>>36830727>3-D CGI-- reportedly the medium for the movie that will kick off the next gen.
Watch the short and notice what Hasbro did. In short, this is a cheap grab at market awareness and not a hint of the certain character redesigns that will come with G5 MLP.
Notice that they used Mama Faust's character designs and names for Ponk and Gummy. Had this been a full blown effort to move away from G4 as fast as possible, Hasbro would not have left any asset from G4 in play. These shorts are just a filler for however long the execs at Hasbro feel they serve any purpose.
My bet is that once G4 ends in October, all G4 designs will be put on ice and we'll get the new character designs when the next movie is released.