Girls of Canterlot Return to Discovery Family In Dance Magic TV Special

THE GIRLS OF CANTERLOT HIGH RETURN TO DISCOVERY FAMILY IN THREE NEW MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS SPECIALS TO AIR THROUGHOUT THE NETWORK’S ANNUAL “SUMMER SPLASH” PROGRAMMING EVENT
– “My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Dance Magic” Kicks off the Summer Celebration on Saturday, June 24 at 11:30a/10:30c –

 

– Stream the Specials Live & On-demand with Discovery Family GO, the Network’s TV Everywhere App –

 

(Miami, FL) – The spirited teens of MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS return to Discovery Family with three brand new half-hour specials, where they meet new friends and embark on even more fun adventures! Full-time students and part-time magical pony-girls, the Equestria Girls are always ready to save the day with the Magic of Friendship! The premiere of EQUESTRIA GIRLS: DANCE MAGIC kicks off the fun on Saturday, June 24 at 11:30a/10:30c and will stream live and on demand on Discovery Family GO, the network’s TV Everywhere app. All three specials will premiere during the network’s annual fun-filled “Summer Splash” programming event.

 

The three new EQUESTRIA GIRLS specials show that when you are with your squad, exciting adventures lead to more friendship lessons:

 

Dance Magic – Premieres Saturday, June 24 at 11:30a/10:30c
With the Camp Everfree fundraising deadline looming, the Equestria girls realize they need a new plan to raise more money and are ready to try new things. Rarity finds out about a music video competition with a huge cash prize, and she’s eager to convince her friends at Canterlot High to enter the contest. However, the girls soon learn that the students at rival Crystal Prep Academy are also entering the contest. The girls learn that sometimes coming together instead of competing, is the best plan of all!

 

Movie Magic – Premieres Saturday, July 1 at 11:30a/10:30c
The overjoyed Equestria Girls have been specially invited by A.K. Yearling to visit the set of the upcoming ‘Daring Do’movie! For super-fan Rainbow Dash, watching behind the scenes as her favorite heroine comes to life is a dream come true. However, when a rare prop from the set goes missing and puts the entire movie on hold, Rainbow Dash’s dream becomes a nightmare. The Equestria Girls take it upon themselves to track down the missing prop and end up trotting into a real-life Daring Do adventure!

 

Mirror Magic – Premieres Saturday, July 8 at 11:30a/10:30c
When Sunset Shimmer returns to Equestria as a pony, she meets new pony Starlight Glimmer and agrees to bring her back through the mirror portal to experience life as a human girl at Canterlot High. However, while Sunset Shimmer is away, a revenge‐seeking Juniper Montage finds a beautiful hand mirror enchanted with Equestrian magic and it’s powerful enough to make things disappear into limbo, trapping them between two realms. Sunset Shimmer and Starlight Glimmer return to find the Mane 6 missing and Juniper Montage acting extremely suspicious. Will Sunset Shimmer and Starlight Glimmer save the girls, or are the Mane 6 lost in limbo for good?

 

MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS is produced by Hasbro Studios for Discovery Family. Stephen Davis is the executive producer for Hasbro Studios. To learn more, go to www.discoveryfamilychannel.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DiscFamily and on Twitter @DiscoveryFamily.

 

About Discovery Family

The leading television destination for families in the United States, Discovery Family is available in more than 60 million U.S. homes and is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro. Discovery Family is programmed with an inspirational mix of original series, family-friendly movies, and programming from Discovery’s non-fiction library and Hasbro Studios’ popular animation franchises, including MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, LITTLEST PET SHOP and the Emmy-winning TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS. Families can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through Discovery Family GO – the network’s first TV Everywhere app offering live and on demand access to complete seasons of your favorite Discovery Family series and specials. For 2017-to-date, Discovery Family ranks as the #1 most co-viewed kid’s network among Kids 2-11 watching with an Adult 18-49 in Total Day and Prime.

 

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

Sneak Peek: New MLP Augmented Reality Book Coming in Fall ’17

It’s a very quixotic and big idea when one stops to think about it.   Imagine yourself in the magical land of Equestria.   And once you’re there you have the ability to bring your favorite ponies to life.    It doesn’t seem like something that one could achieve but only through the power of their imagination, but with My Little Pony: Equestria Comes To Life–the new 3D Augmented Reality book–it’s something one can do with very little trouble.

