Galaxy Girls, My Little Pony and 2010
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Published: January 2, 2010
Many of you who follow me may have noticed that I practically fell off the face of the earth for most of 2009.  If you still do follow me despite the boring lack of activity, I can finally tell you why I've been MIA.

It's finally been announced, and you can read about it here, in the New York Times article interviewing Brian Goldner, President of Hasbro, that I've been hired by Hasbro to be the "Creative Steward" of their famous toy "My Little Pony," and Executive Producer to the new upcoming animated television series which I developed myself.

Here's an excerpt in case you don't feel like reading the whole article:

WSJ: Tells us about the joint venture with Discovery.

Mr. Goldner: A lot of other kids networks seem to be focused on teenagers. We think there is a great opportunity to focus on the six- to 12-year-old and their parents. And we have a lot of brands that we'll use. It's not just all Hasbro programming. Certainly you will see My Little Pony and Tonka as some of the shows, but really at least a significant portion will be new ideas. The network will launch in the fall of 2010.

Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who wrote the "Transformers" movies, a "Star Trek" movie, and the TV show "Fringe," are working on a show for us. Lauren Faust created the "Powerpuff Girls" and "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends." She's doing a show for us;the "My Little Pony" show. We are working with Overbrook, which is Will Smith's and James Lassiter's company on two TV pilots.


(DISCLAIMER-- My husband Craig McCracken is the real creator of PPG and Foster's!!!)

So, this extremely time consuming job has taken me almost completely away from all other work including Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls.

What does this mean in the year to come?  Well, hopefully soon, I will be allowed to share some of what will come of the new version of Pony.  So for those of you who have stuck with me, hold tight and hopefully what you'll see will be worth the wait.  It will be a COMPLETELY NEW My Little Pony!!

As for Galaxy Girls, the dolls are still at FAO Schwartz and FAO.com.  It's been an extremely difficult and harrowing road to get them there and I'm not so sure what the future holds for them.  I've learned in the years I've been trying to get the girls out in the world that the toy biz is very, very, VERY tough, and quite unforgiving.  The fate of the Girlaxy is in the hands of fans and consumers now.  If the dolls sold well over the holidays, then we will make more.  If not..... well, it may be over for the gGirls.

The Girlaxy needs your support more than ever!!</b>  If you decided to buy a doll or book, please show your friends!!  Word of mouth is the most powerful marketing device ever!!  Post comments on the Galaxy Girls blog, join our Facebook group and comment often!!  You can befriend Milky Way herself on Facebook as well!  Be sure to check out and friend us at the Galaxy Girls MySpace page which has been recently updated!!!  All brand new design and pictures of the products that will be made if I can get your support!!!

Help me make 2010 the year of the Girlaxy!!!!!!

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PETROL-TANK's avatar
PETROL-TANKStudent Digital Artist
HECK
UnleashedXbox77777's avatar
So this was your plan in 2010...

Little did you know, bronies came along.
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tifzhe299Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconscootalooplz: :iconapplebloomplz: :iconsweetiebelleplz: :iconsaysplz:So can you PLZ tell us? PPPPPLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEAAAAAASSSSSEEE???????
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tifzhe299Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you tell me on who's the oldest to the youngest of the Mane Six and the CMC? Cuz I'd really like to know.
:iconscootalooplz::iconsaysplz:I do too, maybe RD is the oldest of whatever, just hope or don't think she's the youngest
:iconapplebloomplz::iconsaysplz: I kinda wanna too! I always wondered if my big sis is the oldest or not!
:iconsweetiebelleplz::iconsaysplz:Can you tell me! Pleeeeeaaaaassssee??i don't care who's oldest or not, I just wanna know!
ORBITALFRIENDSHIP's avatar
Hello Mrs. Faust,
I really enjoy watching your cartoons, ALL of them. I've been watching your shows from the start and it'd be an honor to keep on watching them. I love your style of comedy, regular talk (amongst characters in your shows) and mostly, I love your artwork! You're really awsome at what you do and I really hope, that you keep doing what you do best ^_^
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TheSterTubeHobbyist Filmographer
goda MMMeme
retsudemian07's avatar
Y todo comenzo aqui =)
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KitsunefurryfoxStudent General Artist
Any chance of a Minty in the new series?
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SouthParkTaoistProfessional Digital Artist
I love history, especially the history of how things came to be. So it's nice for me to see these old journals to see how the initial reactions of the show that would become the biggest pop cultural phenomenon of the new decade. I am surprised it took me more than a year after the initial show before I finally got around to watch it and I must say it's one of the best works across all media that I have seen in a long time. If Alan Moore needs proof that creativity and imagination are not dead in the world of fiction, all he needs to see is this.
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darkdoomerProfessional Digital Artist
i so want this PinkiePie Storyteller. could get a Kindle or an iPad or print some e-books, but there's nothing like a robotic pony reading Dante's Inferno or Kant's Metaphysics of Morals with her cute voice :3
nifler's avatar
And so, it began...
Corky64's avatar
No way, YOU'RE gonna be doing the My-!

