Applebuck Season is the fourth episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.


It's Applebuck Season in Ponyville and a short-handed Applejack is determined to complete the harvest all by herself.


Applebuck Season was one of the first nine episodes initially planned for the show prior to October 2009, with the first working title "Applebonk Season", later re-titled "Applebump Season". It was also listed as #4 in the writing schedule since October 13.

This was also the very first episode to have an outline, or the first full summary of a story for each episode, since October 21, 2009.

Amy Keating Rogers wrote the first full script from November 6–17, 2009, then a second draft from November 20 to December 3, 2009, and the polish draft from December 7–8, 2009. After the script was finalized on December 10, 2009, voice recording was scheduled on January 11, 2010.

Storyboarding began on February 1, 2010, and the completed animatic was submitted for review on March 30, 2010, with network responses sent on April 6.

The client cut was submitted for review on August 4, 2010.

The musical score was added to the episode on August 25, 2010.

Production was officially complete on September 16, 2010.


This episode features the following characters:

Main characters
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Twilight Sparkle
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Pinkie Pie
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Rainbow Dash
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07 - Spike.png
Other characters
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Big McIntosh

Home media

DVDs with this episode:

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Season One
(December 4, 2012)
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Holiday Hearts
(October 3, 2017)



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