Here’s some good news for the Bronies: Hasbro and Lionsgate are developing a feature-length My Little Pony animated film. It seems a bit odd that it’s taken this long to bring the Ponies to the big screen, given the intense popularity of their animated series. Meanwhile, studios continue to develop films based on board games and candy, while your little Ponies have been sitting in the corner, biding their precious time.

Via a press release, the studio and the toy manufacturer announced that they’ll team up to release a My Little Pony animated film, scripted by Meghan McCarthy, writer and producer on the beloved My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic series. Apparently she’s kind of a big deal in the MLP fan circles.

A My Little Pony movie seems like an obvious development, but even more obvious is the casting of twee pixie Kristin Chenoweth, who will voice an all-new character created for the film. The actress (who is pretty much the human equivalent of a Pony) will join the Friendship Is Magic voice cast and characters on their all-new adventure.

The plot of the film centers on a malevolent force that invades Ponyville, sending the Mane 6 (Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity) on an adventure beyond the boundaries of Equestria, where they encounter new lands and friends in their mission to save Ponyville.

Unfortunately, Channing Tatum will not make a Pony cameo.