Disability in Animation: My Little Pony

Series: Disability in Children’s Animation Spoiler Warnings: In this post, I’ll be looking at the fourth season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, specifically at the following episodes:

  • S.4 Ep 5: Flight to the Finish
  • S.4 Ep 18: Trade Ya
  • S.4 Ep 22: Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3

Trigger Warnings: None I can think of

I am a big fan of MLP: FiM. I haven’t watched much of the old series–I believe it missed me by a few years–but I have become a huge fan of Friendship is Magic. In general, I’m really happy with the kind of messages they send, and I find the character growth very impressive. Also, a lot of the music is very catchy. Sometimes annoyingly catchy.

Watching My Little Pony, I see a show that I wish had been around when I was little, and that I am glad is around for kids like me now. And that’s pretty much my metric for a good kids’ show, to be honest.

For those of you that aren’t aware of the latest iteration of My Little Pony, here’s a quick explanation: Continue reading