With MLP: Equestria Comes To Life 3D augmented reality will come alive to readers and users. This wonderful new volume set for release in the Autumn of 2017 to coincide with the release of the next My Little Pony movie, and it allows you to interact with your favorite ponies via your smartphone and tablet.

With an accompanying volume written by Caroline Rowlands author of Jurassic World: Where Dinosaurs Come To Life, bronies in “single-user mode” can interact with Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack, Fluttershy, and Spike in the palm of their hand!

Readers/users can switch to “life size mode” and watch their favorite pony grow into real size right next to them, then have the option to take selfies with your favorite pony in the moment and share them with friends and family on social media.

In “dual-user mode” readers/users can even connect your smartphone or tablet with the device of a friend, choose your favorite pony, and then explore Equestria together as you’d like.

The best part about this new Pony technology?   You can customize your very own pony.  You can choose a race, mane style, eye color, body color, and even Cutie Mark and then step back and be dazzled by the 3D technology at work augments reality and brings your new pony design into the 3D realm.

The app that goes along with My Little Pony: Where Equestria Comes To Life, powered by Digital Magic, will be able to download for FREE via both iOS and Android systems.

You can take a look at a sneak peek for the book below.

What To Expect Later On In Season 7

It seems, more than any Season prior, that Hasbro or Discovery Family has been really apt as leaking the synopsises for upcoming episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.   Even on Wikipedia, shortened mentions of the next 2-3 episodes are already posted and with the aid of the website Zap2It, pretty much, the reason of Season 7 is known in terms of plot points.   Here’s what we can expect from Episode 11 onward:

Episode 11: Not Asking for Trouble
Pinkie Pie visits Prince Rutherford and the Yaks. While there an avalanche falls on the entire rustic village of Yakyakistan. Pinkie Pie suggests that she go to get the other ponies to help but the proud Prince and Yaks refuse.

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Episode 12: Discordant Harmony
When Discord invites Fluttershy to his realm for tea, he worries she won’t be comfortable there and begins to change it and himself with disastrous results.

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Episode 13: The Perfect Pear
The Apple Siblings learn about their parent’s love story and find out that they’re half Pear.

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Episode 14: Fame and Misfortune
Twilight Sparkle’s publishing of the friendship journal has unintended consequences when ponies start to argue over who wrote the best lessons.

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Episode 15: Triple Threat
Spike accidentally invites Ember and Thorax to Ponyville on the same day. He’s sure the two new leaders are not going to get along so he does all he can to keep them apart and cover the fact that the other is there.

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Legends of Everfree Gets Emmy Nod

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My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: The Legend of Everfree has just been nominated for an Emmy for “Outstanding Original Song.”    We can find out if “Everfree” is the winner at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which is set for April 30th, 2017.

“The Legend of Everfree” was composed by Daniel Ingram and the lyrics were written by Ingram, as well as Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco.    To be sure, this certainly isn’t Hasbro’s first Emmy nomination.  The studio has been nominated in the past 5 years alone for 27 awards.

 Daniel Ingram, the lyricist, and composer behind Legend of Everfree, also received a nomination last year in the same category for his original song featured in Season 6 of Discovery Family’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

The nominated song, “Legend of Everfree,” hails from Hasbro Studios’ popular My Little Pony movie special, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree, the third installment of the brand’s popular spin-off series. The nomination continues a stellar track record of success for Hasbro at the Daytime Emmy’s.

Season Seven Begins Airing on April 15th, 2017.

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NEW FAMILY BONDS AND MAGICAL FRIENDSHIP ADVENTURES AWAIT IN DISCOVERY FAMILY’S MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC SEASON SEVEN PREMIERE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 15 AT 11:30a/10:30c

– This Season, Guest Stars William Shatner and Felicia Day Join the ‘Mane 6’ and Leave Their Cutie Marks in the Land of Equestria –

(Miami, FL) – The elements of friendship – Honesty, Kindness, Loyalty, Generosity, Laughter and Magic – are back and stronger than ever this April on Discovery Family in the seventh season of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, premiering with two back-to-back episodes on Saturday, April 15 at 11:30a/10:30c. Additionally, guest stars William Shatner (Star Trek) and Felicia Day (Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) join the cast for a very special episode in late summer.

