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19th Oct '15 4:38:55 PM ANTMuddle
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However, when making your own version, your own characters may not even need to be ponies in particular. What is stopping you from making a show where the characters are say... monkeys? penguins? turtles? actual people? the possibilities are actually endless.

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However, when making your own version, your own characters may not even need to be ponies in particular. What is stopping you from making a show where the characters are say... monkeys? penguins? turtles? actual people? people (as the Equestria Games proved so well)? the possibilities are actually endless.



19th Oct '15 4:33:07 PM ANTMuddle
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The popularity of Creator/LaurenFaust's ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has taken the Internet by surprise - with a huge PeripheryDemographic and a very active community, it is, after only one season, already one of the most successful shows in WesternAnimation in recent years. Not bad, especially given that the previous incarnation of the ponies could have easily been a FranchiseKiller.

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The popularity of Creator/LaurenFaust's ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has taken the Internet by surprise - with a huge PeripheryDemographic and a very active community, it is, after only one season, already one of the most successful shows in WesternAnimation in recent years. Not bad, especially given that the previous incarnation of the ponies could have easily been a FranchiseKiller.
FranchiseKiller. Even better: five years in and far from done!
16th Mar '15 2:51:00 PM nombretomado
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Due to being an existing franchise before this iteration, the chosen motif for this show is that most of the main characters are brightly colored magical ponies. Therefore, it is only natural that the setting would be tailor-made for such characters, which for them, is a SugarBowl-esque setting. However, it should be noted that it does not mean that everything in the world should be diabetes-inducing. Elements such as [[TheLostWoods The Everfree Forest]] and characters like [[GodOfEvil Discord]] offer a sharp contrast to the general cuteness that is often presented. In short, easily mistaken to be aggressively cheerful. Another thing to note is the tongue-in-cheek humor that is applied to the setting. It can be thought of as similar to {{Futurama}}, but in a MagicalLand fantasy setting rather then a ScienceFiction setting.

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Due to being an existing franchise before this iteration, the chosen motif for this show is that most of the main characters are brightly colored magical ponies. Therefore, it is only natural that the setting would be tailor-made for such characters, which for them, is a SugarBowl-esque setting. However, it should be noted that it does not mean that everything in the world should be diabetes-inducing. Elements such as [[TheLostWoods The Everfree Forest]] and characters like [[GodOfEvil Discord]] offer a sharp contrast to the general cuteness that is often presented. In short, easily mistaken to be aggressively cheerful. Another thing to note is the tongue-in-cheek humor that is applied to the setting. It can be thought of as similar to {{Futurama}}, ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', but in a MagicalLand fantasy setting rather then a ScienceFiction setting.
7th Sep '14 7:51:48 PM CyberTiger88
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* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials The original]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie G1]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends continuity]] has all of the cheesiness of TheEighties, and most characters don't have enough screentime to develop a fully fleshed-out personality (a pitfall for any MerchandiseDriven show with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters). However, it does showcase some surprisingly dark and occasionally mature stories and has some of the same story elements that helped made ''Friendship is Magic'' so well-received.

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* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials The original]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie G1]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends continuity]] has all of the cheesiness [[{{Camp}} campiness]] of TheEighties, and most characters don't have enough screentime to develop a fully fleshed-out personality (a pitfall for any MerchandiseDriven show with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters). However, it does showcase some surprisingly dark and occasionally mature stories and has some of the same story elements that helped made ''Friendship is Magic'' so well-received.
2nd Sep '14 6:18:49 AM CyberTiger88
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* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials The original]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie G1]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends continuity]] has all of the cheesiness of the eighties and most characters don't have enough screentime to develop a memorable personality (a pitfall for any MerchandiseDriven show with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters). However, it does showcase some surprisingly dark stories and has some of the same story elements that helped made ''Friend is Magic'' so well-received.

