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Button Mash
Button Mash ID S2E17

Button Mash in Hearts and Hooves Day
Kind Earth
Sex Male
Other links
More info
Eyes Gradient of moderate amaranth to brilliant amber (season 2)
Moderate vermilion (season 5 onward)
Mane Moderate tangelo with streak of light orange (season 2)
Moderate scarlet with streak of moderate tangelo (season 5 onward)
Coat Dark grayish amber (season 2)
Moderate orange (season 5 onward)
Cutie mark
None
Button Mash is an Earth pony colt with a brown coat, two-tone orange mane and tail, reddish brown eyes, and no cutie mark. He first appears in the season two episode Hearts and Hooves Day. He is unnamed in the show, but he is named 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 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",[1] 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."[2]

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 with a redder color scheme 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 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.

Other depictions

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 :(".[3]

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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. My Little Pony Game (2013-09-30). Timeline Photos. Facebook. Retrieved on 2014 June 24.

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