Ken Jeong Voices ‘My Little Pony’ Character for New Netflix Movie
Jeong shared the news on Twitter Wednesday, revealing which character he’s playing in the new kids’ film. He also revealed the rest of the star-studded cast.
Ken Jeong Voices ‘My Little Pony’ Character
“Fellow parents, your kids are going to love this new @MyLittlePony movie!” Jeong tweeted on Wednesday. “I am so excited to be a part of it! #MyLittlePony: A New Generation is coming to @Netflix on September 24.”
Jeong shared an image of his character in the movie, a pink pony with a blond mane named Sprout. He has thick eyebrows and a cheeky smile to boot. Jeong also shared an image revealing several other stars who are providing their voices to the film’s characters.
Vanessa Hudgens stars as Sunny Starscout, the movie’s protagonist. Other famous names in the cast are James Marsden (as Hitch Trailblazer), Sofia Carson (as Pipp Petals), Elizabeth Perkins (as Phyllis), and Jane Krakowski (as Queen Haven).
What is the New Movie About?
According to the movie’s synopsis, My Little Pony: A New Generation tells the story of Sunny Starscout, who tries to bring unity back to Equestria after it loses its magic and Earth Ponies, Unicorns, and Pegasi stop being friends. She teams up with Izzy Moonbow (voiced by Kimiko Glenn) to travel to other lands.
In case you’re keeping track, the new movie reportedly takes place years after My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, the series which ran for nine seasons starting in 2010. As the title suggests, this new movie focuses on a new generation of characters for today’s young viewers.
Jeong has two kids of his own with wife, a fellow doctor named Tran Ho. Their twin daughters were born in 2007, making them teenagers now, so they might not be the biggest My Little Pony Fans, but you never know.