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Intro

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC - Season 2 Show Intro - Clip

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC - Season 2 Show Intro - Clip

With very minimal changes for the show between Seasons 2 and 3, the opening animation was a complete carryover.

Episodes

1. The Crystal Empire (part 1)
Synopsis A magical empire has suddenly appeared in the arctic north of Equestria and Princess Celestia needs Twilight and her friends to find a way to protect it.
Working titles Originally titled "The Journey to the Crystal Kingdom".
2. The Crystal Empire (part 2)
Synopsis While her friends try to keep the Crystal Ponies occupied at the Crystal Faire, Twilight searches for the hidden Crystal Heart that is the key to keeping their empire safe from harm.
3. Too Many Pinkie Pies
Synopsis When Pinkie Pie finds it impossible to choose between fun activities with her friends, she decides to use magic to make more Pinkie Pies. But her clones soon make it impossible for Pinkie Pie to be with any of her friends at all.
4. One Bad Apple
Synopsis Apple Bloom's cousin and fellow "blank flank" is coming for a visit and the Cutie Mark Crusaders can't wait for her to join their club. But their hopes of gaining a new member are dashed when it turns out that all she wants to do is bully them.
5. Magic Duel
Synopsis When the great and powerful Trixie defeats Twilight in a magic duel, she forces Twilight out of Ponyville. Twilight must find a way to beat Trixie so that she can return to her home, but Twilight's magic may not be strong enough to do the trick.
Notes This episode was initially planned to be a Season 2 episode on October 19, 2010.
6. Sleepless in Ponyville
Synopsis Rainbow Dash's scary campfire stories are giving Scootaloo nightmares and she's afraid to go to sleep. But if Scootaloo wants the nightmares to go away, she'll have to face her greatest fear –- her idol finding out she's a scaredy pony.
7. Wonderbolts Academy
Synopsis It's a dream come true when Rainbow Dash is invited to attend the Wonderbolt Academy. But when she is paired up with a Pegasus named Lightning Dust who seems to be getting ahead by being reckless, Rainbow Dash starts to question whether or not she's Wonderbolt material.
8. Apple Family Reunion
Synopsis The entire Apple clan is getting together for a family reunion and Granny Smith has tapped Applejack to take over planning duties. But Applejack's efforts to make it the most memorable reunion ever may end up making it memorable for all the wrong reasons.
9. Spike at Your Service
Synopsis When Applejack saves his life, Spike insists that he now owes her a life debt and must serve her forever. Applejack is uncomfortable with this arrangement and turns to the other ponies to help her find a way to convince Spike that he doesn't owe her a thing.
10. Keep Calm and Flutter On
Synopsis When the Ponyville Ponies are tasked with helping reform Discord, Fluttershy is the only one really willing to give him a chance. He starts to show signs of progress, but is he actually becoming a better guy or just playing on Fluttershy's sweet nature to maintain his freedom?
11. Just for Sidekicks
Synopsis When Fluttershy asks Spike to watch Angel in exchange for a gem, Spike eagerly agrees to take care of her pet. But finds himself in over his head after he convinces all of her friends to leave him in charge of their critters as well.
12. Games Ponies Play
Synopsis The Crystal Empire is in the running to host the Equestria Games and Princess Cadence asks Twilight and her friends to help welcome the Games Inspector. But when the Inspector arrives early, they find themselves struggling to keep her entertained.
Notes This episode takes place during the events of "Just for Sidekicks".
13. Magical Mystery Cure
Synopsis Twilight accidentally casts a spell that switches the Cutie Marks of all her friends. She must find a way to reverse the spell and put her friends back on the right path. In the process, Twilight's own true destiny is revealed.

Production timeline

Title Premise First draft Recorded Animatic Completed
The Crystal Empire, part 1 7/18/2011 9/7/2011 10/13/2011 1/24/2012 7/23/2012
The Crystal Empire, part 2 10/20/2011 2/4/2012
Too Many Pinkie Pies 6/20/2011 8/9/2011 10/27/2011 2/10/2012 8/9/2012
One Bad Apple 7/12/2011 9/12/2011 11/3/2011 2/21/2012 8/7/2012
Magic Duel 7/12/2011 8/29/2011 11/9/2011 2/25/2012 8/10/2012
Sleepless in Ponyville 7/29/2011 9/6/2011 11/17/2011 3/2/2012 8/23/2012
Wonderbolts Academy 8/19/2011 10/20/2011 11/24/2011 3/22/2012 8/23/2012
Just for Sidekicks 8/19/2011 10/24/2011 12/1/2011 3/16/2012 9/4/2012
Apple Family Reunion 9/30/2011 11/8/2011 12/8/2011 3/21/2012 9/4/2012
Spike at Your Service 7/29/2011 9/22/2011 12/15/2011 3/27/2012 9/4/2012
Keep Calm and Flutter On 9/28/2011 11/18/2011 1/5/2012 4/24/2012 9/5/2012
Games Ponies Play 11/25/2011 1/12/2012 1/30/2012 4/19/2012 10/5/2012
Magical Mystery Cure 10/10/2011 11/21/2011 1/27/2012 4/26/2012 10/5/2012

