This is a sortable list of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic animated media – including episodes and films – divided by seasons and initially sorted by original air date or release date. Differences between original air date order and production order are noted with italics.
The first three episodes of season two premiered on Saturdays at 9:00 AM Eastern Time, the following fifteen episodes premiered at 10:00 AM Eastern Time, with the exception of the seventeenth episode, which premiered at 10:30 AM Eastern Time after the We Heart Ponies Fan Favorite Mare-a-thon, and the remaining episodes premiered at 1:00 PM Eastern Time, with the exception of the twenty-sixth episode, which premiered at 1:30 PM, directly following its predecessor.
Season three premiered on November 10, 2012. The first episode aired at 10:00 AM Eastern Time, 7:00 AM Pacific Time, and the second episode aired at 10:30 AM Eastern Time, 7:30 AM Pacific Time. The rest of the episodes aired at 10:30 AM Eastern Time, 7:30 AM Pacific Time, directly following a repeat of the previous week's episode.
Season four premiered on November 23, 2013. With the exception of the first and twenty-fifth episodes, both of which aired at 10:00 AM Eastern Time, 7:00 AM Pacific Time, the rest of the episodes aired at 10:30 AM Eastern Time, 7:30 AM Pacific Time.
The first half of season five premiered on April 4, 2015, the second half on September 12, 2015. With the exception of the first and twenty-fifth episodes, both of which aired at 11:00 AM Eastern Time, 8:00 AM Pacific Time, all episodes aired at 11:30 AM Eastern Time, 8:30 AM Pacific Time.
The first twelve episodes of season six premiered on March 26, 2016, the remaining fourteen on July 30, 2016. With the exception of the first and twenty-fifth episodes, both of which aired at 11:00 AM Eastern Time, 8:00 AM Pacific Time, all episodes aired at 11:30 AM Eastern Time, 8:30 AM Pacific Time. A few episodes made their premiere internationally before airing on the Discovery Family channel in the United States.
Season seven premiered on April 15, 2017. With the exception of the second episode, which aired at 12:00 PM Eastern Time, 9:00 AM Pacific Time, the rest of the episodes aired at 11:30 AM Eastern Time, 8:30 AM Pacific Time. Starting with Rock Solid Friendship, episodes made their premiere internationally in Canada on Treehouse TV (at 11:15 AM Eastern, 8:15 AM Pacific) before airing on Discovery Family in the United States. Discordant Harmony and The Perfect Pear also aired in Australia on Boomerang earlier than Discovery Family.
On May 25, 2017, Jim Miller confirmed that the eighth season was in production and would start airing in 2018. That same day, Michael Vogel implied he wrote some scripts for the season. Hasbro 2017 Investor Day webcast presentations from August 3, 2017 include a 2018 "MY LITTLE PONY SERIES" image showing Ocellus, Sandbar, Applejack, Twilight Sparkle, Yona, Spike, Pinkie Pie, and Rainbow Dash at the School of Friendship. Seapony Silver Stream and a The Mean 6 animatic were presented as "the first look at the Season 8 premiere" at Hasbro's HASCON convention on September 9, 2017. On February 8, 2018, Discovery Family announced via their press website that season eight would premiere on March 24. A fan-run Twitter account's mid-March 2018 tweet identifying Rachel Bloom as "guest star on the upcoming season of My Little Pony" has been retweeted by Nicole Dubuc and Rachel Bloom. A May 2, 2018 TFOU trailer for the European French dub of season 8 previews some[specify] scenes, including from Marks for Effort.
Season nine was announced during Hasbro's Entertainment Brand Preview Media Event at the New York Toy Fair on February 17, 2018. On March 16, 2018, Patton Oswalt's wife Meredith Salenger posted on Instagram that she, Oswalt, and their daughter Alice Rigney Oswalt recorded an episode of My Little Pony that is "all about family". World Screen's TV Kids Guide 2018/2019 edition lists My Little Pony Friendship is Magic as a "221x22 min." program, placing 26 episodes after the 195 episodes of seasons one through eight. Kathleen Lim—My Little Pony Best Gift Ever layout artist; My Little Pony Season 9 character layout artist—worked on "the 2nd to the last ep" on December 20, 2018. On February 16, 2019, it was confirmed that season nine would be the final season of the series. Egmont Publishing UK's August 8, 2019 My Little Pony Annual 2020 and September 5, 2019 My Little Pony: Essential Handbook: A Magical Guide for Everypony each include coverage of season 9. On February 27, Discovery Family confirmed on Twitter and Instagram that season nine would be scheduled to premiere in April 2019.
