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Songbird Serenade
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Songbird Serenade in My Little Pony The Movie
Kind Pegasus
Sex Female
Occupation Pop star singer
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Eyes Dark sapphire blue
Mane Very dark persian blue with dark grayish persian blue highlights
Pale gold and light gamboge highlights
Coat Lime greenish white
Cutie mark
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Voice Sia (English)
Yasmine Yamajako (Finnish)
Maximiliane Häcke (German)
Olga Szomańska (Polish)
Ramiliya Iskander (Russian)
Barbora Švidraňová (Slovak)
Andrea Orozco (Latin American Spanish)
Sirapassara Sintrakarnpol (Thai)

Songbird Serenade is a female Pegasus pony who appears as a supporting character in My Little Pony The Movie. She is the biggest pop star in Equestria and the headlining act for the Friendship Festival.

Development and design

At San Diego Comic-Con 2016, it was announced that Australian singer-songwriter Sia would be joining the 2017 feature film as Songbird Serenade and would be contributing a song to the film. On the same day, Sia's Twitter account and the official My Little Pony Facebook page revealed the first image of her character, modeled after Sia's stage persona with her over-sized wigs obscuring her eyes.[1][2]

Concept art of Songbird Serenade dated April 20, 2016 in the art book The Art of My Little Pony: The Movie shows her with a different design—having a darker coat color and visible eyes—and a different cutie mark. According to the film's art director Rebecca Dart, Sia herself had input in creating Songbird's cutie mark.

Depiction in the film

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Songbird Serenade appears in My Little Pony The Movie as a famous Equestrian pop singer and the headlining act for the first Friendship Festival in Canterlot. Twilight Sparkle tries to get Princess Celestia, Princess Luna, and Princess Cadance to use their magic for Songbird's upcoming performance, and Spike briefly dances with a cardboard cutout of Songbird.

After the song We Got This Together, Songbird appears to meet Princess Twilight and set up for her sound check, and briefly posing for some photos from Photo Finish, and Twilight accidentally splatters some cake on Songbird's jacket. Before Songbird can do her sound check, Canterlot is invaded by the Storm King's forces.

Near the end of the film, Songbird appears caged among other captured ponies. She sings her song Rainbow to keep spirits up before being silenced by one of the Storm Creatures. At the end of the film, after the Storm King's defeat, Songbird Serenade performs "Rainbow" for the Friendship Festival in celebration of Twilight and her friends' victory.

Other depictions

IDW comics

Songbird Serenade is featured on the subscription cover of My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel Issue #3.

Storybooks

In the Level 2 Passport to Reading book My Little Pony The Movie: Friends and Foes, Songbird is featured on page 3.

Software

My Little Pony (mobile game)

Songbird Serenade is a character in Gameloft's mobile game. Her in-game description states, "She lights up an event like a fine chandelier. It's always a party when Songbird is here!"

Hasbro.com description

Songbird Serenade is THE biggest performer in all of Equestria, using her angelic voice and performing skills to celebrate the magic of friendship. What really makes Songbird so beloved is her deep belief in the values about which she sings. She donates her time and effort to any cause, and is always willing to give back to her adoring fans.[3]

My Little Pony Friendship Club description

Songbird Serenade is THE biggest performer in all of Equestria. She uses her angelic voice and incredible performing skills to celebrate the magic of friendship. What really makes Songbird so beloved in Equestria is her deep belief in the values about which she sings. She donates her time and effort to any cause, and is always willing to give back to her adoring fans that make her a star. She's beyond excited to debut a big new song at the biggest festival in the history of Equestria.[4]

The Art of My Little Pony The Movie description

SONGBIRD SERENADE, Equestria's biggest pop star, is also the headliner for the Friendship Festival in Canterlot. Songbird's fame and talent are unmatched—she has an angelic voice and uses her incredible music talents to celebrate the magic of friendship. This diva also happens to have a deep belief in the values about which she sings—she's quick to donate her time and energy to any good cause and is always willing to give back to her adoring fans. That is what makes Songbird Serenade the most beloved celebrity in all of ponydom.

Merchandise

MLP The Movie Singing Songbird Serenade electronic toy
Songbird Serenade has at least three toys released as tie-ins for My Little Pony The Movie: an "All About Songbird Serenade" brushable figure, a Target-exclusive electronic singing toy that plays the song "Rainbow", and a 15-inch plush doll by Build-a-Bear Workshop.

Nail polish manufacturer China Glaze has released a nail polish kit themed after Songbird Serenade that comes with two colors of nail polish: Electrifying Black Shimmer and Soft Gold Chrome.[5]

Quotes

"Hiya. I'm lookin' for the pony in charge? I need to set up for my sound check."
My Little Pony The Movie
"Caked in cake?"
My Little Pony The Movie
"I am here and I see your pain
Through the storms, through the clouds, the rain
I'm telling you you can not escape
"
My Little Pony The Movie
"And now, to celebrate the fact that we're all still here in one piece, give it up for Princess Twilight and her friends!"
My Little Pony The Movie
"This is voice acting!!"
My Little Pony Facebook post[1]

Gallery

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Songbird Serenade image gallery

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Little Pony (2016-07-22). This is voice acting!! — Songbird.... Facebook. Retrieved on 2016 July 22.
  2. Sia (2016-07-22). Here's Sia as Songbird Serenade for the #MyLittlePony movie. Check out her #cutiemark! ❤️ 💛 💙 💜 - Team Sia. Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 July 22.
  3. My Little Pony: Characters. Hasbro. Retrieved on 2017 August 1.
  4. My Little Pony Friendship Club. Hasbro. Retrieved on 2017 July 14.
  5. Songbird Serenade. China Glaze. Retrieved on 2017 October 13.