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 On hiatus
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 7
Episodes 169 (through season 7)
Status Renewed through season 8 (2018)
Origin USA

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

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 2018 26
Feature Film
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls June 16, 2013
Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks September 27, 2014
Equestria Girls: Friendship Games September 26, 2015

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 Date #
Season Sets
Season One December 4, 2012 4

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Season Two May 14, 2013 4

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Season Three February 4, 2014 3

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Season Four December 2, 2014 4

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Episode Collections
Celebration at Canterlot July 31, 2011 1

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The Friendship Express February 28, 2012 1

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Royal Pony Wedding August 7, 2012 1

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Adventures in the Crystal Empire December 4, 2012 1

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Pinkie Pie Party January 29, 2013 1

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Princess Twilight Sparkle April 30, 2013 1

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A Pony For Every Season November 19, 2013 1

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A Dash of Awesome March 25, 2014 1

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The Keys of Friendship July 29, 2014 1

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Spooktacular Pony Tales September 9, 2014 1

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Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders February 24, 2015 1

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Cutie Mark Quests June 30, 2015 1

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Games Ponies Play September 29, 2015 1

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Friends Across Equestria March 1, 2016 1

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Friends and Family June 7, 2016 1

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Feature Film
Equestria Girls August 6, 2013 1

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Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks October 28, 2014 1

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Blu-Ray

Title Release Date #
Feature Film
Equestria Girls August 6, 2013 1

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Soundtrack Releases

Table Release Date Tracks
My Little Pony - Songs of Friendship and Magic December 6, 2013 12


My Little Pony - Songs of Ponyville April 21, 2014 11


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