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Hasbro Inks Deal with UK's Clear Vision for 'My Little Pony'

Hasbro signs a home entertainment deal with Clear Vision for “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” in the U.K., France, Spain, Italy, the Nordic countries and the Middle East.

Hasbro Studios announced an extensive multi-territory deal with leading independent home entertainment label Clear Vision.  The U.K.-based company has acquired HV distribution rights to the first and second seasons of the kids’ hit My Little Pony Friendship is Magic in the U.K., France, Spain, Italy, the Nordic countries and the Middle East. 

“This agreement with a premier distributor like Clear Vision puts one of our key and most beloved brands into very good hands,” Finn Arnesen, Hasbro Studios’ senior VP of international distribution and development. “My Little Pony is a worldwide phenomenon and demand for it runs very strong in these major territories, where Clear Vision has established an excellent track record. We are very pleased to have them spearheading the home entertainment distribution of this popular series.”

Gil Garagnon, international sales and marketing director for Clear Vision, commented, “We work with the best brands in the world and are excited to have Hasbro Studios’ quality programming join the list. With My Little Pony’s extraordinary popularity in these territories, we believe it will perform exceptionally well and serve as the beginning of a long, productive relationship for us with Hasbro.”

Produced and distributed globally by Hasbro Studios, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic follows a core cast of six pony friends through funny, offbeat experiences, lessons in friendship and exciting, enchanted adventures.

The series follows Twilight Sparkle, a studious young unicorn encouraged by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to advance her studies of magic by mastering the most powerful magic of all – friendship! Twilight and her assistant, dragon Spike, move to their new home in the village of Ponyville and make fast friends with down-to-earth Applejack, beautiful Rarity, graceful Fluttershy, athletic Rainbow Dash and free spirit Pinkie Pie. The ponies each have unique abilities, talents and flaws that create both comedic and heart-warming dynamics within the circle of friends and other magical creatures they encounter.

Source: Hasbro Studios

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.