Bonnie Zacherle Announcement

Before Lauren Faust and the DHX team, there was Bonnie Zacherle, the original creator of the My Little Pony toy line. And we have the great privilege of announcing Ms. Zacherle’s attendance as a Special Guest at Everfree Northwest 2015! That’s right, the woman whose toys first inspired Lauren Faust and who laid the groundwork for all future generations of the My Little Pony franchise will be joining us in Seattle!

Bonnie Zacherle joined Hasbro in 1980. While working as an Illustrator in Hasbro’s Research and Design department, Ms. Zacherle called upon her fond childhood memories of Horses and horse riding to create My Little Pony and My Pretty Pony (the precursor to the My Little Pony line). In addition to My Little Pony, Ms. Zacherle worked on the redesigned Mr. Potato Head while at Hasbro. Shortly before My Little Pony hit the market, Ms. Zacherle left Hasbro to work for Parker Brothers where she created the Nerfuls toy line. Later, she opened a studio focusing on freelance work, design and consultation services with her friend and former Hasbro colleague, Liz Knight in a renovated barn in Massachusetts. Ms. Zacherle currently lives in Warrenton, Virginia and teaches art to children.

So whether you’re a fan of the original series of toys/cartoons or a fan of the newest generation, don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the woman who began it all in person at Everfree Northwest, May 29-31!


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