The heightened anticipation level in the fall is no longer about Santa Claus, but the arrival of the latest My Little Pony – Equestria Girls feature film. Josie can’t get enough of seeing her favorite ponies transformed into human forms in an alternate universe. Like the boxes of Frankenberry, the films come out only once a year. The first three movies dealt with how the ponies enjoyed life at school. They experienced a homecoming, a battle of the bands and a field day. After all that school stuff, it’s time for them to enjoy a holiday and head to camp. My Little Pony – Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree allows the humanized ponies to enjoy the wilderness.
Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rarity and others head out to Camp Everfree to partake in outdoor fun. Although they quickly learn that the camp is slightly haunted. Turns out that Gaea Everfree, the spirit of the forest isn’t happy that they built a camp on her land. The campfire story goes that she’s doing her best to destroy everything that’s built on the property. This includes a pier in the lake that keeps busting up under mysterious circumstances. It’s up to the ponies to find out if Gaea Everfree is real and to allow her to share the land. It’s not like they’re building a strip mall on the property. Can they succeed with the elements of harmony? The movie is filled with musical moments to keep fans entertained and humming along.
Here’s Josie’s review of the My Little Pony – Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree
The videos is 1.78:1 anamorphic. The transfer of the animated cartoon is extremely sharp in the 1080p. The audio is DTS-HD MA 5.1. The mix allows you to hear the creepy sounds during the campfires so you’ll be scared during the ghost story. The movie is subtitled.
DVD contains all the features of the Blu-ray.
Digital version that can be downloaded to various devices.
Audio Commentary featuring crew and voices goes through how the fourth entry was created and produced. Always interesting to hear people talk about animated adventures since there’s not the usual complaints about location weather.
Bloopers (2:13) has animated mess ups. This feature had Josie laughing hard.
Sing-alongs includes the songs “The Legend of Everfree,” “The Midnight In Me” and “The Legend You Are meant to Be.” The lyrics show up at the bottom of the screen so kids can quickly know what they’re singing.
Shout! Factory presents A Very Nick Jr. Christmas. Directed by: Ishi Rudell. Screenplay by: Kristine Songco & Joanna Lewis. Starring: Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie. Running Time: 73 minutes. Released: November 1, 2016
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