My Little Pony: Equestria Girls facts for kids
The movie is based on the animated television series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. The movie premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 15, 2013 and was released on limited screens in Canada and the United States on June 16, 2013. Screenvision added additional showings of the movie to allow more people to see the movie because of a larger-than-expected number of theater-goers in the initial weeks of showing.
The movie takes place after the show's season 3 finale "Magical Mystery Cure" and is about Twilight Sparkle entering the human world to get back her magical crown after it was stolen by Sunset Shimmer. During her time in the human world, Twilight learns how to behave like a human and meets the human counterparts of her pony friends. With the help of her new friends she hopes to stop Sunset Shimmer and take back her stolen crown.
The film later spawned a franchise of sequels, dolls, an ongoing animated web series, merchandise and apparel, and more. The second movie titled "My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks" was released theatrically September 27th 2014, the third film titled "My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games" was released on September 26th 2015 on Discovery Family and a fourth film titled "My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree" will be released October 1st 2016 on Netflix.
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