Picks and Pans Review: My Little Pony the Movie

updated 12/01/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/01/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

It's easy to sympathize with Hyoia the witch for wanting to obliterate those gushy little ponies. Strutting around all pastel-colored and full of themselves, they're like a daytime version of Miami Vice. It is, in fact, Hydia and her daughters, Draggle and Reeka, who provide most of the fun in this 90-minute tape. Cloris Leachman does the voice of Hydia, who hates it when Draggle (Madeline Kahn) or Reeka (Rhea Perlman) call her "Mama" and wistfully sings about an old relative who "always did her best to do her worst." Inevitably the ponies' sweetness wins out. Tony Randall as the wise Moochick and Danny DeVito as the king of the Grundles, a good-hearted bunch of trolls, help. Anyone who hopes the horsey set's spring festival is really going to be called off will be disappointed. This is one bunch of ponies you can bet on with confidence. (Vestron, $79.95)

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