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New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:08 pm

It was just announced that a brand new MLP show will air next year, called "Pony Life"

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Pony Life relocates the ponies to Sugarcube Corner, a local bakery hangout run by Pinkie Pie, which also houses a mysterious cache of magical potions to be broken out when the need arises. The new series will feature all of Friendship Is Magic‘s beloved ensemble — including Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, and Fluttershy — as well as the same voice actors returning.
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Looks like this series will be more gag-oriented than the predecessor. This is set to air on Discovery Family in 2020.
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Re: New series: Pony Life

Post by Octavia (?) » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:09 pm

So they're giving ponies the Teen Titans Go! treatment?

Also using the song "Good as Hell" for their official announcement trailer? :rariwhat:
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Adiwan (?) » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:28 pm

Since when does the Sugarcube Corner have potions stored?
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:44 pm

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Since when does the Sugarcube Corner have potions stored?
Pinkie Pie keeps them stashed all over Ponyville, in case of potion emergency. :cheese:
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:58 pm

Considering that the one new character in the toy line for this phase of ponies is potion-based, I'm guessing she's a factor?
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Adiwan (?) » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:05 pm

Zecora and Mage Meadowbrook?
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:10 pm

This one:

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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:36 pm

Ah okay so they are doing some kind of tie-in with that potion toyline.

I don't like how the faces look at first glance, but I'll give it a shot at least.
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by The Doctor (?) » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:41 pm

:smirk: a slice of life show focused around Sugarcube Corner.


I hope Egophiliac is getting royalties. :spoiler:

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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by RudeCyrus (?) » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:47 pm

Not a fan of the art style, but it could look better in motion.

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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Aramek (?) » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:59 pm

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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Musings (?) » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:53 pm

I, uh... I'll give it a shot! Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised? :-I Though I genuinely thought one of those faces was from one of those old edgy flash pony shorts.

What I loved about FiM (among many other things) was the mix between slice-of-life and more adventure-orientated stories. This just screams "LOL, so R-A-N-D-O-M!" Is this full G5 or some sort of filler?
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:55 pm

G5 is (probably) getting kicked off with the movie in 2021, so this is likely a stopgap before then using the old characters in a "new" way.
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:31 pm

It could even be a contractual obligation with Discovery Family, that any MLP shows have to be with them through 2020 as suggested by some old leaked documents. Pony Life might be finishing out the last year of that and keeping attention on MLP while G5's show is being developed and produced.

At any rate, I'm feeling cautiously optimistic, at least better about this than I felt about EqG when it first got announced. Maybe Hasbro will do something funny with this miniseries?
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by SigmasonicX (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:04 am

The art style has grown on me as the day's gone on. I definitely expect this to be aping Teen Titans Go, but who knows if the humor will be quite the same.

This was almost definitely made to fill in 2020 Pony material once the G5 movie was delayed to 2021.

As for generation nomenclature, I've been going with G4.5, since this shares a lot of similarities with G3.5. There is also precedence for still just calling this G4, from my My Little Pony n' Friends and My Little Pony Tales were both G1.

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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:30 am

Can I just say that it's a little unnerving how the ponies' mouths cut through their eyes? :wowzers:

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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:08 am

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Can I just say that it's a little unnerving how the ponies' mouths cut through their eyes? :wowzers:
Yeah I think that's my biggest complaint with the art style. Exaggerated expressions are fine and fun, but ... the eye thing bothers me.
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:07 am

I imagine it'll look better when animated. If FiM's clipart was anything to go by, then the art we're seeing here is some of the earliest concept art which the show itself will have already cleaned up and iterated upon once we get to see it. In fact, watch the video closely and you can see it barely does the thing with the mouths. Instead the video opts to make their eyes bigger and a little higher on the face with the eyes layered over their hair (a bit like my style).

It doesn't look like Pony Life will get anything more than one season, so while it won't undergo the stylistic refinement that FiM received over its long run, I expect the animators (Boulder Media?) will turn it into something they're a little more comfortable with over however many episodes this gets.
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:34 am

SlateSlabrock wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:30 am
Can I just say that it's a little unnerving how the ponies' mouths cut through their eyes? :wowzers:
Yeah, I normally don't mind these things but it looks like they glued the mouths onto the faces.
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Durandal (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:30 am

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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Durandal (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:25 pm

Also why does that art make it look like Ponyville is a flooded crater with only Sugarcube Corner left standing?

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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:35 pm

Durandal wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:25 pm
Also why does that art make it look like Ponyville is a flooded crater with only Sugarcube Corner left standing?
Remember when Rainbow Dash sabotaged the weather factory back in season 5? :-I
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by The Doctor (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:58 pm

Durandal wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:25 pm
Also why does that art make it look like Ponyville is a flooded crater with only Sugarcube Corner left standing?
Turns out Twilight is a really awful ruler.

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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:52 pm

When Twilight moved to Canterlot, everyone forgot to pay the upkeep on that hydroelectric dam just outside of Ponyville.

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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Madeline (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:05 pm

I hated the pony adventure stories for the most part so I might actually be more inclined to enjoy silly pony comedy :-I

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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:05 pm

It's always sunny in ponyville.
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Madeline (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:06 pm

Rainbow Dash would fit right in with The Gang, ngl

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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:15 pm

Madeline wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:05 pm
I hated the pony adventure stories for the most part so I might actually be more inclined to enjoy silly pony comedy :-I
Yeah same.

I'll give this a shot when it comes out, either way!
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Octavia (?) » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:05 am

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Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:05 pm
It's always sunny in ponyville.
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:15 pm



Pfft
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by SigmasonicX (?) » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:43 pm

Mr. Big wrote:
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Pfft



That first post made a bunch of people high five each other saying, "See, even Faust disapproves of this!" but it turns out she meant the exact opposite. The early development notes saying not to make Pinkie a spaz were sent to her from higher ups.

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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Skipper (?) » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:52 am

Looks cute! I'm deffo gonna check this out when it airs. Faces are... different, but we'll see how that turns out in animation.

I like that the ponies have a clear distinction between legs and hooves, now, with the bit of fluff hanging over. That was a detail I missed in the previous incarnation.
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Adiwan (?) » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:41 am

There exist ponies that have that
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by Skipper (?) » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:44 am

Indeed they do! I totally forgot about Big Mac. Anyway, now they all seem to have that, which I think is cool!
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Re: New series in 2020: Pony Life

Post by SigmasonicX (?) » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:33 am

Pony Life Equestria Girls toys appear

This makes it more likely we'll get a Pony Life Equestria Girls animation.
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Funnily, these toys more closely resemble the normal G4 Equestria Girls designs than the previous toys. Well, aside from Celestia and Luna looking better here than in the animation. Also, Starlight and Sunset confirmed.

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