“If, as occasionally happens, there are two subtitles in the original (an awkward contingency), a colon normally precedes the first and a semicolon the second.” —The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, §14.98
- Google has added pony Easter eggs to Hangout, as Geek.com reports.
- Botcon gets an exclusive Transformers-MLP crossover comic cover.
- Katie Cook is at Motor City Comic Con today, as The Daily Oat reports. Go and meet her!
- Here are the Q3 2013 results for DHX Media
(I wish I knew why they don’t call it Q1). Cantercast informs me that this is due to fiscal year’s not conforming to calender years. Thanks! Since it’s a Canadian company, I then would’ve expected it to run from April 1 to March 31 of the next year, but that doesn’t add up either. Oh well.
- Vectored Thrust again reminds us to remind you to say #ThankYouDHX.
- There will be a black and white reprint of the first edition of the comic (so people can learn to appreciate Heather Breckel’s coloring work). Thanks to RealZero for the submission (but it had popped up minutes earlier on our spy satellites anyway).
- Have a look at some script pages, in case you weren’t at Equestria LA or missed them.
- A new, mysterious (probably Equestria Girls) blu-ray is on the horizon. Originally slanted for “August,” the title now just says “fall,” but the date “August 6, 2013” has remained unchanged. Here an additional source from blu-ray.com.
- One of Steffan Andrews’s songs has been cut from Equestria Girls. Bugger. But Daniel Ingram approves of the trailer song, which is not his work. Furthermore, Mr. Andrews might or might not have scored another episode.
- Finally congrats to Daniel Ingram and Steffan Andrews for their Leo Award nomination for the score of Magical Mystery Cure. Congrats also to Marcel Duperreault, Todd Araki, Jason Fredrickson, and Adam McGhie for “Best Overall Sound” in Sleepless in Ponyville. More congrats to all the other nominees; here a few of those we know: Sam Vincent (Slugterra), Lee Tockar (Slugterra), Andrew Francis (Slugterra), Shannon Chan Kent (Slugterra), Vincent Tong (Yoga Town). Who did I forget?
Can’t buy any more soused herring (“Matjes”)? Then how about an awkward segue to DRM-infected online purchases instead?
GalaCon kindly forwarded the following information to us.
Our partner and sponsor EDEL:Kids is proud to inform you all that as of last Monday the first season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is now available in SD and HD on the German iTunes. Currently only in German, but within the next weeks all episodes will also be avaiable with 5.1 English audio.Volume 1 is available for €9.99, all others for €8.99.
No comment. The trailer (which is located on the sidebar in the source article, in case you have trouble finding it) will likely have some spoilers, naturally, so it’s best avoided if you care. Alternatively, you can find (
fake) footage after the break, as well as an embed of the trailer from NYTimes.
The new property will get the red-carpet treatment when it premieres as a full-length animated feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June. The movie, created by Hasbro Studios, the company’s production division, will then be released in more than 200 theaters nationwide; its trailer will start appearing in theaters on Wednesday.
Equestria Girls offers an opportunity to build on that [girls’ category rose 23 percent over the past year] growth, said Michael Vogel, vice president for development at Hasbro Studios. “This is a bold new direction,” he said.
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“There is no magic. There is only knowledge, more or less hidden.” —Merryn, The Book of the New Sun
Friendship is knowledge!
- Lots of Equestria Girls theater listings on Screenvision.
- Some random piece of Equestria Girls art.
- Comicpalooza, “a convention featuring comic books, webcomics, sci-fi/fantasy, horror, anime, zombies, film, gaming, music and more” in Houston, Texas on May 24–26, 2013, is holding a raffle where you can win “a personalized in-character voice greeting” from “Tabitha St. Germaine [sic] or Andrea Libman.” Good luck!
- The Aficionados, a.k.a. Chris, has produced a review of the Shout Factory Season Two DVD set.
- There is also a Derpy-themed give-away going on over on DeviantArt.
- Have a photo, courtesy Cindy Morrow, of the top-secret VA panel at Equestria LA.
- In non-pony news: DHX Media has rolled out three YouTube channels with cartoony content from Canada.
From the Website
From the other promotional material that Hasbro has released for Equestria Girls, we’ve been seeing the web address, www.mlpeg.com. At first, that web address just took as to the web page for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, but now, it appears that Equestria Girls has it’s own official website.
Currently, nothing appears on the website other than Twilight Sparkle staring into a mirror. Instead of her reflection, we see a human-anthro pony version of Twilight.
You can try out the link for yourself, or you can just go to this link: http://www.hasbro.com/equestriagirls/en_us/
Stay with Derpy Hooves News for continuing updates on Friendship is Magic and Equestria Girls.
Hot Topic Variant
The results are in. The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comics are still IDW Publishing’s top selling comics through the month of April. In addition both the main series and the micro-series landed in the Top 100 for the third month in a row.
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An advertisement for Equestria Girls has been released that shows off Princess Twilight Sparkle staring into a mirror that displays her “human” self. A photo was uploaded to Photobucket by SugarDonut314 and later posted on Derpibooru.
The advertisement, like the Season 1 and 2 DVDs of Friendship is Magic, confirms Shout Factory’s involvement. It also provides a website link, mlpeg.com, though this link currently just takes you to the official My Little Pony website. It should also be noted that it is rated “TV-Y,” which indicates a direct-to-DVD release or TV movie rather than a large-scale cinematic release. If it is released in theaters, it’ll most likely be limited.
Fan reaction, e.g., on Equestria Daily, who also reported on the ad, has been exceptionally negative, with some fans proclaiming the end of the franchise.