Bats! is the seventh Season 4 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.


Vampire Fruit Bats take over Sweet Apple Acres and Applejack and her friends’ efforts to get rid of them take an unexpected and frightening turn.

Production timeline

July 16, 2012 Premise written by Amy Keating Rogers. Episode listed as #411 in the episode order.
July 22–30, 2012 Outline written by Josh Haber.
August 3–September 19, 2012 First draft of the script written.
October 17–November 7, 2012 Script revised. Episode moved up to #407 on October 30.
January 2, 2013 The song "Bats!" was first composed and performed.
February 13, 2013 Voice recording in session.
May 23, 2013 Animatic submitted for review.
September 25, 2013 Rough cut of animated episode submitted for review.
October 15, 2013 Musical score added.
November 12, 2013 Completed production.


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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Home media

DVDs with this episode:

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Spooktacular Pony Tales
(September 9, 2014)
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Season Four
(December 2, 2014)
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