My Little Pony
My Little Pony premiered in 1984. It was shown on Channel 5, WTTG in the Washington, DC market on Monday, October 8, 1984 at 3:30 pm.
The evil minotaur, Tirac, captures four little ponies and turns them into ugly dragons to pull his chariot so he can bring in the night that never ends. The pegasus pony, Firefly, flies down to Earth and brings back a twelve-year-old girl named Megan to help rescue her friends, and stop Tirac.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Firefly, Medley, Twilight, Bow Tie, Applejack, Ember, Glory, Moondancer, Bubbles, Cotton Candy, Megan, the Moochick, Spike the Dragon, Habbit the Rabbit, Scorpan, Tirac, the Strattadons, TJ.
My Little Pony was a toy line from Hasbro, that started in either 1981 or 1982, I forget which.
This was the first ever MLP cartoon, and, IMHO, the best. You wouldn't expect this sort of thing from a girls' cartoon (see the pictures)
This special was written by George Arthur Bloom, who also wrote MLP's second special in 1985, the MLP movie in 1986, Dungeons and Dragons, and the Charmkins special. I have to wonder, though, when the Powers That Be saw this special, did they tell Mr. Bloom, "never do this again!" because "MLP: Escape from Catrina" was toned down quite a bit.
Firefly is the only pony in MLP history to have a celebrity voice. Her voice was provided by Sandy Duncan. The other celebrity voice in this was the late Tony Randall, as the Moochick.
The Moochick and his rabbit, Habbit, returned in the MLP Movie and the following MLP 'n Friends series. Habbit was not named until MLP 'n Friends.
When this special was aired as an episode of MLP 'n Friends, they renamed it "Rescue at Midnight Castle," and edited out the main title sequence, and the Moochick's "Little Piece of Rainbow" song.
This special was released on video in 1990 under the name "Firefly's Adventure." It came with Firefly in a different pose than her first release in 1983.
Ember was the first ever baby pony. She was a mail order offer only, and came in the choice of three color combinations: pink with purple hair, blue with blue hair, and purple with pink hair. The purple with pink hair version was the one in the special.
FIREFLY: I'm going for the double inside out loop!
MEDLEY: But it's dangerous, Firefly!
FIREFLY: Danger is my life, Medley!
TWILIGHT: I wish, I wish, I wish!
APPLEJACK: Applesauce, anyone?
EMBER: Awww! I coulda made it!
SEA PONIES: Shoop-ee-doo, shoop-shoop-ee-doo!
MOOCHICK: Hey you haven't seen my watch have ya? I know it was here yesterday . . . ."
TWILIGHT: Aren't you going to change back into what you were?
SPIKE: Not me! I've always been a baby dragon!
FIREFLY: You're strong!
MEGAN: No I'm not.
FIREFLY: You can fight!
MEGAN: No I can't!
FIREFLY: And you can fly!
MEGAN: I said I could ride. Not fly!
TWILIGHT: That's no rainbow!
GLORY: Look out, Twilight! Here I goooooooo!
My Little Pony Main Theme
Dancing On Air
Call Upon the Sea Ponies
Little Piece of Rainbow
My Little Pony (Reprise)
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