Ever since My Little Pony galloped onto the scene back in the 1980s, the lovable toy, TV and now film franchise has had a close relationship with music.
The same can be said for the newest film in the franchise, My Little Pony: A New Generation which is packed with plenty of toe-tapping tunes,
But just which songs feature in the soundtrack of My Little Pony: A New Generation?
My Little Pony: A New Generation release date and plot
My Little Pony: A New Generation cantered its way onto Netflix on September 24th, 2021.
The new film is set many years after the Friendship Is Magic series and takes place in a time when the Pony world of Equestria has lost its magic, leaving earth ponies, unicorns and pegasi living in fear and distrust of each other.
A New Generation follows Sunny, an earth pony whose life is turned on its head when a lost unicorn named Izzy wanders into her village.
The rest of the town believes that Izzy is a hostile invader but Sunny realises that the unicorn needs help and the two set off on an epic adventure to bring magic back to Equestria.
My Little Pony: A New Generation soundtrack
My Little Pony: A New Generation is packed with catchy songs, most of which were specially written just for this film.
Songwriters discuss A New Generation’s music
Alan Schmuckler and Michael Mahler are responsible for writing four of the songs that feature in My Little Pony: A New Generation with Alan even performing on the song Danger, Danger.
Speaking in a Netflix press release, the duo discussed their involvement in the music and how the charming film is needed now more than ever: “I feel like what I have desperately needed over the last 15 months is joy, friendship and community.”
“I think putting music in a film like this cuts to the heart of why friendship feels good and the importance of finding moments of joy in a life that has been rough for a lot of people,” Mahler explained. “I’m so excited for people to hear these songs and feel joy together. I think we all need that right now.”
“From the beginning, it was clear that this movie had a point of view about inclusion and when you couch important discussions in an animated film like this, these ideas can be digested easily,” he continued. “The songs get you into the heart of these characters and help you follow along with the story. To be a part of that has been fantastic.”
My Little Pony: A New Generation is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on September 24th, 2021.