History ShoutOut / MylittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic

19th Jul '16 6:39:32 PM ByronFenetre
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** A second (within the series) nod to Snidley Whiplash by apparell can be seen, this time through Discord.



** One of the billboards in Manehattan's Times Square is a nod to Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats."

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** One of the billboards in Manehattan's Times Square is a nod to Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats." It can also be glimpsed in Season 5 through a photo in Matilda's scrapbook during the pre-title sequence of "Slice of Life."
18th Jul '16 6:25:13 PM ByronFenetre
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** Just before her third encounter with her shadow, Apple Bloom is pestered by a series of cutie marks on her flank. The last one takes the form of the smiling face of Apple Bloom that mischievously winks its eye at the real (and at the time, distressed) visage of Apple Bloom. This echoes a passage with a man and the titular playing card of Russian writer Alexander's Pushkin's "The Queen of Spades" as translated in 1901 by H. Twitchell: "As he [Hermann] stared at the card it seemed to him that the queen winked one eye at him mockingly."
17th Jul '16 10:04:31 AM ByronFenetre
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** Though the Cutie-Mark Crusaders' dream trilogy hint at allusions to "A Nightmare on Elm Street," what is undeniable in the movie series and this particular episode is that the Mane 6 all had dreams featuring the Tantibus, just as many of the teens in Wes Craven's masterpiece (and sequels) all had dreams of Freddy Krueger.
15th Jul '16 7:32:12 AM REV6Pilot
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** The most viable candidate to suggest as an allusion is Sunburst, who told Starlight that he was "not the wizard you were expecting;" in a way like Oscar Diggs from "Oz: The Great and Powerful" revealed that he was not the wizard Glinda was expecting.
** Sunburst appears to be modeled after [[AtlantisTheLostEmpire Milo Thatch]]: both characters seem to have big round glasses and to be gifted scholars in their fields.

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** The most viable candidate to suggest as an allusion Sunburst is Sunburst, who a double whammy:
*** He
told Starlight that he was "not the wizard you were expecting;" in a way like Oscar Diggs from "Oz: The Great and Powerful" revealed that he was not the wizard Glinda was expecting.
** Sunburst appears
expecting.
*** An incompetent, red-haired magic user with a scruffy beard who knows how magic works, but not how
to be modeled after [[AtlantisTheLostEmpire Milo Thatch]]: both characters seem to have big round glasses use it, had a hard time at magic school, and, even though he considers himself a failure, still wears the traditional wizard garb, gets roped into something he wants (at first) no part in, and to be gifted scholars in their fields.ends up saving the day. He's the Equestrian counterpart of [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Rincewind]]!
13th Jul '16 10:54:29 PM Brigid
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* Almost all of the main cast are amalgamations of previous ponies from years [[http://www.ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Toys_MLP_Year2.htm 2]] or [[http://www.ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Toys_MLP_Year3.htm 3]] and [[http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/12/24/my-little-non-homophobic-non-racist-non-smart-shaming-pony-a-rebuttal/ based on the personalities]] that [[AuthorAppeal Lauren Faust]] had given her ponies as a child. Someone put together an influence list [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/mlpfanart/images/d/d1/History_concept.jpg/revision/latest referencing both the "G1" and "G3" ponies]] that these were based on.

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* Almost all of the main cast are amalgamations of previous ponies from years [[http://www.ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Toys_MLP_Year2.htm 2]] or [[http://www.ghostofthedoll.co.uk/Toys_MLP_Year3.htm 3]] and [[http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/12/24/my-little-non-homophobic-non-racist-non-smart-shaming-pony-a-rebuttal/ based on the personalities]] that [[AuthorAppeal Lauren Faust]] had given her ponies as a child. Someone put together an influence list [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/mlpfanart/images/d/d1/History_concept.jpg/revision/latest jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111008150105 referencing both the "G1" and "G3" ponies]] that these were based on.
2nd Jul '16 4:39:36 AM gewunomox
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** Pinkie joins a "[[TheBeatles travelling band]]".

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** Pinkie joins a "[[TheBeatles "[[Music/TheBeatles travelling band]]".
1st Jul '16 11:07:42 PM nombretomado
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** The part of the manticore scene where Rainbow Dash attempts to create a vortex around the beast is ''very'' similar to a battle in ''{{Bionicle}}'' where Lewa Nuva attempted the same move against the [[MixAndMatchCritters Rahi Nui]] (Which is more or less a biomechanical manticore). In both stories, the creature sticks a limb into its enemy's path and sends them sprawling.

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** The part of the manticore scene where Rainbow Dash attempts to create a vortex around the beast is ''very'' similar to a battle in ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' where Lewa Nuva attempted the same move against the [[MixAndMatchCritters Rahi Nui]] (Which is more or less a biomechanical manticore). In both stories, the creature sticks a limb into its enemy's path and sends them sprawling.



** The General premise and execution of the climax in the pilot seems very much like {{BIONICLE}}. Six heroes discovering their elements after being tested? Check. Master of Shadows? You bet! A KirkSummation delivered to the villain with the friends arriving in the nick of time? Yes! The whole scene will remind many of ''Legends of Metru Nui''.

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** The General premise and execution of the climax in the pilot seems very much like {{BIONICLE}}.Toys/{{BIONICLE}}. Six heroes discovering their elements after being tested? Check. Master of Shadows? You bet! A KirkSummation delivered to the villain with the friends arriving in the nick of time? Yes! The whole scene will remind many of ''Legends of Metru Nui''.



* Andrew Francis is a captain of the guard, Kathleen Barr voices an evil queen commanding a legion of insectlike creatures... [[{{Bionicle}} seems familiar...]]

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* Andrew Francis is a captain of the guard, Kathleen Barr voices an evil queen commanding a legion of insectlike creatures... [[{{Bionicle}} [[Toys/{{Bionicle}} seems familiar...]]



* The Changelings as a whole are very reminiscent of [[Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} Visorak]]. Bonus points in that Chrysalis' VA was also Roodaka, Visorak queen.

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* The Changelings as a whole are very reminiscent of [[Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} [[Toys/{{BIONICLE}} Visorak]]. Bonus points in that Chrysalis' VA was also Roodaka, Visorak queen.
30th Jun '16 11:48:21 PM wolftickets1969
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** The Spirit of Hearth's Warming Yet To Come's song resembles "Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Today" from ''Film/AChristmasCarolTheMusical'''s Christmas Future sequence.
14th Jun '16 11:30:13 PM sailing101
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** The title and plot of the episode are allusions to the film, ''Film/WhatAboutBob'' Discord even dresses up like the titular character, complete with a miniaturized snooze taking the role of the goldfish.
12th Jun '16 9:57:34 PM sailing101
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** Plus, Zesty Gourmand while female has a mane similar to the frankly uneven hairstyle of Gordon Ramsey. Her opinions on culinary art, however literally mirror Anton Ego's from "Ratatouille."

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** Plus, Zesty Gourmand while female has a mane similar to the frankly uneven hairstyle A pony version of Gordon Ramsey. Her opinions on culinary art, however literally mirror Anton Ego's from "Ratatouille."Ramsey can be seen.
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