McCarthy at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of My Little Pony Equestria Girls
|Full name||Molly Meghan McCarthy|
|Occupation||Writer, story editor, producer|
Meghan McCarthy is a co-executive producer, screenwriter, and lyricist for My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She is credited as story editor for seasons three, four, and the second half of season five. She has also written and helped produce My Little Pony Equestria Girls and its 2014 sequel. McCarthy is also one of the writers and co-producers for My Little Pony The Movie.
In 2010, McCarthy was invited by Lauren Faust, co-creator and producer for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, to write for Hasbro's recent revival of its My Little Pony franchise. McCarthy, on a creative hiatus at the time and "trying to figure out which direction to steer [her] writing career," accepted due to Faust's dedication to the project.
In 2011, after Faust departed from the show following the season two premiere, McCarthy was promoted to co-executive producer for season three onward, during which she also served as story editor.
In June 2015, Hasbro promoted McCarthy as the company's new head of storytelling for its My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop brands.
McCarthy's professional credits include being head writer for Cartoon Network's Class of 3000 and writer for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and the Disney Channel original series Fish Hooks. She has also been nominated for "Outstanding Original Song - Children's and Animation" for Becoming Popular (The Pony Everypony Should Know) at the 39th Daytime Emmy Awards and featured in Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony.
- "I don't think I'd want to reform all of our villains. I don't think that would be realistic. No matter how hard you try, some people (or evil alicorns) just aren't going to change their ways."
- — My Little Pony: The Elements of Harmony page 54
- "As I was working on "MY LITTLE PONY", I kept reforming all the villains, much to some people's dismay, who like to keep their villains mean. That just kept sort of showing up in my work. It's just my world view that no one's bad, they're just broken. And if you can figure out how to fix them, then things will be okay."
- — Meghan – Hasbro Stories
- ↑ Snider, Brandon T. (2013), My Little Pony: The Elements of Harmony: Friendship is Magic: The Official Guidebook, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, p. 13, retrieved 2015-08-06
- ↑ Lauren Faust (2011-05-08). THANK YOU!!!. Retrieved on 2011 August 2.
- ↑ Fourth Season of MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC to Premiere 11/23 on The Hub. Broadway World (2013-10-23). Retrieved on 2015 August 6.
- ↑ Denise Petski (2015-06-04). ‘My Little Pony’ EP Meghan McCarthy Joins Hasbro As Head Of Storytelling. Deadline. Retrieved on 2015 August 6.
- ↑ Nominations announced for the 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (2012-05-09). Retrieved on 2012 May 9.