My Little Pony: The Movie will be released in October 2017, and Sia the Faceless Pop Star has been cast as the pony Songbird Serenade. You can tell it’s Sia because her face is obscured by voluminous, bi-colored bangs and because her bow is big enough to act as a flotation device in the event of a Smooze onslaught.
Sia is joining an eclectic grab bag of other actors including Liev Schreiber, Taye Diggs, Emily Blunt, Uzo Aduba, Michael Pena and Kristen Chenoweth, continuing the franchise’s tradition of wonderfully bizarre casting: Never forget that the 1986 original included voice acting from Danny DeVito as the Grundle King (wait, what) and Rhea Perlman, who played Reeka. Cloris Leachman and Madeline Khan were there too, but let’s return briefly to the Grundles:
Grundleland. I’m just going to hang out with that for a second.
OK, moving on. Sia will also pen two original songs for the soundtrack, and the plot will focus on six “mane” characters—Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity—as they employ the magic of friendship to save their home.