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Fan Fic / Movie Magic

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Movie Magic is a sequel to Warren Hutch's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfic Earth and Sky, taking place three years after that story.

Flush from the success of their flying harnesses for non-pegasus ponies, Harmony Aeronautics is about to make history again by having test pony/movie star Pip Squeak become the first earth pony to perform a Sonic Rainboom. Not only that, but movie pioneer Trixie Lulamoon is there to capture the moment on film with her new experimental "Reel-to-Real" camera lens. Unfortunately, a freak accident with the Flim-Flam Brothers' flying rig and Trixie's new camera gives Twilight Sparkle a nasty eye-ache... and a strange new power that leads to an unsettling discovery.


Not to be confused with the Equestria Girls episode of the same name.

This fanfic contains examples of:

  • Actionized Sequel: Even more so than Earth and Sky; there's a near-accident and a big explosion in the first chapter, followed by a fight scene in the second chapter.
  • Anger Born of Worry: When Pip proposes to her right before a dangerous test flight, Apple Bloom's initial response is to throttle him for his bad sense of timing.
  • Author Existence Failure: Sadly, the story went unfinished due to Warren Hutch passing away in early 2020.
  • Call-Back:
    • The Flim-Flam Brothers' experimental rocket is based on an incident in chapter 42 of Earth and Sky, where their phlogiston rockets kick into overdrive after getting doused in liquid rainbows.
  • Continuity Nod:
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  • Even the Guys Want Him: Pip causes two mares and a stallion to faint while showing off his tight-fitting safety gear.
  • Freak Lab Accident: One of these gives Twilight Sparkle her Magical Eye.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Pip's Peril Actuated Extraction and Retrieval Suit, or P.A.E.R.S.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After their antics in Earth and Sky, the Flim-Flam Brothers are now rocket scientists working for Harmony Aeronautics. In fact, the phlogiston-and-rainbow-powered device they've strapped Pip into was designed by them.
  • Magical Eye: Twilight's right eye becomes one, thanks to viewing a rainbow-powered explosion through Trixie's experimental camera lens. It gives her both super-sight and True Sight: Twilight can not only, say, read the fine print on an eye chart and see Rarity without her make-up, but she can spot disguised changelings at a glance.
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  • Phlebotinum Breakdown: The P.A.E.R.S. system is...noticeably not up to snuff yet considering it is constantly teleporting Pip at random and against his wishes, eventually driving him into a full-blown rant about how much he hates it.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Stage Names: When he's not working with Harmony Aeronautics, Pip Squeak stars in movies and serials at Lulamoon Studios under the name "Perry Grand".

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