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Calling moms, daughters and bronies everywhere: the My Little Pony movie hit cinemas worldwide today. It promises to take you on a magical journey with Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Applejack and Rarity (and, of course, Spike, though we’re not sure how much good he’ll be), as they travel beyond Equestria to save Ponyville from the dark new force that threatens their home. It features the voices of big-name Hollywood stars, from Emily Blunt and Kristen Chenoweth to Liev Schreiber (!) and Zoe Saldana.

In the word(s) of Fluttershy: Yay.

To celebrate the cinema release, My Little Pony is treating fans to free live shows in South Africa. They’re in Sandton City in Johannesburg until 14 October, and offer all kinds of fun friendship activities every weekend. Read more here to join in.

What’s that you say? It needs to be about 20% cooler? (Yes, Rainbow Dash is obviously our favourite.) Check out this gorgeous music video of the Sia song from the movie:

In the meantime, Showmax has a magical collection that will keep your happiness levels at peak Pony this weekend.

The World of My Little Pony Collection on Showmax

My Little Pony Collection on Showmax
Image: Hasbro

This collection is the home of five seasons of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and the My Little Pony – Equestria Girls: The Legend of Everfree movie.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Seasons 1 to 5

My Little Pony on Showmax
Image: Hasbro

Princess Twilight Sparkle carries on learning about friendship in Ponyville, with her beloved besties Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie and Rarity, and her funny little dragon Spike. Watch now »

My Little Pony – Equestria Girls: The Legend of Everfree

My Little Pony Equestria Girls on Showmax
Image: Hasbro

In this movie, the ponies are reimagined as human teenagers – but they’ve kept their personalities, quirks and powers intact. At summer camp, Twilight Sparkle and her fellow Canterlot High students start developing superhuman powers amid a series of disasters. Could this be the work of the legendary forest spirit? Watch now »

Okie dokie lokie (because who doesn’t love a bit of Pinkie Pie?): happy watching, Pony fans!

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