‘My Little Pony’ movie will be about teenage girls - New York News

‘My Little Pony’ movie will be about teenage girls

Updated:

By: Jamshid Ghazi Askar, Deseret News

Next month, the toymaker Hasbro will launch a feature-length animated movie based on its My Little Pony brand. The animators and writers will remain the same as the popular TV cartoon “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” The main characters, however, will have a new look.

Instead of ponies, they'll be teenage girls.

“Hasbro created Equestria Girls, a parallel world in which the My Little Pony characters were reconceived as teenage girls in high school,” Gregory Schmidt wrote in Monday's New York Times. “To maintain continuity, Hasbro retained the same creative talent, animation style and message of friendship. … The new property will get the red-carpet treatment when it premieres as a full-length animated feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June. The movie, created by Hasbro Studios, the company's production division, will then be released in more than 200 theaters nationwide; its trailer will start appearing in theaters on Wednesday.”

The new movie's title is “My Little Pony: Equestria Girls.” The film's official trailer on YouTube includes this plot synopsis: “When a crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, Twilight Sparkle pursues the thief into an alternate world where she transforms into a teenage girl who must survive her biggest challenge yet - high school. With help from her new friends who remind her of Ponyville's Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, and Fluttershy, she embarks upon a quest to find the crown and change the destiny of these two parallel worlds.”

The Common Sense Media review of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” gives the TV show four stars out of five: “Parents need to know that this series celebrates friendship’s development from first impressions to true connections … but the show is part of an extensive product line of toys, games, and accessories, so young fans might be drawn to the brand name after taking an interest in the characters.”

Original post

Copyright 2013 Deseret Digital Media, Inc.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 2 children die in overnight NYC fire

    2 children die in overnight NYC fire

    Sunday, April 20 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 22:57:33 GMT
    Police say 4-year-old half siblings have died in an overnight fire at a home in New York City, and the twin of one of the children has survived.
    Police say 4-year-old half siblings have died in an overnight fire at a home in New York City, and the twin of one of the children has survived.
  • Woman killed in NYC home in front of 2 children

    Woman killed in NYC home in front of 2 children

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:01:11 GMT
    A woman was shot and killed inside her Ozone Park home and her husband is now under arrest. Authorities say retired NYPD officer Kevin Canty shot and killed his wife in front of their two young children in Queens Saturday morning.
    A woman was shot and killed inside her Ozone Park home and her husband is now under arrest. Authorities say retired NYPD officer Kevin Canty shot and killed his wife in front of their two young children in Queens Saturday morning.
  • Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    New Jersey NewsNew Jersey News
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices