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Canter Zoom
Canter Zoom full ID EGS2

Canter Zoom in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Movie Magic
Kind Human
Sex Male
Residence Human world
Occupation Film director
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Eyes Moderate amaranth
Hair ¤ Grayish malachite green and light malachite greenish gray
Skin Pale, light grayish gamboge
Relatives Juniper Montage (niece)
Cutie mark
Clapperboard
Voice Andy Toth (English)
Wojciech Chorąży (Polish)

Canter Zoom is a male human who appears in the Equestria Girls film Legend of Everfree and the half-hour specials Movie Magic and Mirror Magic. He is a filmmaking director and Juniper Montage's uncle.

Design and development

Canter Zoom has a similar color scheme to Sandalwood and Timber Spruce. He was modeled after the since-deceased filmmaker and writer George A. Romero.[1]

Depiction in Equestria Girls

Legend of Everfree

Canter Zoom first appears near the end of the Equestria Girls film Legend of Everfree. During the Rainbooms' performance of Legend You Were Meant To Be, he appears enjoying the Crystal Gala fundraiser to save Camp Everfree, with Muffins briefly dancing next to him. Canter also appears in the background during a tender moment between Twilight Sparkle and Timber Spruce.

Movie Magic

In the half-hour special Movie Magic, Canter Zoom appears in a more prominent role as the director of a Daring Do film. He invites the Mane Seven onto the film studio lot to see the movie's production as thanks for saving Camp Everfree. Unfortunately, his job is made exceedingly difficult by Rainbow Dash's over-excitement, the disappearance of a handful of important film supplies and props, the apparent sabotage of a film set, and the impending expiration of star actress Chestnut Magnifico's film contract.

Through the Mane Seven's investigation, the culprit behind the movie prop thefts and set sabotage is revealed to be Canter Zoom's niece and production assistant Juniper Montage, though Canter doesn't believe it at first. After Twilight explains Juniper's scheme and motives and Juniper subsequently confesses, Canter forgives Juniper because they're family, but he fires her and bans her from the movie studio.

Mirror Magic

In the follow-up half-hour special Mirror Magic, Juniper bitterly tells the Mane Seven that, after she was fired from her job at the movie studio, her uncle Canter Zoom got her a new job as a movie theater usher in the Canterlot Mall. Canter Zoom also briefly appears when Sunset Shimmer uses her magical geode powers to read Juniper's thoughts, showing that he is still angry with his niece for almost ruining his movie.

Other depictions

Storybooks

Canter appears in the novelization of the specials, Magic, Magic Everywhere!, his role essentially unchanged from the specials.

Personality

In his appearance in Movie Magic, Canter Zoom is portrayed as easygoing yet straight-laced; he is generous enough to invite Twilight, Sunset, and their friends to the movie studio, but he displays little patience for Rainbow Dash's excitability and disruptive outbursts. As the special goes on, however, Canter becomes more and more stressed by the mishaps and setbacks happening around his studio, to the point where he briefly considers halting all film production.

Quotes

"As a fellow Camp Everfree alum, I was more than happy to afford the girls who helped save it the chance to visit the set of our little film."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Movie Magic
"One more month, Chestnut! That's all we need! I'm doing everything I can to keep us on schedule! But with all the setbacks we've had, I don't think we can do it! If you could just agree to stay on for one more month...!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Movie Magic
"This can't be happening! What are we gonna do?!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Movie Magic
"You think it'd be easy to reach someone who is always holed up in her office writing, but Miss Yearling is a very difficult woman to track down."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Movie Magic
"Juniper, can you do a smoothie run? I'm sure all this sleuthing is gonna make everyone thirsty."
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Movie Magic
"Not only did you jeopardize the production, endanger the safety of the actors and the film crew, but you also lied to me and took advantage of my trust!"
— To Juniper Montage, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Movie Magic
"You're my niece, Juniper, so of course I can forgive you. But I'm sorry to say you're no longer welcome on the set, and it'll be a long time before I consider allowing you back here!"
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Movie Magic
"First you save Camp Everfree, now the Daring Do movie. Y'all are certainly on a roll."
— To Mane Seven, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Movie Magic
"You're lucky I offered to get you this job after the stunt you pulled on my set!"
— To Juniper Montage, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Mirror Magic

Gallery

Canter Zoom yelling "Cut! Cut! Cut!" EGS2

Canter Zoom image gallery

See also

References

  1. Katrina Hadley (2017-07-16). He was. Not many people got the reference, but it was our little tribute to him.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 July 16.