Hasbro is partnering with Lionsgate to bring its My Little Pony franchise to the big screen.
The news comes just a month after the partners also announced plans for a live-action film based on Hasbro's Monopoly board game.
Meghan McCarthy, writer and producer for the "My Little Pony:
Friendship is Magic" animated series will pen the screenplay, which will
be produced by Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures.
The film, which will be
Hasbro’s first animated feature, will be distributed and marketed
globally (except in China) by Lionsgate, and Tony and Emmy award-winning
actress Kristin Chenoweth has already been tapped to voice one of the
“We are thrilled to expand the My Little Pony story to the big
screen, and take these beloved characters on a new and unexpected
journey that will delight fans of all ages,” says Stephen Davis, chief
content officer, Hasbro. “It’s an honor to add Kristin Chenoweth to the
cast as the voice of an all new, never-before-seen My Little Pony
character in the film. Her incredible Broadway and silver screen
performances in 'Wicked, 'Glee' and many more make her the perfect fit
for this animated, musical adventure.”
In the movie, a new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 must embark on a journey beyond Equestria to save their home.
“We are pleased to partner with Hasbro to bring their brands to
audiences in new and exciting ways,” says Erik Feig, co-president,
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. “Meghan McCarthy and the My Little Pony
cast are a very talented and cohesive team whom we’re happy to be
working with, and we’re excited about the addition of the very talented
Kristin Chenoweth, as we explore new aspects of these characters and new
story opportunities for the franchise.”
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