My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree finished production on August 19, 2016. Copies of the DVD began production on September 14, 2016, and it was released on November 1, 2016.
What Could Be More Fun Than A Field Trip To Everypony’s Favorite Camp?
When Canterlot High School goes on a field trip to Camp Everfree, they're surprised to find a magical force is causing strange things to happen. Twilight Sparkle , with the help of the Mane 6 and especially Sunset Shimmer (who refuses to give up on her), must confront the dark "Midnight Sparkle" within herself and embrace her newfound magical abilities to save the beloved camp from closing down for good!
|Character's name||Voice actor||Singing voice actor||Sonic counterpart|
|Sunset Shimmer||Rebecca Shoichet||Rebecca Shoichet||Rouge|
|Twilight Sparkle/Sci-Twi||Tara Strong||Rebecca Shoichet||Amy Rose|
|Pinkie Pie||Andrea Libman||Shannon Chan-Kent||Sonic|
|Rainbow Dash||Ashleigh Ball||Ashleigh Ball||Sally Acorn|
|Applejack||Ashleigh Ball||Ashleigh Ball||Bunnie|
|Fluttershy||Andrea Libman||Andrea Libman||Tails|
|Rarity||Tabitha Germain||Kazumi Evans||Blaze|
|Principal Celestia||Nicole Oliver||Vanilla|
|Vice Principal Luna||Tabitha Germain|
- December 9, 2014: Development began when Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco wrote the premise for the film, immediately following the rewriting of Friendship Games, where Sci-Twi joins Sunset Shimmer and her friends in CHS to learn more about friendship.
- January 29, 2015: Outline written.
- February 10, 2015: The first full script was written.
- March 2, 2015: A second draft of the script was written.
- March 23, 2015: Script polished.
- April 9, 2015: A blooper reel for the film began development.
- April 27, 2015: Lyrics for "The Legend of Everfree" song were written.
- May 6, 2015: Lyrics for "The Midnight in Me" were written.
- May 12, 2015: Lyrics for "Embrace the Magic" were written.
- May 19, 2015: The first full demo for the Legend of Everfree theme song was composed and performed.
- May 25, 2015: Lyrics for "We Will Stand for Everfree" were written.
- June 2, 2015: Lyrics for "The Legend You Were Meant to Be" were written.
- June 11, 2015: Lyrics for the end credits song, "Hope Shines Eternal", were written.
- June 15, 2015: Final script written.
- June 25, 2015: Full demo for "Hope Shines Eternal" composed and performed.
- July 13, 2015: Voice recording was in session. Derpy was given one speaking line.
- October 7–November 10, 2015: Final mixes of all songs were performed.
- April 18, 2016: The first animated rough cuts were submitted for review.
- May 24, 2016: All songs were finalized.
- August 19, 2016: Production of the film was completed.
The film premiered at 8:00 p.m. on November 5, 2016 within Discovery Family, followed by reruns on November 9 and during the "Party with the Ponies" marathon on December 31, 2016, during the Season 7 premiere in April 2017, and again on July 15, 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. The film last aired on December 31, 2019.
- Audio Commentary
This DVD also includes a trailer for all of the first three Equestria Girls films.
Vice Principal Luna
This trailer was released on July 22, 2016, during the Comic-Con International 2016.
The home video trailer shown above was uploaded by Shout! Kids on October 3, 2016.
Five sneak peeks at the first 10 minutes of the film were uploaded to YouTube in August 2016. Animated shorts were originally planned to promote the film, but were canceled on August 24.
Five short video clips of characters and stuff only seen in this film were uploaded in October. They are:
- Best Week of Camp Ever(free) (October 6)
- Gloriosa Daisy and Timber Spruce (October 17)
- The Crystal Gala (October 17)
- Rarity's Runway (October 21)
- Pinkie's Summer at Camp (October 25)
These were the last official video clips uploaded by the series' old YouTube channel, as any further clips for newer installments were then uploaded by Hasbro, as explained by the channel itself in December 2016.