Lionsgate will distribute, which gives me hope that maybe they’ll crossover with The Hunger Games in a shared universe.
In the movie, a new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home. The My Little Pony movie will feature all new music with the Mane Six characters voiced by Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain and Ashleigh Ball. Jayson Theissen is directing. Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis are producing the film with Meghan McCarthy and Michael Vogel co-executive producing.
Kristin Chenoweth will be joining the cast as a new character, and presumably there will be toys that actually reflect the movie storyline more directly.
However, if you see any tie-in popcorn tubs with a hole cut in the bottom, be assured that they are NOT official merchandise.