Friday, May 9, 2014

Woohoo: "My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic" Renewed for a Fifth Season + Season 4 Finale This Saturday @HubTVNetwork #MLPSeason4

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.



"My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic" Renewed for a Fifth Season



"Twilight Sparkle and her beloved pony friends will continue to celebrate the magic of friendship as the Hub Network announces season five of its hit animated series My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic.” The series, from Hasbro Studios, is slated to air in 2015 on the Hub Network, champions of family fun and the only network dedicated to providing kids and their families entertainment they can watch together. The network has ordered 26 episodes for season five.

“My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic” follows the magical Princess Twilight Sparkle and her trusted assistant Spike, who live in Ponyville in the enchanted land of Equestria, along with her colorful pony friends – honest Applejack, generous Rarity, kind Fluttershy, loyal Rainbow Dash and fun-loving Pinkie Pie. Together, they teach one another valuable lessons about the most powerful magic of all – the magic of friendship.

“My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic” features key voice talent including Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck, Andrea Libman as well as Tabitha St. Germain and Ashleigh Ball, who both also provide voice to characters of the Hub Network’s “Littlest Pet Shop.” The series is executive produced by Chris Bartleman, Kirsten Newlands and Stephen Davis and was developed for television by Lauren Faust. In addition, season five will continue to include co-executive producers Meghan McCarthy and Jayson Thiessen, who is also the supervising director, as well as composer Daniel Ingram, who was nominated for a Daytime Emmy® Award for his previous work on “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic.”"

Follow the new season of “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic” on Twitter at #MLPSeason5.

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This past Tuesday the folks at the Hub Network did another one of their Hubbub chats.  This time, they talked with “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” star Tara Strong (voice of Twilight Sparkle, “Rugrats”) and co-executive producer and story editor Meghan McCarthy (“Fish Hooks”) -- scroll down to watch the chat.  I was so bummed that I missed this chat, not only because I am a huge My Little Pony fan (yes, even today), but also because the video since loaded to YouTube has more views than any other Hubbub, and there was tons of fan engagement. :-)



I have shared countless times how my girls are My Little Pony fans.  You can't walk into our house, without tripping over a MLP pony, or seeing Savannah walking around with one of her Build-A-Bear My Little Pony plush or another MLP toy. Oh, and don't get me started on the girls' growing collection of MLP apparel.  From t-shirt and sweatshirts to pajamas and even a new MLP swimsuit for this summer, the girls are always reaching for Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle, or the other MLP character shirts to wear for the day.

And, the end of this month, the girls will be going to the Hartford ComicCon, where they will get to meet some of the people who draw the ponies.  Savannah is counting down the days, as Daddy promised he would buy her a picture. :-)

But, as we wait to meet these amazing artists, the girls are gearing up for the Season 4 finale episode of “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic”, which will air on the Hub Network, this Saturday, May 10th at 10AM ET.



"The Hub Network’s popular animated series, “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” from Hasbro Studios, has its fourth season finale on Saturday, May 10, with two all-new, back-to-back episodes, “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 1” and “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 2,” starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on the Hub Network, champions of family fun and the only network dedicated to providing kids and their families entertainment they can watch together. Leading up to the season finale, the network will air a marathon of special episodes from season four starting at 7:30 a.m. ET/4:30 a.m. PT. These episodes highlight a magical journey for Twilight and her friends that continue into the season finale. In addition, on April 28, a new My Little Pony game, “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Rainbow Falls Flight School” will launch on HubNetwork.com, providing fans fresh digital content to enjoy before the exciting finale. There will also be monthly updates to the wildly popular “Equestrivia Challenge,” starting May 1.

The Hub Network’s fourth season of “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic” will culminate with an amazing adventure during its two-part finale in which Princess Twilight Sparkle continues to struggle with her identity as a princess and her role as the newest member of Equestrian royalty. When Princess Celestia has a premonition about a mysterious evil foe from the past and turns to an unlikely source for help, Twilight Sparkle feels extra pressure to prove her worth.

In hopes that it will provide some insight as to the kind of princess she is meant to be, Twilight Sparkle focuses her attention on opening the chest that was given to her by the Tree of Harmony. Secrets are revealed and mysteries are unraveled as all of Equestria joins forces to stop this new threat."

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Fans of the show will definitely want to tune in and watch this two-part season finale, as it is not to be missed. The secrets revealed, and the ponies will band together to stop a new threat to Equestria.  

I was the coolest mom the other day as I was sent a screener copy of the season finale. This was the only time all week that the girls listened and behaved, as they knew if they did, they would get to watch this un-aired episodes. I will not lie, I couldn't wait to watch these episodes, and found myself on the edge of the couch as the different mysteries were unraveled. Leave it season finale episodes like these to answer questions you have been wondering about all season, while also leaving your hanging for another season -- Season 5 get here already. :-)

While you wait with your child to watch the two all-new, back-to-back episodes this Saturday, “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 1” and “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 2,” starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT, please enjoy the new “Hub Network’s What’s the Hubbub?” which took place on May 6 and showcased“My Little Pony Friendship is Magic”...






Follow the “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic” talent on Twitter and at #MLPSeason4:

Tara Strong @tarastrong
Andrea Libman @AndreaLibman
Tabitha St. Germain @StTabitha
Cathy Weseluck @CathyWeseluck
Ashleigh Ball @ash_leigh_ball
Meghan McCarthy @MMeghanMcCarthy
Jayson Thiesen @goldenrussett
Daniel Ingram @dannyimusic

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About the Hub Network
The Hub Network is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) that champions family fun by providing relatable, funny, family friendly entertainment experiences that children and their parents can enjoy together. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub Network’s lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at HubNetwork.com. The Hub Network rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and is available in nearly 71 million U.S. households. The Hub Network logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment:

  1. My daughter loves her my little pony! She actually requested to have this as a theme for her birthday in june. She like her unicorn pony's the best. great show!

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