Apparently Hasbro is slowly translating ponies into other languages, and was given a letter of concern from a polish fan on the subject.  If you want to watch what I assume is the official polish language version, check out this YouTube channel.  Its interesting to list to the intro song.  Now, for the letter.


On the 6th of May, someone has uploaded the official Polish dubbing for Friendship is Magic onto Youtube.  The majority of PL Bronies on Ponibooru (link to image above) and Youtube (linked above) say it’s bad.  Some think a fandub would be better, and some even think this IS a fandub.  You get it on a CD/DVD with the MLP children’s magazine for about $2.50.  The theme song is more like a parody and it’s painful to listen to.

Here’s what MOST people (since there are of course those who like it) think about the voices:

Twilight Sparkle – Not bad, but a little too childish.  Still one of the best.

Applejack – a complete massacre, they didn’t even try to give her any accent.  They also changed her voice in the theme song for some reason, and it’s very bad.

Spike – too childish, but overall not that bad.

Rainbow Dash – too old, you can’t get used to it because of that.  Painful to list to.

Pinkie Pie – the voice actress doesn’t fit, needs a more squeaky voice.

Rarity – it’s actually quite good, but doesn’t show as much emotion as the original Rarity.  It’s like the actress doesn’t even care (actually, seems that most don’t).

Fluttershy – unless you like the voice actress for some reason – kill it with fire.  It doesn’t even fit at all.

Background ponies – when they’re good, they’re good, but when they’re bad, bloody hell, are they bad!

Maybe it looks like we’re nitpicking but overall, compared to the original, it’s horrible.  It’s yet another “kiddie cartoon” and “kind of don’t ask questions” and don’t surf the internet.  It’s like they have no idea how popular the show is around the world.  And it hurts.

You’re truly,
A concerned brony.

I guess I can’t judge though, I sat here and watched the first part of Ticket Master, but its kind of hard to judge the sound of a language when I don’t understand what they are saying.  But I’ll agree the voice actors probably are unaware at how popular this show is around the globe, even Tara Strong was clueless about it during her radio interview a few months back.  So, it would probably work out better if a few polish bronies got together and dubbed the show themselves.  Yell loudly guys, maybe Hasbro International will hear you.

  • bartezlew

    Hot damn! There are typos, which I don't even have in the original! W00t?
    Gotta love the lolz, eh? Thank you anyway.

  • sedthh

    I wish they won't screw up the hungarian translation. We've been discussing which voice actors would be the best and what names should the ponies get, but I don't think any of those will be done (sadspikeman.jpg)