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Sunny Starscout
(Sunny Starshine)
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Sunny Starscout
Kind Earth
Sex Female
Residence Maretime Bay
Occupation Smoothie maker
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Eyes Moderate aquamarine
Mane ¤ Moderate rose and heliotrope
Coat ¤ Brilliant tangelo with light brownish gray fetlocks
Nicknames Sunny Bunny
Relatives Argyle Starshine (father)
Cutie mark
Three pink shooting stars with green streak
Voice Vanessa Hudgens (English)
Mary Nakhoul (Arabic)
Mateja Majerle (Croatian)
Vendula Příhodová (Czech)
Mira Andrea Balloli (Danish)
Isabel Commandeur (Dutch)
Maija Lang (Finnish)
Sofia Atman (French, trailer)
Cerise Calixte (French, film)
Laura Elßel (German)
Anni C. Salander (German, young)
Elena Delakoura (Greek)
Alona Alexander (Hebrew)
Surbhi Sribastava (Hindi)
Zsanett Czető (Hungarian)
Nurul Ulfah (Indonesian)
Giulia Maniglio (Italian)
Takai Mizuno (Japanese)
Izwanna Sulaiman (Malaysian)
Marion Ravn (Norwegian)
Marta Burdynowicz (Polish)
Victória Kühl (Brazilian Portuguese)
Raíssa Bueno (Brazilian Portuguese, young)
Sissi Martins (European Portuguese)
Nicol Rădulescu (Romanian)
Mariya Ivashchenko (Russian)
Leslie Gil (Latin American Spanish, trailer)
Belinda Peregrín (Latin American Spanish, film)
Nerea Alfonso (European Spanish)
Elsa Fryklund (Swedish)
Cansın Açar (Turkish)
Maryna Loktionova (Ukrainian)
Singing
voice
Anni Kajos (Finnish)
Viktória Békefi (Hungarian)
Alesia Dhana (Malaysian)

Sunny Starscout is the central main character of the My Little Pony Generation 5 film My Little Pony: A New Generation. She is a female Earth pony resident of Maretime Bay who dreams of making the world a better place and bringing magic and harmony back to Equestria after it disappeared a long time ago. She is sometimes called Sunny Starshine.[note 1]

Development and design

Sunny Starscout was designed by artist Lea Dabssi.[1] During the film's concept phase, Sunny was known as simply "The Explorer" before being named "June" and had an interest in mechanical things; her initial design was inspired by young Ellie Fredricksen from the Pixar film Up.[2]

Hasbro filed a trademark for the name "Sunny Starscout"[3] with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on February 25, 2021.

Depiction in A New Generation

In the film My Little Pony: A New Generation, Sunny first appears as a filly, having grown up with stories of Twilight Sparkle and her friends spreading friendship and harmony in ancient Equestria. She dreams of one day meeting and becoming friends with a unicorn and Pegasus, even though her fellow Earth ponies views the other pony races as enemies.

Years later, after her father Argyle Starshine has passed away, Sunny works as a smoothie seller in Maretime Bay and tries to spread the message of friendship and pony unity to other Earth ponies, though her words are usually ignored. When the unicorn Izzy Moonbow visits Maretime Bay one day and causes a citywide panic, Sunny hides her at her lighthouse home, to the chagrin of her childhood friend and Maretime Bay sheriff Hitch Trailblazer. Upon learning that unicorns do not have any magic, Sunny teams up with Izzy to seek answers in the Pegasus city of Zephyr Heights.

Upon arriving in Zephyr Heights, Sunny and Izzy are imprisoned but soon freed by crown princess Zipp Storm, who reveals Pegasi do not have magic either and believes the reason for this to be the separation of two magical crystals. With Zipp's help, Sunny and Izzy steal the Pegasus Crystal from Zipp's mother Queen Haven and in the process end up recruiting Zipp's sister Pipp Petals as well as the pursuant Hitch in their quest to bring magic back to Equestria.

In Izzy's hometown of Bridlewood, Sunny and her friends acquire the Unicorn Crystal from Alphabittle, but nothing happens when the two crystals are joined together. Returning to Maretime Bay in despair, Sunny discovers the existence of a third crystal among her father's old belongings, and in her efforts to rejoin her friends, she gets swept up in a destructive plot to wage war against unicorns and Pegasi orchestrated by Hitch's deputy Sprout.

