• SDCC 2014 - Panel Summary - Equestria Girls, Season 5, And More! - Updated Five Times


    This image was a placeholder, but then I decided to stick with it.  2014 marks the third big MLP panel at San Diego Comic Con, and with that comes the usual swarm of interesting news and tidbits of information.

    All updates out! Editing time. 

    Get it all below!

    UPDATE 5: 

    Will Discord Zecora and Chrysalis Appear in Rainbow Rocks?
    They will not. They will be in something later though.

    What are some things that you thought would take off and some things you thought would but didn't?
    Andrea was super excited about Pinkie's Rap. 
    Coco Pommel surprised Meghan McCarthy
    Jayson was suprised at DJ-Pon3

    Where did Princess Luna and Celestia find Cadance?
    Her origin Story was in the book

    Will we be seeing seaponies?
    Anything is possible!

    Will anymore classic g1 ponies return?
    Yes, perhaps!

    All Updates Below:


    Season 4:

    Initial Points:
    • Season 4 was a challenge, and right from the beginning they wanted to do a big epic arc, but they weren't sure what order the episodes would actually air in. Every episode had to be able to work on it's own, but still have continuity for the season.
    • Writing is currently under way for season 5
    • At this point everyone is very confident about their characters, and know them inside out.
    Q&A: 

    What are some things that you thought would take off and some things you thought would but didn't?
    Andrea was super excited about Pinkie's Rap. 
    Coco Pommel surprised Meghan McCarthy
    Jayson was suprised at DJ-Pon3


    Season 5:

    Initial Points:
    • Every season they try to figure out a way to make the show bigger and better, but have trouble figuring out a way to top themselves.  They totally figured it out for season 5 already.
    • Princess Luna has a nightmare, episode based on that most likely?
    • Entire solo song for Rainbow Dash
    • This season has the 100th episode, which is sufficiently awesome and focused on characters that have been on the show for a while, but mainly in the background. Coco Pommel returns for one!
    • Maud Pie returns.  Entire Pie family episode.
    • Twilight really misses her library, and their is an entire episode about it.

    Q&A:

    Will Twilight's Library ever come back?
    You'll see!

    Will Flutterbat Come back?
    Mike Vogel wants her back!

    Will the CMC Ever get their marks?
    You'll have to wait and see!

    Will Chrysalis be in season 5?
    In spirit, and maybe

    Why hasn't the concept of Applejack's parents been approached?

    It is an important lesson for kids that may happen, but they have some trepidation on how carefully they would need to handle something like that, and they havent figured out a good way to deal with it. 

    Will any of the characters in the official comics sneak into the series?
    It's certainly a thing they would consider since the characters already exist.  They try to keep the universe of pony connected.

    Will we be seeing seaponies?

    Anything is possible!

    Will anymore classic g1 ponies return?
    Yes, perhaps!

    Will Spike sing in Season 5?
    Jayson thinks she should have an epic rap battle with Pinkie Pie.
    Cathy wants to do one.

    Is Twilight going to have any relationships?
    Possible wars were going to happen up in here at that one! Twilight dates ALL THE PONIES.

    Little kid asks if DJ Pon-3 would be in the foreground.  

    Answer: Yes

    Will Starswirl Appear in season 5?
    He's always there... watching... waiting... Just for the right moment.


    Rainbow Rocks: 

    Initial Points:
    • Sunset Shimmer is going to get a lot of love after being left crying in a ditch in the last movie. They were looking to turn it into an empire strikes back of pony.
    • The stakes keep growing as the movie continues on, with the songs getting more intense as it continues.  
    • They have a bad girl band with evil music.
    • Side characters are going to get to sing in the movie. Fan favorites included.
    • They draw upon greek mythology with the siren theme for the evil band. 
    Q&A:

    Will Discord Zecora and Chrysalis Appear in Rainbow Rocks?
    They will not. They will be in something later though.


    General Questions:

    Favorite season of MLP For each of them?
    Meghan: Season 4
    Daniel: Season 4
    Cathy: Season 4
    Jayson Thiessen Season 1 and Season 4

    Little Girl who's parents divorced got hugs by the entire team

    Are the girls in Rainbow Rocks Changelings?
    No, but they do have ties to Equestria.  (Twilight does not date them)

    Favorite Cutie Mark
    Everyone loves Twilight's Stars

    When is the next sound track coming out?
    Hasbro is doing everything possible to keep them coming. 

    What are some things that you thought would take off and some things you thought would but didn't?
    Andrea was super excited about Pinkie's Rap. 
    Coco Pommel surprised Meghan McCarthy
    Jayson was suprised at DJ-Pon3

    Where did Princess Luna and Celestia find Cadance?
    Her origin Story was in the book


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