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My Little Pony’s Pinkie Pie made her feature film debut in Transformers (2007)

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There hasn’t been a My Little Pony feature film since 1986’s creatively titled My Little Pony: The Movie, but one popular pink pony managed to sneak her way into the multiplexes since then in a brief cameo in 2007’s Transformers.

In the Micheal Bay blockbuster, a little girl carrying a Pinkie Pie plushie mistakes the Transformer Ironhide for the tooth fairy. As both Transformers and My Little Pony are Hasbro properties, the cameo was not only cute but also probably made someone in corporate use the phrase “brand synergy.”

But what you may not realize is that My Little Pony and Transformers have met more than once. The Transformers wiki has a breakdown of all the My Little Pony/Transformers crossovers since the inception of both toylines here.

Personally, I remember seeing the Transformers trailer for the first time in theatres and cackling like a crazy person when Pinkie Pie showed up on screen because it was just too perfect. What did you think of the pink wonder’s feature film debut? And, more importantly, do you think we’ll ever get another My Little Pony feature film?

Summer Hayes’s MLP Corner

  • Free MLP (or other Hasbro toy) with $20 purchase!
    SpottedSlug posted about a promotion that Hasbro is running through December 25th 2010 and January 31st 2011. Basically you buy a Hasbro toy or game, fill in a form and send it in with your original receipt and they’ll send you a free toy. The form lets you pick your top three toy lines and Hasbro will send you a toy from one of the lines you choose.

    I wonder what they’ll be sending out as their free products. Hopefully, the stores around me will actually stock some new products so I can make a purchase and fill out my own redemption form to find out.

    Here is the link for the redemption form and if you send one in let me know what they send you!
    http://www.hasbro.com/shop/SuperChargeRedemptionForm.pdf

  • 2011 My Little Pony Fair Dates and Location Announced!
    I am pleased to announce that the 2011 My Little Pony Fair and Collector’s Convention will take place on July 22-23rd at Hasbro’s Headquarters in Rhode Island. Additional information will be released in the coming weeks!
  • My Little Pony Keds!
    Okay, while these are not an officially licensed My Little Pony product, they are awesome! I’m thinking they would make great summertime shoes for hanging out at the lake, beach, or a pony event (like My Little Pony Fair 2011).

    I love how they name the shoe styles not by the pony name (since they are obviously skirting around copyrights) and instead name them by pony characteristics. For example, the “Dashing in the Clouds” shoe is obviously designed after Rainbow Dash, “Fresh Picked Apples” is designed after Applejack, etc.

    They are being sold for $65 and I love them. I only wish I had discovered them before I made my Christmas list!

    Check out all the styles available HERE on zazzle.com

Hasbro says: My Little Pony animated special and yet another “new look”

Hasbro sent out a Press Release yesterday. You can read the entire thing here but I just want to chop out the bits about My Little Pony below:

The Entertainment & Licensing (E&L) division of Hasbro, Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!has/quotes/nls/has (HAS 37.79, -0.63, -1.64%) will arrive at the International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas on June 8, 2010, with new and innovative licensing programs supporting global powerhouse brands such as TRANSFORMERS, NERF, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY and PLAYSKOOL. The company will showcase major entertainment and lifestyle licensing initiatives underway in the areas of television, movies, digital gaming, performance sports, and apparel as well as programs that are driving increased market traction in key international territories, including France, Mexico and China.

On the entertainment front, the upcoming new children’s and family television network, The Hub, recently announced its first wave of television programming for its launch on October 10, 2010 (10-10-10). HASBRO STUDIOS is producing several Hasbro-inspired animated and live-action series including: “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” “Transformers Prime,” “G.I. JOE Renegades,” “Pound Puppies,” “The Adventures of Chuck and Friends,” and “Family Game Night,” featuring a variety of classic and enduring Hasbro games. The Hasbro and Discovery Communications joint venture cable television network will feature original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of award-winning children’s educational programming, and from leading third-party producers worldwide. At launch, The Hub will reach approximately 60 million U.S. households. Additionally, HASBRO STUDIOS will extend the global reach of Hasbro-branded programming to other international broadcast markets in 2010 and beyond.

Hasbro, in association with its movie studio partners, also has several motion pictures underway for 2011 and 2012 theater releases. “Transformers 3″ from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, is set to debut on July 1, 2011 and Universal Pictures will bring iconic super hero STRETCH ARMSTRONG and an epic BATTLESHIP film to the big screen in summer 2012.

“Hasbro continues to deliver on the company’s commitment to create innovative and immersive global brand experiences that resonate with consumers around the world,” said John Frascotti, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Hasbro. “We’ve re-invented our brands and put them at consumers’ fingertips for anytime, anywhere entertainment.”

In addition to the exciting entertainment-driven lineup, E&L is also expanding Hasbro brands worldwide in key lifestyle licensing categories. Below are highlights: Continue reading

Let’s discuss this Hasbro Factory toy movie. Better yet, let’s write My Little Pony into it.

So let’s take a second to talk about this article. Hasbro sent out a press release to this effect so this news was all over the place a few days ago.

Now the original press release was talking about combining all their properties into a movie called Hasbro Factory. The movie is real and is set to be released by Paramount in the near future.

Hasbro already sold the movie rights to many of their board game properties so this could be the glorious Monopoly/Connect Four big screen cross-over we’ve all longed for. (Note: I own a knock-off version of Connect Four called Four-in-a-Row which I find refreshingly direct. I also own a knock-off of Battleship called Sea Battle. You know that you are jealous.)

But there is a lot of speculation that this could be a movie involving their toy properties. My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, G. I. Joe, Transformers, Mr. Potato Head, Baby Alive, Gloworm, Easy-Bake Ovens, Tonka trucks, FurReal Friends and more could all be together in one glorious movie.

Let’s put our heads together and think about what that movie could conceivably be like. Which characters would they be most likely to use? Is Mr. Potato head locked into something with Pixar so he’s unavailable? Does Micheal Bay have a total lock on Transformers?

Who knows? Instead, let’s wildly speculate on what this movie could be about. You don’t have to use every property, but try to use as many as you can as you share your “In world…” style movie tagline below.

And you know what site you are on so, please, shoehorn the ladies of MLP in there somewhere, hmm?

Here are a list of Hasbro’s most popular properties to give you inspiration (links lead to Wikipedia to jog your memory):

Toys

Games