Little girls love anything to do with ponies, especially if they're long-haired, pink and glittery, so this film would have done well even if it hadn't been any good. But it is. What other reviewers haven't mentioned yet is that it's packed with excellent songs - far more than a Disney movie has - just for the fun of it. The best characters are the brilliantly funny witch, Hydia, and her two daughters, who just aren't evil enough to be a credit to the family. Wait till you see the scene where Hydia threatens the girls with the ultimate punishment - making them eat ice cream. I'm so glad this video is still available from Amazon.com. We hired it in Australia when my daughters were tiny, and have been overcome by a smooze-like wave of nostalgia on finding it again.