Here’s a little news which flew under our radar. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic 2018 Christmas Special aired last weekend and featured a brief homage to the G.I. Joe Franchise.
On a mission to find the best gift ever, MLP: FIM character Discord used his magic to disguise himself and Rainbow Dash as Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow respectively. It is ironic really; considering the fact that Snake Eyes is a silent character and Discord is quite the jabberjaw.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and G. I. Joe: Renegades both began airing on Discovery Family Channel (formerly known as The Hub) about the same time. Renegades received the axe at the end of Season 1 but MLP trotted on to its current 8th Season with Season 9 green-lighted for a future date.
Will we see another G.I. Joe animated series? Hopefully. Since the cancellation of Renegades, changes happened to Hasbro; including the acquisition of Boulder Media Animation Studio which is currently producing many projects for Hasbro brands including Transformers (Cyberverse / Rescue Bots Academy), Littlest Pet Shop (World Of Our Own), Micronauts and My Little Pony (Equestria Girls). Hasbro also formed its own animation production company titled Allspark Animation. May be one day, the odds will be in our favor and we’ll get to see a new show based on the franchise we know and love. Yo Joe!
You can check out some screenshots from the latest episode, after the jump.