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My Little Pony: The Movie is an American-Canadian computer-animated movie based on the third generation of My Little Pony that was scheduled for release in October 2003, as part of a series of films Hasbro had intended on showing, most of which were unrelated to My Little Pony.

It was to be produced by DKP Effects and Fat Rock Entertainment, and to be distributed by Nelvana Limited, which had signed it to broadcast at Loews Cineplex, AMC Theatres, IMAX, Carmike Cinemas, Cinemark, Regal Cinemas, Cineplex Odeon[1] on Saturday and Sunday mornings and weekday mornings during the holiday break. It would have been released to home video in spring 2004.

It was planned to be shown on at least one thousand screens for at least twelve weeks. Unfortunately, this appeared to be too big a challenge for Hasbro and the movie was cancelled, but it had been advertised on G3 MLP packaging and the Hasbro MLP website up until its cancellation. The tab providing information about the movie on the My Little Pony website was removed at some point between April 22, 2003 and May 25, 2003.

Plot[]

The movie would have been 83 minutes long. According to the movie tab of the My Little Pony website, the movie would have involved the ponies getting ready for a friendship celebration where things don't end up going as planned. It describes the movie as a "high-flying celebration of teamwork, friendship, and love". The website's questions tab said that the movie would "give fans an entertaining glimpse into the world of MY LITTLE PONY. They'll experience life in PONYVILLE and get to know their favorite ponies through fun adventures and everyday pleasures."

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. The plan of the movie being showed on at least one thousand screens for at least twelve weeks, however it was a big challenge for Hasbro.
  2. Despite the movie's computer-animated trailers being presented at Toy Fair New York in February 2003, the movie was way too similar to Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot and The Care Bears' Big Wish Movie.
    • Nelvana believed the project was cancelled because these two CGI-animated Care Bears movies appeared more marketable at the Toronto International Film Festival from 2004 to 2005. The project's cancellation leds to nearly 260 artists losing their jobs.

Results[]

  • The movie's title later got used for the fourth generation of My Little Pony in 2017 followed by a short film called Hanazuki: Full of Treasures which is based on the web series that aired on YouTube in 2017 and then on Discovery Family in 2018.
  • This movie would had been the 2nd movie to use the “My Little Pony: The Movie” title, the first one being a movie called My Little Pony: The Movie in 1986.
  • A My Little Pony video game called Best Friends Ball in 2004, and it also had a plot revolved around a friendship celebration.
  • The movie is permanently cancelled, since the third generation of My Little Pony ended in 2009.
  • The movie was once mentioned in the MLP website, the mention of the movie is archived right here.
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