Clip show episodes of the series are being released, the first of which was released through the 9Now video-on-demand service in Australia on April 20, 2020. These episodes replace the words "Friendship is Magic" in the series logo with "Friendship is Forever" in the opening sequence, and they feature various clips of episodes from seasons one through nine alongside brand new animation.
|01||A-Dressing Memories||Josh Haber||TBA||Transcript||Gallery|
|02||Cakes for the Memories||Josh Haber||TBA||Transcript||Gallery|
|04||Deep Tissue Memories||Josh Haber||TBA||Transcript||Gallery|
|05||Harvesting Memories||Josh Haber||TBA||Transcript||Gallery|
|06||Memories and More||Josh Haber||TBA||Transcript||Gallery|
- See also: Equestria Girls animated media#Films
On October 20, 2014, Hasbro and AllSpark Pictures announced a feature-length My Little Pony film slated for a theatrical release sometime in 2017. Joe Ballarini (Ice Age: Continental Drift) was originally announced to be writing the script. Meghan McCarthy wrote and acted as co-executive producer. At the 2015 PonyCon in Australia, it was originally announced by McCarthy that the film was scheduled for a March 2017 release. On November 17, 2015, Hasbro announced via Twitter that the film would actually be released worldwide on November 3, 2017. On April 27, 2016, the film was moved up a month to October 6.
|My Little Pony The Movie||Meghan McCarthy, Rita Hsiao, & Michael Vogel; story by Meghan McCarthy & Joe Ballarini||2017-10-06||Transcript||Gallery|
|My Little Pony Best Gift Ever||Michael Vogel||2018-10-27||Transcript||Gallery|
|My Little Pony: Rainbow Roadtrip||Kim Beyer-Johnson||2019-06-29||Transcript||Gallery|
Best Gift Ever shorts
|01||Triple Pony Dare Ya||Kim Beyer-Johnson||2018-12-11||Transcript||Gallery|
|02||The Great Escape Room||Kim Beyer-Johnson||2018-12-11||Transcript||Gallery|
|03||Mystery Voice||Kate Leth||2018-12-11||Transcript||Gallery|
|01||Rarity's Biggest Fan||Gillian M. Berrow||2019-01-29||Transcript||Gallery|
|03||Teacher of the Month||Katherine Chilson||2019-02-12||Transcript||Gallery|
|04||Starlight the Hypnotist||Gillian M. Berrow||2019-02-19||Transcript||Gallery|
|05||Sundae, Sundae, Sundae||Gillian M. Berrow||2019-02-26||Transcript||Gallery|
- Jim Miller (2017-05-25). The worst kept secret has been revealed! #mlpseason8 is coming your way in 2018!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 May 25.
- Michael Vogel (2017-05-25). Ooooo! Season 8?! Isn't that that season I wrote some episodes on?. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 May 25.
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- Schedule. Hasbro HASCON 2019. Hasbro. Retrieved on 2017 December 20. “The adventures of the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy and Applejack – continue with the 8th season of the beloved My Little Pony series in 2018. Renowned storyteller, screenwriter and lyricist Meghan McCarthy will join fans to present the first look at the Season 8 premiere exclusively at HASCON!”
- HASCON Panels + VIP_7.27.17 (2017-07-28). Retrieved on 2017 December 20. “The adventures of the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy and Applejack – continue with the 8th season of the beloved My Little Pony series in 2018. Renowned storyteller, screenwriter and lyricist Meghan McCarthy will join fans to present the first look at the Season 8 premiere exclusively at HASCON!”
- Sethisto (2017-09-09). Season 8 of My Little Pony - MAJOR ANIMATIC RELEASED!. Equestria Daily. Retrieved on 2017 September 9.
