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Button Mash

Button Mash ID Gameloft

Button Mash with his cutie mark in Gameloft's mobile game

Button Mash ID S2E17

Button Mash with his original color scheme in Hearts and Hooves Day

Kind Earth
Sex Male
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More info
Eyes Moderate vermilion (season 5 onward and other materials)
Gradient of moderate amaranth to brilliant amber (season 2)
Mane Moderate scarlet with streak of moderate tangelo (season 5 onward and other materials)
Moderate tangelo with streak of light orange (season 2)
Coat Moderate orange (season 5 onward and other materials)
Dark grayish amber (season 2)
Cutie mark
None
(show and mobile game model)
Button Mash cutie mark crop Gameloft
(mobile game artwork)[1][2][3]

Button Mash is an Earth pony colt with a brown coat, two-tone orange mane and tail, reddish brown eyes, and in Gameloft mobile game artwork a cutie mark of a D-pad.[1][2][3] He first appears in the season two episode Hearts and Hooves Day. He is unnamed in the show, but he is named "Button Mash" in some other media and both "Button" and "Button Mash" by Hasbro Studios legal counsel.

Design and development

Button Mash shares his design with "Strike", "Shady Daze", "Green Daze", and "Caramel Coffee", and depending on the angle, he shares his mane style with Scootaloo and Archer. Outside of Ponyville Confidential, he wears the same propeller beanie as Screwball.

On September 30, 2013, the official Facebook page of Gameloft's mobile game was asked "Any chance we can get Fluffle Puff, Button Mash, and Button's mom into this game?" and replied "Well, we don't have such current plans :(".[4] On March 18, 2014, legal counsel for Hasbro, Inc. and Hasbro Studios LLC issued a cease-and-desist to artist/animator JanAnimations for use of Button Mash and other series characters in his fan-made series Button's Adventures. In the message, Button Mash is identified by name. In mid-January 2015, Jim Miller was asked "Is it true that Button Mash is going to appear in S5? People related to Jan Animation say so", replied "Nope. We don't put fan OCs in the show",[5] was subsequently asked "But didn't Button Mash make a cameo in Hearts & Hooves, before getting fan named?", and subsequently replied "Yes, so technically not an OC. He was appropriated (for lack of a better term) by fans."[6]

Button Mash's color scheme was changed between Ponyville Confidential and Slice of Life, being browner in season two and redder in both season five onward and other materials.

Depiction in the series

Season two

Button Mash first appears in Hearts and Hooves Day during the song The Perfect Stallion. While he plays an arcade machine, Sweetie Belle comes over and sings that he's "too young" for Cheerilee.

He later appears in Ponyville Confidential, holding a copy of the Foal Free Press in his mouth and in line to get Snips and Snails' autograph after their gum mishap earns them schoolyard fame.

Season five

Diamond Tiara spins Button Mash's propeller beanie S5E18

Button Mash having his propeller spun.

Button Mash appears in Slice of Life. He first appears outside the Ponyville bowling alley observing the Mane Six and later plays an arcade game in Dance Fever and Hughbert Jellius' company before being picked up by DJ Pon-3's mobile DJ station.

Button makes several background appearances in Crusaders of the Lost Mark.

Season six

Button appears in the audience of the dance recital in On Your Marks. He also appears in the final group shot in A Hearth's Warming Tail and watching Gabby play baseball in The Fault in Our Cutie Marks.

Season seven

In Parental Glideance, Button appears in the audience watching the Wonderbolts perform.

Other depictions

Software

My Little Pony (mobile game)

Game-Playin' Schoolpony is a character in Gameloft's mobile game, added as Button Mash in version 3.6.0 and given his current title in version 3.7.0.

Merchandise

Enterplay collectible card game Equestrian Odysseys #135 R, Rolling Tones, shows Button Mash as in Slice of Life.

Quotes

"Vote for Pip!"
— During The Vote in Crusaders of the Lost Mark

Gallery

Button Mash playing an arcade game S5E9

Button Mash image gallery

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The last Mega Event Stage is now.... Facebook (2017-06-27). Retrieved on 2017 June 27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Well that's an interesting ad.... reddit (2017-06-26). Retrieved on 2017 June 26.
  3. 3.0 3.1 f2LZjyl. Imgur (2017-06-26). Retrieved on 2017 June 26.
  4. My Little Pony Game (2013-09-30). Timeline Photos. Facebook. Retrieved on 2014 June 24.
  5. Jim Miller (2015-01-18). Big Jim on Twitter: "@Rediansmoke Nope. We don't put fan OCs in the show.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 January 19.
  6. Jim Miller (2015-01-19). Big Jim on Twitter: "@HDxl883c @Rediansmoke Yes, so technically not an OC. He was appropriated (for lack of a better term) by fans.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 January 19.