The talking horses get to be talking humans one more time with the arrival of My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games on October 13. The previous two Equestria Girls movies have been massive hits with my daughter. She has already declared Friendship Games the only movie that matters this Fall. Here’s the press release and trailer from Shout! Factory:
MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS: FRIENDSHIP GAMES
A NEW FULL-LENGTH FILM FROM THE MY LITTLE PONY CANON
TO BE RELEASED ON BLU-RAY AND DVD
OCTOBER 13, 2015
Los Angeles, CA – Game on! A new full-length feature film, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games, will be released digitally, on DVD, and in a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combination on October 13 in the U.S. and Canada from Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. Exclusive to this release, there will be a deleted scene featuring a musical performance, a new audio commentary and sing-alongs, as well as animated shorts.
In 2013’s original film My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Twilight Sparkle’s crown was stolen from the Crystal Empire, and she pursued the thief, Sunset Shimmer, into an alternate world where she finds herself turned into…a teenage girl! To regain her crown and return to Equestria, Twilight had to learn how to fit into this strange, new world and defeat Sunset Shimmer in a competition to become crowned Princess of the Fall Formal at Canterlot High.
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, released in 2014, found Canterlot High hosting a musical showcase, and Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy performing with their new band, The Rainbooms. But when The Dazzlings, a new girl group, arrived at CHS and convinced everyone to turn the friendly showcase into a Battle of the Bands, tensions mounted between the competing musical acts. After a reformed Sunset Shimmer realized that The Dazzlings may not be ordinary girls and were after something far more sinister than just being named Best Band at Canterlot High, Princess Twilight was called upon to help win a battle that would determine the fate of the entire school.
Now, in the new animated film My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games, Canterlot High meets its rival school, Crystal Prep Academy, in a competition that’s a long-standing tradition –The Friendship Games: a series of exciting events that includes archery, motocross, and rollerskating! Sunset Shimmer is tasked with keeping magic out of the games to keep things fair while she and her friends compete against Crystal Prep’s top students led by someone with an equal amount of interest in Equestrian magic – this world’s Twilight Sparkle.
Continue the journey through high school with the Mane 6 in this alternate My Little Pony universe, and find out what happens next in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games!
In stores everywhere October 13, the DVD and Blu-ray are now available for pre-order at ShoutFactory.com.
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