My Little Pony: The Movie

My Little Pony: The Movie is a 2017 animated musical fantasy film based on the animated television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which itself is based on the fourth incarnation of Hasbro's My Little Pony franchise. The film was directed by Jayson Thiessen, written by Meghan McCarthy, Michael Vogel (all three of whom are Friendship is Magic veterans), Joe Ballarini, and Rita Hsiao, and produced by Stephen Davis, Brian Goldner, Marcia Gwendolyn Jones, and Haven Alexander. The plot follows the alicorn Twilight Sparkle, her five pony friends – collectively known as the "Mane 6" – and her dragon friend Spike embarking on a quest to save their home of Equestria from an evil conqueror while gaining new friends along the way. The film stars the show's regular voice cast of Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain, Cathy Weseluck, and Nicole Oliver reprising their roles and the guest voices of Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba and Zoe Saldana as new characters.


The ponies of Equestria prepare for their first Friendship Festival, overseen by Princess Twilight Sparkle in Canterlot. The festivities are interrupted by the army of an evil conqueror called the Storm King, led by his second-in-command, a unicorn named Tempest Shadow, who is under orders to capture Equestria's princesses for him to harness their magic to empower his mystical Staff of Sacanas in exchange for restoring her broken horn. Tempest uses obsidian orbs to petrify Twilight's fellow princesses; Princess Celestia gives Princess Luna incomplete instructions to seek help from "the queen of the hippo" beyond Equestria before they both get petrified. Twilight escapes Canterlot with her six friends – Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack, Fluttershy, and Spike. The group then set out to find the "hippos" to save their home.