History Trivia / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic

18th Jul '17 5:11:03 PM nombretomado
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** In order to be more appealing to girls, early toy versions of Princess Celestia were [[PinkProductPloy pink]] rather than white, even though the boxes depict her as white. Back when the pink toys were the only ones, Creator/LaurenFaust said "I must admit I'm disappointed Celestia is pink. I'm not sure why they went that way, but my experience with the toy industry (through my [[MilkyWayAndTheGalaxyGirls Galaxy Girls]] project) is that you often have to to bow to the will of the 'buyers' -- the guys who decide what they are going to put on the shelf in their store. Often they will say things like 'I'll buy 50, but if you make it pink I'll buy 500' and since the toy company makes their profit from the buyer and not the consumer, it makes sense for them to compromise. It's a really stupid, frustrating business." In fact, rumor has it that the reason Princess Cadence was introduced in the season 2 finale was so the buyers could have a pink princess toy ''and'' a show-accurate white Celestia toy.

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** In order to be more appealing to girls, early toy versions of Princess Celestia were [[PinkProductPloy pink]] rather than white, even though the boxes depict her as white. Back when the pink toys were the only ones, Creator/LaurenFaust said "I must admit I'm disappointed Celestia is pink. I'm not sure why they went that way, but my experience with the toy industry (through my [[MilkyWayAndTheGalaxyGirls [[Toys/MilkyWayAndTheGalaxyGirls Galaxy Girls]] project) is that you often have to to bow to the will of the 'buyers' -- the guys who decide what they are going to put on the shelf in their store. Often they will say things like 'I'll buy 50, but if you make it pink I'll buy 500' and since the toy company makes their profit from the buyer and not the consumer, it makes sense for them to compromise. It's a really stupid, frustrating business." In fact, rumor has it that the reason Princess Cadence was introduced in the season 2 finale was so the buyers could have a pink princess toy ''and'' a show-accurate white Celestia toy.
3rd Jul '17 8:25:28 PM SolidSonicTH
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* PostScriptSeason: Season 4 is this. Season 3 was originally intended to be the final season of the series (hence its shorter length), bringing it to a SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]]" was originally written as the GrandFinale. Even in its final form, it does feel like a final episode but the series was greenlit for a fourth season so the episode was rewritten prior to production to fit into a three-episode arc that continues into the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E1PrincessTwilightSparklePart1 Season 4]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E2PrincessTwilightSparklePart2 premiere]]. In stark defiance to the fate of most series that fall under this trope, there are more episodes that take place ''after'' the SeriesFauxnale than leading up to it!
3rd Jul '17 9:18:30 AM trulymadmoves
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* CelebrityVoiceActor:
** Discord, voiced by Creator/JohnDeLancie of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' fame. Not counting de Lancie, the first guest and only recurring one, a episodes featuring a SpecialGuestStar have been a OncePerSeason occurrence since Season 4:

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* CelebrityVoiceActor:
CelebrityVoiceActor: Not counting de Lancie, the first guest star and only recurring one, episodes featuring a SpecialGuest have been a OnceASeason occurrence since Season 4.
** Discord, voiced by Creator/JohnDeLancie of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' fame. Not counting de Lancie, the first guest and only recurring one, a episodes featuring a SpecialGuestStar have been a OncePerSeason occurrence since Season 4:
3rd Jul '17 9:16:48 AM trulymadmoves
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** Discord, voiced by Creator/JohnDeLancie of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' fame.
** Music/WeirdAlYankovic as Cheese Sandwhich.