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* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials The original]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie G1]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends continuity]] has all of the cheesiness of the eighties TheEighties, and most characters don't have enough screentime to develop a memorable fully fleshed-out personality (a pitfall for any MerchandiseDriven show with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters). However, it does showcase some surprisingly dark and occasionally mature stories and has some of the same story elements that helped made ''Friend ''Friendship is Magic'' so well-received.
1st Sep '14 7:15:08 PM CyberTiger88
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!!'''Proceed With Caution'''
* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials The original]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie G1]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends continuity]] has all of the cheesiness of the eighties and most characters don't have enough screentime to develop a memorable personality (a pitfall for any MerchandiseDriven show with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters). However, it does showcase some surprisingly dark stories and has some of the same story elements that helped made ''Friend is Magic'' so well-received.
6th Jun '14 12:42:01 PM Aiguille
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Also note that in Equestria, [[TitleDrop friendship]] ''[[TitleDrop is]]'' [[TitleDrop magic]]. ThePowerOfFriendship proves capable of [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeating Nightmare Moon]]. Now, having love and friendship as an actual magical force has worked well here, and in [[SailorMoon other stories]]...but it also possible to write ThePowerOfFriendship as an entirely mundane yet powerful force, whether or not the setting has magic in it.

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Also note that in Equestria, [[TitleDrop friendship]] ''[[TitleDrop is]]'' [[TitleDrop magic]]. ThePowerOfFriendship proves capable of [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeating Nightmare Moon]]. Now, having love and friendship as an actual magical force has worked well here, and in [[SailorMoon [[Franchise/SailorMoon other stories]]...but it also possible to write ThePowerOfFriendship as an entirely mundane yet powerful force, whether or not the setting has magic in it.
19th May '14 10:53:37 AM FirebirdMaximus
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* ''FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn''.
7th Feb '14 12:22:52 AM ZombieAladdin
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\n* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is also comparable in the size of its fanbase in Japan, the cute characters appealing to males, the absurd amount of fan material and fanmade characters, being a major convention presence, and the unexpectedness of its sheer popularity. Both franchises give more or less free reign for their fans to make whatever they wish, and the fans' sheer numbers and intense devotion to ''Touhou'' and ''Friendship Is Magic'' are thanks directly to that. As the years go by and ''Touhou'' starts feeling old, the torch will most likely pass down to...
* ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection''. It's just gotten started, but it's already a contender for ''Touhou'' in Japan for every trait listed above except original characters. That being said, ''Touhou'' and ''Kantai Collection'' are coexisting and not competing.
10th Jul '13 10:12:16 PM dvorak
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Due to being an existing franchise before this iteration, the chosen motif for this show is that most of the main characters are brightly colored magical ponies. Therefore, it is only natural that the setting would be tailor-made for such characters, which for them, is a SugarBowl-esque setting. However, it should be noted that it does not mean that everything in the world should be diabetes-inducing. Elements such as [[TheLostWoods The Everfree Forest]] and characters like [[GodOfEvil Discord]] offer a sharp contrast to the general cuteness that is often presented. Another thing to note is the tongue-in-cheek humor that is applied to the setting. It can be thought of as similar to {{Futurama}}, but in a MagicalLand fantasy setting rather then a ScienceFiction setting.

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Due to being an existing franchise before this iteration, the chosen motif for this show is that most of the main characters are brightly colored magical ponies. Therefore, it is only natural that the setting would be tailor-made for such characters, which for them, is a SugarBowl-esque setting. However, it should be noted that it does not mean that everything in the world should be diabetes-inducing. Elements such as [[TheLostWoods The Everfree Forest]] and characters like [[GodOfEvil Discord]] offer a sharp contrast to the general cuteness that is often presented. In short, easily mistaken to be aggressively cheerful. Another thing to note is the tongue-in-cheek humor that is applied to the setting. It can be thought of as similar to {{Futurama}}, but in a MagicalLand fantasy setting rather then a ScienceFiction setting.
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