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MLP Season Eight Preview: 8 Simple Rules

For those of us who prefer not to have been spoiled by the leaks, here is the Season Eight preview. From the start, there is a new theme and the Mane Six are opening up a school for the creatures from Equestria and beyond. So here are eight simple rules for following this season:

1. NO SPOILERS! NO EXCEPTIONS!! – It remains the policy of DerpyNews to not officially review episodes of the show until after they have been seen on Discovery Family. So the first review will be sometime after Saturday’s two-parter.

2. We did “Explore Equestria” already, so let’s build a school!: “Explore Equestria” was so Season Five. With the world of MLP much expanded since then (including the Movie), it’s time to give the Mane Six a new challenge.

3. After learning for the better part of seven seasons, it’s time to become teachers for real: Many speculated that the Mane Six (and now Starlight Glimmer) would become teachers in due time in the series after Season Four. With the theme of the School of Friendship, it appears that the time has come.

4. The Movie is canon: It was hinted that there would be hippogriffs this season. Indeed, the synopsis for one of the episodes has Twilight and the CMC heading to Mount Aris.

5. It won’t be all about school: Remember when we thought all of Season Four would be about the keys? Most fans and Pepperidge Farm do, but there needs to be time away from the school and the third and fourth episodes sound pretty interesting!

6. Good things come in sixes: We have six new characters that will be part of the focus and the Mane Six remains front and center. There’s a good chance that the Six Pillars will make an appearance as well.

7. Twilight has always wanted to be a teacher: Although it is not explicitly stated in the show, you have gotten the feeling that Twilight would have dedicated herself to being a teacher. Clues are littered throughout the series on that one.

8. Season Eight is not the end: Season Eight is not the end of the road for the series. A ninth season is confirmed which will likely propel the series past the 200-episode mark. Season Eight will take the series episode tally to 195.

Enjoy the season!


MLP Season Eight Starts March 24th

The eighth season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic will commence on Saturday, March 24th, at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family. The channel released its highlights for the month of March and continuing with the tradition of all two-parters since “A Canterlot Wedding”, both parts will air on March 24th.

Without revealing too much, there will be many new characters, a certain pony’s parents, a new theme for the year, and introduction of elements first seen in the Movie.

Prior to the season premiere, There will be another “Pony Palooza” which will start at 6am ET/5am CT on March 17th and will continue with every episode right up until the Season Eight Premiere.

Below is the press release related to MLP. If you do not wish to be spoiled any further, look away now.

THE SCHOOL OF FRIENDSHIP IS OFFICIALLY OPEN! SEASON EIGHT OF MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC PREMIERES SATURDAY, MARCH 24 ON DISCOVERY FAMILY – Season Eight of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic ” Picks Up Following the Events of “My Little Pony: The Movie” with New Characters and Songs Throughout 26 Magical Episodes Beginning Saturday, March 24 at 11:30a/10:30c –

(MIAMI, FL ) – Calling everypony (and creature) in Equestria Twilight Sparkle’s School of Friendship is in session! On Saturday, March 24 at 11:30a/10:30c , Discovery Family premieres the eighth season of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC with 26 half hour episodes complete with seven original songs, new characters and tons of friendship! New episodes of the Hasbro Studios’ produced animated series will also stream live and on demand on Discovery Family GO, the network’s TV Everywhere app.

Following the events of “My Little Pony: The Movie,” in the back – to – back season premiere episodes titled “School Daze Part 1” and “School Daze Part 2,” the Mane 6 discovers that the Friendship Map has expanded to show the world outside Equestria. Through two exciting original songs, Twilight Sparkle learns that friendship needs to spread beyond the limits of the kingdom and decides to open her very own School of Friendship. But things come to a head when the new non – pony students ditch c lass on Friends and Family day, putting the entire school in jeopardy!

