Thursday, March 5, 2015

Season 5 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic date announced! And a teaser!

Bronies, pegasisters, and pony fans celebrate!  The Season 5 premiere date of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has FINALLY been announced today.  Mark your calendars for April 4th, 2015 for a whole hour in the morning, according to the press release by PRNewswire.  That's right - two back to back episodes to kick off the new season!

In the release, PRNewswire says:
Pony fans, rejoice! An all-new season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the beloved series created by Hasbro Studios, debuts on Discovery Family April 4, with two back-to-back premiere episodes at 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Packed with new adventures, characters and self-discovery, Season 5 kicks off with a very special one-hour premiere, as our favorite ponies continue to explore the true magic of friendship only possible in Equestria.
In the Season 5 premiere of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the Mane 6: Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Rarity and Applejack meet Starlight Glimmer when they are summoned to solve a friendship problem only to find a utopian village in which everyone has given up their Cutie Marks. At first look, the ponies in this village appear happy, but it soon becomes clear that Starlight Glimmer has a vastly different and rather sinister view on friendship and the individual talents that make Equestria's ponies so special. The season is full of Cutie Mark Magic!
From Equestria Daily, who has the whole release posted.

I....I think it's a metaphor.

In an exclusive video by Entertainment Weekly, we also get a sneak peek of what's in store!  In this short teaser, we'll get some commentary from Brian Lenard (Executive Director, Hasbro Studios) and Meghan McCarthy (Co-Executive Producer) about this new "villain", Starlight Glimmer, as well as the return of an old villain from a previous incarnation of the show for the 100th episode!

From Entertainment Weekly

So what do you think pony pals?  Will this season live up to the hype, or will it fall flat on its face?!  What are your thoughts on Starlight Glimmer?  And how about that old baddie?!

Personally, I'm thinking it'll live up to the hype.  Some new villains, some reoccurring villains, and some villains who have possibly been reformed?  And what is Twilight gonna do with her new digs in Ponyville?  And why was Pinkie Pie sporting one of those giant equal sign cutie marks?! We'll just have to wait and see on April 4th on the Discovery Family Channel.

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