My Little Pony: A New Generation is dropping on Netflix tomorrow, September 24th and I took part in a cast interview with Kimiko Glenn & Liza Koshy who voices Izzy and Zipp. The film includes a star-studded cast with gorgeous animation, catchy song and a sweet message of friendship and unity. This will be a film the entire family can enjoy together.
My Little Pony: A New Generation Cast Interview
During the My Little Pony: A New Generation with cast Kimiko Glenn and Liza Koshy was a blast! The two are friends in real life and the friendship vibe was definitely there. They joked, laughed and played well off each other much like their characters in the film. We discussed the My Little Pony legacy and fanbase, cutie marks and much more!
What would their Cutie Marks be?
Cutie marks in the My Little Pony world relates to the personality, proclivity, or talent of their owners. So of course we had to get down to the important questions first, what would Kimiko and Liza’s cutie mark be?
Liza Koshy: My cutie mark would be a charcuterie board. Because you get a little taste of everything. You’re not gonna get bored dabbling in the snack department. I love being able to give different flavors of who I am as I evolve and give different tastes of what I’m interested in or from projects that align myself with. It all comes down to that sparkle and what makes me light up inside too.
Kimiko Glenn: This is really cheesy, I feel like it would be the sparkle emoji. I always have said as a kid I felt this sparkle, and it’s very Izzy of me, I know, but I have always felt this sparkle – this innate belief in myself. Feeling like I had something to offer, feeling like I was unique and special and like I have to hold onto that for dear life and never let it go. As adults, as we grow older, it’s hard to hold onto that and hold onto your inner child and remember how to be playful and open.
What is it like being a part of the My Little Pony legacy?
My Little Pony is filled with such nostalgia and its friendship has been shared over multiple generations. So how does it feel to be a part of such a legacy? Both Glenn and Koshy quickly replied, “Amazing!” and went on to say that you do not say no to My Little Pony.
Kimiko Glenn: When they came to me I got to know the character of Izzy a little bit. She’s so open and bright and accepting, and open hearted — she’s so friendly! It’s technically children’s programing but it’s for the family. Anyone can enjoy it. What really warms my heart and what’s important to me is knowing these messages exist and are out there for kids. You learn without knowing you’re learning.
Liza Koshy: To be a part of it is such an honor.
How do they relate to their characters?
Both Glenn and Koshy voice such fun and completely opposite characters personality wise. Kimiko voices Izzy, an energetic Unicorn who loves crafting, creating, and sparkles. And Kiza voices Zipp, the rebellious and athletic daredevil princess of Zephyr Heights. So how do they relate to the character they voice?
Liza Koshy: I was drawn to the character because of the way she’s drawn. She’s so different than any little pony that I’ve ever seen in the My Little Pony world before and I am so happy that this new generation and the creators, cast, and crew and animators are really embracing what the world really does look like now, which is Zipp Storm. She embodies both masculine and feminine traits. She is this androgynous energy of sorts. It’s just showing young boys and girls and all people that it’s ok to embody this boyish charm but also these girlier traits of yours.
Kimiko Glenn: In a similar way Izzy accepts herself wholeheartedly. She knows nothing else. She’s open and honest and genuine, and inviting and welcoming and curious. Those are aspects of her that I want to model my life after. I tend to sign on to characters that I aspire to be in a lot of ways.