On Saturday April 14, I had the pleasure of attending a screening of the upcoming My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode “The Royal Wedding of Shining Armor and Princess Cadance” hosted by Brooke Burke-Charvet at Royal T in Culver City. The Bridle Party involved cake decorating, bouquet making and a horseshoe toss, along with autograph signing with Meghan McCarthy, one the show’s writers and Tara Strong, the voice of Twilight Sparkle.
As a fan of film and television made for children, this was my first introduction to the My Little Pony reboot. I admit I was a little dubious going into the screening since I had been a major fan of the original show, but was delightfully surprised. The show is quirky and fun, a little bit dark and was chock-full of musical numbers. It’s a return to the wonderful cartoon shows of my childhood, where the show is able to be action-packed while still being crazy and silly, yet is also aware of its zaniness. The writing is as imaginative and fun as the animation. I’m not going to lie – I was more than a little excited when I got home and realized the show was streaming on Netflix.
I may have possibly been swayed in my opinions by the abundance of fun colored drinks, hors devours aimed at the children in attendance and amply available chocolate bars.
Enjoy these exclusive photos from the episode and be sure to check out the Royal Wedding when it airs in a two episode presentation this Saturday, April 21 at 10AM PT/1PM ET on The Hub.