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My Little Pony: Pony Life
My Little Pony Pony Life logo.png
Based on
Developed byWhitney Ralls
Katie Chilson
Directed byAdrian Ignat
Voices of
Theme music composerJess Furman
Ethan Roberts
Opening theme"Pony Life"
performed by Lauren Dyson
Ending theme"Pony Life" (instrumental)
ComposerJess Furman
Country of originUnited States
Ireland
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Stephen Davis (season 1)
  • Olivier Dumont (season 2)
ProducerPeter Lewis
Running time11 minutes[1][a]
Production companies
DistributorEntertainment One[2]
Release
Original networkDiscovery Family
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseNovember 7, 2020 (2020-11-07) –
May 22, 2021 (2021-05-22)

My Little Pony: Pony Life is an animated children's television series that premiered on Discovery Family on November 7, 2020.[3] 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.[4][non-primary source needed]

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. The series also focuses on a more immature theme than its predecessor.[5] 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, 2021.[6]

Voice cast

Main cast

With the exception of Cathy Weseluck, who voiced Spike, the main voice actors from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic reprise their roles in Pony Life.[5]

Supporting cast

Episodes

Main article: List of My Little Pony: Pony Life episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126November 7, 2020 (2020-11-07)February 6, 2021 (2021-02-06)
214April 10, 2021 (2021-04-10)May 22, 2021 (2021-05-22)

Production and release

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.[7] 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".[8] On September 17, 2020, it was reported that a second season was in production.[9][better source needed] The second season premiered on April 10, 2021.[10][11]

The series premiered on 9Go! in Australia on September 21, 2020.[12]

In the United Kingdom, the series premiered on Tiny Pop on September 1, 2020. The second season premiered on the network on April 2, 2021.[13]

The series concluded its run on May 22, 2021.

Notes

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Shannon Chan-Kent was the primary singing voice of Pinkie Pie in Friendship is Magic with Libman occasionally providing her singing voice.
  3. ^ Kazumi Evans was the original singing voice of Rarity in Friendship is Magic.
  4. ^ Tabitha St. Germain voices Spike in Pony Life since Cathy Weseluck chose not to reprise the role.
  5. ^ John de Lancie was the original voice of Discord in Friendship is Magic.
  6. ^ Lee Tockar was the original voice of Snips in Friendship is Magic.

References

  1. ^ "TV Schedule for Treehouse". TV Passport.
  2. ^ Regan, Chelsea (6 October 2020). "eOne Inks Broadcast Deals for My Little Pony: Pony Life".
  3. ^ "My Little Pony: Pony Life : Programs : Discovery Family : Discovery Press Web". press.discovery.com. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Tweet". Retrieved 19 June 2020 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ a b Tyler Aquilina (13 November 2019). "'My Little Pony' to launch new animated series and toy line – see exclusive first look". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  6. ^ Mercedes Milligan (23 March 2021). "'My Little Pony: Pony Life' S2 Trots to Discovery Family April 10". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  7. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (12 October 2020). "New 'My Little Pony' Series 'Pony Life' Premieres Nov. 7 on Discovery Family". Animation Magazine. Archived from the original on 14 October 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  8. ^ "My Little Pony: Pony Life 💖 NEW 💖 The Great Divide - Team Mane 6 MLP Pony Life" – via YouTube.
  9. ^ Sethisto (17 September 2020). "Pony Life Gets a Second Season in Spring of 2021". Equestria Daily.
  10. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (23 March 2021). "'My Little Pony: Pony Life' S2 Trots to Discovery Family April 10". Animation Magazine. Archived from the original on 2 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Attention Every Pony! My Little Pony: Pony Life Season 2 Debuts on Discovery Family Channel April 10" (Press release). Discovery Family Channel. 23 March 2021. Retrieved 6 December 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  12. ^ "Hey Bronies… 'My Little Pony' Gets A 2020 Reboot". scenestr - Pop Culture & Entertainment. 31 August 2020. Archived from the original on 16 September 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  13. ^ Lang, Neil (10 March 2021). "Second series of My Little Pony: Pony Life to premiere on Tiny Pop in April". ATV Today. Archived from the original on 10 March 2021. Retrieved 4 October 2021.