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|
|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|
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.
- Audio Commentary
- 5 Animated Shorts
- 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.
Vice Principal Luna
Cutie Mark Crusaders
USA Today released this trailer on July 1, 2015. It was uploaded to YouTube on July 6.Another trailer was revealed on July 8, 2015 at San Diego Comic-Con 2015.
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
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.