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December 3, 2019

My Little Pony is an entertainment franchise
born in the 80s as a toy line, but it has grown so much that it’s become famous all
around the world. They even have several movies, tv series and
videogames. These figurines have the shape of a pony,
their bodies of different colors, with long mane and a different symbol on one or both
of their sides, called “Cutie Mark”. With time, they have been updating the brand
with new lines and new characters, including unicorns and pegasus. It all started in 1981, when the illustrator
Bonnie Zacherle and the sculptor Charles Muenchinger desgined a new toy for the multinational Hasbro,
called “My Pretty Pony”. It was a pony figurine of a coffee color with
white spots, 25cm tall. It came with small brushes, a cowboy hat and
a blanket, it could move its ears, tail and wink. This first figurine didnt have a Cutie Mark. This didnt appear until the next line of toys,
tho with time these marks became one of the main emblems of the brand. My Pretty Pony was quite successful, and they
decided to launch a new version, called “My Pretty Pony and Beautiful Baby”, which apart
from the original pony also included an additional figurine of the baby pony. And this was the model for the the first appearance
ever in 1982 of My Little Pony. Since its predecéssor hadnt been very sucesful,
Hasbro decided to launch under this brand six new figurines, smaller and more colorful. This line, called Generation 1 by collectors,
was an international success, and it was comercialized for more than 10 years. Only 2 years after they started selling them,
they took the leap to animation. In 1984, the first special on tv was broadcasted,
half an hour long. In 1986, “My Little Pony, the Movie” was
released, produced by the TOEI studios in Japan, with several famous actors doing the
voices. And finally, some months later, the first
cartoon tv series was released, becoming one of the most sucesful of the decade, with two
seasons and 65 episodes. Later on, it had a continuation in 1992, still
with Generation 1, broadcasted by Disney Channel. Up to 1997, there wasnt any new line with
big changes in the design. It was called Friendship Garden or Generation
Two. They were smaller and thinner, with longer
legs and turning heads. In the US they werent as successful as expected,
and they stopped their commercialization in 1999. However, they were luckier in Europe, where
they were sold for a bit longer. But there were more changes in the line, apart
from their physical appearance. The first unicorns appeared, some of them
with removable wings, apart from two baby pony figurines. They also released the first sets of games,
with a mansion and a castle. Not only the toy line was expanded, but also
the merchandising. Stuffed animals, magazines, clothes, perfumes,
coloring books… and the first videogame inspired by the franchise, for computers this
time, where we could take care of our favorite character and play different activities with
him. In 2003, the third line or Generation Three
came out. Now, the Hasbro creators focused on an even
younger public, between 3 and 10 years old. They also abandoned the thin designs and went
back to the same physical features as the original line, just a bit more meticulous. Also, the first pegasus appeared. This generation was as successful as the first
one. And same as that one, this one had its animated
adaptation – two miniseries of short episodes, tho in this case they werent on tv, but just
released on DVD and on the internet directly. In 2009, the old design changes to one where
ponies are smaller but their heads are huge. The public didnt really like them, so in 2010
Generation 4 came out, the last one so far, which has created a fan phenomenon all around
the world. It’s based on the characters Rainbow Dash
and Fluttershy, both pegasus, Pinkie Pie and Applejack, ponies, and Rarity, an unicorn. They all live in an imaginary world called
Equestria. This generation’s big impact is greatly
due to the success of its tv series, called “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”,
first broadcasted in 2010. There are also several movies, and another
tv series called “My Little Pony: Equestria girls”, with a humanized version of the
characters. Ponies have become such a viral phenomenon,
not only among fans and collectors, but also as memes, adaptations and fan sites. One of the most surprising things is that,
despite the child-oriented nature of the franchise, it reached young people and adults as well,
both male and female. There is even a terminology for these followers. The word “brony” for example, mixture
of brother and pony. We are sure there are lots of bronies among
you, tiktakers. And you probably especulate about what the
next generation of My Little Ponys will be like in the future. What would your ideal pony be? You probably have great ideas!!! And what’s your favorite pony?

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  1. Who is your favourite My Little Pony character? We haven't forgotten about Fluttershy ๐Ÿ’— It's just that we can only give you up to 5 options in the poll ๐Ÿด๐ŸŒˆ

  2. My favourite characters are Twilight sparkle and Rainbow dash from Mlp!!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  3. I love twiliit sparkele and
    Flutter shy ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  4. My favorite is rarity i like her because shes sweet kind and fashionโ‰งฯ‰โ‰ฆโ‰งฯ‰โ‰ฆ and i like your videos(โ€ขฯ‰โ€ข)

  5. I am an Mlp Fan my fav ones are Rainbow dash, Pinkie pie, Starlight, Sunset, Trixie and of course LUNA ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ™ i know they are a lot of ponies

  6. IM A BOY SO I WATCH "(MY LITTLE PONY)" my favorite is RERATY cause she like to draw i allways nailde drawing

  7. Fluttershy
    Princess Twilight Sparkle
    Pinkie Pie
    Rainbow Dash
    Sunset Shimmer
    Princess Celestia
    Princess Luna
    Princess Cadence
    Starlight Glimmer
    Apple Bloom
    Sweetie Belle
    Flurry Heart
    Midnight Sparkle

  8. My favorite pony is pinkie pie because sheโ€™s always happy and makes cupcakes fo everyone๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงกโค๏ธ ๐Ÿง๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿง๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿฅจ๐Ÿฅž

  9. I LOVE MLP THE 4th generation AND I LOVE RARITY AND PINKIE PIE!!!โคโคโค๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• AND I'M A BRONY AS WELL๐Ÿ˜‚

  10. My whole class calls me Rainbow dash as they said that I'm like her,cool. So I started watching and I immediately understood why they called me Rainbow dash!!

  11. Twilight ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ Friendship Is Magic colour sparkle is twilight sparkle is princess

  12. i loveeeeeee ponyyyyyy๐Ÿ‘โค๐Ÿ‘โค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„

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