Kimono is a wise pony character and toy from the G3 franchise.
Her toy debut came in 2003 as one of the Glitter Celebration ponies, part of the Summer release. In the same year, she was sold as a pack with an additional "A Charming Birthday" VHS and charm bracelet. She was released two more times; once in 2004 and once in 2005.
Kimono is a mauve pony (orchid in the 2002 pilot) with amethyst purple hair (violet in the 2002 pilot). Two of her toy releases have iridescent tinsel in the hair. Her eyes are kiwi green, and her hoof heart is sunshine yellow. Her cutie mark is two sunshine yellow Japanese-style paper lanterns with white flower designs.
“This is Kimono, the wisest pony in the land. Kimono is the keeper of all precious pony legend and lore. She is, of course, very smart, and up until now, very hard to surprise. ... Yes, yes, yes, it was a charming—and big—birthday after all!” - Razzaroo's description of Kimono in "A Charming Birthday".
KIMONO is always very busy, but she's never in a hurry. She takes time to enjoy every minute of every special day, having fun with all her friends! - Kimono's backcard story from the back of her toy's box.
Her only appearance is partway through "A Charming Birthday" where she is asked for advice from Minty, who is trying to avoid giving away the gift for her. However, the movie is centered around her as the ponies are trying to do the one thing they hadn't been able to do before; surprise her, as Kimono had proven to be too smart for them in the past. Kimono is able to provide the advice Minty needs and is finally surprised with a new charm bracelet at her birthday party. She gladly accepts it as a very very special charm bracelet and promises to cherish it and their friendship forever. She is voiced by Kathleen Barr.
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Despite not having a prominent role in any of the G3 movies, Kimono received a handful of merchandise and was featured in some of the books and comics, not to mention is on the cover of "A Charming Birthday".
- Kimono is voiced by Kathleen Barr, whom would later voice Puzzlemint in Greetings from Unicornia, Trixie in FiM, and Laverna in Barbie: Fairytopia.
- A 3D animated Kimono is created by EnSky Studios.
- During the 2002 version of the pilot presentation and the early TV commercials, Kimono's skin is originally being magenta instead of mauve, and her mane and tail are originally being violet instead of amethyst. These 3D animated commercials are completely done in Alias Wavefront Maya and Avid DS in September 10, 2003.