Cartoon ponies turned cartoon humans turned actual humans — is your head spinning yet?
No? In that case, you’ll enjoy this brand-new music video for “The Magic of Friendship,” a kicky pop tune being used as the “brand anthem” for My Little Pony Equestria Girls. In the clip, real girls cast as avatars for the movie’s animated characters — who are themselves hominid versions of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic‘s Mane 6 — introduce a school cafeteria to, you guessed it, the joys of companionship. They also teach a new dance called the EG Stomp, performed more easily with hands and feet than hooves.
Equestria Girls makes its TV debut Sunday, Sept. 1, at noon ET. The full-length feature film is already available on DVD and Blu-ray; it will be released for digital rental and purchase Sept. 2.