My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: The Movie is a 2013 Canadian-animated film based on both the My Little Pony franchise and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The film was produced by Paramount Pictures, DHX Media and Hasbro Studios and was released in theatres on April 23, 2013.
The film was written by Lauren Faust, known for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and The Powerpuff Girls.
Release dates Edit
April 23, 2013 (Canada & France)
April 29, 2013 (Australia)
July 10, 2013 (Japan)
July 23, 2013 (UK)
July 28, 2013 (Malaysia)
August 3, 2013 (Italy)
August 10, 2013 (Germany)
August 21, 2013 (New Zealand)
August 25, 2013 (Spain)
August 28, 2013 (Norway)
September 4, 2013 (Sweden)
September 11, 2013 (Denmark)
October 2, 2013 (Turkey)
October 9, 2013 (Russia)
October 12, 2013 (Argentina)
October 20, 2013 (Chile)
November 5, 2013 (Brazil)
The film develops the origins of the characters on the show, as well as why Discord (after being defeated by the ponies) became evil and even includes a battle between Nightmare Moon (the villain whose eyes appear in the poster of season 4). The plot details a search for magic seeds that will destroy houses, rabbits and even enslaves many innocent ponies.
With MLP: FiM cancelled after the thirteenth episode of season 3, Hasbro wanted to satisfy many disappointed fans of the show. Lauren Faust was asked to consent to a contract in which his next few films would be distributed by Paramount.
The main titles were designed by Reel FX and the main on end titles were animated at DHX Media in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Burger King distributed a set of toys along with the Burger King Kids' Club meal. Also, there were tie-ins with CC's chips and Nestlé ice cream as well as a Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita and PS3 video game based on the movie.
The video game was developed by Paramount Digital Entertainment and published by Hasbro. The Nintendo 3DS/PS Vita versions were released in stores on April 27, 2013 while the PS3 version was released on October 1, 2013, the same day as the home media release.
Home media Edit
The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in Canada by Paramount Home Media Distribution on October 1, 2013 and in New Zealand on November 19, 2013.