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** Discord, voiced by Creator/JohnDeLancie of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' fame.
fame. Not counting de Lancie, the first guest and only recurring one, a episodes featuring a SpecialGuestStar have been a OncePerSeason occurrence since Season 4:
** Music/WeirdAlYankovic as Cheese Sandwhich.Sandwich.
28th Jun '17 11:37:50 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer:
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGc6Ullcd3o trailer]] for the DVD ''The Friendship Express'' claims that it's the show's first DVD release. While it ''is'' the first of Creator/ShoutFactory's releases and the first DVD to be available online, it's actually the ''fifth'' DVD to be released in the US, following the toy-pack-in [=MiniDVD=] ''The Ticket Master'', the Target-exclusive DVD ''Celebration at Canterlot'', the DVD ''Adventures in Ponyville'', and the toy-pack-in [=MiniDVD=] ''Applebuck Season''.
** On Hasbro's ''MyLittlePony'' Website/{{Facebook}} [[http://www.facebook.com/mylittlepony page]], they [[http://www.facebook.com/mylittlepony/posts/390054594351142 said]] that TheHub's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 Royal]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Wedding]] WebGames are also available on Hasbro's own ''MyLittlePony'' [[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/ site]] and that one game has you "help Pinkie Pie create a yummy cupcake treat for the guests" (the only Pinkie Pie game of the bunch being the non-cupcake-related ''[[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/games/mlpfim-dj-pinkie-pie DJ Pinkie Pie]]'').
** On TheHub's Website/{{Facebook}} [[http://www.facebook.com/hubtvnetwork page]], they [[http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=246933645355725 called]] Rainbow Dash's Nightmare Night costume from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed Luna Eclipsed]]" a Wonderbolt costume instead of a Shadowbolt costume, and on their own [[http://www.hubworld.com/ site]], they initially called Discord a dragon instead of a Draconequus (or Dragonokis, as they [[SpellMyNameWithAnS misspell it]]).
** Hub advertisements for the ''[[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/play/details.cfm?guid=5B309E58-5056-900B-1040-324367303E14 Castle Creator]]'' game available on Hasbro's website and their own website describe it as a game in which you select a pony to explore the Canterlot palace with and dress them up in various costumes. Footage of the game accompanying this description shows it to be nothing like that.
** TV listings' synopses of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess Suited For Success]]" and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell The Mysterious Mare Do Well]]" respectively [[ViewerGenderConfusion refer to Rarity and Rainbow Dash as male]]. More recently, Season 3's "Apple Family Reunion" episode synopsis gives the same gender confusion treatment to Applejack.
** Hasbro's website misidentifies the basic brushable [[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/shop/details.cfm?R=BE3CDE98-5056-900B-1034-466D8F32E7AD:en_US Cheerilee]] toy's animal friend as a snail, despite the toy's [[http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:CheerileeBackcard.jpg packaging]] correctly identifying it as a ladybug.
** An insert included with Creator/MadmanEntertainment's Australian [=DVDs=] misidentifies [[GodCreatedCanonForeigner toy line exclusive pony]] Ploomette as Pinkie Pie.
** [=80sTees.com's=] [[http://www.80stees.com/products/MLPFIM-Wonderbolts-Shirt.asp two]] [[http://www.80stees.com/products/Wonderbolts-Shirt.asp versions]] of Mighty Fine's ''[[http://www.welovefine.com/product.php?id_product=661 Wonderbolts]]'' [[TheMerch shirt]] have a mistake in their product descriptions misidentifying an [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] Wonderbolt as Fleetfoot, despite both of those Wonderbolts appearing at the same time in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver The Best Night Ever]]". Though to be fair, Fleetfoot is only identified via a FreezeFrameBonus.
** [=ToyWiz.com=] [[http://www.toywiz.com/mlpfimpvcspitfire.html evidently]] [[http://www.toywiz.com/mylittleponypvc3packset.html thinks]] [[http://www.toywiz.com/glindaspitfirerainbowdash.html that]] the [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] "Wonder Bolts pony" is Spitfire, despite both of those Wonderbolts appearing at the same time in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver The Best Night Ever]]".
** A ''New York'' [[http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2012/06/slideshow-the-my-little-pony-hair-color-trend.html slideshow]] misidentified [[http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2012/06/slideshow-the-my-little-pony-hair-color-trend.html#photo=6x00007 Sweetie Belle as Berry Punch]] and [[http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2012/06/slideshow-the-my-little-pony-hair-color-trend.html#photo=7x00006 Apple Bloom as Rose]].
** The infamous "My Little Racist, Homophobic, Smart-Shaming Pony" [[http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/12/09/my-little-homophobic-racist-smarts-shaming-pony/ article]] on Ms. Magazine's website, which stated that a pony's coat color were metaphors for race and/or sexual orientation--WordOfGod [[http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/12/24/my-little-non-homophobic-non-racist-non-smart-shaming-pony-a-rebuttal/ states]] that they never are or were intended to be--as well as claiming that Twilight Sparkle completely gave up her studies under the princess in favor of a stereotypically girly life in Ponyville. (Not only is life in Ponyville anything ''but'' girly and bland, Twilight's original problem wasn't that she was studying at ''all''; it was that she was studying to the exclusion of anything resembling a social life.) Given the context, it was obvious that she stopped watching at the end of the opening credits.
*** In fact, the entire article was based on ''[[CriticalResearchFailure early material from the first version of the website]]''.
** [[http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/29/my-little-pony-parodies-katy-perry/ "If you're not 7, there's a good chance that you are unaware of the latest 'My Little Pony' re-boot"]].
** Creator/{{NPR}} seems to think that ([[MerchandiseDriven like the previous MLP cartoon]]) [[http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/10/05/141037194/skipping-the-ads-on-tv-get-ready-for-the-shows-that-are-the-ads FiM is just a 30-minute ad]], which makes it obvious that they just assumed "MLP = MerchandiseDriven" (which it is, but that doesn't make it bad) and didn't bother to look into it at all.
** A ''Daily Dot'' [[http://www.dailydot.com/business/hasbro-my-little-pony-sherry-bourlon/ article]] treated the fan misconception that Hasbro has no official pony plushies as fact. A then-small number of official (officially licensed, at least) plushies actually do exist, the first few of which were released over a year before the article was published.
** The ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn3XyyM9HHg Princess Celestia]]'' character profile video claims that Celestia is "the only pony with [[WingedUnicorn a unicorn horn and pegasus wings]]". The first two episodes introduce Princess Luna/Nightmare Moon, who is also an alicorn.
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28th Jun '17 11:20:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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21st Jun '17 10:30:48 AM trulymadmoves
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** Creator/WilliamShatner has been announced for season seven.

