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New MLP Movie announced for 2021 (update: coming that September!)

Discussion in 'General My Little Pony Discussion' started by Danishbrony2011, 15 February 2019.

  1. Danishbrony2011

    Danishbrony2011 Honorary Pony

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    Still short on details, but apparently this will be a sequel to the first movie.

    I think this deserves it’s own thread, @Bridle Timeout @Loganberry?

    It would be great to see more of her. Kinda depends on if Emily Blunt is interested, among other things.
     
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    Ooh, exciting!
     
  5. Mane25

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    Big news indeed!

    I can't find much in the way of concrete confirmation that this is a sequel to first movie. Assuming it is then the question is how it will work with the chronology - S8 directly followed the movie. 2021 seems far off, which could mean we get a S10 after all.

    But part of me thinks this'll be a movie to launch G5.
     
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    F.I.N.E. Less than 50 characters.

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    I’ve seen screenshots of the MLP Facebook page indicating S9 will be the last. No idea how the new movie will relate to G4.
     
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    GatewaytoGlimmer Happy Happy Joy Joy!

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    I personally think that it won't at all. Largely because the gap between FIM ending (likely later this year) and the new movie coming out (2021) is too large, as well as the movie's release date seeming like a good opportunity to kickstart G5.
     
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    Yeah, I think that's all been debunked since I posted that, my speculation about S10 was wrong.
     
  9. Loganberry

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    But there is one here already! It's not new at all! No indeed, it's always been there! Nothing to see here. *cough* ;)

    Anyway, I agree with @GatewaytoGlimmer here: I'm almost certain this will be a prequel for G5, given the date. I think if we were going to get another G4 feature film, Hasbro would have made that fact public by now.

    Doesn't necessarily mean the G5 series will be CGI, but the movie (even if I'm wrong and it's G4) certainly will be. That's going to take a bit of getting used to!
     
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    Cloudane Element of Mostly Excessive Verbosity

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    EQD has confirmed it's not a sequel, and the leaked timeline suggests it's a G5 prequel

    Pity really as it'd have been nice to have a 'soft' ending that gives us something G4 based to look forward to still, but a clean break it is!
    There was mention in the proposed timeline of "Event Special (Sequel Movie Concept)", no idea what that means or if it's still on the table.
     
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    I don't know a thing about how animation works and could be wrong, but wasn't the last movie CGI made to look 2D?

    Also, I don't think it's actually confirmed that there will be a G5 series, is it? They could keep it to movies only, or do something other than a traditional format TV series (which I hope doesn't just mean releasing a bunch of shorts on YouTube like EQG).
     
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    I'm no specialist either, so I simply go on what it looks like. And for the most part, the 2017 film looked 2D. I do know it was made in Toon Boom Harmony, though.
    No indeed, nothing at all about G5 is actually confirmed, not even its existence. It's been rumoured ever since those leaks, but until Hasbro comes out and says it explicitly we can't be 100% sure. I do expect there to be a series, but whether it'll be released traditionally or dumped in a block on Netflix I have no idea.
     
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    Just want to point out CGI doesn't mean 3D graphics it literally means anything with Computer Generated Imagery. G4 is and always has been CGI (apart from that one time it was made of felt lol) mostly made using a 2D graphics animation software called Macromedia Flash 8. The movie did use a lot of 3D graphics as well as storyboarding in 3D but, as mentioned Loganberry, most of it was made using a 2D graphics animation software called Toon Boom Harmony (thus the need to redraw everything and the opportunity to redesign the style of the ponies).
     
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    I had thought so, there are certain sections of the fandom getting annoyed that it'll be CGI but really it doesn't mean much.
     
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    I think people are just expecting this...

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    When at this point for all we know it could look like this...

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    We need more budgetary info to get an understanding of what they have to work with. They really dropped the ball with the 2017 movie's budget, 50 million USD is healthy for an animated production and they went with only 6.5 million.
     
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    Funny thing is I was actually going to mention Filly Funtasia as a reasonably positive example of what it might look like if they went the 3D route (thinking more in terms of aesthetics than quality here). The above style with a bit more polish and detail could work in my opinion.

    I thought the 2017 movie looked fine so... good thing they didn't overspend?
     
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    And now Funtasia seems dead off topic.
     
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    I don't think anything came of it did it? I would've given it a go at least.
     
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    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    It's in Development Tartarus, it seems. There's quite a detailed post on Funtasia Daily (yes, it exists!) going into the state of play as of October 2018. There's a mention near the bottom of a long-running legal dispute involving the show's developers. Here's the blog post, anyway:

    https://www.funtasiadaily.com/2018/10/funtasia-daily-five-year-anniversary.html

    There is actually a Filly Funtasia thread here on UK of E, from back when its release seemed to be imminent. The thread was last updated in 2014, but if and when there's anything significant to discuss about FF then it would be okay to revive it. Please don't revive such an old thread just for one-line comments, though. Here:

    https://ukofequestria.co.uk/threads/filly-funtasia.10831/

    Okay, back on topic! :)

    The look of the 2021 MLP movie will be very interesting, since it's clear that Hasbro doesn't want it to look like the 2017 one, or to look like the G4 TV series. How natural will the ponies' movement look? How much effort will be put into fur textures and so on? What will they do about cutie marks -- assuming G5 ponies have cutie marks? That sort of thing.
     
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