My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
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Premiere October 10, 2010
Airs Saturdays at 11:30AM
Developed by Lauren Faust
Network Hub Network (seasons 1—4)
Discovery Family (seasons 5—)
Style 30-minute animated fantasy comedy
Company Studio B Productions
(season 1),
DHX Media
(seasons 2—)
Hasbro Studios
Seasons 8
Episodes 169 (through season 7)
Status Currently airing season 8
Origin USA
Official Site Hasbro Studios

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is an animated fantasy comedy that aired on Hub Network for the first four seasons, and began airing on Discovery Family at the start of the fifth season. It is the third show in the My Little Pony series.

The series follows a studious unicorn named Twilight Sparkle as her mentor Princess Celestia guides her to learn about friendship in the town of Ponyville, where she becomes close with five other ponies. Each represent different faces of friendship and Twilight discovers that she herself is a key part of the magical artifacts known as the "Elements of Harmony". The ponies share adventures ad help out other residents of Ponyville, while working out the troublesome moments in their own friendships.

As a result of the qualities, Friendship Is Magic has not only proven a major success in its intended demographics, but has also unexpectedly gained significant followings in peripheral ones, such as teen and adult males. The show has also attracted media coverage for its various fanbases, which spawned numerous adult-themed parodies, mash-ups, and images, which are mostly outside of the show's main target audience. These can be seen on websites such as YouTube and deviantART. Reasons for the unintended appreciation include Faust and her team's creative writing and characterization, the expressive Flash-based animation style, themes that older audiences can appreciate, and a reciprocal relationship between Hasbro, the creators, and the show's fans. Portions of the show have become part of the remix culture, and have formed the basis for a variety of Internet memes. As a result, it became a major commercial success, becoming the most highly rated original production in the Hub Network's broadcast history and leading to new merchandising opportunities for Hasbro, including books, clothing, collectable trading cards, and comics.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4
Tara Strong Twilight Sparkle * * * *
Ashleigh Ball Rainbow Dash * * * *
Applejack * * * *
Andrea Libman Pinkie Pie * * * *
Fluttershy * * * *
Pumpkin Cake * *
Tabitha St. Germain Rarity * * * *
Princess Luna / Nightmare Moon * * * *
Granny Smith * * * *
Derpy Hooves * * *
Mrs. Cup Cake * * * *
Pound Cake * *
Cathy Weseluck Spike * * * *
Mayor Mare * * * *
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4
Nicole Oliver Princess Celestia * * * *
Cheerlie * * * *
Madeleine Peters Scootaloo * * * *
Claire Corlett Sweetie Belle * * * *
Peter New Big MacIntosh * * * *
Chantal Strand Diamond Tiara * * * *
Shannon Chan-Kent Silver Spoon * * * *
Richard Ian Cox Snails * * * *
Lee Tockar Snips * * * *
Brenda Crichlow Zecora * * * *
Trevor Devall Prince Blueblood *
John de Lancie Discord * * *
Britt McKillip Princess Cadence * * *
Andrew Francis Shining Armor * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
Hub Network
Season One October 10, 2010 May 6, 2011 26
Season Two September 17, 2011 April 21, 2012 26
Season Three November 10, 2012 February 16, 2013 13
Season Four November 23, 2013 May 10, 2014 26
Discovery Family
Season Five April 4, 2015 November 28, 2015 26
Season Six March 26, 2016 October 22, 2016 26
Season Seven April 15, 2017 October 28, 2017 26
Season Eight March 24, 2018 October 13, 2018 26
Feature Films
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls June 16, 2013
Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks September 27, 2014
Equestria Girls: Friendship Games September 26, 2015
My Little Pony: The Movie October 6, 2017

In-Depth

  • At a Glance: Additional information about the series
  • Characters: A listing of characters in the series
  • Songs: A list of songs from the show.
  • Lands: A list and description of all the different lands featured on the show.
  • Crew: A listing of the crew that works on the series

DVD and Blu-Ray Releases

DVD

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
Season One December 4, 2012 purchase 4
Season Two May 14, 2013 purchase 4
Season Three February 4, 2014 purchase 3
Season Four December 2, 2014 purchase 4
Season Five July 12, 2016 purchase 4
The Complete Season 6 November 7, 2017 purchase 4
Episode Collections  (Region 1)
Celebration at Canterlot July 31, 2011 purchase 1
The Friendship Express February 28, 2012 purchase 1
Royal Pony Wedding August 7, 2012 purchase 1
Adventures in the Crystal Empire December 4, 2012 purchase 1
Pinkie Pie Party January 29, 2013 purchase 1
Princess Twilight Sparkle April 30, 2013 purchase 1
A Pony For Every Season November 19, 2013 purchase 1
A Dash of Awesome March 25, 2014 purchase 1
The Keys of Friendship July 29, 2014 purchase 1
Spooktacular Pony Tales September 9, 2014 purchase 1
Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders February 24, 2015 purchase 1
Cutie Mark Quests June 30, 2015 purchase 1
Games Ponies Play September 29, 2015 purchase 1
Friends Across Equestria March 1, 2016 purchase 1
Friends and Family June 7, 2016 purchase 1
Soarin' Over Equestria August 2, 2016 purchase 1
Everypony's Favorite Frights August 30, 2016 purchase 1
Exploring The Crystal Empire February 7, 2017 purchase 1
Twilight and Starlight May 23, 2017 purchase 1
Fluttershy September 12, 2017 purchase 1
Holiday Hearts October 3, 2017 purchase 1
Spring Into Friendship February 13, 2018 purchase 1
Applejack May 8, 2018 purchase 1
Feature Film  (Region 1)
Equestria Girls August 6, 2013 purchase 1
Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks October 28, 2014 purchase 1

Blu-Ray

Title Release Discs
Feature Film  (Region A)
Equestria Girls August 6, 2013 purchase 1

Soundtrack Releases

Title Release Tracks Discs
My Little Pony - Songs of Friendship and Magic December 6, 2013 12 1
My Little Pony - Songs of Ponyville April 21, 2014 11 1

External Links