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My Little Pony The Movie Anticipation Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36826566[View All]

>When the menacing Storm King invades Canterlot with plans to steal the magic from the ponies, the very future of Equestria is at stake! Armed with nothing but determination, loyalty, and the magic of friendship, the Mane Six embark on an action-packed heroic journey. The ponies face their biggest friendship challenge yet as they search for help across magical mountains, undersea worlds, and even onboard an airship in a thrilling race to save their home. Along the way they learn that heroes come in all shapes and sizes and that there really is no force stronger than the Magic of Friendship.

The movie is now officially out!
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827448

>>36827445
Not exactly a reason to stay through the credits

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>>36827448
blaming me for that? see, I AM responsible.

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>>36827446
My pony movie has made $44 million so far, while Dory has made over a billion.

Twily might have made more but Derpy was the only pony who helped her out oh except for Fizzlepop but it's her fault in the first place.

I too wonder how much Hasbro spent, but at least we can be sure they made money, anyway.

I want part II already. Hurry up Hasbro. What have you done for me lately.

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827463

>>36827450
well it's sitting at 47 million right now, so I'm eagerly looking forward to when they finally release official numbers for expenses and budgets, ect.

Still wondering why the hell its taking them so long to do so.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827494

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50M yo.

AKA Chuck FinleyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827495

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>>36827494
Yay!

After that first week, I thought it was only gonna get to the lower 40's. The foreign market stepped up.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827496

>>36827495
It just went live in India so it should pick up a bit for a few weeks.

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827499

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>>36827494
>Playing mage
I WILL OBLITERATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU KNOW AND LOVE

>>36827495
According to some anons that work at Movie theaters on /mlp it apparently is still doing very well at the theaters that its being shown at, and gets popped back into be shown still at the "normal" theaters as well instead of just the discount ones.

I'm kind of hoping it'll reach about 55million before its ride ends.
Still confused as to why they haven't released the budget info yet though this far in.

>>36827496
>India
>Making a financial impact
While India is a very populous country, its not exactly a country I expect to make a very big financial impact.

AKA Chuck FinleyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827500

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>>36827499
It's still showing twice a day at my local AMC theater, which is a full price theater. I'd actually consider going back to watch it a second time if AMC weren't so shit.

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>>36827494
The real foreign market figures are always a week or so behind and currently only an estimate. So the 50 million aren't confirmed until the next week.

But yeah, looks good.
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827505

Here's the sound of the other shoe falling.

Amazon announced that pre-orders of the digital version of the movie began today. The official release date of the digital version of MLP The Movie is Dec. 19 and the Blu-ray and DVD versions drop January 9, a little late for Xmax '17.

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827518

>>36827505
Hopefully the toy sales will offset it.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827523

>>36827505
The great news about the video release is that there's a lot of bonus material. Copied from EqD.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital release includes:

Deleted Scene
Equestria Girls Short
“Baking with Pinkie Pie” Featurette
“Making Magic with the Mane 6 and Their New Friends” Featurette
“The Journey Beyond Equestria” Featurette
“I’m the Friend You Need” Music Video (Sung by Taye Diggs)
“Hanazuki: Full of Treasures” Featurette

AKA Chuck FinleyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827524

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>>36827523
No commentary track? That was the main bonus feature I was hoping for. Commentary tracks are the reason I bought two of the Equestria Girls movies and only the first season of the show.

At least they have the Hanazuki short, which was the other thing I was really hoping for.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827525

>>36827524
Yeah what the fuck kind of trash is this. No commentary?

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827526

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>>36827523
Woah woah woah.
Hold the fuck up, where the HELL are the deleted scenes?!

>>36827525
>>36827524
Agreed, this is just pure shit.

IF I WANTED EQUESTRIA GIRLS I'D GO ON DAILY MOTION.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827529

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>>36827524
I agree the lack of a commentary track is a bad mistake, but who would you want to hear in that track?

Jayson Thiessen?
Meghan McCarthy?
Mitch Vogel?
Tara Strong?

No thanks.
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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827530

>>36827529
Jayson for sure, maybe one of the VAs, Ingram, and some of the animators

AKA Chuck FinleyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827531

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>>36827530
Tabitha St. Germain was always entertaining on the season 1 commentaries, so I wouldn't mind hearing from her in addition to Jayson and Ingram and a couple others.

