Paramount Offloads 'My Little Pony' to Netflix for Streaming-First Debut

Equestria adventure comes from Hasbro’s Entertainment One

The “My Little Pony” movie is skipping theaters in favor of a worldwide Netflix debut “later this year.” The movie was originally going to be distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights (excluding China) from Entertainment One (eOne), Hasbro’s entertainment studio, for an all-new, computer animated feature film based on Hasbro’s popular My Little Pony property, TheWrap was told.

From eOne’s animation studio Boulder Media, the film is directed by Rob Cullen and Jose Ucha, with co-director Mark Fattibene. Cecil Kramer and Peter Lewis produced.

Here’s the logline: After a decade of heartwarming friendships, daring adventures, and endless laughs, the beloved pony world of Equestria is expanding to introduce a new generation of ponies to a new generation of fans. With even more humor, heart, and adventure, audiences will be swept away to a contemporary and immersive pony universe brought to life like we’ve never seen it before.

Variety first reported the news that “My Little Pony” would be skipping theaters for Netflix.

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