My Little Pony - Friendship Is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales Releases on DVD TODAY, 9/9! - Review

Halloween is just around the corner (boo!), and so is My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales! Coming to DVD on September 9, 2014 in the U.S. and Canada from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, Spooktacular Pony Tales features 6 episodes and a sing-along. The DVD also comes packed with spooky fun including My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic pumpkin carving stencils and a color Halloween poster perfect for seasonal decorating.

  Everypony loves Halloween… the candy, the pumpkins, the costumes, the friends! Join your favorite residents of Ponyville — Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie and, of course, Spike — as they take on some of the spookiest adventures Equestria’s ever seen! Time to gather around and hold on tight, because these six exciting tales are a chillingly good romp.

Our Thoughts:

  If there's one thing our 3-year boy loves right now, it's My Little Pony- Friendship Is Magic. Go figure. I'm definitely not one to complain, though...I fell in pony-love after watching only a few episodes earlier this year! Combine our current favorite show to watch with our favorite holiday of the year- Halloween -and we're in pony heaven!

  This collection of 6 spooktacular episodes (and a fun sing-along) is just the right thing to get into the Halloween mood. As I type this, we're watching the Bats! episode favorite! Each episode has an uplifting moral message, as usual per Friendship Is Magic episodes, and is spooky but definitely not scary for little ones. In the Bats! episode, Applejack awakes to find that her entire apple orchard is in danger due to a group of vampire fruit bats consuming all the apples. The group, sans the sensitive animal-loving Fluttershy, decides to act fast and casts a spell on the bats, which backfires and turns Fluttershy into Flutterbat...yikes! In the end everypony learns that situations are not always what they seem, and that something that might seem bad might actually turn out to be beneficial if the solution is given some thought.

  Each DVD comes with a full-color poster (so cute!) and two pumpkin stencils to create your own My Little Pony masterpieces!

  You can purchase your copy TODAY, just in time for the holidays upcoming at or at your local retailer.