After a leaked bed set appeared online, pony fans everywhere were in a tizzy trying to figure out just what the next generation would be. Was the leak real? Well we finally have our confirmation ahead of Thursday’s Hasbro investor meeting. The bedsheet is confirmed.
In an exclusive first look with Entertainment Tonight, we were given a synopsis for the movie and series concept. This was also a rumor going around, but one I did not think would be confirmed. Along with the synopsis was the first look at the movie, which will be in CGI. The show will be in 2D animation.
“In the new movie, the pony world of Equestria has lost its magic. Friendship and Harmony have been replaced by paranoia and mistrust, and Ponies now live separated by species. Sunny — a feisty and idealistic young Earth Pony — is convinced there’s still hope for this divided world, but her slightly misguided and often hilarious efforts to change hearts and minds have led to her being branded a misfit. When Sunny befriends a lost Unicorn named Izzy, who wanders innocently into the Earth Pony town of Maretime Bay, the town has had enough. Izzy and Sunny must embark on an epic adventure that will include a daring jewel heist, outrageous conspiracy theories, elaborate musical numbers, and the world’s cutest flying Pomeranian. Their adventures will take them to faraway lands and force them to challenge the status quo by facing their fears and making new friends out of old enemies. The world Sunny has dreamed of her entire life could finally become a reality as Sunny and her newfound friends fight to prove that even little ponies can make a big difference.”
One interesting thing to note is that this universe still takes place in the Equestria we know and love from Friendship is Magic. As Hasbro admitted, Generation 4 of my little pony made too much money that they couldn’t justify an entire reboot. There will be Easter eggs for fans of G4 sprinkled in the series. Another thing of note is that there was a leaked animatic of what was to be the first song in the movie which featured a father telling his daughter about the main six characters of Friendship is Magic. The design of the daughter is exactly the same as Sunny Starscout.
The movie and series will both be heading straight to Netflix sometime this year.