Shout! Factory Plans Another DVD Release for February 2017

mylittleponyfriendshipismagic_exploringthecrystalempireMy Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Exploring the Crystal Empire is slated for release on February, 28, 2017.   The DVD will allow Bronies to: “Join Twilight Sparkle and her best pony pals as they explore one of the most beautiful places in Equestria. In the Crystal Empire, Twilight must find out if there is a spy in the empire. She also dedicates herself to helping a reformed pony learn the magic of friendship. Meanwhile, the Mane Six will work together to ensure a ceremony for Cadences and Shining Armor’s new baby goes as planned. With the power of friendship, there is nothing the ponies can’t do!”

It will also feature the following episodes:  “The Cutie Re-Mark, Part 1,” “The Cutie Re-Mark, Part 2,”  The Crystalling, Part 1,” The Crystalling, Part 2,” and “The Times They ARe A Changeling.”    Watch for the DVD to hit Amazon soon.  In the meantime, you can Pre-Order from Shout! Factory HERE.

New Slew of My Little Pony Books Coming Soon in Mid 2017

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Set to be released on April 7th, 2017, My Little Pony: Mystery Series #1 will allow you to ” Join the Cutie Mark Crusaders—Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom, and Scootaloo—as they read mysteries, legends, ghost stories, and every other kind of tale that makes a mane stand on end. From Ponyville School classmates to Rainbow Dash to the Princess of the Night herself, you never know who else…or what else…awaits.   Ideal for younger and more reluctant readers, this new original series complements our existing chapter book program with numbered titles, shorter page counts, and a perennial popular genre. These spooky stories are sure to appeal to all My Little Pony fans—both girl and boy.”

April 11th, 2017 will see the release of My Little Pony: We Are Family.   The synopsis: “Every pony has a different kind of family!  Princess Cadance and Shining Armor have baby Flurry Heart, Princess Celestia has her sister Princess Luna, and Apple Jack’s family is just huge!

On May 2nd, 2017 Little, Brown will release My Little Pony: Top Bolt which will feature: “The Cutie Map is glowing — there is a friendship problem at the legendary Wonderbolt Academy and Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle are called to help. Can Rainbow Dash use her skills at both flying and friendship to help new recruits work together?”

June 6th, 2017 My Little Pony: Elements of Harmony Volume 2 will be released.   It will be centered around: “Everything you need to know about the hit TV show, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Character bios, episode guides, and maps are just the beginning. The second volume of the wildly popular Elements of Harmony features seasons 4-6, highlights of which include Princess Twilight Sparkle, the Castle of Friendship, the Defeat of Lord Tirek, the Equestria Games, the appearance of Starlight Glimmer, the birth of Princess Flurry Heart, and much more! Don’t miss the guide to the friendship lessons Twilight Sparkle and her friends have learned—and live your life in harmony with all other creatures!”

Also on June 6th, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: POB #8 will be made available.   In this you’ll be able to: “Join Sunset Shimmer, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack, and Fluttershy as they rely on their special friendships to guide them through the highs and lows of being students at Canterlot High in three short stories!”

July 3rd, 2017 will see the unveiling of: My Little Pony: Mystery Series Book #2.   And on August 1st, 2017 Bronies will be able to pick up: My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel POB.  Which will be about:  “the story that leads up to the cinematic event of the year in the first of a new My Little Pony paper-over-board series, starring fan favorite pony Twilight Sparkle and her friends across Equestria!

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My Little Pony: Where Equestria Comes to Life Augmented Reality Book Now Available

9781783122455Carlton Books, a UK Trade publisher has just released “My Little Pony: Where Equestria Comes to Life.”    This amazing interactive volume features an introduction Augmented Reality as with this volume and your smartphone or tablet you can interact directly with your favorite MLP Show characters as they grow to their true size right before your very eyes.  You can also connect to your friend’s smart device and have your ponies take a walk together.   The best part of Where Equestria Comes to Life is the ability you’ll have to customize your pony and watch in amazement as Augmented Reality brings your unique pony design to life.  

This special Pony book was put together by author Caroline Rowlands, who has worked for a long time as a children’s author but also has a wealth of experience in writing for children from pre-school age up to teens.  She specializes in activity, educations, and story books as well as many popular children’s brands and licensed properties.

The book is currently available on Amazon.com HERE and other fine outlets.

Hasbro Will Release My Little Pony: Explore Equestria Greatest Hits on Vinyl

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Attention hipster ponies Hasbro is putting out something you’re going to love.  Through Hasbro Studios and Legacy Recordings will release on Friday, November 25th, 2016,  Explore Equestria Greatest Hits so that ponies can have it by Christmas 2016.   A new vinyl LP, the album with feature a collection of top MLP: FIM musical tracks from Seasons 1-5 of the show.    Featuring 16 original tracks performed by the cast of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic‘s ‘Mane 6’ — Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Pinkie Pie–as well as other popular characters from the series.   Each of the songs includes on this new, hip, cool Vinyl pony release was produced by Emmy Award-nominated composer and songwriter of the show Daniel Ingram.

