Journey Into Space: A My Little Pony Movie is an upcoming 2020 American animated musical fantasy film based on the television series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, which was developed as part of the 2010 relaunch of the My Little Pony toy line by Hasbro and the sequel to the 2017 film, My Little Pony: The Movie. The film stars the series' regular voice cast reprising their roles alongside the returning voices from the original movie and guest voices Jennifer Lopez, Emma Stone, Nick Kroll, Pitbull, Amanda Seyfreid, Josh Gad, Uma Thurman, Ice-T, and Sam Elliott.
The film is produced by Allspark Pictures and DHX Media, with animation created once again using Toon Boom Harmony, and is scheduled to be released theatrically on October 2, 2020 in the United States by Lionsgate. It also marks the 10th Anniversary of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
A giant whirlwind sends Onyx Star, Adonis, the weasels, Nike, Discord and the ostriches to outer space and they need to get back home to Equestria. Along the way, they meet new friends who were also stuck in space years ago, space animals, and evil alien ponies who wanted to capture Onyx and his friends and destroy the Earth with a reliquary-cannon after Groff, Maxil, Zio and their minions sold all of their souls for it.
- Spencer List as Onyx Star, a male alicorn, who is friends with the Mane 6 and best friends with Adonis and his three weasels, Nike and the ostriches.
- Mr. Lawrence as Adonis, a weasel who leads his three fellow weasels and best friend of Onyx Star, Nike and the ostriches.
- Jerry Trainor as Nike, a sea turtle who is best friends with Onyx, Adonis and his three weasels, and the ostriches.
- John de Lancie as Discord, a draconequus who is former enemies and current friends with the Mane 6.
- Matt Bennett as Azar, an ostrich who is Ivo's brother and best friend of Onyx, Adonis and his three weasels, and Nike.
- Carlos Alazraqui as Ivo, another ostrich who is Azar's brother and best friend of Onyx, Adonis and his three weasels, and Nike.
- Jennifer Lopez as Comet Tiara, an alicorn, who is the lead astronaut, Rain Runner's granddaughter and Onyx's love interest.
- Emma Stone as Crescent Flitter, a unicorn who is Comet's best friend.
- Nick Kroll as Groff, leader of the alien ponies.
- Pitbull as Maxil, lieutenant of the alien ponies.
- Amanda Seyfried as Lucky Swirl, a pegasus who is Comet's other best friend.
- Josh Gad as Zio, sergeant of the alien ponies.
- Uma Thurman as Sunbeam Glory, an Earth pony who is Comet's other best friend and Brawny's sister.
- Ice-T as Brawny Runner, an Earth pony who is a rap pony and Sunbeam's brother.
- Sam Elliott as Rain Runner, Comet's grandfather.
- Spacey, a space phoenix who later becomes Onyx's pet.
- The Swan Band, a male bird band with straw hats who Onyx and Discord hired to play in Onyx's anniversary performance. The first swan plays the guitar, the second swan plays the bass, the third swan plays the horn, and the fourth swan plays the drums.
- Tara Strong as Twilight Sparkle, an alicorn who leads the Mane 6.
- Rebecca Shoichet performs Twilight Sparkle's singing voice.
- Andrea Libman as Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy, two of the Mane 6. Pinkie Pie is a joyful, party-obsessed pony, and Fluttershy is a kind, animal-loving pegasus.
- Shannon Chan-Kent performs Pinkie Pie's singing voice.
- Ashleigh Ball as Applejack and Rainbow Dash, two of the Mane 6. Applejack is an honest apple farmer pony who is Big Mclntosh and Apple Bloom's sister and Granny Smith's granddaughter, and Rainbow Dash is a loyal and adventurous pegasus.
- Tabitha St. Germain as Rarity, a generous fashion designer unicorn.
- Kazumi Evans performs Rarity's singing voice.
Returning Movie characters
- Emily Blunt as Temptest Shadow, a unicorn who is former second-in-command of the Storm King
- Kristin Chenoweth as Princess Skystar, a sea pony-turned-hippogriff who is the daughter of Queen Novo.
- Michael Peña as Grubber, a pug-faced hedgehog who is Temptest Shadow's Sidekick.
- Sia as Songbird Serenade, a pegasus who is the pop-star of Equestria.
- Taye Diggs as Capper, a humanoid cat who is a reluctant con-artist.
- Uzo Aduba as Queen Novo, queen of the hippogriff-turned-seaponies.
