Call of the Cutie is the 12th episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.


Apple Bloom is discouraged because she has not received her cutie mark yet, so she aggressively searches out her purpose in life so she can get it.


This episode started off as "Call of Cutie" on October 22, 2009. Back then, Apple Bloom still had her original name "Apple Seed". Call of Cutie was originally listed as #11 to the writing schedule, but on November 9, 2009, it moved up to #9, then pushed back to #13 on November 13, to #14 on November 16, and finally, moved up to #12 on November 30, when it was re-titled "Call of the Cutie".

Meghan McCarthy wrote the outline from December 10, 2009 through January 4, 2010. When the outline was done, Apple Seed was renamed Apple Bloom. Her final design was completed a week later, on January 11.

McCarthy wrote the first full script from January 5–29, 2010, and made revisions to it from February 4–11. Voice recording occurred on March 15, 2010.

Storyboarding began on March 29, 2010, and the completed animatic was submitted for review on June 8, 2010. The Cupcake Song was first composed and performed on April 5, 2010 as a piano demo, followed by a full demo on April 28.

The client cut was submitted for review on September 30, 2010.

The musical score was added to the episode on October 19, 2010.

Production was officially complete on November 25, 2010.


This episode features the following characters:

Main characters
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Cutie Mark Crusaders
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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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Season One
(December 4, 2012)


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