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 Puppies, Littlest 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.