There and Back Again: A Pony's Tale by Rey is a 2023 fantasy-comedy adventure film and a sequel to Brendam: The Movie. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Aziz Azarni, Simon Pegg, Josh Gad, Angelina Jolie, Liam Neeson, Jason Alexander, Bill Hader, Karen Gillan, Frank Oz, Kevin Hart, Johnny Depp, Keegan-Micheal Key, Jack Black, Steve Buscemi, and Dwayne Johnson. It also features Kristin Chenoweth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Nick Kroll, Frank Welker, Michael Imperioli, Christina Applegate, Anna Faris, Amy Poehler, Hank Azaria, Taye Diggs and Richard Kind.



  • Simon Pegg as Finn, a weasel
  • Angelina Jolie as Rey, a pony
  • Dwayne Johnson as Bernard, a man who vanishes from Brendam and Rey's mentor
  • Liam Neeson as The Supreme Leader Snoke, an ape
  • Frank Oz as McPhee, a beast and the Republic pilot
  • Frank Welker as Chewie, a septopus and Bernard's right-hand man
  • Keegan-Micheal Key as Eddie Ren, a tiger and Snoke's sidekick
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Karl, a selfish ring-tailed lemur and a mad scientist.
  • Nick Kroll as Sheriff of Brendam, a wolf and the Sheriff of Brendam
  • Jason Alexander as Mort Snape, Rey’s love interest who is secretly the founder of the Whole First Order incident and the First Order's commander
  • Stephen Fry as Lord Ascot, the king of Brendam
  • Karen Gillan as Olivia, Bernard's wife
  • Steve Buscemi as C, a ruthless spy and Rey's friend
  • Martin Short as Jacob Marley, an old man and Snoke's general
  • Johnny Depp as Duke of Brendam, Lord Ascot's servant (later Snoke's henchman)
  • Bill Hader as BB-8, McPhee's pet lion
  • Leo Bill as Hamish Ascot, Lord Ascot's son
  • Josh Gad as Alfred, a fanaloka and Bernard's butler
  • Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, a rabbit and Bernard's posthumous first mentor who died during the events of Brendam 2
  • Michael Imperioli as Frankie, a lion, captain of the guards and Ben's lackey, who is killed by Rey at the first part of the middle of the film
  • Aziz Azarni as Luca, Eddie's snake "left-hand, right-hand man", with a tendency to state the obvious much to Eddie's annoyance
  • David Krumholtz as Grand Moff Tarkin, a pig and Eddie's partner
  • Kevin Hart as Joe, a racoon and Toto's friend and partner and one of Olivia's partners
  • Jenny Slate and Eddie Izzard as Becca and Abner, security guards of Snoke.
  • Jack Black as Toto, a tree-like humanoid and Joe's best friend and partner and one of Olivia's partners
  • Christina Applegate as Rosita, a chippette
  • Anna Faris as Meena, a chippette and Rosita's assistant
  • Amy Poehler as Ash, a chippette and Rosita's assistant
  • Richard Kind as Steven, a cheetah
  • Kristin Chenoweth as Helga, Zig Zag's wife and one of Carlos' men
  • Scarlett Johansson as Captain Phasma, a pony and Olivia's (later Bernard's) general
  • Mandy Patinkin as Aye the Grand Vizer, Bernard's grand vizer
  • Kevin Micheal Richardson as Bill, Eddie's bodyguard
  • David Krumholtz as Ross, Eddie's bodyguard
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Chauncey, a white rabbit
  • Hank Azaria as Zig Zag, Helga's wife, Bernard's former best friend and one of Carlos' men
  • Taye Diggs as Carlos, a troll and the leader of Rivendell (a place where all the villains reform)
  • Dan Folger as Yummo Wickersham, leader of the Wickershams
  • Frank Welker as Wickershams, Eddie's former henchmen


  • The First Order's chant is "Ha-ruh!"
  • On February 9, 2018, Elton John reported that he, Tim Rice, and Beyoncé would create a new song for the end credits of the film.


  • Bittersweet Ending: Rey stops Eddie by putting him in a tiger head. Rey sets him free and Bernard reunites with his son. At the final scene, they have a happy ending.
  • Captain Obvious: Luca.
  • Challenge Seeker: Rey while setting the Brendam Republic free.
  • Dance Party Ending: Queen Rey makes her way to her castle and enters the grand banquet hall, where the tables are set for a royal feast. Finn appears and, with Rey, sings To the Looking Glass World. During the song, more guests arrive, including the White Council, Alfred, Olivia, the reformed First Order, Luca, Ben, Bernard, McPhee, BB-8, Toto and Joe. As the film ends, they all raise their glasses "to Queen Rey's health".
  • Disney Death: Luca is defeated when he tries to fight Snoke in the climactic scene, but turns up alive and well among the characters who dance with Rey in the end.
  • Floating Advice Reminder: Moments before the final battle begins, Rey's eyes get a vision of Boris saying, "I'm doing this for you!" and Rey is angry and is about to fight Eddie.
  • The Power of Rock: At the end of the film, Rey plays I Like to Move it to fight Eddie for revenge and make the Brendam Republic escape.