Release Dates

Episode title English (US) Spanish (LA) Portuguese (Brazil)
The Crystal Empire, part 1 November 10, 2012 July 21, 2013
The Crystal Empire, part 2 November 10, 2012
Too Many Pinkie Pies November 17, 2012 July 24-26, 2013 August 3-4, 2013
One Bad Apple November 24, 2012
Magic Duel December 1, 2012 August 10, 2013
Sleepless in Ponyville December 8, 2012 October 7-11, 2013 October 14-18, 2013
Wonderbolts Academy December 15, 2012
Just for Sidekicks January 26, 2013
Apple Family Reunion December 22, 2012
Spike at Your Service December 29, 2012
Keep Calm and Flutter On January 19, 2013 August 18, 2013
Games Ponies Play February 9, 2013 September 15, 2013
Magical Mystery Cure February 16, 2013

Character appearances

Individual

01 - Twilight Sparkle 02 - Pinkie Pie 03 - Fluttershy 04 - Rainbow Dash 05 - Rarity 06 - Applejack
Episodes they each appeared in 10 12 10 11 11 13
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Pairs

Appearances in the same episode
(excluding silent cameos)
Absences in the same episode
01 - Twilight Sparkle 02 - Pinkie Pie 11 1
01 - Twilight Sparkle 03 - Fluttershy 11 2
01 - Twilight Sparkle 04 - Rainbow Dash 11 0.png
01 - Twilight Sparkle 05 - Rarity 11 0.png
01 - Twilight Sparkle 06 - Applejack 11 0.png
02 - Pinkie Pie 03 - Fluttershy 11 1
02 - Pinkie Pie 04 - Rainbow Dash 12 0.png
02 - Pinkie Pie 05 - Rarity 12 0.png
02 - Pinkie Pie 06 - Applejack 12 0.png
03 - Fluttershy 04 - Rainbow Dash 11 0.png
03 - Fluttershy 05 - Rarity 11 0.png
03 - Fluttershy 06 - Applejack 11 0.png
04 - Rainbow Dash 05 - Rarity 13 0.png
04 - Rainbow Dash 06 - Applejack 13 0.png
05 - Rarity 06 - Applejack 13 0.png

DVD & Digital

Four DVDs were released from 2012 to 2013. The complete season boxset was released on February 4, 2014.

Late in 2013, seven "Best Of" collections were released exclusively on iTunes. Each collection comprises of five episodes, and are priced at $8.99 each.

The Best of Twilight Sparkle:

  1. Boast Busters (Season 1, episode 6)
  2. Lesson Zero (Season 2, episode 3)
  3. It's About Time (Season 2, episode 20)
  4. Magic Duel (Season 3, episode 5)
  5. Magical Mystery Cure (Season 3, episode 13)

The Best of Fluttershy:

  1. Dragonshy (Season 1, episode 7)
  2. Stare Master (Season 1, episode 17)
  3. Putting Your Hoof Down (Season 2, episode 19)
  4. Hurricane Fluttershy (Season 2, episode 22)
  5. Keep Calm and Flutter On (Season 3, episode 11)

The Best of Pinkie Pie:

  1. Feeling Pinkie Keen (Season 1, episode 15)
  2. Party of One (Season 1, episode 25)
  3. Baby Cakes (Season 2, episode 12)
  4. A Friend in Deed (Season 2, episode 18)
  5. Too Many Pinkie Pies (Season 3, episode 3)

These are the same episodes from the Pinkie Pie Party DVD.

The Best of Applejack:

  1. Applebuck Season (Season 1, episode 4)
  2. Over a Barrel (Season 1, episode 21)
  3. The Last Roundup (Season 2, episode 14)
  4. The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 (Season 2, episode 15)
  5. Apple Family Reunion (Season 3, episode 8)

The Best of Rarity:

  1. Look Before You Sleep (Season 1, episode 8)
  2. Suited for Success (Season 1, episode 14)
  3. A Dog and Pony Show (Season 1, episode 19)
  4. Sisterhooves Social (Season 2, episode 5)
  5. Sweet and Elite (Season 2, episode 9)

The Best of Rainbow Dash:

  1. Griffon the Brush-off (Season 1, episode 5)
  2. Sonic Rainboom (Season 1, episode 16)
  3. May the Best Pet Win! (Season 2, episode 7)
  4. Read it and Weep (Season 2, episode 16)
  5. Wonderbolts Academy (Season 3, episode 7)

Friendship Pack:

  1. Friendship is Magic (Part 1) (Season 1, episode 1)
  2. Friendship is Magic (Part 2) (Season 1, episode 2)
  3. Griffon the Brush-off (Season 1, episode 5)
  4. The Cutie Mark Chronicles (Season 1, episode 23)
  5. The Best Night Ever (Season 1, episode 26)

Video Clips

The Show

Episode Clip Upload date
The Crystal Empire (part 1)
My Little Pony Sneak - The Hub

My Little Pony Sneak - The Hub

November 5, 2012
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Season 3 "The Crystal Empire - Part 1" - The Hub