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827532

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>>36827529
I'd want to hear the VA's of the mane six doing commentary in character of the mane six for what's going on in the scene.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827534

>>36827532
What would be way cooler would be a live panel at a major con where the VAs could do commentary during a showing of the movie. I'd attend a con for that alone!

We now know there is no commentary track (that is, unless what Lions Gate's press release was wrong). What makes this press release even weirder are the words "Deleted Scene" instead of scenes. What? They didn't have more than one scene they left in the editing booth?

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827557

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>>36827534
Animated films usually leave a lot less on the cutting-room floor than live-action movies, because the scenes are so carefully planned in advance. Snow White deleted only one scene in final production, and I don't think Fantasia deleted any.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827558

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827573

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>>36827558
Right on, Anonymous! I forgot that one.

Unlike the soup-eating sequence in Snow White, "Clair de Lune" wasn't left on the cutting-room floor where it belonged. They recycled it in the 1946 Fantasia-type package Make Mine Music, with different music -- a song called "Blue Bayou," composed to match the Debussy. I didn't realize the original version had survived. But it's pretty dull in both versions.

That was a bad time at Disney. The 1940 strike tore the studio apart, and they used up all their assets on Bambi, which lost a huge pile of money -- so they went into military training films during WWII and spent the rest of the 1940s squeezing every nickel they could out of crap, cranking out cheesy cut-rate Fantasias like Make Mine Music, Fun and Fancy Free (1947), and Melody Time (1948). It took them 8 years to recover enough to produce a new animated feature (Cinderella, in 1950).
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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827587

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>>36827573
Let’s not talk about Clair de Lune for awhile.

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827592

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Okay. What do you want to talk about instead?

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827593

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>>36827592
The hiatus is suffering. :(
And they STILL haven't released the budget numbers for the movie.

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Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827597

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>>36827593
You know, at this point I don't think you have to keep saying they haven't released the budget yet. They don't have to release the numbers, and at this point they probably have no reason to if they haven't already.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827599

>>36827597
it's just weird and all

Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827605

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>>36827599
Disney and Pixar haven't officially released the budget for Coco yet either, just some industry experts and insiders who have estimated how much it cost.

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827626

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>>36827605
Coco is a gigantic, disgraceful ripoff of The Book of Life (https://moviepilot.com/p/pixar-coco-rip-off-the-book-of-life/4232555). The Pixar people should hang their heads in shame.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827627

>>36827626
With a dash of Grim Fandango ripoff.

Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827631

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>>36827626
Jorge Gutierrez, the writer and director for Book of Life, loved Coco, praised Pixar, and hopes more people go and see it.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827667

>>36827631
And then two most important people were outed for doing terrible things

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827676

>>36827605
Likely around $200 mill

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827753

>>36827593
We have the MLP The Movie budget numbers now thanks to the leaks.

Still curious?

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827755

>>36827753
Nah, I saw them.

It looks like the amount they sold was less than they were shooting for though given the "100 million" thing I saw on the Worldwide gross expectations in another sheet.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827943

>>36827753
Considering there's a ton of conflicting sources, and the fact that it looks like a TV movie to an esoteric thing (yet has a title that suggests the history of a 26 year old brand), I'm not sold
>>36827755
>It looks like the amount they sold was less than they were shooting for though given the "100 million" thing I saw on the Worldwide gross expectations in another sheet.
Jesus, delusional much?

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828035

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So... whose human hands were those in the Baking with Pinkie Pie special feature? Was it actually Andrea Libman?

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6c6zqz
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Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828166

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The movie wasn't a complete flop. It probably made its money back, and it's still selling toys and DVDs. But to keep G4 going, it needed to do better than it did. How and where did it go wrong? Here are some thoughts after watching the DVD.

OVERALL PLUSSES: (1) The backgrounds and art design are great. (2) The effects animation is grade A-plus. (3) The character animation is excellent. (4) Everywhere the movie gets dark and/or serious, it's good. Tempest Storm Shadow is wonderful throughout, and the final battle scenes are awesome once we get beyond the initial sillinesses with baked goods. When Twilight does a bad thing and her friends reject her and she goes off to contemplate her sins in solitude, the audience is truly emotionally engaged for the first time in the movie. And that shot of her descending through the vortex bearing the staff, looking like Rembrandt's painting of the Ascension of Christ, is terrific.

That's about it. The flaws are more numerous.

