We Need Sia’s ‘Songbird Serenade’ My Little Pony Immediately
We take back every slightly judgmental thought we’ve ever had about grown adults who collect and care for My Little Pony dolls, “brony” and otherwise: Sia‘s team unveiled her plastic horsey alter ego today (February 16) and the urge to run a wee comb through its two-toned hair is STRONG.
Her name is Songbird Serenade, and she’s basically perfect. The toy, made as a tie-in with 2017’s My Little Pony: The Movie, is the very same character the “Cheap Thrills” singer will voice in the film alongside a star-studded cast that includes Zoe Saldana, Emily Blunt, Michael Peña and Liev Schreiber. But you’ve probably already guessed that from Songbird’s This Is Acting-era black and blonde hair topped with an enormous bow.
“So happy to see the Pony version of Sia! Say hello to #SongbirdSerenade in the MLPmovie, in stores Fall ’17,” Team Sia tweeted on Thursday morning. While the timing of the doll’s release fits alongside My Little Pony: The Movie‘s release date of October 6, 2017, those months feel like an eternity because LOOK AT HER TINY LEATHER JACKET.
— sia (@Sia) February 16, 2017
The film will be the first My Little Pony feature-length film to see a full theatrical release since 1986’s My Little Pony: The Movie. But this will be no by-the-numbers remake, and the Ponies who star in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic franchise have gotten an anime-influenced makeover since then. Its plot, according to IMDB, is as follows: “A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.”
Will its accompanying soundtrack see the success (and Oscar nomination) that fellow toy franchise movie Trolls did? With Sia involved, it seems likely.
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