Composer(s) Robert J. Walsh
First episode date 14 April 1984
Creative director(s) Jay Bacal
Country of origin United States
Program creator Hasbro
|Based on My Little Pony toyline
by Bonnie Zacherle|
Written by Michael Reaves George Arthur Bloom David Wise Michael Charles Hill Carla Conway Gerry Conway Tracy Mann Hill Gordon Kent Barbara Petty Rebecca Parr Martin Pasko Linda Woolverton
Voices of Bettina Bush Scott Menville Keri Houlihan Susan Blu Katie Leigh Sherry Lynn Nancy Cartwright Ellen Gerstell
Executive producers Joe Bacal, Margaret Loesch, Tom Griffin, Jeff Hall
Cast Tabitha St Germain, Susan Blu, Bettina Bush, Nancy Cartwright, Tony Randall
My Little Pony is an American animated television series produced by Sunbow Productions and Marvel Productions based on the My Little Pony toys released by Hasbro. The series featured as the first segment of a program called My Little Pony 'n Friends. The second segment would be an unrelated cartoon based on another Hasbro franchise - including The Glo Friends, MoonDreamers and the Potato Head Kids. The series debuted on September 15, 1986, a few months after the release of My Little Pony: The Movie (which had introduced the Paradise Estate and many of the series' main characters), and ended on September 23, 1987. Two previous television specials were also edited into segments of My Little Pony 'n Friends: Rescue from Midnight Castle and Escape from Catrina. The complete series of My Little Pony segments has been released on DVD in Regions 1 and 4. As of January 25, 2012, none of the other segments has been released on DVD.
Ponyland is a mystical land, home to all kinds of magical creatures. The Little Ponies make their home in Paradise Estate, living a peaceful life filled with song and games. However, not all of the creatures of Ponyland are so peaceful, and the Ponies often find themselves having to fight for survival against witches, trolls, goblins and all the other beasts that would love to see the Little Ponies destroyed, enslaved or otherwise harmed.
Additional voices by Michael Bell, Joey Camen, Melanie Gaffin, Tress MacNeille, and Frank Welker
Three human children, siblings Megan, Danny, and Molly, often fly across the Rainbow to join the Little Ponies. The group often seeks advice on magical matters from the Moochick, a wise but eccentric gnome who lives in the nearby Mushromp, and his rabbit assistant, Habbit.