- Zoe Saldana as Captain Celaeno, leader of the parrot-like pirates.
- Max Martini as Boyle, member of the parrot-like pirates.
- Mark Oliver as Mullet, first mate of the parrot-like pirates.
- Nicole Oliver as Lix Spittle, member of the parrot-like pirates.
- Adam Bengis as Code Red, one of the Canterlot ponies.
- Nicole Oliver as Princess Celestia and Tree Hugger, an alicorn and an Earth pony. Princess Celestia is an alicorn who rules over Equestria, and Tree Hugger is an Earth pony who is a member of the Equestrian Society for the Preservation of Rare Creatures.
- Tabitha St. Germain as Princess Luna, Flurry Heart, Derpy/Muffins, Pound and Blaze, two alicorns and two pegasi. Princess Luna is an alicorn who is the princess of the night, Flurry Heart is an alicorn colt who is the daughter of Princess Cadance and Shining Armor and niece of Twilight Sparkle, Derpy/Muffins is a cross-eyed Pegasus who makes several background appearances in the show, Pound is a Pegasus colt who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cake, and Blaze is a Pegasus who is a member of the Wonderbolts.
- Britt McKillip as Princess Cadance, an alicorn who is Shining Armor's wife, Flurry Heart's mother and Twilight's older sister-in-law.
- Andrew Francis as Shining Armor, an unicorn who is Princess Cadence's husband, Flurry Heart's father and Twilight's older brother.
- Michelle Creber as Apple Bloom, a yellow Earth pony filly who is Applejack and Big Mclntosh's little sister and Granny Smith's granddaughter.
- Claire Corlett as Sweetie Belle and Surprise, a white unicorn filly and a Pegasus. Sweetie Belle is a white unicorn filly who is Rarity's sister, and Surprise is a Pegasus who is a member of the Wonderbolts
- Madeleine Peters as Scootaloo, an orange pegasus filly who idolizes Rainbow Dash as her older sister.
- Kelly Sheridan as Starlight Glimmer, a unicorn who is friends with the Mane 6.
- Kathleen Barr as Trixie, a traveling unicorn magician who is friends with the Mane 6.
- Kyle Rideout as Thorax, a benevolent changeling who is friends with the Mane 6.
- Brenda Crichlow as Zecora, a zebra shaman who lives in the Everfree Forest in her hut.
- Peter New as Big Macintosh, a red Earth pony stallion who is Applejack and Apple Bloom's big brother, Granny Smith's grandson and Sugar Belle's boyfriend.
- Michael Dobson as Bulk Biceps, a muscular Pegasus.
- Chiara Zanni as Daring Do, a Pegasus who is a parody of Indiana Jones.
- Ingrid Nilson as Maud Pie, an Earth pony who is Pinkie Pie's older sister and Mudbriar's girlfriend.
- Adam Kirschner as Mudbriar, an Earth pony who is Maud Pie's boyfriend.
- Andrea Libman as Pumpkin, a unicorn filly who the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cake.
- Matt Hill as Soarin, a Pegasus who is a member of the Wonderbolts.
- Kelly Sheridan as Sassy Saddles, a unicorn who is the manager of the couture boutique Canterlot Carousel.
- Erin Matthews as Gabby, a griffon who is one of the Cutie Mark Crusaders
- Maryke Hendrikse as Gilda, a griffon who is a Scone baker.
- Ali Milner as Ember, a dragon who is the Dragon Lord.
- "Weird Al" Yankovic as Cheese Sandwich, an Earth pony who is also a party-obsessed pony.
- Chantal Strand as Diamond Tiara, an Earth pony filly who is friends and classmates with the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
- Rebecca Shoichet as Sugar Belle, a unicorn who is a baker, Mrs. Cake's apprentice and Big Macintosh's girlfriend.
- Gavin Langelo as Gallus, a griffon who is one of the Young Six and a student of the School of Friendship.
- Devyn Dalton as Ocellus, a changeling who is one of the Young Six and a student of the School of Friendship.
- Vincent Tong as Sandbar, a male Earth pony who is one of the Young Six and a student of the School of Friendship.
- Lauren Jackson as Silverstream, a hippogriff-turned-seapony who is of the Young Six, a student of the School of Friendship, and Queen Novo's niece, Princess Skystar's cousin, Terramar's sister and Sky Beak and Ocean Flow's daughter.
