My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship Special Guide


“Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship”

Written by: Nick Confalone
Sunset Shimmer is shocked to discover that she’s been erased from her friends’ memories and must search for the magic and the perpetrator who did such a dreadful deed.

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The eighth season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic will commence on Saturday, March 24th, at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family. The channel released its highlights for the month of March and continuing with the tradition of all two-parters since “A Canterlot Wedding”, both parts will air on March 24th.

Without revealing too much, there will be many new characters, a certain pony’s parents, a new theme for the year, and introduction of elements first seen in the Movie.

Prior to the season premiere, There will be another “Pony Palooza” which will start at 6am ET/5am CT on March 17th and will continue with every episode right up until the Season Eight Premiere.

Below is the press release related to MLP. If you do not wish to be spoiled any further, look away now.

THE SCHOOL OF FRIENDSHIP IS OFFICIALLY OPEN! SEASON EIGHT OF MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC PREMIERES SATURDAY, MARCH 24 ON DISCOVERY FAMILY – Season Eight of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic ” Picks Up Following the Events of “My Little Pony: The Movie” with New Characters and Songs Throughout 26 Magical Episodes Beginning Saturday, March 24 at 11:30a/10:30c –

(MIAMI, FL ) – Calling everypony (and creature) in Equestria Twilight Sparkle’s School of Friendship is in session! On Saturday, March 24 at 11:30a/10:30c , Discovery Family premieres the eighth season of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC with 26 half hour episodes complete with seven original songs, new characters and tons of friendship! New episodes of the Hasbro Studios’ produced animated series will also stream live and on demand on Discovery Family GO, the network’s TV Everywhere app.

Following the events of “My Little Pony: The Movie,” in the back – to – back season premiere episodes titled “School Daze Part 1” and “School Daze Part 2,” the Mane 6 discovers that the Friendship Map has expanded to show the world outside Equestria. Through two exciting original songs, Twilight Sparkle learns that friendship needs to spread beyond the limits of the kingdom and decides to open her very own School of Friendship. But things come to a head when the new non – pony students ditch c lass on Friends and Family day, putting the entire school in jeopardy!

This season, viewers will witness major milestones featuring the introduction of Starlight Glimmer’s parents and Princess Celestia’s big acting debut . Additionally, the Mane 6’s Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are accompanied by six new creatures including Ocellus the Changeling , Silverstream the Hippogriff/Seapony , Smolder the Dragon, Gallus the Griffin , Yona the Yak and Sand bar the Pony , joining them on epic adventures throughout new and familiar lands such as Mount Aris, Everfree Forest , Las Pegasus and more . Fan – favorite characters Maud Pie , Spike, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Queen Chrysalis and Discord return with exciting storylines and a whole lot of magic!


Inside the Numbers: Hasbro’s Q4 and 2017 Earnings

No matter what you thought of the My Little Pony movie, Hasbro has been satisfied with the revenues coming from MLP. Revenues went up for the fourth quarter and for the year as a whole.

Franchise brands were up 11% in the quarter thanks to growth from Transformers, My Little Pony, Magic: The Gathering, and Monopoly. For the year, Franchise brands were up 10% with Transformers, MLP, Nerf, and Monopoly up for the year. It was Parter Brands that declined 21% in the quarter and 10% for the year in large part due to disappointing Star Wars sales which offset the growth in other brands such as Sesame Street, Marvel, and Disney Descendants.

Both Gaming and Emerging Brands were down for the quarter (-4% and -5%, respectively) and up for the year (10% and 2%, respectively).

Revenue for the company as a whole was off slightly for the quarter and a $296.5M charge as a result of the tax overhaul led to a net loss of $5.3M for the quarter. However, for the first time since 1993, Hasbro had higher sales for the year than Mattel.

Another note of significance was that business slowed in November and December of 2017 thanks in large part to the bankruptcy of Toys R Us.

Little was mentioned about MLP during the conference call apart from this nugget from Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner as it relates to the future of the franchise.

“We obviously have great plans in store over the next number of years to continue My Little Pony’s march in growth and to engage consumers across all elements in the [brand] blueprint,” said Goldner.

This is usually the prelude before Toy Fair NYC where much more about MLP’s future will be described in detail. Hasbro’s Toy Fair Presentation will be on February 16th and while there was no mention of the leaks in the call on Wednesday morning, we’ll see if there is anything more regarding Season Eight, Equestria Girls, and maybe even a second movie.


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Pepperidge Farm remembers the last time there were leaks (as well as we had actual news). So this apparently happened. For the benefit of those who wish not to be spoiled and prefer to view future MLP and EqG content on proper linear and digital platforms, please do not spoil any leaks. You will be targeted and you will be subject to the scorn of many within the fandom.

The reality is that we do not know for sure when and if Friendship is Magic will end and when and if there will be a 5th generation of the toys. All we know is that the Equestria Girls shorts are running every Friday on YouTube and that an eighth season of FiM is coming up presumably in the Spring. Oh, and the comics are also running as well both with the main series and the “Legends of Magic” series.

We understand how these rumors spread like wildfire and we in the pony media struggle with the resources to quell these rumors. That said, we need to report the facts as they become available as there is nothing alternative to that. If you come across a leaked episode or future project related to MLP, please be discrete and don’t spoil it for everyone. We understand it is impossible to stop every single leak, but what we can control is how they are distributed.

As always, it is the policy of this website that no reviews of episodes of either MLP or Steven Universe will be done until the episode airs on TV. (NOTE: We would like it very much if you want to review Star vs. the Forces of Evil!) MLP has been a very fun ride and continues to be. We do not want to see that ruined by the behavior of miscreants or someone recklessly distributing leaked content that many people put in tons of hours of effort to make for a general audience. So if you don’t want to risk the scorn of the fandom, please be discrete when coming across what might be leaked material and do not spoil it for the rest of us. Thank you.

On a side, yes, there is a reboot of Littlest Pet Shop coming up and the previews from YouTube have been hit or miss (read: Will there really be more than Bev in this reboot?) The Equestria Girls shorts have been of a better quality and any changes to that franchise have been much more subtle than they were with Monster High to the point where you feel EqG have won this battle by default while Mattel somewhere thought Monster High fans had the memory of goldfish.


IDW Solicitations for February 2018

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Solicitations for the month of February are now available! Check out what’s coming after the break.

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