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The My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic Thread

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The final issue of the FiM comic series released just yesterday. Here's an extended preview that came out ahead of that release:
https://www.equestriadaily.com/2021/10/extended-preview-for-my-little-pony.html

The next comic series coming up will be the G4/G1 crossover, and revealed not long ago is a three-page preview of the first issue:
https://www.equestriadaily.com/2021/10/my-little-pony-generations-1-3-page.html

In the weeks since the New Generation movie came out, there has been tons of concept art that has been shared online by the creators. There's way too much for me to provide any specific links, so I'll just link to EqD's "concept art" tag so you can easily find everything on that subject:
https://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Concept%20Art

Finally, just revealed earlier today is a probable hint of how much G5 content we might expect to see throughout next year:
https://www.equestriadaily.com/2021/10/thunderbird-entertainment-listing-4.html

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At this point, I should probably mention that some of the official concept art that has been released in recent days is not entirely from the movie. Some of it is actually from the upcoming series, which means potential spoiler material, so be aware of that if you decide to look up any MLP G5 concept art.

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At this point, I should probably mention that some of the official concept art that has been released in recent days is not entirely from the movie. Some of it is actually from the upcoming series, which means potential spoiler material, so be aware of that if you decide to look up any MLP G5 concept art.
Well, it now turns out that some of this supposed concept art of the upcoming series may have actually been faked all along. :wow
https://www.equestriadaily.com/2021/10/the-g5-series-boards-and-concepts-were.html

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One month since its release, the new MLP movie, A New Generation, has been doing amazingly well, becoming the #1 kids movie on Netflix in dozens of countries, and in some countries even reaching #1 movie overall. This could be a good sign that G5 might become just as successful as G4.
https://www.equestriadaily.com/2021/10/hasbros-q3-earnings-report-celebrates.html

Elsewhere, it seems that the G5 content we can expect to see next year will consist of a one-hour special in May, followed by the start of Season 1 of the series in September, and then followed by a one-hour holiday special (the last one being something we've never heard of until now).
https://www.equestriadaily.com/2021/10/italian-entertainment-site-lists-g5-my.html
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You know what?  I think I'm back! :)

After watching the new movie, and very much enjoying it
Same here
Raoul: (voiceover): What is this? A Triceratops? A grocery store with, and… He’s got hot dogs? Subways?


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Shortly before the movie was released, among the preview videos were two of the songs featuring lyrics with various clips ("Glowin' Up" and "Gonna Be My Day", to be specific). Now, another song from the movie has been given a similar music video, this time it's "Fit Right In":


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue-244klcLk

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Izzy was probably my favorite pone, liked how she was Pinkie without the sugar high, seemed slightly more present.

Still madly impressed the showrunners decided their protagonist would be an Earth Pony who got her cutie mark in fighting racism


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I never bothered listening to the officially released soundtrack, but I've heard that it includes extended versions of all the songs. I mention this because two of those songs are included in some recent videos.

First, "Fit Right In" featuring all of the lyrics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c4O6vaNhRc

And the storyboard animatic of "Danger, Danger", providing an interesting look at how different the original version was from the final version we saw in the movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOVON-W2Efo

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Quote from: aabicus (LettuceBacon&Tomato) on November 05, 2021, 03:46:52 PM
Quote from: aabicus (LettuceBacon&Tomato) on November 05, 2021, 03:46:52 PM
Izzy was probably my favorite pone, liked how she was Pinkie without the sugar high, seemed slightly more present.
And me
Raoul: (voiceover): What is this? A Triceratops? A grocery store with, and… He’s got hot dogs? Subways?


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The storyboard animatic version of another song from the movie was just released, this one for "Fit Right In". You may notice the voices and music sound a little different in this early concept version, so I think (based on what I recall from a behind-the-scenes video about the Lego Movie) this was made with placeholder voicework before the actual voice actors recorded any lines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGmfEg8acp8

And some updates on the comics. First, part 2 of the G1/G4 crossover miniseries was released a few days ago. Here's a five-page preview:
https://www.equestriadaily.com/2021/11/5-page-preview-for-my-little-pony.html

In addition, the synopsis of the fifth and final part of that series has just been revealed:
https://www.equestriadaily.com/2021/11/synopsis-revealed-for-finale-of-my.html

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I'm not sure why I did this, but I wanted to study how MLP handled species ratios throughout the years, and built a spreadsheet:



Couple interesting patterns here in how the franchise handled it:
*Gen I: Two of every species
*Gen II: Just Earth ponies, apparently they abandoned mythical horse spinoffs
*Gen III: This time there was a pair of characters who had the gimmick of "is a pegasus" and "is a unicorn", with the rest of the cast being Earth ponies.
*Gen IV: Went back to two of each species (far from the only thing Lauren Faust stole from Gen 1, you can tell she mostly grew up with Gen I and ignored where the franchise had gone after she grew out of it)

Which leads to Gen 5, which is weird in that there are only 5 protagonists, it's missing the second unicorn. Maybe they'll add one later or she got cut for other reasons? It's also the first generation to have a stallion in the main cast, which is kinda crazy