I am in the Philippines right now on tour with America in 3D, but that's beside the point. As you may know, I was waiting on word from Hasbro regarding permission to hire Tara Strong to voice Twilight Sparkle in a short animation. Tara said she'd love to do it, but we had to get permission first. This morning I woke up to this unfortunate message from Hasbro in my inbox:Dear Gabriel:
Thank you for your recent correspondence wherein you requested Hasbro, Inc.'s permission to use the above-referenced My Little Pony property in conjunction with a short animated video you would like to create.
I have reviewed your request with the appropriate people within Hasbro and regret to advise you that Hasbro cannot grant you permission to refer to or use the above-referenced property or any of its distinctive elements which are trademarks of Hasbro, in the manner you request.
We receive a large number of requests to use our brands in many different ways. Unfortunately, in order to protect our intellectual property, such as copyrights and trademarks, we are simply unable to grant the vast majority of requests.
I am sorry that we cannot accommodate you in this matter. We appreciate your interest in MY LITTLE PONY and hope that you continue to enjoy our products.
Though I am disappointed, Frankly, I'm not surprised. I told Tara and she wasn't surprised either, so that's the end of that... *sigh*
The good news is that I am working on something else pretty big!
I don't know how much I can say about it since I'm not in charge of this particular project, but I can tell you it has something to do with "Epic Cupcake Time" and it's sequel. I'm sure y'all can guess...
Thanks for supporting me through this guys! I am busy now, but when I get back, I will have more art, music, and animation for y'all ASAP! STAY AWESOME BRONIES!!