My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding will be available on DVD August 7 from Shout! Factory.
And while it’s not quite on the same scale as Will and Kate’s now year-old royal nuptials, the ceremony is a pretty big deal in the pony land of Equestria. Twilight Sparkle (I know I’m not the only person who had a small chuckle at that name) has an older brother named Shining Armor, and this gallant lad is engaged to marry Cadence, the niece of Princess Celestia. However, Twilight Sparkle isn’t so happy about the wedding-to-be.
The DVD will contain 5 episodes of the show, including “A Canterlot Wedding Part 1,” A Canterlot Wedding Part 2,” “Sweet and Elite,” “Hearts and Hooves Day,” and the season finale of Season One “The Best Night Ever.” Bonus features will include a coloring sheet and even more goodies. Hasbro also will reportedly be carrying wedding-themed figures, play-sets, and vehicles. However, I tried to find wedding-themed items on their website and found nothing.
The wedding episodes originally premiered on The Hub network on April 21 to record numbers. The first of the two-parter had the “best-ever audience numbers for any series in the history of The Hub among the target demographics of Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Households.”
The series has found fans from everyone from kids to adults, male and female, equine and other. Season 3 will likely premiere in the fall.