Netflix and Entertainment One (eOne) have announced the release date and main cast for their new animated film that will reimagine some well-known characters. “My LIttle Pony: A New Generation” will be released on Netflix on September 24th with a follow-on series also in the works.
The cast announcement is as follows:
- Vanessa Hudgens (“The Princess Switch”) as Sunny Starscout
- Kimiko Glenn (“Orange Is the New Black”) as Izzy Moonbow
- James Marsden (“Hairspray”) as Hitch Trailblazer
- Sofia Carson (“Descendants”) as Pip Petals
- Liza Koshy (“Liza on Demand”) as Zipp Storm
In the new movie, the pony world of Equestria has lost its magic. (GASP!) Friendship and Harmony have been replaced by paranoia and mistrust, and Ponies now live separated by species. Sunny – a feisty and idealistic young Earth Pony – is convinced there’s still hope for this divided world… but her slightly misguided and often hilarious efforts to change hearts and minds have led to her being branded a misfit. When Sunny befriends a lost Unicorn named Izzy, who wanders innocently into the Earth Pony town of Maretime Bay, the town has had enough. Izzy and Sunny must embark on an epic adventure that will include a daring jewel heist, outrageous conspiracy theories, elaborate musical numbers, and the world’s cutest flying Pomeranian. Their adventures will take them to faraway lands and force them to challenge the status quo by facing their fears and making new friends out of old enemies. The world Sunny has dreamed of her entire life could finally become a reality as Sunny and her newfound friends fight to prove that even little ponies can make a big difference. In the computer-animated series, the adventures of Sunny Starscout and her friends will continue.
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