CHARACTER DESIGN: I don't care what anyone says about red, black, and scars being unoriginal: Fizzlepop (what a great name for a unicorn with a horn like that!) is wonderful, and the other villains are okay. The sea ponies aren't bad. But the mane-sequence ponies are a disaster. Whose terrible idea was it to make their monstrous eyes BIGGER and their squeaky little snouts even smaller and rounder? As I said in an earlier post, watching this movie is like spending 90 minutes stuck in a jar of pig embryos.

PULLING PUNCHES: Almost every time something slightly edgy or serious happens, a low-comedy clown gets sent in to break the tension with a pun or a sight gag. The cumulative effect is the propagation of a vast indifference. I didn't mind the Storm King's madcap craziness -- he has to be Chaotic Evil to contrast with the Lawful Evil of Fizzlepop -- but Pinkie was more annoying than usual, and Grubber needed to be taken out back somewhere and quietly drowned along with his fucking pink spongecake.

THE PIRATES: Pirates are not rough-edged, happy-go-lucky treasure hunters. They are muggers in boats. These golden-hearted pirates were unusually unconvincing.

SONGS: "Open Up Your Eyes" has good music, but awful lyrics. Most of the other songs have dull music AND awful lyrics.

STORY LINE: Nicely handled ending, but the rest was seriously defective -- especially the initial Festival of Friendship stuff, which was tiresome, vapid, forced, and childish, and certain to turn off any film critic who wasn't already a fan of the show. The story probably could have been salvaged if some of the sillier details had been worked out better. Capper defies the most dangerous mare in the world because he's so grateful that Rarity gave him new buttons? Really? Queen Novo decides to risk letting the Storm King get the pearl because Pinkie led a jolly dance number? Pinkie subdues a quarter-ton NFL spear-carrier by throwing cupcakes? As if. And Sia added less than nothing.

That's enough for openers. Any other plusses and minuses?

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828172

>>36828166
>How and where did it go wrong?
It was made by people who have no business making movies, based on something that had no business being a movie

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828173

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828202

>>36828166
>It probably made its money back, and it's still selling toys and DVDs

Its final budget, including Advertising, was 50 million; its sold about 60 million including its china release, so its made about 10 million in profit.

We won't know about its sales until a full release of christmas sales info is out, sadly :(



One thing, it looks like they're not releasing a new line of toys for the first half of the year based on the recent toyfair, so I'm thinking hasbro is banking on the Movie toys still selling for a good bit before their next wave.

lostpony at workCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828247

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>>36828173

That's a beautiful moment in the movie. I just love the animation and the way the faces are drawn during talking and in all fairness, Twily had been literally carrying her friends up to that point in the movie and pulling off friendship with the seaponies was the first thing they did right, and she's out of her depth and frustrated...even my pony-hating girlfriend who I forced to come with me got teary-eyed at this scene.

I just love this movie so much. Somehow it doesn't quite grab me as good on my computer screen like it did in the theater, so I'm glad I watched it over and over and I'm sorry it didn't make a whole lot more money than it did....I wonder what Hasbro's goals were, if they judge this a success or not. Hasbro has always been in this for the long haul though, never quick to drop something and that's why we even have Pony at all.

In the 80s, Hasbro which was originally a pencil company had just bought up all sorts of game and toy properties and could have just rested on those acquired brands, but instead they went ahead with My Pretty Pony and followed that with the first six My Little Ponies. So I think Hasbro really doesn't turn on short term results and we can look forward to the leaked upcoming movie schedule to come true and give us more before G4 is over.

Fie on you movie haters btw, let's fite.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828251

>>36828247
>In the 80s, Hasbro which was originally a pencil company had just bought up all sorts of game and toy properties
Close but not quite
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasbro

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>>36828251
Wow thanks anon thats good stuff! I was sure the acquisitions began before MPP but seems that was mostly after, i wonder if what i read was rong or if i read it rong.

We are a "substantial cult following"!!

My point stands, hasbro in it for the long haul.

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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828371

OK, this is a bit late to the thread but it's still a cute story. A little girl got a DVD of the movie and had to share her feelings with her father and his smartphone camera.

Very cute. So cute it went viral and has over a half million YouTube views. Hasbro has a hit on their hands. Turn down your audio before watching. She's a bit loud at first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anjMMdSuFuE

AnonponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828384

>>36828371
Assuming this isn't staged, the movie was bound to play better in home viewing markets


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