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My Little Pony Is Coming Back Along with Some Pony Specials

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PAWTUCKET, R.I — Hasbro has announced 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, which returns 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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Brace Yourselves: Hasbro is Launching HASCON…Their Very Own Fan Con

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Hasbro to Create the Ultimate Entertainment and Play Experience by Bringing Its Iconic Brands to Life with First-Ever ‘HASCON’

First-of-Its-Kind Convention Will Bring Fans and Families Together for Three Days of Immersive Entertainment Experiences, Talent and Character Appearances, Panels and More in September 2017

PAWTUCKET, R.I., OCT 18, 2016 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, announced it is creating the first-ever HASCON fan and family convention in September 2017. The massive event, which will be held in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017, will treat attendees to three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.

From bringing the first action figure to life with G.I. JOE, to creating a world where robots are truly ‘more than meets the eye’ with TRANSFORMERS, Hasbro’s brands have always overflowed with rich stories and dynamic, multi-faceted characters, providing an incredible platform to capture the imaginations of fans of all ages. The premiere HASCON event will bring the magic of decades of storytelling under one roof for the ultimate, immersive Hasbro fan and family experience. Hasbro’s top properties, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE and many others will be reimagined through dynamic stage performances and unique opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite characters. In addition to interactive experiences designed to offer attendees a glimpse into Hasbro’s imaginative storytelling in action, visitors will have the chance to see first-look previews of Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, attend panels and meet-and-greets with celebrities and creative talent associated with Hasbro brands, take part in Hasbro Gaming competitions and purchase special limited-edition Hasbro products.

Hasbro is home to many of the world’s most recognizable brands, each of them with their own group of passionate and engaged fans,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro Brands. “HASCON will deliver an extraordinary peek behind the curtain of our brands, storytelling, and iconic characters while giving us the opportunity to invite fans and families to our hometown for the most memorable, unified Hasbro experience ever.”

For all of the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com

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. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

Sneak Peek: IDW’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #47

mlp47-coverWith the President Election looming around the corner, My Little Pony and IDW have put together a fun two-part series that is just as timely and relevant as anything is concerning this country’s political climate.

In Part 2 of their Election special, writer Ted Anderson and artists Agnes Garbowska and Sara Richard  show us that “The election race between Filthy Rich and Mayor Mare is closer than expected!  With disagreements between friends growing, will the town find a way to unify and chose the right candidate?”

IDW’s Issue #47 will be hitting your local comic stores as well as become available digitally through iTunes and other outlets on October 19th, 2016.

32 Pages   $3.99    Check out this issue at IDW’s site.    Below is the one-page sneak peek!

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HASBRO AND BACKFLIP STUDIOS RELEASE MY LITTLE PONY: PUZZLE PARTY

my-little-pony-puzzle-partyHASBRO AND BACKFLIP STUDIOS RELEASE MY LITTLE PONY: PUZZLE PARTY, THE CUTEST WAY TO PLAY MATCH-3 ON MOBILE

The Mobile Puzzle Adventure Gallops onto all Android and iOS Mobile Devices Today

BOULDER, Colo., October 13, 2016 – Hasbro and Backflip Studios (DragonVale, Transformers: Earth Wars, Paper Toss) today released MY LITTLE PONY: PUZZLE PARTY, a high-definition match-3 puzzle game featuring hundreds of pony puzzle adventures and the real voices of the Mane 6 from the “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” television series. The game allows players to recruit all of their favorite ponies, including Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Pinkie Pie as they use their unique “pony power-ups” to master magical levels throughout Equestria.

“My Little Pony is a brand beloved by generations of kids and adults,” said Julian Farrior, CEO of Backflip Studios. “In partnership with Hasbro, MY LITTLE PONY: PUZZLE PARTY has been shaped into a unique and colorful game that’s fun to play and includes all of the characters, storytelling and humor that makes the franchise so special.”

MY LITTLE PONY: PUZZLE PARTY follows Backflip’s TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS as the studio’s second major release of 2016 to feature an iconic Hasbro brand.

“Through our strategic investment in Backflip Studios, the company continues to develop Hasbro’s brands into successful mobile games,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro. “MY LITTLE PONY: PUZZLE PARTY harnesses the magic of My Little Pony, bringing all the excitement and fun from the ‘Friendship is Magic’ television series to a game that Pony fans and casual gamers are both going to love to play.”

MY LITTLE PONY: PUZZLE PARTY is free to download but features in-game purchases, and is available worldwide on Android and iOS. Please note that a WiFi connection is required to play.

About Backflip Studios

Backflip Studios develops and publishes absurdly fun mobile games for iOS and Android devices. The company’s portfolio of top ranked games, which include hit franchises such as Transformers: Earth Wars, DragonVale, Paper Toss, NinJump, Spellfall, PlunderNauts, and Army of Darkness Defense, have been downloaded over 350 million times and are played by more than 33 million active users per month. The company is based in Boulder, Colorado. Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) has a majority ownership stake in Backflip Studios.

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.

Actress Emily Blunt Playing a Possible Villain in New Pony Movie

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The USA Today’s Entertainment Blog recently spoke with actress Emily Blunt.   Blunt was kind enough to mention her upcoming work on the My Little Pony movie:

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PS: What other movies of yours are you excited to show your kids?

EB: The animated ones; I did Animal Crackers with John [Krasinski], which was so fun and cute. And I did My Little Pony, though I’m a nasty pony in that, which was kinda fun. I’m excited about Mary Poppins. I think Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’s a really good movie. I think some of these movies where I’m making out with other guys, they’re gonna be like “Ewww!”

So it turns out that Emily Blunt may be playing a villain in the new Pony movie.  Which is an interesting casting choice!   But, we think it’s a wise one and we’re really excited about the new movie!

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