Lionsgate and Hasbro have announced that they are teaming up for a big screen version of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which will be scripted by Meghan McCarthy, writer and producer of the animated series of the same name. Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, Pushing Daisies) has also signed on to voice a character alongside the cast of the animated show.
“We are pleased to partner with Hasbro to bring their brands to audiences in new and exciting ways,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-President Erik Feig. “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.”
“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,” adds Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer, Hasbro, Inc. “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 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.