Another San Diego Comic Con panel has come and gone, and though Horse News was not able to be there ourselves, we can give you a summary of the information of the panel. As you can tell by the header, many found it to be a let down. Find it after the jump.
Much of the information that we received from the two clips shown: one from the the episode "Stranger than Fan Fiction" which airs July 30th, and the other from Legends of the Everfree, the new Equestria Girls film. Both can be seen below.
Other than these two trailers, no other MLP related animation was shown. This was a break of tradition, as every SDCC panel since 2012 has had some sort of animatic. More over, the highly rumored Guardians of Harmony spinoff that has been floating around was not confirmed, as Meghan was confirmed to be working on a preschool program called "Hana Zuki." Worryingly, no S7 was announced either.
It wasn't all a rehash, though. Some key points from the panel included:
- Haber was the writer of the S6 finale
- Twilight map episode with the Wonderbolts
- Spike song in "The Times Are A Changeling"
- More talk of Celestia getting an episode, and teasing about Sunset Shimmer coming back to Equestria
What little new information we received from this panel primarily came from two comments about the 2017 film. There will be a "Queen of the Hippos," and Sia will be voicing a character named Songbird Serenade. Whether or not Sia's character is the Queen of the Hippos remains to be seen.
Many of the questions asked at the panel were answered only with vague "maybes" or even subtle mockery of those who asked. Maybe that's to be expected when someone asks about Five Nights At Freddy's easter eggs (yes, that really happened.) In general, it is an oddity for something as important as San Diego Comic Con to provide us with such a small amount of information. Currently the next pony related thing at the convention will be the IDW panel that is on Sunday. Hopefully, that panel will be a bit more interesting.