New ‘My Little Pony’ film to premiere at L.A. Film Festival

“My Little Pony Equestria Girls,” a new animated film, will have its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival’s Family Day festivities on June 15, organizers announced Tuesday.

The film revolves around Twilight Sparkle pursuing a thief who has stolen the crown from the Crystal Empire into an alternative universe, where she must transform herself into a high school student.

“We are extremely proud to host this year’s Family Day,” Stephen Davis, president of Hasbro Studios, said in a statement Tuesday morning. “We are particularly excited to be bringing ‘My Little Pony Equestria Girls’ to be screened for its world premiere debut at the L.A. Film Festival.”


Of course, it’s not just kids who like “My Little Pony.” The property has its adult fans too -- men who are known as “bronies” (a combination of “bro” and “ponies”). They produce a steady stream of flying-pony-inspired blogs, rock bands, fan art and YouTube videos.

The Nokia Plaza will feature an array of activities inspired by five popular Hasbro Studio properties: “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic,” “Kaijudo,” “Transformers Rescue Bots,” “Transformers Prime” and “Littlest Pet Shop.” There will be character appearances, a digital gaming area, a photo booth and coloring station.

Family Day will be held at Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live on Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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