Jeri Jacquin

The beloved Pony’s are back on February 7th with SHOUT! Kids Factor and Hasbro Studios release on DVD of MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: Exploring the Crystal Empire.

Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie and Spike are ready to discover the Crystal Empire. Princess Twilight Sparkle takes her friends to the arctic kingdom with adventures to follow.

Starlight Glimmer isn’t happy with Twilight Sparkle and changes Star Swirl and using time travel back the race getting the cutie marks. Thinking they had stopped the change from happening, Twilight and Spike return to Equestria only to find that King Sombra is dealing with troubles. Star Swirl continues to cause problems but Twilight and Spike know how to make it stop.


The problem is it causes them to be stuck in a loop that is making things worse for Equestria. Their last hope is to show Starlight what she is doing to Equestria. Surprisingly, Twilight and Spike learn what is causing Starlights pain and they all learn a valuable lesson about friendship.

Now Twilight Sparkle excited to attend the Crystalling for Princess Cadance’s new arrival at the Crystal Empire. Starlight is uneasy because she doesn’t want anyone to know of the problems she has caused. Seeing Sunburst she isn’t sure how their friendship has changed. Twilight discovers that the Princess’ baby has magic that might hurt the Empire if not controlled.

The Crystal Heart protects their land and when the foal accidentally shatters it, Twilight and friends must discover how to fix it. Starlight turns to her friendship with Sunburst and together they make the Empire safe again.


When Twilight and friends visit the Crystal Empire once again, they meet the Thorax who faces unfair views by others. Spike decides to give the Thorax a make-over and introduces him to the Princess’ foal now named Flurry Heart and the baby adores the re-named Crystal Hoof.

When Crystal Hoofs secret is discovered, the opportunity to discover what the true meaning of friendship is for all the ponies.

Hasbro Studios is an iconic brand with some of the best in animation and family programming with MY LITTLE PONY, and LITTLEST PET SHOP. Since its formation in 2009, Hasbro Studios has received seven Daytime Emmy’s!

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MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: Exploring the Crystal Empire DVD contains the episodes The Cutie Re-mark Part 1, The Cutie Re-mark Part2, The Crystalling Part 1, The Crystalling Part 2 and The Times They Are A Changeling. Also special is the added Sing-A-Long which my granddaughter loves!


The ponies are so iconic that it has become generational. I remember watching my own kids (yes boys and girls) watching the series and now my granddaughter is captivated by each and every one of the ponies.

There are songs to be sung and lessons to be learned from these amazing ponies and it is done is a colorful and fun way. The stories continue to teach and its seeing them over again is worth every moment.

From colorful ponies on adventures to gentle teachings about friendship and how to treat one another, MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC is a must-have in the family home entertainment library.

In the end – it is time to explore the Crystal Empire with magical adventures!