The key difference being most anthro ponies have mostly human anatomy with the exception of hooves, ears, wings, horns, and their faces, whereas the show's style gives them simplified equine anatomy and only has them exhibit anthro poses and flexibility sometimes.
You speak the truth about that. Also to be noted on the subject of anthropomorphism, the show lets them talk; gives them higher mental qualities in the realms of reasoning, rational thought, etc.; and places them in a structured society that strongly reflects that of humans.
I actually always thought anthropomorphism was purely a physical characteristic (or set of characteristics) but I looked it up and apparently it isn't. I guess the reason I didn't think of that is that most of what we see of anthropomorphism is visual, and many times we technically can't deduce speech in many works of art.
Also, nonphysical characteristics such as human intelligence and culture complexity doesn't vary and makes the concept passive in a sense.
Interesting talk. Today has been chock full of rhetoric for me.
Ok I love this picture. Candice may be there for Twi, but she sure seems to be enjoying the extra company. Twi is to young to realize the way they are both looking at each other.
Pointed out that Cadence is to thin. I don't think she is. Looking at they way the artist has done most of their Anthro-pony art. The girls have been lacking in the chest area to reflect a form closer to there original MLP form. Which is perfect. There is no need to add breasts just cause they are more human in shape.
Though cause of this, the mind automatically makes one feel that she is no proportioned right or thin cause something is missing from the norm. I love it though. It is great to show off a style you enjoy to create.