My Little Pony takes Comic Con by storm! This year, one of the pieces shown at the panel was this animatic from the upcoming episode 5.24 entitled “The Mane Attraction,” featuring a wonderful new song sung by Tony Award winning Lena Hall. While the identity of the pony singing is as yet unknown, I’ve heard speculation that she’s a member of the Apple family, since we’ve already been told there will be an episode featuring the Apple family in Season 5. I think it’s a safe bet: for one thing, the theater is shaped like an apple! Plus, that could be a gingham collar on the pianist’s dress, the Cutie Mark Crusaders are featured prominently (one of whom is Apple Jack’s baby sister, Apple Bloom), and I’m pretty sure that’s Apple Jack herself getting emotional in the audience!
This episode features the work of writer Amy Keating Rogers, and was her last episode for the show before she went to work for Disney. Get yourselves to Equestria LA coming up, and you can ask her all about it: she’s scheduled as a guest at the convention!
There’s only one thing I want more than to know the name of this song and this pony, and that’s to see the finished project! Especially with those unicorn horns glowing in the crowd instead of lighters.