Talk:My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

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"childrens" tag in the opener[edit]

I am curious of the opening line "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children's[2] animated television series" While I understand that the shows demographic is as the citation says "4 to 7", however I don't see other children's programs having this tagline on them. I cite the pages of "The Powerpuff Girls", "Camp Lazlo", "Gravity Falls" and "Transformers Prime". None of this have children's line at the start.

Being an animated show is what it IS, surely the intended demographic isn't part of what the show is on a technical level. Otherwise other pages should have it too.

Looking over the history page, it seems that this was put in by 'NightShadow23' to replace another inappropriate description of the show. (15:07, 15 June 2014‎)

Wouldn't it be more appropriate and more consistent with other pages to have the opener simply be "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a Canadian/American[2] animated television series" as it has been in the past? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jack pipsam (talkcontribs) 14:32, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Given that the second sentence spells out the target demo (preping for the brony phenom later), and that Faust's intention was a show that parents would not get bored watching with their children, I would say it would be best to remove "children" or "family" for this first sentence. --MASEM (t) 19:08, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
I would not mid that but it needs to be sourced. The current version has a (first-party) reference that the show aims at children. Of course a show targeting children must also target their parents, but the writers said many times that their main target are still young girls, despite the brony fandom. Therefor it should not be changed without a (preferable second or third-party) source, not just a mention of Faust, who no longer takes part in the show proofing that it is indeed family-orientated, not just children-orientated. Gial Ackbar (talk) 19:22, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Protocol for clarifying fan and canon names?[edit]

Would it be acceptable/essential to add PON3 and Whooves' new canon names to the description under the article? A little note like "Since then, Hasbro has officially designated DJ-PON3 as Vinyl Scratch and Doctor Whooves as Time Turner, as well as trademarking Derpy." I feel like not only does it add information but also gives a little nod to how fandom and Hasbro have acknowledged each other.Ihadurca Il Imella (talk) 20:35, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

The problem is that we don't have confirmation that they've done that, so we should keep to how the sources use the names. --MASEM (t) 21:08, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Unless we have it, there is no way to confirm it. JJ98 (Talk) 05:47, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
The trading cards wouldn't be considered canon/show related? I thought they were. My bad then if so. Thought it might be close enough. I'll just keep that in my hat for later then. Ihadurca Il Imella (talk) 12:38, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Sourcing for announcement of third Equestria Girls film[edit]

I added {{verify credibility}} to a statement sourced to Equestria Daily, stating: Previous discussions at WP:RSN establish that Equestria Daily is reliable only for exclusive interviews. This can be attested through a search.

Prince Silversaddle has removed this tag, so (following bold, revert, discuss), I'd like some input on this, either from Silversaddle or other contributors. Anon126 (notify me of responses! / talk / contribs) 04:06, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Additional comment: I am confident that the statement can be sourced, but it's just that Equestria Daily does not seem to be a good way to do it. Anon126 (notify me of responses! / talk / contribs) 04:08, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
The presentation documentation from Hasbro can be found here: [1] so we can use that for direct confirmation. --MASEM (t) 04:10, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Cited. I used {{cite report}}, which seems to be the best fit here. If someone wants to use a different CS1 template, feel free to change it. Anon126 (notify me of responses! / talk / contribs) 06:32, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Article for Meghan[edit]

I'm sure there's more but currently a bit overloaded: we should be able to build a standalone article for Meghan McCarthy , based on this news [2]. --MASEM (t) 18:28, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

I'm sure there will be a few who object to the eclectic title "Head of Storytelling for the company’s Girl brands". I know MLP is aimed at girls but it has a lot of adult fans. Liz Read! Talk! 20:01, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Good idea!! JG Malmsimp (talk) 21:33, 23 June 2015 (UTC)