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

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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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Minty Build-A-Bear In the Works

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According to this source, there is a Minty Build-A-Bear in the works!   In the past the My Little Pony Build-A-Bear’s have sold amazingly well, and they’ve went out of stock long before everyone had a chance to get one.  We here at Brony.com have tried to report when they MLP Build-A-Bears have come out when they have, and we’re happy that we’re able to report the next series ahead of their actual release date.

We’re not actually sure when the Minty Bear will be available, but considering how it’s already appearing in the above paper ad from Build-A-Bear, it seems like that it won’t be too long from now.

Watch the Build-A-Bear website HERE or check in at your local Build-A-Bear store.

Season 7 My Little Pony Confirmed!

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In a recent press release Hasbro has confirmed that there will be a Season 7 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic as well as several Equestria Girls specials.

From the Press Release:

“Next year will also see the premiere of a new season of the hit TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, as well as the release of the animated feature film My Little Pony: The movie.  ‘Hasbro Studios will also continue to expand our successful My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic spin-off series, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls’ […] ‘Fans around the world will be able to enjoy three all-new specials in 2017 that feature the colorful characters of the Equestria Girls universe.”

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Calm Down Internet! MLP is NOT switching from Discovery Family To Netflix

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When it was announced that Legend of Everfree would debut on Netflix, fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic have been theorizing online that the show itself would be following suit and leaving Discovery Family for the streaming site.  This isn’t true.  As you can see from this recent Hasbro PR Quote:

“Apologies for the delay on this! Don’t have an answer on the UK scheduling…however Hasbro can confirm that My Little Pony Friendship is Magic is not switching to Netflix for Season 7. “

Obviously, MLP:FIM isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so it’s a safe bet to consider that MLP:FILM will be not only still a part of Discovery Family but will also, as have previous seasons of the show, continue to be streaming on the pay service as has been the norm previously when it comes to the upcoming Season 7.

Hillary Clinton Gone to the Ponies in New Mad Magazine Issue

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With the political aura heating up to a frenzy, Mad Magazine has taken to poking at Hillary Clinton in their upcoming issue.   Except this time, they’ve taken their lampooning to an entirely different level by making Hillary Clinton a My Little Pony.

Calling the feature piece “My Little Phony,” Mad Magazine points out “a few of the times when the former secretary of state was caught fibbing, but in a cartoon horsy form.”

The digital issue will be released Friday and the magazine will hit stands Oct. 11.

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My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree Dolls Coming in Fall

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The dolls in the MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS LEGEND OF EVERFREE Boho Assortment are ready to relax at Camp Everfree in style! APPLEJACK, SUNSET SHIMMER, TWILIGHT SPARKLE, FLUTTERSHY, and RARITY dolls each wear boho-chic fashions, with stylish accents like loose tops and fringe details. Long, flowing hairstyles complete their effortlessly cool look. Each doll in the collection comes with a horseshoe-shaped code that can unlock virtual rewards in the Hasbro MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS app like clothing, games or coins. Scan the code into the app with a compatible mobile device. Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Every EQUESTRIA GIRLS character wants to put her best fashion forward at Camp Everfree, and the dolls in the MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS LEGEND OF EVERFREE Geometric Assortment are right on trend with bright and colorful style. GLORIOSA, PINKIE PIE, RAINBOW DASH, LYRA HEARTSTRINGS, and SWEETIE DROPS dolls are decked out in geometric patterned outfits and feature their chic signature hairstyles. Each doll in the collection comes with a horseshoe-shaped code that can unlock virtual rewards in the Hasbro MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS app like clothing, games or coins. Scan the code into the app with a compatible mobile device. Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Retail Price $9.99