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Reimagined ‘My Little Pony G5’ and ‘Transformers: BotBots’ On the Way

Netflix and eOne's rebooted CG animated ‘My Little Pony’ movie and series, along with a 20-episode animated ‘Transformers’ comedy, will hit the streamer this fall.

Netflix and Entertainment One (eOne) are bringing My Little Pony and Transformers to a new generation of young viewers with two brand-new reimagined series and a feature film. The CG animated My Little Pony G5 Series and movie are coming to Netflix this Fall as is Transformers: BotBots, a 20-episode animated comedy following the mischievous little Transformers robots, otherwise known as BotBots, based on Hasbro’s popular toy line of the same name.

Transformers: BotBots series:

The Transformers robots, BotBots hide by day disguised as everyday shopping mall objects - but at night, they jump into adventure. When a group called ‘The Lost Bots’ runs into a mall security guard, they put all of the BotBots in danger. Will these misfits be able to overcome their differences, defeat the security guard, and gain acceptance in the eyes of the other bots?

“We are delighted to partner with Netflix to bring an all-new Transformers story to life and explore a whole new universe with BotBots,” commented eOne’s President of Family Brands, Oliver Dumont. “Transformers storytelling has expanded into so many new avenues and we can’t wait to surprise both existing fans and new fans coming to the franchise for the first time with these fun bots who are definitely more than meets the eye!"

Kevin Burke and Chris “Doc” Wyatt (Spider-Man, Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy, Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters) will serve as executive producers and showrunners. 

My Little Pony G5 series and film:

The world of Equestria has lost its magic. (GASP!) Friendship and Harmony have been replaced by paranoia and mistrust, and Ponies now live separated by species. Sunny – a feisty and idealistic young Earth Pony – is convinced there is still hope for this divided world… but her slightly misguided and often hilarious efforts to change hearts and minds have led to her being branded a misfit. When Sunny befriends a lost Unicorn named Izzy, who wanders innocently into the Earth Pony town of Maretime Bay, the town has had enough. Together the new friends embark on an epic adventure that will include a daring jewel heist, outrageous conspiracy theories, elaborate musical numbers, and the world’s cutest flying Pomeranian. Their adventures take them to faraway lands and force them to face their fears and make new friends out of old enemies. The world Sunny has dreamed of could finally become a reality as she and her newfound friends fight to prove that even little ponies can make a big difference. In the computer-animated series, the adventures of Sunny Starscout and her friends will continue.

Both series join Netflix’s growing slate of original animated programming featuring popular characters including The Cuphead Show!, Sonic the Hedgehog, Angry Birds, and characters from the library of titles from Roald Dahl. They complement the platforms’ brand-new cast of characters from upcoming preschool series Ridley Jones; Ada Twist, Scientist; Karma’s World; and kids’ series Kid Cosmic; Arlo the Alligator Boy; Centaurworld; and event series Maya and the Three.

Source: Netflix