Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

A Hearth's Warming Tail is the eighth Season 6 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

This episode last aired on Discovery Family on April 23, 2019.


It's Hearth's Warming Eve and everypony is excited. Everypony except for Starlight Glimmer. Twilight decides that to cure Starlight of her holiday blues, she will read her one of her favorite Hearth's Warming Eve stories, "A Hearth's Warming Tale."

Production timeline

January 13, 2015 Premise written by Michael Vogel. Episode originally titled "A Hearth's Warming Hymn".
January 16, 2015 Episode listed as #608, replacing Mayor Discord.
January 30, 2015 Outline written. Episode retitled "A Hearth's Warming Tail".
March 3, 2015 First draft of the script written.
March 16, 2015 Second draft of the script written.
March 20, 2015 Lyrics for "Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again" written.
March 24, 2015 Piano demo for "Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again" performed.
March 27, 2015 Polish draft written.
April 1, 2015 Script approved.
April 8, 2015 Full demo for "Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again" performed.
April 15, 2015 Piano demo for "Pinkie's Present" performed.
April 20, 2015 Final draft. Also, a piano demo for "Luna's Future" was performed.
April 29–May 20, 2015 Voice recording in session.
June 8, 2015 Final mixes of all songs composed and performed.
September 25, 2015 Animatic submitted for review.
February 15, 2016 Client cut of animated episode submitted for review.
March 17, 2016 Musical score added.
April 4, 2016 Completed production.


This episode features the following characters:

Main characters
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Starlight Glimmer
01 - Twilight Sparkle.png
Twilight Sparkle
Other characters
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Rainbow Dash
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Pinkie Pie
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05 - Rarity.png
06 - Applejack.png
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Home media

DVDs with this episode:

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Holiday Hearts
(October 3, 2017)
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Season Six
(November 7, 2017)