This season, viewers will witness major milestones featuring the introduction of Starlight Glimmer’s parents and Princess Celestia’s big acting debut . Additionally, the Mane 6’s Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are accompanied by six new creatures including Ocellus the Changeling , Silverstream the Hippogriff/Seapony , Smolder the Dragon, Gallus the Griffin , Yona the Yak and Sand bar the Pony , joining them on epic adventures throughout new and familiar lands such as Mount Aris, Everfree Forest , Las Pegasus and more . Fan – favorite characters Maud Pie , Spike, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Queen Chrysalis and Discord return with exciting storylines and a whole lot of magic!


MLP Season 8 Announced at 2017 Licensing Expo


Old news is old but if you haven’t heard the word, the ride continues on.  Last Thursday, hardcore animation fan and former site operator to Littlest Pet Shop’s only direct dedicated news site, Chevistian, made mention over Twitter that Hasbro was pushing the news of an 8th Season of MLP, due out in the Spring of 2018, via the Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2017.  Honestly its probably not a huge shock to anyone considering the amount of time and effort that Hasbro has been putting behind ponies.  If only they had struck the iron when it was white hot, but as we have learned over the almost decade of the Pony Train, ye old toy company moves very very slowly.

As that really old grumpy fan sitting on his porch, I can’t help but reflect to those ancient days of 2010 when the most common thing the trolls in the 4chan threads would spout off about was the fact the show wouldn’t last long, and that what we were doing was a fad.  Well, who is laughing now.  Right…?



Season 8 Roughly Confirmed by JDL


Faded memories of 2010 and early 2011 flicker in my mind.  Why are you watching this?  Its just a fad.  It’ll only be a few seasons.  While most people would say “Who is laughing now?!”, in a world of colorful equines, some question just how far this animated meteor in space will go, before the inevitable crash into the moon of cancellation.

Well enough with the dark and ominous writing.  John de Lancie kind of, sort of confirmed that a Season 8 is in production.  Talks about it have floated around of course, but nothing really concrete has been said by neither Hasbro or crew.  While this isn’t an official, we can confidently say that Season 8 is at the point of needing the voices recorded.  The ride shall never end.


The Toy Fair Report


On Friday, Hasbro made their annual presentation at Toy Fair NYC for investors and shareholders. In regards to My Little Pony, apart from the new toys coming,  it’s all about the movie for 2017. The movie, due to be released on October 6th, is billed to be a “whole new entry point” for people who are not already familiar to the franchise in its current form. According to MLP franchise lead, Tyla Bucher, the promotion of the movie will begin with Friendship Day sometime in July and then a product launch in August. Promotional partners are expected to take the brand to “unexpected places.”

Hasbro’s Head of Storytelling Meghan McCarthy was on hand to give a brief description of the new characters to be introduced in the movie:
• Capper – Con Artist Cat, turned hero  (Taye Diggs)
• Tempest – A Unicorn Who’s broken horn speaks to a troubled past (Emily Blunt)
• Songbird Serenade – The Hottest musical act in Equestria (Sia)
• Grubber – Hilarious bumbling side kick to The Storm King (Michael Peña)
• The Storm King – Big Bad Villain of the Movie (Liev Schreiber)
• Captain Caelano – Dynamic Leader of the Parrot Pirate Crew (Zoe Saldana)
• Qyeen Novo – Regal Ruler of the Sea Ponies (Uzo Aduba)
• Skystar – Energetic Daughter of Queen Novo (Kristen Chenoweth)

In addition, Blunt, Sia, Chenoweth, and Diggs will take part in five of the seven songs for the movie.

Perhaps the bigger story was a slide indicating that “The Magic Continues” in 2018. Many will speculate that means an eighth season of Friendship is Magic. We shall see for certain as Season Seven is set to begin this Spring. Whatever way you look at it, My Little Pony is not going anywhere soon and the movie is billed as “just the beginning” as it enters a new phase (not necessarily a new generation).

There was a brief mention of the reboot of Littlest Pet Shop during the presentation which is said to be in its early stages. LPS fans can expect digital  shorts in the Fall and a new animated series set for 2018.