This season, fans will be introduced to fun new characters with surprising family ties to the franchise’s iconic Mane 6 ponies, comprised of Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Apple Jack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy. From royal sisters Princess Celestia and Princess Luna to visits from Rainbow Dash’s over-enthusiastic parents and Twilight Sparkle’s adorable niece, Flurry Heart, the Mane 6 will experience their most exciting adventures yet throughout 26 magical episodes featuring five brand-new original songs and tons of adventure.

In the back-to-back premiere episodes titled “Celestial Advice” and “All Bottled Up,” Twilight Sparkle agonizes over Starlight Glimmer’s future and receives some much-needed advice from her very own mentor – Princess Celestia. While the Mane 6 are on a friendship retreat, Starlight Glimmer loses Twilight Sparkle’s friendship map. Afraid her anger might get out of control, Starlight Glimmer casts a calming spell while the ponies search for the lost map.

Leading up to the season premiere of the Hasbro Studios’ produced animated series, Discovery Family celebrates all things pony by binging every episode in order from the past six seasons during the “Pony Palooza” takeover beginning bright and early at 6a/5c on Saturday, April 8 and running all week long during the day leading up to the season seven premiere on Saturday, April 15. Revisit legendary moments throughout the series including the royal wedding of Princess Mi Amore Cadenza and Shining Armor, the crowning of Twilight Sparkle as a princess, the birth and “Crystalling” of Baby Flurry Heart, the origin of the Mane 6 cutie marks and classic guest appearances from “Weird Al” Yankovic as Cheese Sandwich and Patton Oswalt as Daring Do super fan Quibble Pants.

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC is produced by Hasbro Studios for Discovery Family. Stephen Davis is the executive producer for Hasbro Studios. To learn more, go to www.discoveryfamilychannel.com.

About Discovery Family

The leading television destination for families in the United States, Discovery Family is available in more than 62 million U.S. homes and is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro. Discovery Family is programmed with an inspirational mix of original series, family-friendly movies, and programming from Discovery’s non-fiction library and Hasbro Studios’ popular animation franchises, including MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, LITTLEST PET SHOP and the Emmy-winning TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS. For 2017-to-date, Discovery Family ranks as the #1 most co-viewed kid’s network among Kids 2-11 watching with an Adult 18-49 in Total Day and Prime.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and consumer product licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro)

Hasbro Unveiling Two New Pony Items at 2017 New York Toy Fair

The word is in!  Hasbro is unveiling two, really amazing MLP-themed items at this year’s New York Toy Fair.

These are:
 
My Magical Princes Twilight Sparkle Figure – a HUGE, super cute, interactive figure that moves, talks and lights up

Canterlot & Seaquestria Castle Playset – comes with more than 30 accessories and character figures including Queen Novo.

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MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE MY MAGICAL PRINCESS TWILIGHT SPARKLE Figure

(Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $129.99 /Available: Fall 2017)

Discover the magic of friendship with the interactive MY MAGICAL PRINCESS TWILIGHT SPARKLE figure, a pony with Pegasus wings and a unicorn horn that lights up! While interacting with her, she can move her head and hoof, say 90+ phrases, and light up her horn. Fans can press the star button on her hoof to hear her talk about spells, tales of friendship, stories or songs. She has poseable legs so kids can help her sit or stand and has moving wings. Princess Twilight Sparkle also has a beautiful mane and tail and a tiara to complete her look. Requires 4 C batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

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MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE CANTERLOT & SEAQUESTRIA CASTLE Playset

(Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/Available: Fall 2017)

Hiding far beneath the ocean, QUEEN NOVO rules over the underwater kingdom of Seaquestria in MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE. Fans can recreate adventures from the movie with QUEEN NOVO and SPIKE the Pufferfish figures, and this 2-worlds-in-1, 29-inch playset. Place the figures on the slide or in the bubble-shaped elevator and have them ride from Canterlot down to the kingdom of Seaquestria or on the dance floor and spin the light up tower. The figures can also fit on the spinning octopus ride. Kids can push a button to open the treasure chest and jellyfish chandelier to hide treasure inside. The set includes 30+ accessories for bedtime, beach time, tea time, and more! Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

NYC PONIES: ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME MY LITTLE PONY SPA OPENS

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Have you ever been to a Pop-Up Spa?  Well, that’s okay, neither have we, but that’s why we think it’s so freaking cool that New York City-based Milk & Cookies Spa has set up a My Little Pony Pop-Up Spa.  It currently runs in New York City until Feb. 17th.

