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Michael Vogel
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Full name Michael J. Vogel
Nickname Mike
Sex Male
Occupation Writer, director, producer

Michael Vogel is an animation writer and producer for My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. He is the former vice president of development at Hasbro Studios, an episode writer for the series as of season six, and co-executive producer and co-writer of My Little Pony The Movie. He has also written officially-licensed My Little Pony storybooks, including the picture book Good Night, Baby Flurry Heart, the activity book Pinkie Pie's Perfect Surprise,[1] the Ponyville Mysteries chapter book series (co-written with Nicole Dubuc under the pen name "Penumbra Quill"), and The Movie picture book The Great Princess Caper.[2]

Prior to working at Hasbro and DHX Media, Vogel was an executive assistant in the script clearances department at Walt Disney Pictures and the director of animated programming at Sony Pictures Television, working on shows such as Jackie Chan Adventures, The Boondocks, Blood+, and The Spectacular Spider-Man. He was approached to work at Hasbro by studio president and chief content officer Stephen Davis.[3]

When initially brought to work at Hasbro in 2009, Vogel served as the department head of boys' animation and action programming.[4][5] During the studio's restructuring in March 2011, Vogel was promoted to vice president of development.[6]

Vogel has an original pony character that appears in several episodes.

In December 2014, Vogel announced on Twitter that he would be stepping down as Hasbro's vice president of development to join the My Little Pony The Movie staff as co-executive producer.[7][8] In January 2017, Vogel announced that, due to being busy working on the film, he would not be writing for season seven.[9]

In his other work at Hasbro, Vogel has served on the development and creative supervision staffs for G.I. Joe: Renegades, Pound Puppies, Transformers: Prime, Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, and Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

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  1. Michael Vogel (2016-12-08). mktoon on Twitter: "@Vengir I DID do that one. It's a VERY short story for an activity book.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 June 30.
  2. Amy Mebberson (2017-05-27). Amy Mebberson 🇦🇺🇺🇸 on Twitter: "Quick clarification, Pony folks: 'The Great Princess Caper' by @mktoon & me is actually about Tempest & Grubber.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 June 30.
  3. Christina Radish (2013-05-07). Mike Vogel, Vice President of Development for Hasbro Studios, Talks TRANSFORMERS PRIME, Comic-Con, and More. Collider. Retrieved on 2017 April 26.
  4. Hasbro, Inc. Announces Key Executive Appointments for Hasbro Studios. BusinessWire (2009-09-21). Retrieved on 2017 April 26.
  5. Mercedes Milligan (2012-05-14). New Judges Confirmed for Pitch Party ’12!. Animation Magazine. Retrieved on 2017 April 26.
  6. Chris Arrant (2011-03-03). Hasbro Studios Announces Restructuring, Promotes Mike Vogel to VP of Development. Cartoon Brew. Retrieved on 2017 April 26.
  7. Michael Vogel (2014-12-14). mktoon on Twitter: "Big day for me! Today was my LAST day as VP of development for Hasbro Studios. After five years it's time for the next big adventure!!". Retrieved on 2017 April 26.
  8. Michael Vogel (2014-12-14). mktoon on Twitter: "I'm joining as a co exec producer and couldn't be more excited to help bring the Mane 6 to the big screen.". Retrieved on 2017 April 26.
  9. Michael Vogel (2017-01-14). mktoon on Twitter: "Sadly I wasn't able to work on S7 on MLP (there's this movie I was busy working on ;-)) BUT I know what's coming & it's an awesome season!". Retrieved on 2017 April 26.