Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure - DVD Review and Giveaway


It's time to name a few of my favorite toys from the 80's: Strawberry Shortcake, Cabbage Patch Kids, Care Bears, Barbie and the Rockers and ... My Little Pony. Over my childhood years I collected several of the colorful, chunky ponies and even a few baby ponies. My mom kept them tucked safely away and now my daughter enjoys playing make believe with my original ponies and a few of her own newer models. First introduced in 1983, the My Little Pony line has stood the test of time.

Yesterday, Oct. 13th, Twinkle Wish Adventure, a new winter-themed My Little Pony DVD released in stores and online. In this adventure, the Ponyville ponies are making preparations for the upcoming Winter Wishes Festival. The pony friends participate in an ornament making contest. The winner of the contest gets the honor of placing Twinkle Wish, a wishing star, on top of the ever forevergreen tree. But due to a jealous act, the wishing star ends up in the hands of a dragon named Whimsy that lives on Willy Nilly Mountain. The seven ponies -- Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Scootaloo, Toola-Roola, Cheerilee, Sweetie Belle and Starsong -- work together to recover the star in time for the festival and end up learning an important lesson about friendship.

I don't recall watching any of the My Little Pony animated shows as a kid, but apparently several have been produced. Even though it is a new production, the movie has that same enduring/a little bit cheesy 1980's classic animated feel. This is definitely a girly movie. My preschool daughter intently watched the adventure unfold and especially liked all the cute, catchy songs. The DVD sparked her imagination and she now takes her own ponies on their own adventures. I imagine Santa will put at least one of the pony characters from the show in her Christmas stocking this year. She remarked after watching the movie that "all the ponies have lovely hair." My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure received the Dove "Family-Approved" seal for all ages and includes messages about friendship, making the right choices and sibling rivalry.

The bonus features include:
• Six Sing-along songs
• "Waiting For The Winter Wishes Festival" - A Prequel
• "Elefun and Friends" - A New Animated Short
• Downloadable Activities: Coloring Sheet, Pony Note to Santa, How to Make a Snowman and Cut-out Pony Ornaments

I also just learned that from October 23rd through November 12th McDonalds will feature My Little Pony characters in Happy Meals.


Related links:
Wikipedia - My Little Pony
Hasbro My Little Pony: Meet the ponies
Coupon for $5 off $20 My Little Pony Purchase Expires 12/31/09



Shout! Factory has sent me an extra My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure DVD to give away to a Brimful Curiosities reader.

To enter, leave a comment relevant to this post.
• For contact purposes, if you are a non-blogger or your email is not accessible in your blog profile, please leave a valid email address within the comment section.
• Contest is open to US
• Contest ends on Monday, October 26th, 2009 at 11:59 PM CST.
• Winner will be chosen at random
Four ways to gain extra entries (Maximum total entries is 5 - leave a separate comment for each entry):
1st extra entry: Visit Hasbro (Meet the Ponies) and leave a comment with the name of your favorite pony.
2nd extra entry: Follow Me! or subscribe by email or RSS reader
3rd extra entry: Blog about this contest then post your link in the comment section.
4th extra entry: Follow me on twitter (iambrimful) and tweet about the contest.


Thanks to Shout! Factory for this review opportunity and for providing a free Twinkle Wish Adventure DVD for my family to review. (View my full disclosure statement for more information about my reviews.)

129 comments:

Z-Kids said...

Thanks for the chance to win this -- our kids would be thrilled.

Donna said...

I would love to win this DVD for my niece. She loves My Little Ponies! Thanks for the giveaway.

judybrittle said...

I think Sweetie Belle is adorable! I really love these! Thank you so much!

judybrittle said...

I follow on Twitter and tweeted
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/4890898930

Beth (BBRB) said...

I love My Little Pony! I had tons of them as a little girl! I'd love to win this for my niece.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a RSS subscriber via Google Reader.

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Christy said...

I don't remember watching My Little Pony at all as a child. My daughter LOVES My Little Pony and plays with her ponies every day. She would love this DVD!

Christy said...

My favorite pony is Rainbow Dash, but my daughter likes Pinkie Pie. I'm so glad you directed me to the Meet the Ponies section of the Hasbro website because my daughter is always asking me their names. Now, I can just check the website! Thanks.

Renee said...

My daughter is a big pony fan and would love this for Christmas.

Renee said...

Our favorite pony is Scootaloo--my daughter has her remote controlled scooter.

Dolphin Girl said...

My daughter just got a pony toy for her birthday and is really enjoying it. I think she will love the movie.

Staci said...

I remember watching Ponies what I was little, and now my niece loves them too. Sounds like they send a lot of great messages!
mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

We definitely have some My Little Pony fans in my family. Please enter me!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

GabbyLowe said...

I loved my little pony when I was a kid and now my daughter does too

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GabbyLowe said...

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http://twitter.com/GabbyLowe/status/4970101684

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Anonymous said...

My daughter loves My Little Pony movies, so she's be thrilled to see this new one, Twinkle Wish Adventure!

jaybetswilliams@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

After reading about all the ponies at their hasbro website, my daughter chose StarSong as her favorite pony. They both love singing and dancing so it's a match made in heaven!

jaybetswilliams@yahoo.com

Amy B. said...

I think my daughter would love this!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy B.
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Amy B. said...

I'm a follower!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy B.
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Amy B. said...

