After watching The Mean 6 a second time, I think I understand what Michael Vogel and the writers were trying to prove with her character.
Initially, I was disappointed that the episode went in a different direction than presented in the animatic preview released earlier this year. Queen Chrysalis has always been one of the most threatening villains in the MLP: FIM franchise and was always seen in two-part episodes. And she always seemed to capture her enemies fairly easy and quite inexplicably, but here, we finally see how low she has gone when her hive turned against her.
She can't really think things through with her plan and her "Mean 6" are nearly uncontrollable. What does anyone expect when you bring the negative versions from The Retur…Read more >
I thought I’d save the head honcho for last. Meghan McCarthy went above and beyond to fill in Lauren Faust’s shoes after her departure, and it paid off.
McCarthy had worked as head writer for shows like Fish Hooks, Class of 3000, and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends where she met Faust. Faust invited McCarthy along with others to write for the My Little Pony revival at the time when the latter was trying figure out her path as a writer. McCarthy accepted due to Faust's dedication to the project.
After Faust departed from the show, McCarthy was promoted to co-executive producer for Season 3 onward, during which she also served as a story editor all the way to Season 5. She wrote premieres and finales for the shows often collaborated with others …Read more >
Currently a story editor for the series, Josh Haber moved from a staff writer to the ranks equal to Meghan McCarthy’s.
Would you believe that before he worked on shows like Skylander Academy, Kaijudi: Rise of the Duel Masters, and Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters; he was Mel Gibson’s assistant during the production of The Passion of the Christ. He also dabbled in acting in TV shows like Everwood, Gilmore Girls, The Assistants, and Impossible Horror.
Haber initially became involved with the show when a colleague sent Haber’s scripts to McCarthy and then tasked him with the first draft of Castle Mane-ia. In addition to writing for the show, he wrote some Rainbow Rocks prequel shorts and My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games.
While versat…Read more >
A writer who emulated a famous British author, Gillian M. Berrow used the initials of her first and middle name to become "G. M. Berrow".
Having wrote for the franchise before she made it to the show, Berrow knew a thing or two about the characters prior to her hiring. Before writing the chapter books for the franchise, she worked in production for shows like The Good Wife, Sex in the City, Law & Order and its spin-off Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Berrow got her chance to write for the series with the episode The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows. While not contributing to Season 6, Berrow continued to write books, make appearances at fan conventions, and write segments for the Equestria Girls franchise with Better Togehter and the Summertime Short…
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Tending to be a writer in adventure comedies, Josh Hamilton worked on shows primarily for Nickelodeon. These shows include Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), However, he also wrote episodes for Voltron: Legendary Defender and Johnny Test.
Hamilton seems to be very versatile with his writing styles as he delivered three episodes of different theme and character direction. However, over the top would describe the scenarios Dashie’s parents, Spike, and Pinkie Pie put themselves through while the story pushes onward. This is a common trend with his work on other shows like Panda and Avatar. Both where action-adventure shows with humor that more than often when ove…
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