It may come as a surprise to the uninitiated that My Little Pony Friendship is Magic is a runaway hit with internet memesters. Rumor has it that the memetic primordial ooze that is 4chan has even put “pony limiting” rules into play, to prevent this show from flooding out all other content on some of their boards.
And finally somepony’s put together a good Disney/MLPFIM mashup video, not surprisingly to the tune of I’ll Make a Man Out of You from Mulan.
Thank you, chefmkt on YouTube! And I must say, having grown up in the 1970s, there’s just something so right about Donny Osmond and the ponies together.
Does the visual style here look somewhat familiar? Well, if you watched the Powerpuff Girls, it might be. Lauren Faust is the creator of MLPFIM (find her on DeviantArt), and also worked on Powerpuff Girls with her spouse, Craig McCracken (who happens to be on DeviantArt too).
And while we’re enjoying Pony Music Videos here, I’ll throw in two of my other favorites:
Courtesy of LM1313 on YouTube.
Plus you gotta go watch Rainbow Dash “Don’t Stop Me Now, courtesy of AngelicRobotDevice on YouTube, which I can’t embed here. When I’m having a bad day, nothing cheers me up like a little Rainbow Dash/Freddie Mercury moment.
Intrigued? I’d recommend a recent episode of the Geek Nights podcast. Or, check out the MLPFIM wiki, which has far more information than you’re likely to ever need on this show. (Geek Nights, by the way, inspired both the format for the How to Not Suck at Disneyland Paris episode of Those Darn Cats, and the recent formation of the Those Darn Cats bookclub, currently reading Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom.)