Ric Catches Up with Actress Tara Strong, the Iconic Voice
of Lead Pony “Twilight Sparkle,” As Well as
the Voice of Many Other Well Known Animated Characters.
Launched in 2010, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic follows the magical Princess Twilight Sparkle and her trusted assistant Spike, who live in Ponyville in the enchanted land of Equestria, along with her colorful pony friends – honest Applejack, generous Rarity, kind Fluttershy, loyal Rainbow Dash and fun-loving Pinkie Pie. Together, they teach one another valuable lessons about the most powerful magic of all – the magic of friendship.
This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the My Little Pony franchise!
Following the events of the My Little Pony movie, in the season eight back-to-back premiere episodes, Twilight Sparkle and her friends discover that the Friendship Map has expanded to show the world outside Equestria. Through two exciting original songs, Twilight Sparkle learns that friendship needs to spread beyond the limits of the kingdom and decides to open her very own School of Friendship. But things come to a head when the new non-pony students ditch class on Friends and Family day, putting the entire school in jeopardy!
Tara Strong is an Emmy® nominated actress for her role as “Twilight Sparkle.” Her career has spanned both TV and film but it’s her voice work that has landed her some well known roles including; “Bubbles” in The Power Puff Girls, “Timmy Turner” in The Fairly Odd Parents, “Dil Pickles” in Rugrats, “Raven” in Teen Titans, and “Melody” in The Little Mermaid 2. She is also Miss Collins on Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush and the current voice of “Harley Quinn.”
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