with the beautiful, majestic animals, and when it comes to MLP, I can attest to daydreaming about which pony I would be if I could.
Imagine my excitement when I learned from The New York Times that Hasbro Productions is planning to release My Little Pony: Equestria Girls next summer! I’ll admit it: I still love to be sucked into the world of talking cartoon ponies, but everyone has their guilty pleasure, right?
My pleasure soon turned to horror when I learned that the upcoming full-length film will follow Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Fluttershy, and the rest of the equestrian brood through a shimmering mirror wormhole and into our world, where they’ll be transformed into horse-girls with hooves and hands, hair so long that it sometimes looks like a tail, and the essential short skirts of a “typical schoolgirl.” In their new human high school adventures, the “girls” will come face-to-face with the quintessential mean popular girl, cute boy, and the race for the “coveted Princess of the Fall Formal crown.”
Based on the trailer alone, I am as shocked as I could possibly be to see my childhood toys morphed from cute ponies to creepy human/animal spawn.
“We are responding to the desire by our fans to experience the brand in more ways,” said John A. Frascotti, Hasbro’s chief marketing officer. “They imagined themselves as which pony they would be or which pony they identified with the most.”
Yeah, I imagined which pony I would be, but I never imagined a terrifying horse-girl! In my opinion, Hasbro has decided to take their newest brand extension to a very uncomfortable place.
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