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Hold your horses, 'My Little Pony' fans: We've got a new 'Equestria Girls' trailer -- EXCLUSIVE

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Yes, the idea of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic‘s equine mane six being recast as human high school students sounds a little crazy at first.

But it’s tough not to be charmed by that premise after watching this brand-spankin’-new trailer, which clearly lays out the movie’s plot. Shortly after she’s named a princess, Twilight Sparkle’s all-important crown is stolen by wicked Sunset Shimmer, who spirits it through a looking glass. In order to get the tiara back, Twilight must follow her adversary into a new and strange world — one populated by weird-two-legged creatures who bear an odd resemblance to her pony pals back in Equestria.

There’s some rote stuff here, to be sure (“Looks like if I want my crown back, I’ll have to become princess of the fall formal!”) — but Friendship is Magic‘s quirky-cute sense of humor appears to be largely intact, which is really all that matters.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls premieres Saturday, June 15 with a “purple carpet” event (naturally) at the LA Film Festival. It hits theaters nationwide June 16.

Read more:
Meet the ‘Equestria Girls’: ‘My Little Pony’ spinoff coming to theaters this summer — EXCLUSIVE POSTER
‘My Little Pony’ books galloping to shelves near you — EXCLUSIVE
‘My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic’: 10 great pop-culture homages, from ‘Lucy’ to ‘Lebowski’

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