Hasbro is partnering with Lionsgate to bring its My Little Pony franchise to the big screen.

April 6, 2018

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Toy brand and TV series to inspire Hasbro's first animated feature.

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 characters.

“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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