My Little Mashups: ‘My Little Pony’ Meets ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Inception,’ and ‘300’
Wow, has it really been almost five whole days since we had an article about My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic? Well, in case you were worried that we were slacking off on having the best My Little Pony coverage of any major comic book news website, don't worry. Today, we've found something truly wonderful: A set of fan-made trailers that mash up My Little Pony with the trailers for Inception, 300 and The Dark Knight.
Movie trailer mashups aren't a new idea -- there were a ton of great ones floating around YouTube when the Scott Pilgrim movie came out last year -- and with the massive Internet fanbase that Lauren Faust has acquired with her reboot of the MLP franchise, it was only a matter of time before worlds collided into something that was crazy, awesome, and crazy-aweseome. Check out all three after the jump!First up is "The Rainbow Knight," which is amazing not just because it's a well-made video that goes the extra mile of syncing up the animation with the talking, but features some truly genius casting choices. I mean, the eternally cheerful Pinkie Pie happily suggesting that she and Rarity kill the Batman is great all on its own, but seeing Ponyville's resident know-it-all Twilight Sparkle proclaim that "you either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain" is icing on the cake.
Along the same comic-book-movie lines is "300 Ponies," in which Ponyville's residents are synced up with the trailer for Visionary Fillmmaker™ Zack Snyder's adaptation of Frank Miller's 300. it might seem like a stretch, what with the source material being about a group of mostly naked Spartan soldiers on an incredibly bloody suicide mission, but to be fair, that scene where Fluttershy smack-talks a dragon is pretty hardcore:
Even with both of those, though -- and my natural inclination to love anything involving Batman -- I think my favorite is still "My Little Inception," if only because it only uses the music from the Inception trailer while keeping the dialogue from the first episode. The result is something that makes Friendship is Magic seem way creepier than it actually is, especially if you keep your eye on Twilight Sparkle's hourglass.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. And I've got to say, I hope they keep on making these, if only because eventually, they're going to get around to the trailer for Black Dynamite, and I will finally achieve my dream of hearing Fluttershy referred to as "All-Star Running Back Faronte Jones."