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Lionsgate Making a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Movie Starring Kristin Chenoweth

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Lionsgate and Hasbro have announced they’re combining forces on a big screen My Little Pony movie written by series producer Meghan McCarthy and starring Pushing Daisies‘ Kristin Chenoweth as as a new character.

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-President Erik Feig said of the project,

We are pleased to partner with Hasbro to bring their brands to audiences in new and exciting ways. 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.

Coming Soon offers this synopsis for the film:

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. The My Little Pony movie will feature all new music with the Mane Six characters voiced by Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain and Ashleigh Ball. Jayson Theissen is directing. Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis are producing the film with Meghan McCarthy and Michael Vogel co-executive producing.

The film will be Hasbro’s first animated feature.

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