Believe it or not, but everybody’s favorite pastel-colored ponies are getting another big-screen outing.
I’m not a Brony – not that there’s anything wrong with that (no kinkshaming here, people) but even I am on first name terms with Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, and Applejack. I have a three-year-old daughter, and our mornings are spent with her on my lap watching My Little Pony, while I guzzle down coffee until I can actually focus my eyes on the screen.
The show’s actually pretty good – with a strong moral message for kids, and some pretty funky musical numbers. I don’t hate it (which is more than I can say for Clarence, and half the other shit on TV.)
And with ‘I don’t hate it’ as my ringing endorsement, I heard today that My Little Pony was going to be hitting the big screen next year, in a new animated movie adaptation.
I’m not exactly stoked about that, but I guess the end result can’t be worse than the 1980s My Little Pony film, which my daughter has also been religiously watching on Amazon every day. The new series at least throws us adults some bones from time to time (a time-traveling horse called ‘Dr Whooves’, anybody?), while the original was so saccharine sweet and so dated it gave me a toothache.
The new MLP movie promises the voice talents of Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Uzo Aduba, Liev Schreiber and Michael Pena – plus, of course, the original crew of ponies voiced by veteran cartoon stars Tara Strong and Ashleigh Ball.
Details are scant side from that – but you’d better be sure my little girl will make sure you’re all updated with new information as and when we have it. The release date is October, 2017: So Bronies? Clear your diaries.
But before you do – get a taste of the horrific original.