- Shannon Chan-Kent as Smolder, a dragon who is one of the Young Six and a student of the School of Friendship.
- Katrina Salisbury as Yona, a yak who is one of the Young Six and a student of the School of Friendship.
- Garry Chalk as Prince Rutherford, a yak who is the prince of Yakyakistan.
- Richard Ian Cox as Grampa Gruff, a griffon who is Gilda's grandfather.
- Cole Howard as Terrarmar, a hippogriff-turned-seapony who is Queen Novo's nephew, Princess Skystar's cousin, Silverstream's brohter and Sky Beak and Ocean Flow's son.
- Brian Dobson as Sky Beak, a hippogriff who is Ocean Flow's husband, Silverstream and Terrarmar's father, Queen Novo's sister-in-law and Princess Skystar's uncle.
- Advah Soudack as Ocean Flow, a seapony who is Sky Beak's wife, Silverstream and Terrarmar's mother, Queen Novo's sister and Princess Skystar's aunt.
- Ryan Beil as Zephyr Breeze, Fluttershys brother who is a Mane therapist
It's the Life (Spencer List, Mr. Lawrence, Jerry Trainor, John de Lancie, Matt Bennett and Carlos Alazraqui)
In Space (Spencer List, Mr. Lawrence, Jerry Trainor, John de Lancie, Matt Bennett and Carlos Alazraqui)
We're Astronauts (Jennifer Lopez, Emma Stone, Amanda Seyfried, Uma Thurman, Ice-T, Spencer List and John de Lancie)
Destroy the Earth (Nick Kroll, Pitbull and Josh Gad)
At the Side of the Chasm (Spencer List and John de Lancie)
We're Gonna Bring the Guys Back (Rebecca Shoichet, Andrea Libman, Shannon Chan-Kent, Ashleigh Ball, Kazumi Evans, Cathy Weseluck, Michelle Creber, Claire Corlett, Madeleine Peters, Peter New, Kelly Sheridan, Kathleen Barr, Kyle Rideout, Emily Blunt, Michael Peña, Kristin Chenoweth, Zoe Saldana, Sia and Taye Diggs)
You're Very Sweet (Spencer List and Jennifer Lopez)
Destroy the Earth (Reprise) (Nick Kroll, Pitbull and Josh Gad)
Hero On! (Spencer List, John de Lancie, Jennifer Lopez, Rebecca Shoichet, Shannon Chan-Kent, Ashleigh Ball, Michelle Creber, Claire Corlett, Madeleine Peters, Brenda Crichlow, Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Peña and Zoe Saldana)
The film is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for mild action and rude humor.
On December 17, 2017, Lionsgate announced a second movie was in development. On January 15, 2018, the sequel is in pre-production and that Jayson Thiessen will once again direct and that the movie had been given the title Journey Into Space: A My Little Pony Movie. The film was set to be released on October 2, 2020.
The voice cast of Friendship Is Magic will reprise their roles alongside the cast from the original movie. On February 1, 2018, it was announced that Jennifer Lopez and Sam Elliott joined the voice cast. By April 14, 2018, actors Josh Gad and Ice-T were in negotiations to join the cast. On May 9, Nick Kroll and Pitbull were confirmed additions to the cast. On June 9, Spencer List had begun recording for the film's songs. On July 5, 2018, Emma Stone, Amanda Seyfried and Uma Thurman have joined the cast.
The film will once again be animated by using Toon Boom Harmony instead of the usual animation software Adobe Flash that is used in the television series.
The production crew will once again use simple 3D modeling in Autodesk Maya.
The film's official soundtrack will be released on September 18, 2020 by RCA Records.
The film's songs and score will once again be composed by Friendship Is Magic songwriter Daniel Ingram. Recording for the score began on May 28, 2020, and finished on June 24. Jennifer Lopez contributed an original song to the film, "In Space", which is the end credits version. A music video for the song will be released by Entertainment Weekly on September 15. Fitz and the Tantrums also contributed an original song for the film titled "Back on Earth", which was used in the film's first trailer. Other artists included in the album are Oly Murs, Ludacris and Andrew McMahon.
The movie will be released on October 2, 2020. Theatrically, the film will be accompanied by a 5-minute animated short IDog's Awesome Party from Hasbro's 2005 robot dog of the same name.
Journey Into Space: A My Little Pony Movie will be released on December 15, 2020 for digital downloads with a Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand scheduled for a January 6, 2021 release.