I just saw the trailer for the "Equestria Girls" movie. Now, personally, I'm not too upset by it. I definitely would prefer it if the Humans in MLP weren't the ponies themselves. (Girly and siblings would be pretty cool for FiM IMO) But seriously? What is with this sudden decision in marketing?
Obviously, they want to sell humanized dolls of the ponies, but the MLP line is for toy horses. You think they'd make a different toyline entirely. Such as Lauren Faust's Galaxy Girls that I have the guilty pleasure of finding awesome. (personified astronomy stuff? Hell yeah!)
Hasbro seems to like to doom itself by just bursting out with random and unprecedented moves in regards to My Little Pony.
They will take the successful, loved, cult classic of the cartoon and then make a theaters movie that BOMBS because they change it up far too much. I am of course speaking of when they made the My Little Pony the Movie. For one, they changed designs significantly. The art was much less appealing and sloppy IMO. They also changed Megan's character drastically. She went from young, sweet little girl who was just learning how to be a leader to, IMO a bossy teenage know it all. They also gave her a different outfit that doesn't really help Hasbro's case very much. The story also suffered drastically. It lacked the seriousness of the first two specials, reused music and was rushed in time and budget. They put it into theaters. WHY!?
The fact that they'd take such a similar approach to FiM is astounding. Are they doing it on purpose? I have no idea. I WILL watch the movie, probably enjoy it. (I do admit to enjoying MLP the Movie) But seriously Hasbro? UGH. Plus the 80s MLP cartoon sucked afterwards compared to the two specials before the movie in reguards to animation and in many episodes; story. Now, once again, I still like MLP and Friends, but it saddens me to know that FiM might possibly drop in quality as the writers rely on very cliche stories.