My Little Pony Gets Extra Kick From First Animated Feature

by MIPCOM 2016 News

Following an announcement at MIPCOM, Hasbro Studio’s popular entertainment franchise My Little Pony is set to pack a punch in 2017, with two new TV series and the global premiere of its first animated feature film, My Little Pony: The Movie, starring A-list actors including Uzo Aduba (Orange Is The New Black), and Emily Blunt (Into the Woods, Gnomeo & Juliet). Series renewals include Friendship Is Magic, and Equestria Girls; the former will feature special guest appearances from William Shatner (Star Trek) and Felicia Day (Eureka, The Guild); and Equestria Girls will build on the traction of this year’s Legends of Everfree television movie, with three new specials slated to air in 2017. Finn Arnesen, Hasbro Studio’s senior vice-president international distribution and development, predicts the biggest year in the brand’s history. “2017 will see the roll out of the Pony franchise in 190 territories, across all platforms,” Arnesen said. “Our investment reflects our belief in the series’ core characters and our success to date in telling great stories. Our aim is always to keep relevant and fresh for a modern day audience, but not to reinvent the wheel: we know our formula works.”