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I conceived Piper’s Pony Tales as a pre-cool show about a girl who has big dreams. It speaks to a stage in a young child’s life where the power of imagination makes everything possible.  Each episode is sparked by the emergence of Piper’s fantasy which catapults her into adventures that are the aspirational stuff of dreams come true. It is there where she experiences first freedoms and first failures that come with exploring what it means to have increased independence and responsibility.  Through imaginative play, she is transported to places filled with people from all over the world and where cultural diversity is valued, supported and respected.

I also wanted Piper’s Pony Tales to be an empowering show in which the audience will find it fun to watch our kids tackle unfamiliar situations, learn about themselves, and gain new skills. Although the series will explore a lot of different ideas, the main theme is ‘learn it to earn it’. If you’re willing to put in the effort, you will be rewarded with experiences that are exciting and great, and with relationships that are deep and joyful!

It’s been said that horses are “life itself— a metaphor but also an example of life’s mystery and unpredictability, of life’s generosity and beauty, a worthy object of repeated and ever-changing contemplation.”  In developing the show, I learnt that part of the reason why the relationship between horse and human is so unique and special is that it’s so much like the relationship between people.  It requires strength, determination, an open mind, a big heart, the willingness to understand a different perspective, the ability to work through problems with good humour and the resolve to build a special relationship.  And it’s for all these reasons that I knew the theme of ‘kids and ponies’ would make such a great foundation for a preschool show: because learning how to develop a good relationship with a pony involves learning how to develop good skills for life.  Something we want for all kids everywhere!

Alexander Bar


Epic Story Media, Milkcow Launch ‘Piper’s Pony Tales’ with Breyer on Board

By Mercedes Milligan

Independent content creation, distribution and licensing company Epic Story Media Inc. (ESM) and kids and family content creation and production company Milkcow Media have teamed up to co-produce a brand new short-form series Piper’s Pony Tales, created by Milkcow Media’s Alexander Bar (Ricky Zoom, Wolf Joe, Ranger Rob, Mike the Knight).

Targeted to preschoolers, the series brings the world of ponies to life through kids’ imagination using highly articulated puppets. The series will launch this month on a dedicated YouTube channel with Epic Story Media handling all licensing & merchandising and global content distribution.

ESM has signed Breyer Horses as the Master Toy partner for the project in North America and Latin America and is currently in discussion with other global partners for toy and broadcast placement. Breyer, a division of Reeves International, Inc, is the number one maker of authentic, premium, and collectible model horses in North America since 1950.

In the series, Piper loves to daydream about having a pony of her very own. But, for now, the closest thing she has is her toy horse, Spark and her stable playset. Piper has turned her playroom at home into a sprawling setting for making up “Pony Tales”! Together with her best friends, Casey and Paloma, the three use their well-loved toy ponies to act out exciting adventures. And when Piper makes up stories about her best horse friends, they magically come to life through the power of her imagination, transporting her and her pals into amazing adventures!

Piper’s Pony Tales is about the fantasy, freedom and adventure of owning a pony. But it’s also about the universal magic every child possesses — their own imagination! Using the power of roleplay and imagination, Piper unlocks fantastic adventures for herself and her friends and makes all their pony wishes come true. She also learns along the way that “first freedoms”, as well as the love and respect of her pony, are earned.

The series makes use of the dolls as puppets and uses visual effects to animate their faces and to bring the stories to life. Since Piper’s world is powered by a kid’s imagination, the show features DIY, craft-like sets, so kids are empowered to create their own stories at home. Piper’s Pony Tales has received financial support from the Shaw Rocket Fund and the Canada Media Fund through the CMF-SRF Kids Digital Animated Series Program.

“We are so proud of Piper’s Pony Tales – from its premise of unlocking kids’ imagination so that they can create magic in their own homes, to the diverse leading cast and the unique style we’re pioneering to bring them to life,” said Ken Faier, President & Founder of Epic Story Media. “We are excited to have a strong partner in Breyer, whose expertise has helped us to make sure we remain true to the equestrian way and provided valuable consultation in the development of Piper’s core brand values. We know that this show will connect with all kids who love horses and will inspire a future generation of horse fans as they are encouraged to translate their viewing experience to one of imaginative play with family and friends.”

“As part of the leading equestrian lifestyle brand of toys, gifts, collectibles and experiences, it is exciting to be part of introducing preschoolers to the enchanting world of horses. Piper’s Pony Tales will create long lasting memories of horse play and a love of horses,” said Tony Fleischmann, President of Breyer.

March 24, 2020
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Epic Story Media saddles up Piper’s Pony Tales

Co-produced with Milkcow Media, the short-form preschool series already has a master toy partner locked in ahead of its YouTube debut.

By Elizabeth Foster

Epic Story Media and Toronto-based Milkcow Media are co-producing the new short-form series Piper’s Pony Tales. The preschool show features highly articulated puppets and launches this month on a dedicated YouTube channel.

Breyer Horses has already signed on as master toy partner for the series in North America and LatAm, continuing its streak as one of the top pony licensing partners. Breyer recently inked an agreement with DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit Riding Free.

Epic Story Media will handle all licensing and merchandising efforts for the property, as well as global content distribution. The Toronto-headquartered company is currently in talks with potential global broadcast and licensing partners.

Piper’s Pony Tales was created by Milkcow Media’s Alexander Bar (Ricky Zoom, Ranger Rob). The series follows the titular character as her toy ponies magically come to life and take her on adventures. Financial support for the show was provided by Shaw Rocket Fund and the Canadian Media Fund through the CMF-SRF Kids Digital Animated Series Program.

This new short-form series is galloping onto the scene as pony- and horse-centric shows continue to capture kids’ attention. Star Stable Entertainment and Ferly are launching a long-form series inspired by the horseback riding online game Star Stable following the success of a short-form effort on YouTube, and Netflix recently picked up the global rights (excluding China) to Hasbro’s new My Little Pony movie from Entertainment One.

March 24, 2021
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