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** A double-header in Season 7's "The Perfect Pear", featuring Creator/WilliamShatner has been announced for season seven.and Creator/FeliciaDay.
20th Jun '17 10:31:01 AM SolidSonicTH
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* ShortRunInPeru: Any plans DHX, Discovery Family, and Hasbro had laid to air the seventh season have been utterly wrecked by TV channels outside the United States. Starting the week after the season premiere, Treehouse TV of Canada aired two episodes per weekend (one on Saturday and one on Sunday), resulting in them passing Discovery Family by the third week of the US run and ending on the eleventh episode's mid-season hiatus on May 21 while the Discovery Family would not reach this point until June 17. And ''then'', with the US having reached its mid-season hiatus on June 17, June 20 and 21st (which is a Tuesday and a Wednesday of all things) would see Boomerang Australia air the next two episodes, which weren't even thought to be produced, let alone distributed, at the time (hence the need for the mid-season hiatus).
14th Jun '17 6:53:10 PM Rytex
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* FandomLifeCycle: Stage 4 "large and organized" verging on Stage 5 (sufficiently ingrained in contemporary culture for even the people not familiar with it to know a lot about it). The fanbase has now been referenced on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' not positively, mind you, but then no "nerdy" thing ever is.

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* FandomLifeCycle: You can make an argument for every stage from 4 on.
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Stage 4 "large and organized" verging on organized," without a doubt. Sites like ''Blog/EquestriaDaily'' and Website/FimfictionDotNet are still running strong, and fan artists are still making things left and right.
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Stage 5 (sufficiently ingrained in contemporary culture for even the people not familiar with it to know a lot about it). The fanbase has now been referenced on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' not (not positively, mind you, but then no "nerdy" thing ever is.is), ''Series/TheColbertReport'', ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'', and so on, and the general; populace are aware that bronies exist.
** Stage 6: While mid 2011-early 2013 was undeniably the "golden age," it is impossible to deny that the fandom as a whole has changed. Whether that be for better or for worse remains to be seen, but there are arguments for a Stage 6 existence.
*** A (Cooldown): Not nearly as "flavor of the month" as a new fandom anymore, with new shows like ''WesterAnimation/StevenUniverse'', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', and other such shows gaining a massive PeripheryDemographic as well, the fandom has simply devoted time to other things.
*** B (Oblivion): While bronies are still out there, they are more and more slipping out never to return, with many former bronies calling it "losing the spark" and it not coming back.
** Stage X (NewbieBoom): A movie in 2017 is on the way, and could prove to be the spark that sends the bronies back into Stage 4 or 5 from Stage 6.
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