Here’s the rundown of what you can get:

The My Little Pony: Deluxe Mommy & Me Spa Treatment includes everything a pony could hope for, including a manicure, pedicure and magical “Frosting Facial” that includes blue fizz soak cotton candy scented scrub with sprinkles and strawberry creme souffle!   Price $124.00

The Rarity: Rarity LOVES fashion, and this manicure package is designed to help kids look as fabulous as Ponyville’s most fashionable pony all week long. The treatment includes a blue fizz soak, cotton candy scented scrub with sprinkles and strawberry creme soufflé. $18.00

The Pinkie Pie: This unique, colorful, magical makeup package is like the icing on the cookie – Pinkie Pie’s favorite! $8.00

The Twilight Sparkle: Kids can have their very own Cutie Mark with these Twilight Sparkle Glitter Tattoos! $5.00

The Rainbow Dash: This colorful pony-inspired “do” is the next best thing to spending the day in Ponyville! The

Rainbow Dash offers kids a colorful side ponytail with non-toxic Funlights Highlights and glitter sparkles. $18.00

The Fluttershy: This flowing, softly curled Side Ponytail will help kids try out Fluttershy’s signature look for the day! $32.00

The Applejack: Applejack knows the importance of a great look that doesn’t get in the way of her hard work on the farm. The Applejack offers a burst of fun color with a clip-in hair extension, combined with this pony’s signature braided ponytail.$32.00

*Milk & Cookies Kids Spa ends all services with a complimentary fresh-baked cookie and milk.  **Every child who books a service will receive their own My Little Pony figure to take home.***Prices do not include tax and gratuity of 20%

For spa hours, visit http://milkandcookieskidsspa.com/

The Spa is located at:

Milk & Cookies Kids Spa and Salon
1196 First Avenue, New York, NY (Between 64th & 65th St.), Manehattan Island
Treatments can be booked by calling (646) 850-4032

William Shatner is Back on Bronies

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Captain Kirk aka William Shatner is tweeting about My Little Pony again.   This marks his first tweet about MLP since last year.   This tweet is simple, direct, and right to the point.    When will Shatner have a voice role on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic?   We’d love to see Shatner on the show, but a question remains: who would be voice?

 

Actress Zoe Saldana added to upcoming My Little Pony: The Movie!

 

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Boy, this list keeps getting better and better!

Actress Zoe Saldana, whom may know for her role in James Cameron’s Avatar and James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be part of the upcoming My Little Pony: The Movie.   The movie has quite the A-list collections of actors involved from Kristin Chenoweth, Emily Blunt, Taye Diggs, Liev Schreiber, Sia, Uzo Aduba, Michael Pena, and now Zoe Saldana.   Of course, this collection of names will not effect the appearance of the usual Mane 6 who, as everyone knows, is voiced by Andrea Libman, Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, and Cathy Weseluck.

New Book: My “Early Reader” Coming in July 2017

51asapmh6lIt’s never too early to start reading.    Which is why Hasbro is releasing Applejack’s Sister Surprise on July 13th, 2017.   An early reader, for many young ponies this might be [their] first MLP adventure outside of the television show.

Applejack loves her little sister, Apple Bloom.  But when they have a big fight, Apple Bloom runs away!  Can Applejack and her sister learn to be friends?    With all your very favorite My Little Pony friends and simple language endorsed by an actual literacy consultant, for young ponies–learning to read might never be as fun as it can be with Applejack’s Sister Surprise.

Right now you can pre-order the Pony early reader via Amazon United Kingdom here, but it seems obvious that it’s only a matter of time before it makes it way to Amazon US for pre-order as well–most likely, [this] will happen in the next year in early 2017.