Stars Come out to Celebrate the Third Installment of MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS with the “Friendship Games” Premiere from Hasbro Studios

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Padma Lakshmi, Nick Cannon and More Attend
‘Purple Carpet’ Premiere Event; Hasbro Studios and Sony Music/Legacy
Recordings Release Accompanying Movie Soundtrack, Available Today

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) rolled out the ‘purple carpet’ in celebration
of the world premiere of “My Little Pony Equestria Girls Friendship
Games,” a Hasbro Studios full-length animated feature film and the third
installment in the beloved MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS franchise.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nick Cannon, Padma Lakshmi, Jim Gaffigan, Tiki
Barber, Nigel Barker, Drea de Matteo, and Tracy Anderson were among the
celebrities whose famous families joined the premiere screening event
Thursday at the Angelika Film Center in New York City. The film will
exclusively premiere on television on Saturday, September 26 at 8/7c on
Discovery Family Channel (U.S.).


In conjunction with the film debut, Hasbro Studios and Sony Music/Legacy
Recordings today announced the global digital release of the
accompanying “My Little Pony Equestria Girls Friendship Games”
soundtrack. The album features ten original songs from the movie and the
same award winning songwriters and voice talent as the “My Little Pony:
Friendship is Magic” animated series. Fans can download the album now
at: http://smarturl.it/MLPEG3_Music.

“For more than 30 years, the MY LITTLE PONY brand has taken fans around
the world on an incredible journey of friendship, and we’re proud to
introduce the third chapter in the EQUESTRIA GIRLS adventure,” said
Stephen Davis, Executive VP/Chief Content Officer, Hasbro. “The iconic
characters, catchy music, and friendly competition of THE FRIENDSHIP
GAMES will have pony fans cheering for the WONDERBOLTS and SHADOWCOLTS
and rooting for their favorite players.”

Introduced in 2013, the MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS storyline takes
place in a different dimension of the whimsical world of MY LITTLE PONY,
where beloved pony friends become real high school students. In the
latest animated adventure, which marks the third installment in the MY
LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS franchise, THE FRIENDSHIP GAMES brings
CANTERLOT HIGH, home to the magical MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRA GIRLS, and
its rival school CRYSTAL PREP ACADEMY together in a series of school
spirit, academic, and sporting events to determine which school will
reign supreme.

The movie will be released in stores on DVD and Blu-ray from Shout!
Factory Kids, and available for digital download on iTunes, Google Play,
and Amazon on October 13.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS)
is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play
Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET
SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and
TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games,
television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and lifestyle
licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection
with children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro
Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment
brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film,
digital and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social
responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a
safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of
millions of children and families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com,
and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews)
and Instagram (@Hasbro).

About Legacy Recordings

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is
home to the world’s foremost library of historically significant
commercial recordings, a peerless collection of works by the most
important musical artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Across a
variety of platforms, the label offers contemporary music fans access to
thousands of meticulously restored and remastered archival titles
representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock,
jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie
soundtracks, rap/hip-hop, world music, classical, comedy and more.

Founded in 1990 by CBS Records (rebranded Sony Music in 1991), Legacy
has expanded on its original mission (preserving and reissuing back
catalogs of Columbia Records, Epic Records and associated CBS labels) to
provide new and innovative avenues for artist and repertoire exposure
including Grammy winning curated retrospectives, social media campaigns,
Oscar winning soundtracks, new talent signings and groundbreaking
campaigns for established artists and catalog. Following the creation of
Sony BMG Music Entertainment in 2005, Legacy assumed responsibility for
recordings from the archives of the BMG family of labels (including RCA
Records, Arista, J Records, Jive, Profile, Silvertone, Sony BMG
Nashville and Windham Hill, as well as imprints including Bang!, CTI,
Mainstream, Monument, Ode, and others).

About Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a
current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and
international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that
comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home
to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including
Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia
Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Epic Records,
Essential Records, Essential Worship, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, Kemosabe
Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration,
RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music
Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and
Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony
Corporation of America.

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Contacts

Litzky Public Relations
Kaylie Nelson, 201-222-9118, ext. 22
knelson@litzkypr.com
or
Legacy
Recordings
Tom Cording, 212-833-4448
Tom.Cording@sonymusic.com

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