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.”