Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My Little Pony Twinkle Wish Adventure DVD: Review and Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed, thank you to everyone who participated and entered! Congratulations to Katie, Kevin and kids comment, 17 , who said: This would make a fun holiday gift for our Pony Princess here in Holland. Pinkie Pie is our fave pony and we love Hasbros mini pony beauty salon with tiny wigs that come off and on to change hair-dos.
ER really enjoys playing with her My Little Pony ponies and play sets. She likes brushing their long shimmery hair, changing their outfits and hair dos, and making up stories about them. So she just loved seeing her favorite characters come to life on the soon to be released DVD My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure, from the Shout!Factory and Hasbro.

Storyline Synopsis:

Follow Pinkie Pie and all her pony friends on a fun-filled adventure as they discover that friendship can make wishes come true. All the ponies cannot wait for the Winter Wishes festival where the Wishing Star grants each pony one special wish. But when the Wishing Star disappears, they go on a journey to find it. During their adventure, they learn what it means for wishes to really come true! But will they make it back in time for the festival? Find out by joining Pinkie Pie and all her pony friends on this magical journey of discovery.

Approximate Running Time: 81 minutes. Suggested Retail Price $14.99

My Opinon:

The My Little Pony characters inhibit a candy colored world filled with sunshine, flowers, and waterfalls. Everything is adorable and cute including the scene changes with new ones frequently coming out of flower or heart shapes. The songs are catchy, "Somewhere Super New" was our favorite. I did think that some of the word choices were a bit casual and I'd have preferred more modeling of formal language and sophisticated vocabulary. But the songs and language were appropriate for the adolescent pony characters to use, so it's just a minor detail.

We really liked the overall story because it showed that the ponies can have little disagreements, be upset with each other, but still be friends. The My Little Pony characters have feelings and difficulties with each other that many young children have, like having trouble sharing. It also shows how they self talk about how they are feeling, how they make up, and conflict resolution. I also liked how at the end the wishes granted by the Wishing Star are not for material things. I felt that it was a good seasonal movie, a great addition to a personal DVD library that can be enjoyed year round because it's not overly Christmas themed.

Special Features:

On My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure, the special features are ones you'll actually use and enjoy. Since ER's favorite part of any movie are the songs, it's great to have the six songs in the main feature as sing along versions that you can play all at once. Now I can figure out what the words are to the songs my daughter now wants to sing everywhere we go. There is also a short prequel to the story, "Waiting for the Winter Wishes Festival" that will play automatically at the start of the video. You don't have to wait to see that though, you can see it online now!

There's also a very fun new animated short called "Ele-fun And Friends", with the main character based on a popular Hasbro game, that I liked a lot in the special features. It teaches kids how to say "friend" in four different languages through a catchy song while Ele-fun follows the end of a kite string to various different parts of the world and meets friends along the way. I liked it so much that I hope it will eventually become a featured animation itself. The animation is very well done and detailed. I thought it looked like a very well illustrated book.

Also included are four downloadable activities: coloring sheet, pony note to Santa, How to Make a Snowman, and Cut-Out Pony Ornaments that keep the My Little Pony fun going during unplugged time.

Lastly, the folks at Shout! Factory and at Hasbro have teamed up with Toys R’ Us and Target to give you a special My Little Pony coupon for more pony fun. Purchase the DVD at one of those stores, look for the coupon pictured below, and bring it back for your discount. Please note only original coupons from the DVD package are valid.
Giveaway:

It won't be in stores until October 13th, but I've got a copy of My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure to giveaway now! Enjoy this new seasonal movie at home and get ready for winter!

Enter:

Tell me your favorite My Little Pony product, visit Hasbro to see their selection or tell me what your kids like the most about My Little Pony.

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Good luck! Giveaway open to US residents now through the day My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure is available in stores, October 13th midnight EST.
Disclaimer: Thank you to the Shout! Factory for the review and giveaway materials. This review relates my personal experience and opinions, that were not influenced by the sponsor at all. Your experience may differ.

57 Friends Said:

brandon and jakell said...

we love the colors and all the creativity and imagination it can bring to a child. we love the Island/beach set we have, hours and hours of play. We would love to get the MY LITTLE PONY PINKIE PIE'S PLAYHOUSE playset that they sell.

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The Harris Family said...

I was just thinking about buying Aubrey some my little ponies for Christmas. I really like the FANCY FASHIONS BOUTIQUE Playset. I think both of my girls would love the DVD...Hope we win!

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I like the affordability of My Little Ponies--they are perfect when you want to pick up a little surprise for a little one

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Vindiciti said...

We LOVE My Little Pony! I played with them when I was little, and now my daughter plays with them, too! Our favorite thing about MLP is that, well, they're ponies! Not just any ponies, but pink and purple and sparkly and scented pony goodness. Her favorite is Pinkie Pie, and mine is my old Strawberry Fields.

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Katie, Kevin and kids said...

This would make a fun holiday gift for our Pony Princess here in Holland. Pinkie Pie is our fave pony and we love Hasbros mini pony beauty salon with tiny wigs that come off and on to change hair-dos.

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Courtney said...

I think my favorite product is the new line of nursery babies...my girls love those!

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Izzie, Mac & Me said...

Izzie likes anything with Pinkie Pie.

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We love the bright colors and they are just so cute those ponies! Thanks :)

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Dolphin Girl said...

My daughter got the Ponyville Pizza Parlor for her birthday and she loves it.

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Diana D said...

My little Pony sing and play is something I believe the grand kids have. I'm sure they would love this giveaway.

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Deb K said...

The My Little Pony Ponyville Sweet Belle's Gumball House is something that my grandchildren would love!!

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Katy Belle said...

I loved Pinkie Pie as a little girl and now my daughters get to play with her too! Yea for the 1980's revival!!
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Cammie said...

My sweet daughter loves pinky pie! I love their pony toys. She would love to get this DVD for Christmas!

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Tennis said...

Our kids would love the rollerskating pinkie pie pony set.
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