Filly Funtasia is an All-CGI Cartoon show created by Danish brothers Jacob and Henrik Anderson for Dracco. The show is based on Filly, a German line of pony dolls (which has been around since 2006) and produced by Dracco Brands and Guangzhou Huamai Animation Studios in Hong Kong. The show was also formerly produced by various other studios; one of which being the Spanish company BRB Internacional, who also made The World of David the Gnome and Around the World with Willy Fog. The show is subject to some controversy due to its similarity to the My Little Pony franchise.
The series is about a group of royal ponies, the Filly Five (Rose, Cedric, Isabella, Lynn, and Willow) as they attend a magical academy in the kingdom of Funtasia. As they study their crystal powers, Wranglum, the Wizard of the Dark Mirror, along with his minion Battiwigs, try to steal all of the magic inhabited in the kingdom. The show is (rather infamously) well known for going through Development Hell for 5 years, prior to finally being announced that it'd premiere March 11, 2019 on Frisbee in Italy.
This show contains examples of the following tropes:
- All-CGI Cartoon
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Being a My Little Pony-style show, this was a given.
- Animesque: Not so much with the CGI art style (but perhaps a slice of this is existant in it), but rather the music, especially the end credits in particular.
- Big Bad: Wranglum, the Wizard of the Dark Mirror, who tries to steal all the magic from the kingdom.
- Cool Board: Will is quite the daredevil with his skateboard.
- Cute Witch: Lynn, the Witchy Filly. Being a Witchy Filly in-universe, her cape is the source of all her magical powers.
- The Ditz: Bella is often this combined with Big Eater.
- "Fawlty Towers" Plot: In "The Cupcake Mystery", Bella accidentally overindulges on some important cupcakes trusted to her by Will. Fearing the worst from Will as well as her peers and teachers, Rose covers for Bella by concocting a story that a monster attacked her and ate them, with hilarious consequences.
- Five-Man Band:
- Gender Bender: Wranglum in "Wranglum in Disguise" uses a magic crystal that manages to free him into the form of a filly for a day. The catch? It changes him to a girl filly, and they end up referring to themself as Petunia.
- Love Potion: What happens in The Crush.
- Merchandise-Driven: The show is based on a German line of pony dolls.
- Mirror Monster: Wranglum. He lives in the mirror whilst his full form is occassionally shown.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Not only does this show have the usual Alicorns, Unicorns, Pegasai, and standard Earth Ponies in terms of Filly species, but there are Fairy ponies, Elf ponies, Witch Ponies, and many more.
- Non Sequitur, *Thud*: In "The Cupcake Mystery."Battiwigs: Can I ride the carousel, mommy?
- Our Elves Are Better: Bella is referred to in-universe as an Elf Filly, and she has Pointy Ears to match.
- Our Fairies Are Different: Very much different. Will in-universe is a Fairy Filly, which also explains his wings.
- Pegasus: Will. Though his wings aren't exactly typical for what you'd expect on a Pegasus. Then again, Will isn't your typical pegasus.
- Pointy Ears: Being an Elf, Bella has them.
- Precap: Each episode starts with this, sometimes spoiling the main conflict. Probably one of the only modern animated shows to have this trope.
- Pun-Based Title: Liar, Liar, Prance on Fire; Witchy Way Up; Where There's a Will
- Ship Tease: Cedric and Rose have had a few moments:
- Near the end of "The Evil Garden", Bella compliments Cedric and Rose by saying they work so well together. They both proceed to look at each other sheepishly◊.
- This is pretty much taken Up to Eleven in "Dream of Doom" where Cedric tries all his best to make sure Rose doesn't get hurt over a dream he had about her. He even locks her up in the equivalent to a basement and doesn't let her out when she pleads.
- Shout-Out: In "Alone at Last" While in the forest, Lynn gives mocking faces and blows a raspberry at a tree with a creepy-looking "face" and delivers this interesting line:
- Voices Are Not Mental: Played with. The crystal that has the ability to change one's form does not change their voice, only their appearance. So Wranglum ends up having the same deep, gruffy voice when he turns into Petunia.
- Unicorn: Rose, who is the mane character of the show.
- Winged Unicorn: Zack is one.
- Wizarding School: The setting of the show.
From now on, right here, right now
There is no more waiting, we'll be celebrating
Here we go... oh, oh, oh
From now until forever...
We'll be together, I can't wait!
From now until forever and away... ay, ay, ay~"