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My Little Pony: Pony Life is an animated children's television series that premiered on Discovery Family on November 7, 2020. It is based on Hasbro's My Little Pony franchise. It is a successor, spin-off and reboot to 2010's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and the fourth animated series based on the franchise overall. The series is produced by Entertainment One, in collaboration with Boulder Media.[non-primary source needed]
|My Little Pony: Pony Life|
|Developed by||Whitney Ralls|
|Directed by||Adrian Ignat|
|Theme music composer||Jess Furman|
|Opening theme||"Pony Life"|
performed by Lauren Dyson
|Ending theme||"Pony Life" (instrumental)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||40 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||11 minutes[a]|
|Original network||Discovery Family|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||November 7, 2020 –|
May 22, 2021
It has some of the writers and most of the voice cast returning from Friendship Is Magic, but it also features a different art style and a slice-of-life narrative. Unlike Friendship Is Magic, each episode is 11 minutes long, consisting of two five-minute segments. A second season for the series premiered on April 10, and concluded on May 22, 2021.
The main setting of Pony Life is Sugarcube Corner, a bakery operated by Pinkie Pie that she and her friends from Friendship Is Magic, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Rarity and Fluttershy often use as a hangout. The series explores comedic, slice of life stories that they experience, primarily at Sugarcube Corner. The series uses an art style based on Japanese chibi. As a reboot, it has no continuity with Friendship Is Magic. This allows for the existence of new characters such as Pinkie Pie's brother Octavio Pie, as well as the adapting out of certain other characters from the original series.
- Tara Strong as Twilight Sparkle
- Ashleigh Ball as Applejack and Rainbow Dash
- Andrea Libman as Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie[b]
- Tabitha St. Germain as Rarity[c] and Spike[d]
- Nicole Oliver as Princess Celestia and Cheerilee
- Kyle Rideout as Dishwater Slog
- Trevor Devall as Fancy Pants
- Madeleine Peters as Scootaloo
- Michelle Creber as Apple Bloom
- Claire Corlett as Sweetie Belle
- Peter New as Discord[e] and Big McIntosh
- Kathleen Barr as Trixie Lulamoon
- Chanelle Peloso as Potion Nova
- Lili Beaudoin as Minty
- Jesse Inocalla as Octavio Pie
- Richard Ian Cox as Snails
- Ian Hanlin as Snips[f]
- Michael Dobson as Bulk Biceps
- Luc Roderique as Herd Happily and Curtain Call
- Peter Kelamis as Saddle Bags
- Laara Sadiq as Natalie
- Rebecca Shoichet as Twilight Sparkle (singing voice), The Pulverizer
- Britt McKillip as Princess Cadance
- Bethany Brown as Lightning Chill
- Connor Parnall as Echo
- Ana Sani as Sugar Snap
- Samuel Vincent as Flim
- Scott McNeil as Flam
- Andrew Francis as Shining Armor
- Tina Grant as Chamomilia
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||26||November 7, 2020||February 6, 2021|
|2||14||April 10, 2021||May 22, 2021|
Production and releaseEdit
My Little Pony: Pony Life was originally slated to premiere on Discovery Family in the United States on June 13, 2020, but it was postponed to a later date in the summer of that year. However, on October 12, 2020, a promo revealed that the show would be premiering on Discovery Family on November 7, 2020. Clips of several episodes have also been uploaded to the MLP YouTube channel. On September 10, 2020, it was officially announced that it would be released on YouTube at an unspecified date, listed as coming "soon". On September 17, 2020, it was reported that a second season was in production.[better source needed] The second season premiered on April 10, 2021.
The series concluded its run on May 22, 2021.
- Each episode includes two segments, which are about 5-6 minutes each. The series though originally aired half-hour program, meaning four segments in each episode.
- Shannon Chan-Kent was the primary singing voice of Pinkie Pie in Friendship is Magic with Libman occasionally providing her singing voice.
- Kazumi Evans was the original singing voice of Rarity in Friendship is Magic.
- Tabitha St. Germain voices Spike in Pony Life since Cathy Weseluck chose not to reprise the role.
- John de Lancie was the original voice of Discord in Friendship is Magic.
- Lee Tockar was the original voice of Snips in Friendship is Magic.
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