It appears that Equestria Girls has a release date now- that of 16 June, and the description offered by Cineplex seems to indicate less of a spinoff of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and more of a one-off movie, but it is still kind of hard to tell.
When a crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, Twilight Sparkle pursues the thief into an alternate world where she transforms into a teenage girl who must survive her biggest challenge yet… high school. With help from her new friends who remind her of Ponyville’s Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, and Fluttershy, she embarks upon a quest to find the crown and change the destiny of these two parallel worlds.
The Day Time Emmys has released their list of nominees for the upcoming awards season. The Hub came in with 17 nominations. This was behind Nickelodeon, which snagged 25, but ahead of Cartoon Network (11), Disney (6), and Disney XD (4).
Unfortunately, The Hub’s nominations do not include any for My Little Pony, but then again, this is not necessarily surprising given the fact that the Emmys tend to be a little harsher about nominating television programs that have a certain cult popularity- see the Star Trek saga. Additionally, many fans griped that this past third season of My Little Pony was not up to snuff.
Going back to Equestria Girls, the plot sounds. . .interesting. It appears that the movie will be playing on the big screen rather than just the small screen. Hm…well, until we know more, we shall have to see how things go. There has been quite a lot of pushback and griping about Equestria Girls, but so far, most people seem willing to at least consider it.
On a side note, apparently Lauren Faust recently answered some questions for people. She was asked by one Twitter user “Where did the concept of parasprites, and Pinkie’s music to lead them away, come from?” *Puts on thinking cap without looking Faust’s answer.* My guess would be Star Trek: The Original Series, Season 2, Episode 13 “The Trouble With Tribbles” by David Gerrold…or as Faust put it “It was inspired by The Pied Piper and Trouble with Tribbles.”
Then again…I love Star Trek as well as My Little Pony and Doctor Who.