TV News: Toy Manufacturers Unite to Produce Tie-In Special!

Written by Ed Fortune Tuesday, 01 April 2014

TV News

Toy Manufacturers Unite to Produce Tie-In Special

In an unusual move American toy manufacturer Hasbro has announced that it is to team up with British games and retailing company Games Workshop to produce a product that fuses two highly popular brands into one.

My Little Primarch: Heresy Is Magic will be a mini-movie that will combine Games Workshop’s futuristic civil war in space franchise The Horus Heresy with Hasbro’s popular children’s TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Games Workshop’s Horus Heresy is an epic space opera popularly targeted at adolescent to mid-thirties males. It features demi-gods, demons, huge spaceships and power armoured super soldiers called Space Marines. Hasbro’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is an animated TV show about magical ponies who have adventures and work together and is aimed specifically at young children, but has a cult following from older fans, typically males from 18 to 35 who identify themselves as Bronies. The mix is unusual, to say the least.

The creative force behind the feature is Dave Green, who will both write and direct the show. Dave is the youngest brother of the famous Vlog Brothers Hank and John Green. Hank is an Emmy Award winning producer, musician and businessman. John Green is a New York Times bestselling author whose novel ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ was recently turned into a movie. Their brother Dave is better known for his work in the American food retail industry and seems like an odd choice. Mr Green told Starburst Magazine, “I have been a lifelong fan of both Warhammer 40,000 and My Little Pony. I have a unique vision of how this very special fusion will be created and My Little Primarch will be must see television.”

The 80-minute feature, subtitled The Horse Heresy, will use CGI to create a stop-motion effect, similar to that of the LEGO Movie, and will come out in April 2016.

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+5 #2 Vincent 2014-04-01 11:59
And a very happy April Fool's Day to you too!
+6 #1 Aidan Arkwright 2014-04-01 09:27
*throws money at screen*

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