And now for some My Little Pony Movie related information.

Meghan McCarthy, writer and co-executive producer for the upcoming theatrical MLP movie hinted on Thursday of some upcoming news.  That news was the reveal of six new characters that will be appearing in the movie via the voice actor & actresses Twitter accounts on Friday.  Unfortunately as the one who is writing this article, I have to admit I really do not have a clue what is going on with the movie, or who these characters are.  Further more, as someone who cares little about the entertainment business, I had to research into who exactly these people are.

Liev Schreiber is an actor, director, screenwriter and producer rising to general fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s with such movies as Random, Phantoms, Scream, and X-Men Origins as Sabretooth.

Kristin Chenoweth is an actress and singer with credits in the musical theater, film and telvision, and a Tony Award winner for her performance as Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  She has also done various voice work in such films as Tinker Bell (as Rosetta), Rio 2, BoJack Horseman and American Dad.

Taye Diggs, another actor singer with a career more on the stage than in the films, known for his roles in Rent, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, his role on on the television series Private Practice, and his film role in How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

Emily Blunt is a British-American film and stage actress who has had plenty of stage and film work, and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Gideon’s Daughter, and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Devil Wears Prada.

Zoe Saldana is an actress and dancer who is best known for her work as Nyota Uhura of the recent Star Trek movies, Neytiri in Avatar, and Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Uzo Aduba is an American actress and singer, currently best known for her role as “Crazy Eyes” on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, in which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, along with a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and two Screen Actors Guld Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy  Series.  She is only one of two actors to win Emmy Awards for both comedy and drama.

And of course if you want to learn more, just go visit Wikipedia such as I just did.

The general feeling around the fandom/community has mainly been about the new character designs, such as Capper aka Catman.  The phrase of the day has been of course, Original Characters Donut Steel.  Unfortunately for those people, they’re canon, unless we plan on breaking the movie away much like people did with the comic, creating some sort of weird cartoon multiverse.

Since the clock is ticking down towards the movie, and a new season of ponies, we will be attempting to keep you informed.  All three of ya.
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  • Raffaele Lanza

    Ok guys. Usually I don’t do it here but I need to write this because the drama that is surrounding the Movie is making me sick like if people actually WANT this Movie to be bad or simply want to hate it for “fun” (like if Internet itself between idiots who sell their NES or that heavely hurted others for a game didn’t that enough to me… grrr). Personally I don’t think that ANY of the revealed movie characters will steal the Mane 6’s spotlight, and now I’ll explain why. By their look, they will belong to specific factions and moments of the Movie:
    -Storm King is the main villain, and Tempest Shadow his right hand (or at least an henchmen of him), and as such, they will cover the standard screentime of, you know, the villains of the Movies;
    -Celaeno and Capper are obviously pirates, and they will both work on the same boat and appear in that specific moment of the Movie. They will probably be the most secondary of the bunch;
    -And then Queen Novo and Princess Skystars which are obviously… mother and daughter respectively, and (SPOILER HERE) the ones the MANE 6 will have to search for (the reasons are still to be explained) that Meghan Mccarthy hinted during the last SDCC.

    Whatever role they will cover, they won’t steal the spotlight to the Mane 6. Besides, Zootopia had WAAAAAAY more secondary characters than this Movie has, and I don’t recall any of them stealing Judy’s and Nick’s spotlight. Am I right?
    I’m 100% sure that these characters will appear just the necessary time during the Movie and won’t steal the Mane 6’s spotlight. Don’t worry.

    Besides…. https://mobile.twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/816871030933200896