NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) rolled out the ‘purple carpet’ in celebration of the world premiere of “My Little Pony Equestria Girls Friendship Games,” a Hasbro Studios full-length animated feature film and the third installment in the beloved MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS franchise. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nick Cannon, Padma Lakshmi, Jim Gaffigan, Tiki Barber, Nigel Barker, Drea de Matteo, and Tracy Anderson were among the celebrities whose famous families joined the premiere screening event Thursday at the Angelika Film Center in New York City. The film will exclusively premiere on television on Saturday, September 26 at 8/7c on Discovery Family Channel (U.S.).
In conjunction with the film debut, Hasbro Studios and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings today announced the global digital release of the accompanying “My Little Pony Equestria Girls Friendship Games” soundtrack. The album features ten original songs from the movie and the same award winning songwriters and voice talent as the “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” animated series. Fans can download the album now at: http://smarturl.it/MLPEG3_Music.
“For more than 30 years, the MY LITTLE PONY brand has taken fans around the world on an incredible journey of friendship, and we’re proud to introduce the third chapter in the EQUESTRIA GIRLS adventure,” said Stephen Davis, Executive VP/Chief Content Officer, Hasbro. “The iconic characters, catchy music, and friendly competition of THE FRIENDSHIP GAMES will have pony fans cheering for the WONDERBOLTS and SHADOWCOLTS and rooting for their favorite players.”
Introduced in 2013, the MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS storyline takes place in a different dimension of the whimsical world of MY LITTLE PONY, where beloved pony friends become real high school students. In the latest animated adventure, which marks the third installment in the MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS franchise, THE FRIENDSHIP GAMES brings CANTERLOT HIGH, home to the magical MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRA GIRLS, and its rival school CRYSTAL PREP ACADEMY together in a series of school spirit, academic, and sporting events to determine which school will reign supreme.
The movie will be released in stores on DVD and Blu-ray from Shout! Factory Kids, and available for digital download on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon on October 13.
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About Legacy Recordings
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to the world's foremost library of historically significant commercial recordings, a peerless collection of works by the most important musical artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Across a variety of platforms, the label offers contemporary music fans access to thousands of meticulously restored and remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, rap/hip-hop, world music, classical, comedy and more.
Founded in 1990 by CBS Records (rebranded Sony Music in 1991), Legacy has expanded on its original mission (preserving and reissuing back catalogs of Columbia Records, Epic Records and associated CBS labels) to provide new and innovative avenues for artist and repertoire exposure including Grammy winning curated retrospectives, social media campaigns, Oscar winning soundtracks, new talent signings and groundbreaking campaigns for established artists and catalog. Following the creation of Sony BMG Music Entertainment in 2005, Legacy assumed responsibility for recordings from the archives of the BMG family of labels (including RCA Records, Arista, J Records, Jive, Profile, Silvertone, Sony BMG Nashville and Windham Hill, as well as imprints including Bang!, CTI, Mainstream, Monument, Ode, and others).
About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.