After the destruction Sprout causes, Sunny urges the separated pony races to come together as friends again. When they do, the crystals activate, causing Sunny to transform into an Alicorn, and magic returns to Equestria.

Other depictions

Sunny is featured in the film's book adaptations, including My Little Pony: A New Adventure, My Little Pony: Ponies Unite, the My Little Pony Annual 2022, and My Little Pony: Story of the Movie.

Merchandise

Crystal Adventure Sunny Starscout.

Toys of Sunny Starscout include the articulated 3-inch Crystal Adventure Sunny Starscout and Mix and Make Sunny Starscout figures and the 6-inch Rainbow Reveal Sunny Starscout figure, each of which come with their own accessories. The electronic 9-inch Sing 'N Skate Sunny Starscout toy sings a snippet of the song Gonna Be My Day and comes with a cordless microphone. The 12-inch brushable Styling Head Sunny Starscout toy comes with styling accesories. The Sunny Starscout Movie Magic Playset comes with a 3-inch Sunny figure and accesories. 3-inch Sunny figures are also part of the Movie Friends and Best Movie Friends toylines and included in the 2021 Unicorn Party Celebration and Royal Gala Collection sets, a 6-inch Sunny figure is included in the Shining Adventures Collection set, an 8-inch brushable Sunny figure is part of the Mega Movie Friends toyline, and mini-figures of Sunny are included in the Snow Party Countdown and Friendship Shine Collection sets.

Personality

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Sunny is portrayed as a very optimistic and bright-eyed pony. Having grown up with her father's stories of Twilight Sparkle, she values the idea of friendship between all ponies and holds it in the highest regard, despite what her peers teach and believe. It is this belief of hers that alienates her from other Earth ponies (aside from Hitch) and causes her to frequently get in trouble around Maretime Bay. Sunny is also a very curious type, shown to bombard unicorns and Pegasi with questions when she meets them for the first time.

Official description

  • Curious
  • Adventurous
  • Hopeful

"Sunny is an Earth Pony that lives in Maretime Bay. She is determined to make the world a better place and is known for making the best smoothies any pony can find in Maretime Bay. She always stands up for what she believes in and loves roller skating into new adventures. Her dream is to bring magic and harmony back to Equestria, and make sure that it stays!"[4]

Quotes

"Someday, the both of us will meet unicorns or a Pegasus, and we'll be best friends forever!"
— As a filly, My Little Pony: A New Generation
"Peace with Pegasi! Unity with unicorns!"
My Little Pony: A New Generation
"Do unicorns really live in trees? Do they eat pizza? If so, what toppings do they like? If not, why not? Can you actually fry pony brains with a single horn zap?"
— To Izzy Moonbow, My Little Pony: A New Generation
"We need to find out what happened to your magic and bring it back."
My Little Pony: A New Generation
"What's it like to fly? Is your wingspan the same as your height? [...] Do you need a license to fly? How far can you go? [...] Do Pegasi wear horseshoes, or do they just weigh you down?"
My Little Pony: A New Generation
"We'll do our part. Hoof to heart."
My Little Pony: A New Generation
"I think you'll find I'm average height."
— To Alphabittle, My Little Pony: A New Generation
"I thought that I could make a difference. But everywhere I go, I just make things worse."
My Little Pony: A New Generation
"It's not the crystals that need to be brought together. It's us. We can bring back everything that was lost, but it's up to us. We can stay separated by fear and distrust, or we can choose friendship. We can choose love. That's the true magic."
My Little Pony: A New Generation

Gallery

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Sunny Starscout image gallery

Notes

  1. Mare-Times newspaper article during Danger, Danger reads "did sunny starshine help unicorn escape?"

References

  1. Lea Dabssi (2021-02-25). After all these years... I'm so happy to finally announce that I mainly worked in designing these two cuties 💕 Sunny ☀️and Izzy 💜. Twitter. Retrieved on 2021 March 5.
  2. Derps (2021-10-02). PonyFest Imalou Panel. Twitter. Retrieved on 2021 October 2.
  3. SUNNY STARSCOUT - Hasbro, Inc. Trademark Registration. USPTO. Retrieved on 2021 April 9.
  4. My Little Pony Quiz Results - Sunny Starscout. Hasbro. Retrieved on 2021 September 13.
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