...Oh wait...
THEMrDrunkenFox's avatar
If only they knew what they were getting into.
Genesin's avatar
I've never watched My Little Pony cartoons before... I'm a grown man. I don't want any of that... girly frilly frou frou nonsense.

;D

Fortunately, the new series contains enough substance that I can overlook any that's in there. ^_^ Good job. I'm a hard sell, but you've won my acclaim.

I would not have known about the series if a dear friend wasn't an effects animator for the show. He originally brought it to my attention. See the smoke effect when Spike materializes scrolls? That's aaaall him. :D
fyre-flye's avatar
fyre-flyeProfessional Filmographer
Please re-iterate to your friend how happy I am with his work. We have better effects on the show than I hoped to ask for.

And thanks for your comments. When I took this job, I braced myself for attacks I expected from the He-Man Woman Haters Club, but I'm overwhelmed by the surprise praise from so many dudes!!! I'm shocked and grateful. Thank you so much.
Inoui3's avatar
Hello!
I am a big fan of the universe "My Little Pony" which I was raised to date and your style! As soon as I saw the first pictures of the series, I was immediatly impressed by your style I created my facebook page [link] #! / pages/My-Little-Pony-Friendship-is-Magic/128739440491261 </ a>. Note that I am born deaf and I résisde in France where the translation of Google a little .. strange I'd like to know if the series will be subtitled in several languages? For we must admit, the first series of the 80s is available on DVD, but no subtitle is proposed. In short, I really hope FINALLY able to follow the new adventures of my little pony this time. I hope this message will happen one day in the ears of a "deaf" on behalf of all fans (deaf or not) everywhere!
All my best wishes and good continuation for you!
fyre-flye's avatar
fyre-flyeProfessional Filmographer
Very neat to see the FB page! I know that the series will be dubbed in different languages, depending on what non-english speaking countries air it, however, I don't know if there are plans to subtitle--- though I can only imagine that they would.
equigoyle's avatar
equigoyleHobbyist Traditional Artist
I keep hearing conflicting sides that the new show/mlp line will have the boy ponies in it. I sincerely hope it does. I LOVED the Big Brothers!!!! Good luck with this though. I really hope it does the mlp line some justice... though I must admit, I'm not a fan of the 'style'. I'm an old foggie, I s'ppose. Too much so.

Still, if this can be a step in the right direction for the mlps, maybe.... well, we'll see.

And what's this about Galaxy girls??
fyre-flye's avatar
fyre-flyeProfessional Filmographer
I hit send too soon!

Sorry the style's not for you, but I'm a collector myself, so I completely understand.

Galaxy Girls is a personal side project of mine. I wrote a book, [link] have a website [link] and have dolls I designed at FAO.com [link]

The work on did on gGirls is what got me my job on MLP.
equigoyle's avatar
equigoyleHobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks kind of cool. I hope it goes well for you!
fyre-flye's avatar
fyre-flyeProfessional Filmographer
In the show, there will be a few male characters, and boy ponies in crowd scenes and backgrounds. I have no idea whether they'll be making toys of those characters or not.
plusleg1rl's avatar
Hope one or two or five of the male Ponies will have a speaking role. While a friend of mine was at Comic-con 2010, she spotted a yellow pegasus with Pink Hair. Is that Posey or a new character?
fyre-flye's avatar
fyre-flyeProfessional Filmographer
New character. But I used Posey's colors on purpose. She was a childhood fave.
equigoyle's avatar
equigoyleHobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I HOPE they make toys out of 'em. It'd be STUPID if they didn't. 'Course, it'd make sense if they did the characters that were involved more, but.... that's just me.

When's the show supposed to premier again, and on what network? If I can, I'd like to try and catch it and see how they do. Hopefully the story line's better than this none sense they've been doing.

*Sigh*

Sorry if I sound a little too negative. But I grew up in the eighties and I MISS the good ol' stuff they did then. Very authentic, very true to art and story and form..... *sighs*

Good times. :)
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