A Gigantic 2017 My Little Pony planning press release has been sent out from Hasbro as of a few minutes ago highlighting their plans for the year leading up to the big film release. While we already have confirmation of season 7 thanks to both leaks and Big Jim last week, this solidifies how they will be handling it.
Head on down below for a breakdown and presser!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
- Season 7 will continue to Discovery Family
- Mane 6 are still the focus
- "Most exciting adventures yet" Promised for season 7
- The three Equestria Girls specials are 22 minutes each, and straight to TV
- The Equestria Girls specials follow Legend of Everfree
My Little Pony Movie Full Major Star List Revealed:
- Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)
- Emily Blunt (Into the Woods, Gnomeo & Juliet)
- Kristen Chenoweth (Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie),
- Taye Diggs (Murder in the First and Best Man Holiday),
- Michael Pena (Ant-Man, The Martian)
- Liev Schrieber (Ray Donovan and Spotlight)
- Sia. (Pop Star)
Hasbro Announces My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 7 and New My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Specials for 2017
PAWTUCKET, R.I., OCT 18, 2016 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, announces the 2017 return of two of the company’s most popular series – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls.
The franchise’s iconic ‘Mane 6’ ponies will experience their most exciting adventures yet in Season 7 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The series will return to Discovery Family Channel in Spring 2017.
The spirited teens of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls will also return with three brand new TV specials in 2017. These brand new 22-minute specials will follow this year’s popular “Legends of Everfree” TV movie with more fun, fashion and friendship than ever before.
Both of these renewals will help drive excitement for Hasbro’s previously announced animated feature film My Little Pony: The Movie, which will premiere worldwide on October 6, 2017. The film features the voices of some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including nominated actress Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), winning actress Emily Blunt (Into the Woods, Gnomeo & Juliet), winning actress Kristen Chenoweth (Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie), Taye Diggs (Murder in the First and Best Man Holiday), Michael Pena (Ant-Man, The Martian), nominated actor Liev Schrieber (Ray Donovan and Spotlight) and pop super star Sia.
“2017 will be the biggest year in the history of the My Little Pony franchise, including new and exciting stories that will air across television, various digital platforms and movie screens,” said Stephen Davis, EVP and Chief Content Officer of Hasbro. “The characters and humor of the My Little Pony brand appeals to audiences of all ages and demographics, and we think Pony fans are going love what’s in store in the coming year.”
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