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[FanCasting] My Little Pony: The Live Action (2024)
« on: April 08, 2024, 04:33:33 AM »
[FanCasting] My Little Pony: The Live Action (2024) by ©iannis / n_66_x

Now that the 'Live Action' movies are on a rise, I thought it'd be fun to visualize what a 'Live Action' Adaptation of the 'My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)' could possibly look like~!

Here is my 'Dream Cast' for this project:
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Melissa McCarthy as Hydia
Chris Rock as Spike
Danny DeVito as The Moochick
Mckenna Grace as Megan
Jaeden Martell as Danny
Mykal Michelle Harris As Molly
Maya Hawke as Draggle
Nicola Coughlan as Reeka

I think it would be so bizarre, weird and funny if Hasbro ever made a 'Live Action' with a mixture of 3D ponies with real human actors, I can already picture how epic this could turn out with the right direction, and maybe it would also spawn a new generation of 'My Little Pony' toys based on the G1 characters, now that would be worth it just for that alone, right??!! lol.

[EDIT]: I've now updated the cast with three more additional characters that are non-existent in the original series, but I think would make up for nice additions:
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Nico Parker as Big Sister
Henry Cavill as Dad
Thandiwe Newton as Mom

The way I imagine it is, the parent characters having just bought the farm that we see Megan attending to a horse in the 'Rescue from Midnight Castle (1984)' movie, I think expanding the storyline of the human family a bit will make the movie more approachable for a larger audience, the Mom and Dad characters having brought their new life together to the farm, where their children, as they get familiar between them, discover a way to visit the Ponyland, then perhaps at some point they can also bring back some of the baby ponies to the farm and shelter the forest creatures to protect them from the Smooze, also put the sea ponies in the bathtub of the farm, etc, and then the parents discovering their existence for the first time when they're all crammed in their farm like this, I think that would be quite funny and cute... Farmboy Henry Cavill with a mustache in Cowboy attire nursing and bottle feeding baby ponies wrapped in blankets??!! Now that would be cinema gold, lol!!!
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Re: [FanCasting] My Little Pony: The Live Action (2024)
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2024, 11:59:57 AM »
OMGosh!!! I Love this!!! I wish I worked for Hasbro and said "We are doing this" Chris Rock would be awesome yet he might be expensive to hire for a Hasbro live show .... but definitely awesome!!!! out of curiosity I wonder how much Malissa McCarthy is as well to hire????  :what: Danny Devito as the Moochick would be fantastic as well... I don't know the actress for Megan but She looks perfect too along with the rest of the cast. I wish a Hasbro worker sees this and says Yup Great Idea and takes it from here... I know someone wanted to make a Live Last unicorn movie that fell through cause of owner ship or whats it called Copy right laws they couldn't make it and maker of the Last Unicorn was all for it but someone else owned the last unicorn out of the writers hands... MLP and Hasbro don't have this issue so it would be easy to say Yup Lets make a Live action movie but they have a limited budget and from what I here if you want great graphics you have to pay for them... overall I think this is the best cast.... i think if they use horses instead of "Ponies" that would be a good move... then they can use graphics for colors.
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Re: [FanCasting] My Little Pony: The Live Action (2024)
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2024, 03:49:36 PM »
Starflashbaby, awww thank you for the nice comment~!!!

I've now updated the cast with three more additional characters that are non-existent in the original series, but I think would make up for nice additions, also a summary about the usage of these new character can be found under the [EDIT] bracket on the OP!
« Last Edit: April 08, 2024, 04:02:52 PM by n66x »

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Re: [FanCasting] My Little Pony: The Live Action (2024)
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2024, 04:01:28 PM »
But what would the ponies look like? Would they be cartoony, or photorealistic horses? If they're feeling extra devious, they could pull a Cats the Movie and have the ponies played by humans with CG-enhanced pony features--I think I just gave myself nightmares there. 

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Re: [FanCasting] My Little Pony: The Live Action (2024)
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2024, 08:04:27 PM »
Mrs. Prospector, good question, It could go a few different ways, and while I do also think the end results might end up unsettling for a big percentage of people, it will still be a lot of fun on itself to see this peculiar mixture.

An easy example is the 'Smurfs' movie where the actors were blend in with semi-photo-realistic 3D characters:
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In the 'Lion King' movie they went full on with photo-realism, and people did not really favor this style, but it's also an example:
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Let's visualize this mix by looking at this gif of a real life pony strutting around, lol:
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Then there's this target commercial that showed G4 MLP toys rendered straight in 3D, and at some point they also blended them with human actors:
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Like I said, I think it cannot be done without stepping into some uncanny territory, but I think that will be the charm of it!

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Re: [FanCasting] My Little Pony: The Live Action (2024)
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2024, 08:38:10 PM »
If they had to, I’d prefer the more realistic look…
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Re: [FanCasting] My Little Pony: The Live Action (2024)
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2024, 01:14:01 AM »
Omg, Danny deVito as Moochick would be PERFECT. I am really bad at actors (I don't watch a lot of movies/series) so I don't know if I could come up with a dream lineup, but as for the ponies, I'd like to see a semi-realistic style, I think. It tends to look super weird when actual horses get talking animations, and as a horse person, I wouldn't be able to take it seriously if they got the body language wrong ^^' that matters less with a cartoonified style.
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Re: [FanCasting] My Little Pony: The Live Action (2024)
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2024, 01:42:26 AM »
I admit, I'm not the biggest fan of the original movie, so I don't have any real strong thoughts about this if it were a real project. It certainly would be interesting in how they would work out all the characters and the smooze. I'm not familiar with all of your casting, but those that I do recognise look good.

My only hesitation would be expanding the human element. I'm not a fan of humans encroaching into non-human  storylines. Megan was a major twitch for me growing up - I would definitely not watch a film that gave emphasis to her family or her life over that of the ponies and their issues, given the limited time scope afforded a film.

They did this with Transformers - pushing in the human angle - and I wasn't a fan of that, either. One of the many reasons why I prefer the comics to the animation is that Megan hardly appears in the comic, and Molly and Danny don't exist xD.

So yes to most of your "what-iffing". But 100% no to the extension of Megan's family/story.
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Re: [FanCasting] My Little Pony: The Live Action (2024)
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2024, 09:39:27 AM »
This is too cute:

Real baby pony:
https://youtu.be/MkMOpb3HVxM?si=lJcq1rykTb6Ycp08

Like Taffeta, I didn’t much care for the movie.  I don’t know how excited I’d get for the live action as I also don’t like the look of 3d computer cartoons.  But, if other people get enjoyment from it, great!
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Re: [FanCasting] My Little Pony: The Live Action (2024)
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2024, 11:17:44 AM »
I really want to try my hand at semi-realistic G1 Ponies. May be something like the Pokemon from Detective Pikachu, or The Legends of the Guardians. Or I could start with what G5 has, because the lighting and the texture is realistic enough.


I am not sure if I have the skill, but I will report back later.

 

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