My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Friendship Games finished production on September 4, 2015, with copies of the DVD being produced as of the next day (September 5). It was released on October 13, 2015.


Canterlot High meets its rival school, Crystal Prep Academy, in a competition that's a long-standing tradition -- the Friendship Games! Sunset Shimmer feels homesick for the magic of Equestria while she and her friends compete against Crystal Prep's top students led by someone with an equal amount of interest in Equestrian magic -- this world's Twilight Sparkle!


Character's name Voice actor Singing voice actor Sonic/TAWoG counterpart
Sunset Shimmer Rebecca Shoichet Rebecca Shoichet Rouge
Twilight Sparkle/Sci-Twi Tara Strong Rebecca Shoichet Amy Rose
Rainbow Dash Ashleigh Ball Ashleigh Ball Sally Acorn
Pinkie Pie Andrea Libman Shannon Chan-Kent Sonic
Rarity Tabitha Germain Kazumi Evans Blaze
Applejack Ashleigh Ball Ashleigh Ball Bunnie
Fluttershy Andrea Libman Andrea Libman Tails
Spike Cathy Weseluck Cream
Principal Celestia Nicole Oliver Vanilla
Vice Principal Luna Tabitha Germai
Dean Cadance Britt McKillip
Shining Armor Andrew Francis
Principal Cinch Miss Simian
Sugarcoat Sienna Bohn Penny Fitzgerald
Sour Sweet Sharon Alexander Anais Watterson
Indigo Zap Kelly Sheridan Gumball Watterson
Sunny Flare Britt Irvin Carrie Krueger
Lemon Zest Shannon Chan-Kent Darwin Watterson

Television broadcasts

The film premiered on Discovery Family on September 26, 2015, and also aired there on November 5, 2016, before the premiere of Legend of Everfree. It later broadcast during the "Party with the Ponies" marathon on December 31, 2016, during the Season 7 premiere in April 2017, and immediately following the premiere of "Mirror Magic" on July 8, 2017. It was broadcast again on February 11, 2018, and on March 25, 2018, the day after the premiere of Season 8 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and before the Disney Channel premiere of Zootopia.

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary
  • 5 Animated Shorts
  • Sing-Alongs
  • 4 Deleted Scenes - All based on early scripts from the summer of 2014.
    • Twilight and Sunset duet
    • Twilight and Sunset in the café
    • Alternate hallway scene
    • Alternate ending

This DVD does not have any opening previews.




Main characters
01 - Sunset Shimmer (2013)
Sunset Shimmer
02 - Twilight Sparkle (2016)
Twilight Sparkle
03 - Pinkie Pie (2013)
Pinkie Pie
04 - Fluttershy (2013)
05 - Rainbow Dash (2013)
Rainbow Dash
06 - Rarity (2013)
07 - Applejack (2013)
08 - Spike
Other characters
09 - Principal Celestia
Principal Celestia
10 - Vice Principal Luna
Vice Principal Luna
30 - Dean Cadance
Dean Cadance
31 - Shining Armor
Shining Armor
11 - Cutie Mark Crusaders
Cutie Mark Crusaders
12 - Flash Sentry
Flash Sentry
15 - Trixie
17 - Derpy
18 - DJ Pon-3
D.J. Pon-3
19 - Photo Finish
Photo Finish
22 - Bulk Biceps
Bulk Biceps
20 - Lyra Heartstrings
Lyra Heartstrings
21 - Sweetie Drops
Sweetie Drops




MLP Equestria Girls - Friendship Games EXCLUSIVE Trailer

MLP Equestria Girls - Friendship Games EXCLUSIVE Trailer

USA Today released this trailer on July 1, 2015. It was uploaded to YouTube on July 6.

MLPEG US I Friendship Games I Character Short Meet Twilight Sparkle from Crystal Prep

MLPEG US I Friendship Games I Character Short Meet Twilight Sparkle from Crystal Prep

Another trailer was revealed on July 8, 2015 at San Diego Comic-Con 2015.

Animated Shorts

Four of these animated shorts aired on Discovery Family on August 29, 2015, along with a 10-minute sneak peek of the first part of the film.


Three video clips were uploaded in October 2015, each revolving around stuff only seen in this film:

  • Principal Cinch
  • The Main Event
  • Crystal Prep Shadowbolts

Music Videos

Five music videos were uploaded to YouTube from December 2015 to January 2016. The songs are:

  • The Friendship Games (Main Title)
  • Right There in Front of Me
  • Unleash the Magic
  • The CHS Rally Song

"What More is Out There" did not have a music video because on October 8, 2015, Sony Music Entertainment cracked down on some clips from the film.

On May 4, 2016, a blooper reel was released on the official website, but its YouTube channel did not upload it.

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