On October 13, 2015, Shout! Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios will unleash the latest MLP adventure, with the release of the all-new feature film, MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS: FRIENDSHIP GAMES. On that same day, fans can join Twilight Sparkle and her Canterlot High friends for a trio of adventures, as the MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS THREE MOVIE GIFT SET arrives! With a special lenticular cover that features a transforming Twilight Sparkle, the box set houses all three films released from the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls canon, Equestria Girls, Rainbow Rocks and Friendship Games. Complete with bonus features including audio commentaries, animated shorts and deleted scenes from Friendship Games, this gift set is perfect for giving this holiday season, and in that spirit, THE ROCK FATHER Magazine and Shout! Kids are launching a Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway to get one lucky reader hooked-up with a set!
Last week, many celebrated the International Day of Friendship... but as MY LITTLE PONY has taught us - friendship is magic. With MY LITTLE PONY and a little bit of commitment, every day can be a Friendship Day, and that's why Hasbro and GenerationOn partnered for for an #MLPFriendshipDay initiative in which kids can work on simple service projects that could make a big difference - with an MLP twist. To celebrate friendship, the designers at Hasbro have crafted a few special tributes to some iconic pop culture friends from TRANSFORMERS, CLUELESS, SESAME STREET, LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY and I LOVE LUCY. Take a peek...
In a lot of ways, the early 1990s was "The Dark Times" for the pop culture icons that were birthed in the 70s and 80s and would later return bigger, better, and undeniably more popular than ever. STAR WARS was dormant. G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS were nearly-dead, but limping along as revamped toy lines that seemed to be nothing more than keeping the names alive. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE had been rebooted as THE NEW ADVENTURES OF HE-MAN and flopped... and STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE and the CARE BEARS seemed to be M.I.A. In the meantime, MY LITTLE PONY returned for 26 episodes (combined into 13 half-hours) of MY LITTLE PONY TALES, a new series that never really took off in the States, but spawned a line of toys marketed exclusively in Europe. Now, for the very first time, MY LITTLE PONY TALES is on DVD (out April 28) via Shout! Kids and Hasbro Studios, and it's all thanks to the modern success of MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, which recently premiered its fifth season on Discovery Family. Would you like to win a copy of MY LITTLE PONY TALES: THE COMPLETE TV SERIES for your DVD stable? Shout! Factory and THE ROCK FATHER have your chance to win below!
While fans of MY LITTLE PONY impatiently await the long-touted "Spring 2015" debut of MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Season 5 on the Discovery Family Channel, I'm more excited for the coming of Spring in general, as the winter weather here at Rock Father HQ has already outlived it's welcome. The arrival of Spring plays an important role in the 1986 film, MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE, which is being re-issued this month on a "30th Anniversary Edition" DVD thanks to the folks at Shout! Factory. The ponies have come a very long way in the three decades-plus since they first made their debut, and the latest evolution hit screens last year with the sequel to EQUESTRIA GIRLS, RAINBOW ROCKS. As we bookend the past and present while awaiting the near future, Shout! Factory and THE ROCK FATHER are teaming up to get two (2) lucky readers hooked up with copies of both films - MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE on DVD and MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS - RAINBOW ROCKS on Blu-ray Combo Pack! Ready to win?
You almost can't go wrong with MY LITTLE PONY, and that's something that my girls (and a massive following of kids and grownups alike) will be happy to back me up on. While viewers eagerly await the fifth season of MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC (coming to Discovery Family next year), the toy aisles have been serving up some new ways to have some adventures in Equestria. From Cartwheel Kids under license from Hasbro comes the Pinkie Pie Sweet Style Pony, a new twist on the classic styling heads that kids have been playing with for ages.
On October 28, fresh off it's theatrical run and airing on The Discovery Family Channel (formerly the Hub Network), Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios will release MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS: RAINBOW ROCKS on Blu-ray and DVD. This new adventure will be available in a variety of configurations and retailer-exclusive editions (all listed below), with bonus features including the eight prequel shorts that originally debuted on YouTube.