– Long Running Animated Series To Conclude with a 90-Minute Supersized Episode on Saturday, October 12 at 8/7c –
– Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Special “A Decade of Pony” to Premiere Friday, October 11 at 5/4c –
(Miami, FL) – After nine years and 221 magical episodes of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, Discovery Family Channel is spreading the power of friendship in style with a primetime 90-minute series finale event on Saturday, October 12 at 8/7c. Leading up to the big night, viewers will also be treated to MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC – A DECADE OF PONY, an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series premiering Friday, October 11 at 5/4c.The final episodes of the Allspark Animation produced series will also stream live and on demand on Discovery Family GO, the network’s TV Everywhere app.
In the 90-minute series finale special, a villainous alliance unleashes their unified might on Equestria and it’s up to the Mane Six to save the kingdom. Then, years later in the future, Princess Twilight is visited by a student with a friendship problem. As she attempts to solve it, she looks back on the times she and the Mane Six spent together.
The creators, animators and voice actors behind MY LITTLE PONY share their favorite memories from the past nine seasons and invite viewers into the recording studio to witness the magic that goes into making an episode in the new special MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC – A DECADE OF PONY. Fans will gain never-before-seen access to the making of the series featuring an historical overview of the brand and interviews with Mane Six cast members, creator Lauren Faust and others.
Additionally, viewers can catch up on classic adventures and watch the series from the beginning during the PONY PALOOZA programming takeover starting Sunday, October 6 at 6a/5c and running all week long during the day leading up to the final episode.
Launched in 2010, MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC follows the magical Princess Twilight Sparkle and her trusted dragon assistant Spike, who live in Ponyville in the enchanted land of Equestria, along with her colorful pony friends – honest Applejack, generous Rarity, kind Fluttershy, loyal Rainbow Dash and fun-loving Pinkie Pie. Together, they teach one another valuable lessons about the most powerful magic of all – the magic of friendship.
MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC is produced by Allspark Animation for Discovery Family. Stephen Davis is the executive producer for Allspark Animation. To learn more, go to www.discoveryfamilychannel.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DiscFamily and on Twitter @DiscoveryFamily.
About Discovery Family
The leading television destination for families in the United States, Discovery Family is available in more than 49 million U.S. homes and is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro. Discovery Family is programmed with an inspirational mix of family-friendly series and movies and Allspark Animation’s popular animation franchises, including MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, LITTLEST PET SHOP and the Emmy-winning TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS. Families can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through Discovery Family GO – the network’s TV Everywhere app offering live and on demand access to your favorite Discovery Family series and specials. For 2019-to-date, Discovery Family ranks as the #1 most co-viewed kid’s network among Kids 2-11 watching with an Adult 18-49 in Total Day and Prime.
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