My Little Pony is an American Saturday Morning animated television series produced by Sunbow Productions and Marvel Productions based on the My Little Pony toys released by Hasbro. The series featured as the first segment of a program called My Little Pony ‘n Friends. The second segment would be an unrelated cartoon based on another Hasbro franchise – including The Glo Friends, MoonDreamers and the Potato Head Kids. The series debuted on September 15, 1986, a few months after the release of My Little Pony: The Movie (which had introduced the Paradise Estate and many of the series’ main characters), and ended on September 23, 1987. Two previous television specials were also edited into segments of My Little Pony ‘n Friends: Rescue from Midnight Castle and Escape from Catrina.