My Little Pony remains on Netflix, for now

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Good news for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fans: The cult show remains on Netflix for at least another three weeks, despite the fact that the original contract between Pony franchise owner Hasbro and Netflix reportedly expired earlier this month.

In January, [company]Netflix[/company] told its viewers that it would have to remove the show on February 2. That deadline passed, and Netflix updated its website with a notice that the show would disappear on February 17. However, this week, My Little Pony, as well as other [company]Hasbro[/company] shows including Pound PuppiesLittlest Pet Shop, Transformers Rescue Bots and Transformers Prime are still available for streaming, now sporting a March 16 removal notice.

So what’s really going on here? Spokespeople for Hasbro and Netflix didn’t respond to a request for comment when I contacted them for this story, but it looks as if both companies are still negotiating to strike a new deal, with Hasbro shows remaining on Netflix while talks are underway. Back in January, a Hasbro spokesperson told me that the company was “extremely hopeful” that it would be able to strike a new agreement with Netflix.

This means that with a little bit of luck, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic could remain on Netflix even after March 16. But it probably doesn’t hurt to start binge-watching anyway.

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vibrantflame

If they don’t strike a deal, I am going to be very disappointed. I love watching My Little Pony with my kids, and they also love watching other Hasbro shows on there (like RescueBots)

alissa

PLEASE KEEP MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC ON NETFLIX IF YOU DON’T THEN YOU’LL DISAPPOINT ALL THESE MY LITTLE PONY LOVERS!!! and your probably going to have less people watching Netflix! !!!! I HAVE TO SEE SEASON 5!!!!!!

Eevie Jernigan

Please Please Please keep MY LITTLE PONY on Netflix. If you really think about it the characters can really reach your heart. My brothers and I LOVE MY LITTLE PONY! Please keep it on!

JULIA

KEEP MY LITTLE PONY ITS A NIGHTMARE WITHOUT IT!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!

Father of girls who watch MLP:FiM

If Hasbro and Netflix would just watch their own show, they’d realize that friendship is magic–and it’s not about the money.

Rocky Lincourt

I wonder if the’ll Renew the Contract in April; Season 5 has a approx. Air Date of April 4th, 2015. It would Be Great if Hasbro started Streaming the New Season on Netflix as well, I mean Services like Netflix are the Future of Television. It’s the Age of the Internet, there’s no denying it.

nobronie

Nooooooo new deal, it was bad for America then and is terrible for everyone who is not a bronie…

Not a Bastard

That’s terrible. Little kids watch the show, you’re a jerk to want to do that to them. If you don’t like Bronies, that you some how know who they are, don’t look everywhere for them! They’re still gonna exist even if they remove it from netflix!

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