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The Magical Maze
Magic-Maze.png
Season 1
Episode 8
Original airdate Lang-IT.png March 20, 2019
Written by Unknown
Song In The Storm
Episode order
Previous Bijou on the Loose
Next Teacher for a Day
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The Magical Maze is the eighth episode of Filly Funtasia.

Synopsis

Rose, Lynn, Will, and Fabian venture into the Magic Maze, and Wranglum sees this as an opportunity to attack them.


Ukrainian dub's synopsis

(taken from the official page for 'Filly Funtasia' and translated to english)

The magical maze of Funtasia was created by the ancestors who held the magic, many centuries ago but it still appears impressing to everyone's minds. The ancient mazes were build from the magical rocks, cliffs, and the hedge and it's controlled by the very complex magic! The fillys (in this synopsis, the characters are called 'the ponies') decided to play hide-and-seek there but is this idea a really good one?
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Synopsis from BIGI

Rose, Will, Lynn and Fabian are lost in the maze and are chased by the trolls of Wranglum.

Plot

In Thori's class, the students are learning about the magic mazes of Funtasia. Thori tells them that, while they can't fly in the mazes, the walls give clues on how to exit. Thori then tells his students their homework (to make model mazes) and ends the class.

Rose, Lynn, Will and Fabian decide to go straight to the nearest magic maze: Will and Lynn for the adventure, Fabian for the rocks, and Rose despite her concerns. Battiwigs reports the events to Wranglum, who decides this will be a good time to ambush the students in an attempt to steal the crystals from their crowns. He sends out a smoke-like spell towards the maze.

At the maze, the students have decided to enter as a group. They start searching the walls for clues, when Fabian gets a fright from some glowing eyes on the wall. The other students don't see this, but they do hear noises, and then Rose uncovers a glowing message telling them to run. A shadow of Wranglum appears and the Fillys run. Rose gets split up from the group as the maze walls start to move, and she ends up boxed in as thunder rolls above.

Rose tries to break through the walls. On the other side, Fabian is examining the walls while Lynn and Will try to find a way to where Rose is. Eventually, Fabian manages to break through, and Rose is reunited with the group. Fabian says he's not very good at magic but the walls didn't seem to mind. The group are still trapped, however, and suddenly eyes appear in the ground and Wranglum's laughter can be heard. Fabian finds a weak spot in the wall and puts some powder on the ground, saying it only needs a heat source. Will uses his mirror to shine a sunbeam onto the powder and it explodes, making a hole in the wall.

The Fillys seem close to exiting the maze, but Fabian licks a wall (as he's wont to do) and realises that it's a completely different composition from before. Wranglum, still spying on them, realises Fabian might ruin his plans by realising that the "exit" they're heading towards is fake, so he casts another spell with a red crystal.

Another shadow of Wranglum appears and the Fillys start running. Lynn is up ahead and realises they're running towards an illusion. Looking through, there is a sharp drop into giant pit, and Wranglum's summoned minions, the Grounders, are coming up towards them. They catch Fabian, who nearly falls down, and then run from the swarms of Grounders that are chasing them. They end up cornered, but convince Fabian to try his magic on the walls again, and he manages to get them to temporary safety. Using all their mirrors together, the Fillies break through the outer wall and escape the maze.

The four friends walk back to the Royal Magic Academy and see Thori on the way in. He asks how their maze adventure went and they tell him was uneventful. Thori leaves, and the students laugh as Fabian talks about wanting to make more geology notes. Lynn pauses to say (apparently to herself) how much she loves the academy.

Trivia

  • This is the first episode that has a before-credits sequence with almost no clips from the upcoming episode (i.e. the episode starts before the opening credits)
    • When Rose imagines being trapped in the maze, the episode recycles a scene from later in the episode with similar dialogue, practically making said sequence partially a precap.
  • This is the first episode to feature a character singing a musical number, although it's one of the songs heard in the background for other episodes.
  • This is the first episode where the heroes are directly confronted by Wranglum, though they don't realize it's him.
  • The song from this episode is one of the cases when the Latin American Spanish dub features its own translated version, instead of using the recordings from the Italian dub.

Animation errors

  • The animation of Will's tail bugs out occasionally in this episode.
  • In one of the shots when Rose sings In The Storm, one of the maze's walls is taller than the others.
  • The hole the other characters open in a wall while Rose is singing initially doesn't show the characters behind it.
  • The shot focusing only on Fabian running in the maze has the walls much taller than they are in the rest of the episode.
  • When grounders are seen turning around the corner facing the heroes, one of the grounders around the corner is visible through the walls.

Broadcasts

Country Channel Premiere date
Lang-IT.png Italy Frisbee March 20, 2019
Lang-UA.png Ukraine PlusPlus December 7, 2019
Lang-ZH.png China (Mandarin) iQiyi November 28, 2019
Hunan TV January 27, 2020
Lang-HU.png Hungary Minimax September 27, 2020; October 07, 2020; October 08, 2020; October 09, 2020; October 22, 2020; October 26, 2020; November 04, 2020; November 12, 2020; November 14, 2020; November 17, 2020
Language-ro.png Romania Minimax September 16, 2020; October 05, 2020; October 22, 2020; November 10, 2020
Lang-CZ.png Czech Republic Minimax September 25, 2020; October 14, 2020; November 09, 2020; November 17, 2020; November 18, 2020; November 20, 2020; November 22, 2020
Language-sr.png Serbia Minimax October 10, 2020; October 24, 2020; November 08, 2020; November 22, 2020
Lang-Slv.png Slovenia Minimax October 10, 2020; October 24, 2020; November 08, 2020; November 22, 2020
Lang-VE.png Venezuela TLT La Tele Tuya February 24, 2021

Alternate titles

  • Italian: Il labirinto magico;
  • Ukrainian: Чарівний лабіринт;
  • Chinese: 绿草原迷宫;
  • Serbian: Čarobni lavirint;
  • Czech: Kouzelné bludiště;
  • Hebrew: המבוך הקסום
  • Latin American Spanish: El laberinto mágico

References and links

  1. (In ukrainian) "Чарівний лабіринт Фантазії, що був побудований магічними пращурами багато століть тому, і досі вражає уяву. Древні лабіринти створені з магічного каміння, скель та живоплоту, а керує ними дуже складна магія! Поні вирішили погратись там у схованки, але чи хороша ця ідея? " [1]
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