Charles Muenchinger is a sculptor from Provence, Rhode Island. In 1981, he and artist Bonnie Zacherle created My Pretty Pony, the toy that would eventually grow into the My Little Pony series.
Very little of Muenchinger's life is known. The earliest known mention of Muenchinger was in 1973 in the Afro-American artists; a bio-bibliographical directory, a directory of African American artists, which referenced him as being museum guest instructor in 1971. On November 28, 1977, he filed his first two known toy inventions at Hasbro, and in 1981, he filed the patent for My Pretty Pony. 
In 2016, he appeared at an nautical antique show, showcasing his models.
- ↑ Justia
- ↑ Official gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
- ↑ "Seventh Time’s A Charm For The Nautical Antiques Show" - "Charles Muenchinger of Central Falls, R.I., arrayed a #7 model ship’s stove cast by Tyson Furnace, Plymouth, Vt., 1839, with a photograph of the Morningstar >on Lake Erie, a macramé bag and a pond model."
- ↑ Maine Antique Digest, April 2017
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