|My wings are so pretty!|
Equestria Daily, the world's premier pony press publication, previously printed this article pertaining to princesses prancing down the aisle with pride. Presently, we are pleased to present The Hub's new press release providing prescience regarding Cadence, purported niece of Celestia. How perfect!
That is to say, The Hub was kind enough to share a statement with us about the upcoming season finale and their plans to dial the marketing campaign up to 11 (or beyond, if they can find room on the dial). Yes, Tori Spelling is really hosting the coverage of the wedding, and yes, that is very silly. But that isn't all. They're promising teasers and activities throughout the leadup on Facebook and Twitter, and they'll be launching a new site on April 2nd which will feature brand new games and stickers and party hats and all sorts of wonderful little things for us to occupy ourselves with while we wait to see exactly what the heck our favorite animation studio has planned for us to end the season on.
With all of these resources coming out to us, there are unfortunately a number among us without access to The Hub or who live in extremely uncooperative time zones who will have difficulty seeing the episodes (yes, that's plural) live. But that doesn't mean you should give up on the excitement. There's time to plan before April 21st rolls around, so take advantage of this and plan a party! Find some friends with the network or an internet connection that can handle a stream. Get some cake and champagne or... uh... apple cider for the festivities. Gossip and debate and wonder about everything we've seen and what it all means. Bronies, I ask you: if the fictional wedding of a pair of brightly colored, magical equines is not something to be excited over, neigh, the event of the century, then what else could possibly be so worth our time?
Find the official press release below the break:
“Bridle” Episode of Pop Culture Phenomenon Prances Down the Aisle April 21
Tori Spelling, Actress/Author and Wedding Aficionado,
To Be Featured in Special Wedding Interstitial Programming on The Hub
LOS ANGELES – The Hub TV network, a television network for kids and their families, will celebrate the wedding event of the year with a very special two-episode presentation of the animated hit series “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” Saturday, April 21 (1-2 p.m. ET) a series produced by Hasbro Studios. Two half-hour, back-to-back episodes will culminate with a spectacular wedding in the beloved series that has become a pop culture phenomenon, with a passionate and broad fan following.
As part of the celebration of the episode, TV actress/author, wedding aficionado -- and mom -- Tori Spelling (“Beverly Hills 90210,” “Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings”) will be featured in The Hub’s interstitial programming in addition to hosting a celebrity “bridle” shower event.
“My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” set in the magical land of Equestria, a kingdom populated by colorful ponies, follows the studious young unicorn Twilight Sparkle and her five pony friends as they teach one another about the most powerful magic of all, the magic of friendship! In the two-part episode “A Canterlot Wedding,” the kingdom is in a frenzy preparing for the wedding of Princess Celestia’s niece, Princess Cadance, to Twilight Sparkle’s brother, Shining Armor. However, Twilight Sparkle discovers a dark secret about the bride that could ruin her brother’s “happily ever after.”
To capitalize on the growing excitement that is swirling around what legions of “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” fans are calling “the wedding of the year,” The Hub will launch a robust marketing and publicity effort to reach the audiences of all ages who are captivated by “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic.” The series, produced primarily for children, has become a sensation across generations.
The special wedding-themed programming event will be supported with both traditional and non-traditional off-channel media, designed to drive tune-in as well as viewer engagement with exclusive digital content available at an all-new mini-site, Hubword.com/royalwedding. Launching on April 2, the mini-site will feature six all-new, interactive, wedding-themed games based on each of the show’s beloved primary characters as well as a downloadable "viewing party pack" that includes printable party invitations, wedding hats, coloring pages and stickers.
Additionally, The Hub’s Facebook and Twitter (@HubTVNetwork) platforms will provide sneak peeks of the royal wedding episode and extend the viewing experience with additional activities to engage the series’ growing fan base.