I like Scoot-a-loo!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy B.
adennispac@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Pinkie Pie but we have Ponies all over the house right now so this video would be perfect for the girls!

frogz60@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

My daughter likes Rainbow Dash, but is actually crazy about anything My Little Pony!!

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

justicecw said...

Follow on twitter and tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/4995904925
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Alicia said...

I have three young children who would love to get their hands on this movie!
Alicia Webster
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Alicia said...

Our favorite pony is Pinkie Pie
Alicia Webster
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Alicia said...

I follow you on Twitter and I Tweeted this contest
Alicia Webster
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panicxduh said...

Starsong was my favorite growing up!
Now my little sister plays with the ponies but hasn't seen the movies yet!!

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panicxduh said...

now following you on twitter!::

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mogrill said...

My daughter LOVES Pinkie Pie and would love this movie. Thanks for the chance.
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Jenny said...

This looks so cute! My daughter loves My Little Ponies. Great giveaway!

Jenny said...

Just for fun, I took the personality quiz on Hasbro and I'm Cheerilee. My daughter would be Rainbow Dash.

That was so cute!

KristiLynn said...

Oh I would sooo enjoy this with my neice! She loves My little Pony!
kristi2bsb@Yahoo.com

Winning Readings said...

My daughter loves My Little Pony! We only have one DVD and it gets played over and over...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Winning Readings said...

And we posted about this at Winning Readings:

http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-little-pony-twinkle-wish-adventure_21.html

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Janelle said...

My daughter loves MLP so much I had to go on ebay and buy 6 of them that they don't make anymore for a Christmas present. What you do for a three year old!

Katie said...

I used to have a million of these when I was a kid! I hope my daughter will love them too!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Kristy said...

My daughter is really starting to enjoy My Little Pony, I wish I still had mine from when I was a kid!
She would of had a huge collection with mine and hers together!

jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Kristy said...

Follow and tweeted!
http://twitter.com/jellibeenz1978/status/5064530905

jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Kristy said...

My favorite pony is Rainbow Dash!My daughter loves Pinkie Pie!

jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Daniel M said...

bet my niece would love this - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

JackieN said...

I loved My Little Pony when I was a kid. This would make a great Christmas present for my cousin's daughter. Thanks for the chance at this giveaway.
makenacove(at)gmail(dot)com

souldolphindream said...

this would be great for my daughter who has a birthday coming on on nov 27th

souldolphindream@aol.com

Brooke said...

You know... So many of the toys and cartoons from my childhood are starting to come back and I love it.. However, have you realized how much they "change" some of the toys/cartoons to make sure kids today will like them?
Would love to share this with my daughter..

Bethie said...

Please count me in. My niece would love this.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

jsc123 said...

My four year old loves My Little Ponies and this would be so perfect for her.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

AEKZ2 said...

My daughter is just getting into My Little Ponies, so she would love this.

cc said...

I would love to give this video to my girls for Christmas.

calliopecat (at) hotmail (dot) com

hmmmm1977 said...

Everywhere my girls go, so do their my little ponies. The store, the car, bedtime, bathtime... you name it. They would absolutely love this DVD.

Kidazy said...

My niece loves all things girly but I don't think she has yet discovered My Little Pony. This is something we used to watch as kids and I would love to be able to share it with her :)

amysweepstake at yahoo.com

Kidazy said...

I like Toola-Roola but to be honest as a kid I loves AppleJack, Peaches and Bowtie :D

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Kidazy said...

I follow your blog publicly (kidazy)

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Kidazy said...

I blogged you! http://www.kidazy.com/contests/karen-neuburger-pajamas-giveaway-and-more/

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Kidazy said...

I follow and I tweeted! http://twitter.com/Kidazy/status/5162678866

Elizabeth said...

My daughter LOVES My Little Pony, so I would be thrilled to win this. Thank you!

Heather said...

my daughter just got a new pinkie pie today, she loves to sit and brush her hair, which im sure would be even more fun while watching this dvd

Anonymous said...

My daughter loves her "ponies" and would love to have this.
jcristig@hotmail.com

dddiva said...

Dawn used to have the whole collection but they got lost in a move. Would love to win this for one of my nieces.

tlcfromtn said...

My Little Ponies are so cute. My granddaughter would love this!

braaisjo at gmail dot com

mom2anutball said...

They are so cute! My daughter would love this! Thanks for the chance!
hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

Sundi said...

My daughter loves My Little Pony and would love to watch this DVD! Thanks!

ksrutledge at hotmail dot com

Sundi said...

My daughter likes Pinkie Pie the most!

ksrutledge at hotmail dot com

sherri419 said...

My mom keeps a DVD library at her house for the grandchildren so we are always looking for family friendly movies to add to it. This would fit the bill perfectly! Thanks for the chance!

sherri419 at gmail dot com

plb8156 said...

I follow on twitter & tweeted
http://twitter.com/plb8156/status/5186387923
plb8156@aol.com

FDP 4 Life said...

we love my little pony, i loved it when i was little and our children love it now

Angie said...

I'd love to share a childhood fave of mine with my daughters. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tiffany819 said...

My niece would love this. She is obsessed with My Little Pony. I would be so happy to win this! Thank you!!

tiffanys819 at gmail dot com

mchavez718 said...

My daughters love My Little Pony. Great Giveaway.
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Gianna said...

I used to play with the dolls when I was a kid.. Please enter me :)