“My Little Pony” will open against Warner Bros.’ untitled “Blade Runner” sequel, an untitled Warners “event movie” and an untitled Fox-Marvel title.
Emily Blunt and Kristin Chenoweth are voicing new characters with the “Mane 6” characters voiced by Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain and Ashleigh Ball.
Jayson Thiessen is directing from a screenplay by Meghan McCarthy, writer and producer of the “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” animated series.
The story centers on Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity embarking on a journey beyond Equestria, where they meet new friends and challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.
The pic is being produced by Stephen Davis and Brian Goldner for Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures. Lionsgate came on in August to market and distribute in all territories except China.
“Cafe Society” will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 11 and has its North American debut a week later at the Seattle Film Festival. The romantic comedy is set in the ’30s and stars Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll and Ken Stott.
Lionsgate is partnered with Amazon on the release. “Cafe Society” will expand on July 22 and go wide on July 29.