- Jared Albert (2018-02-08). Discovery Family MARCH 2018 PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS. Discovery Family. Retrieved on 2018 February 8.
- Disney Television Animation News on Twitter: "In this exclusive sneak peek, Baby Kermit sings about being afraid of the dark with a dragon named Dot, voiced by @Racheldoesstuff star and creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend also guest star on the upcoming season of My Little Pony @andybeanmusic #MuppetBabies… https://t.co/XwQTxjrQ2n". Twitter (2018-03-16). Retrieved on 2018 March 16.
- Nicole Dubuc. Nicole Dubuc (@NicoleDubuc). Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 March 16.
- Rachel Bloom. Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff). Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 March 16.
- My Little Pony, les amies c'est magique - Bande annonce. YouTube (2018-05-02). Retrieved on 2018 May 8.
- The Illustrious Q (2018-02-17). Hasbro 2018 Entertainment Brand Preview Live Blog!. Equestria Daily. Blogger. Retrieved on 2018 February 17.
- Meredith Salenger (2018-03-16). Family day recording an episode of #mylittlepony - #lastudios 🌈🦄💖the story line this episode is all about family. And we are the family..... Instagram. Retrieved on 2018 March 29.
- Jim Miller (2019-02-17). Big Jim on Twitter: "A little tease for what’s in store for #MLPSeason9: our 200th (!) episode! Guest stars! Returning characters! Cool new characters! New songs! Some big revelations! A grand conclusion! Am I being vague enough?". Twitter. Retrieved on 2019 February 18.
- World Screen (2018-09-25). TV Kids Guide 2018-2019. Issuu. Retrieved on 2018 December 22.
- Kathleen Lim (2018-12-19). ✨ hino ✨ on Twitter: "Ty @LilibethLeon8 for taking this screenie lmfao;;; this was for the "My Little Pony: Best Gift Ever" special ep @jubopy is also there 🤗… https://t.co/xz5QwrPOfB". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 December 22.
- Kathleen Lim (2018-08-29). Contact / Info. Starblitz. Blogger. Retrieved on 2018 December 22.
- Kathleen Lim (2018-12-20). ✨ hino ✨ on Twitter: "as much as i joke about it.....working on the 2nd to the last ep now u__u". Twitter. Retrieved on 2018 December 22.
- My Little Pony (2019-02-16). Season 9 will be the last season of.... Facebook. Retrieved on 2019 February 16.
- Jim Miller (2019-02-16). Big Jim on Twitter: "Another poorly kept secret has finally been made official. Yes, Virginia, there is #MLPSeason9 coming. The sad new is, this will be our last season. But don’t feel too bad, as we’ve all been working hard to make this last ride a special one, an end things properly. Stay tuned.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2019 February 16.
- My Little Pony Annual 2020. Amazon.co.uk. Amazon. Retrieved on 2019 February 19.
- My Little Pony: Essential Handbook: A Magical Guide for Everypony. Amazon.co.uk. Amazon. Retrieved on 2019 February 19.
- Discovery Family (2019-02-27). 🔥 The final season is coming soon to Discovery Family! Are you ready?? 🔥. Twitter. Retrieved on 2019 February 27.
- Oliver Gettell (2014-10-20). 'My Little Pony' movie in development at Hasbro. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2015 January 17.
- Hilary Lewis (2014-10-20). Hasbro Working on 'My Little Pony' Movie. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 2015 January 17.
- Marc Graser (2014-10-20). ‘My Little Pony’ Movie in the Works at Hasbro Studios (EXCLUSIVE). Variety. Retrieved on 2014 October 20.
- PonyCon Au 2015 Writers Panel (Meghan McCarthy and G.M. Berrow) Panel. YouTube (2015-02-28). Retrieved on 2015 November 12.
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- Anita Busch (2016-07-22). Sia Saddles Up For ‘My Little Pony’ As Actress And Songstress — Comic-Con. Deadline. Retrieved on 2016 July 22.
- Anthony D'Alessandro (2016-04-27). ‘My Little Pony’ Trots Up To October 2017; ‘Cafe Society’ Changes To Platform Release. Deadline.com. Retrieved on 2016 April 27.
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