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Season 3 "The Crystal Empire - Part 1" - The Hub

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "The Crystal Empire" (Clip) - The Hub

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "The Crystal Empire" (Clip) - The Hub

Too Many Pinkie Pies
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "Too Many Pinkie Pies" (Clip) - The Hub

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "Too Many Pinkie Pies" (Clip) - The Hub

November 16, 2012
One Bad Apple
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "One Bad Apple" (Clip) - The Hub

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "One Bad Apple" (Clip) - The Hub

December 4, 2012
Magic Duel
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "Magic Duel" (Clip) - The Hub

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "Magic Duel" (Clip) - The Hub

November 28, 2012
Wonderbolts Academy
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "Wonderbolt Academy" (Clip) - The Hub

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "Wonderbolt Academy" (Clip) - The Hub

January 7, 2013
Apple Family Reunion
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "Apple Family Reunion" (Clip 2) - The Hub

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "Apple Family Reunion" (Clip 2) - The Hub

January 7, 2013
Spike at Your Service
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "Spike at your Service" (Clip) - Hub Network

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "Spike at your Service" (Clip) - Hub Network

January 7, 2013
Keep Calm and Flutter On
MLP Friendship is Magic – ‘Keep Calm and Flutter On’ Official Clip

MLP Friendship is Magic – ‘Keep Calm and Flutter On’ Official Clip

January 18, 2013

Meet the Ponies

From June 18 to August 6, 2013, new video profiles of the eight main characters were uploaded in the summer of 2013.

Character Upload date (My Little Pony Official) Upload date (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
Applejack June 18, 2013
  • November 15, 2013 (English)
  • November 21, 2013 (Spanish)
  • November 22, 2013 (Portuguese)
Rainbow Dash June 25, 2013
  • November 15, 2013 (English)
  • November 21, 2013 (Spanish)
  • November 22, 2013 (Portuguese)
Twilight Sparkle July 2, 2013
  • November 15, 2013 (English)
  • November 21, 2013 (Spanish)
  • November 22, 2013 (Portuguese)
Fluttershy July 9, 2013
  • November 21, 2013 (Spanish)
  • November 22, 2013 (Portuguese)
  • February 7, 2014 (English)
Pinkie Pie July 16, 2013
  • November 21, 2013 (Spanish)
  • November 22, 2013 (Portuguese)
  • February 7, 2014 (English)
Spike July 23, 2013
  • November 15, 2013 (English)
  • November 21, 2013 (Spanish)
  • November 22, 2013 (Portuguese)
Rarity July 30, 2013
  • November 15, 2013 (English)
  • November 21, 2013 (Spanish)
  • November 22, 2013 (Portuguese)
Princess Celestia August 6, 2013
  • November 15, 2013 (English)
  • November 21, 2013 (Spanish)
  • November 22, 2013 (Portuguese)

The Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash clips were all later re-released on the Discovery Family GO! app.

Fan Favorite Marathon

On August 30, 2013, a promo for the winner of the fan favorites' main character and the first Equestria Girls film was uploaded to YouTube. The winner was Fluttershy.

My Little Pony Fan Favorite Marathon & My Little Pony Equestria Girls (Promo) - Hub Network

My Little Pony Fan Favorite Marathon & My Little Pony Equestria Girls (Promo) - Hub Network

Poniaffirmations

In this short video series, we review 20 different lessons in friendship from Seasons 1-3.

Title Episode Focused character(s) Upload date
1 Share Your Blessings The Ticket Master Twilight Sparkle
  • March 21, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • August 4, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
2 Embrace Your Differences Look Before You Sleep
  • Applejack
  • Rarity
  • March 21, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • September 2, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
3 Never Judge a Book by Its Cover Bridle Gossip All Mane Six
  • March 21, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • September 2, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
4 Stop and Listen to Your Friends Swarm of the Century Twilight Sparkle
  • March 21, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • September 2, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
5 Friendship vs. Competition Fall Weather Friends
  • Applejack
  • Rainbow Dash
  • March 21, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • September 2, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
6 Pleasing Everyone Suited for Success Rarity
  • May 20, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • September 8, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
7 Sharing and Caring Over a Barrel
  • Twilight Sparkle
  • Pinkie Pie
  • May 20, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • September 10, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
8 Spike's Lessons Owl's Well That Ends Well Spike
  • May 20, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • September 17, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
9 Being Sisters Sisterhooves Social
  • Rarity
  • Sweetie Belle
  • May 20, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • September 23, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
10 A Real Hero Doesn't Brag The Mysterious Mare Do Well Rainbow Dash
  • May 20, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • September 30, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
11 Be Proud of Where You Came From Sweet and Elite Rarity
  • June 4, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • November 7, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
12 We're All Ponies Hearth's Warming Eve
  • Twilight Sparkle
  • Applejack
  • Fluttershy
  • June 4, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • November 7, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
13 Take Your Time The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 Applejack
  • June 4, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • November 7, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
14 Don't Knock It Until You Try It Read It and Weep Rainbow Dash
  • June 25, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • November 7, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
15 All Ponies Get Scared Sleepless in Ponyville
  • Scootaloo
  • Rainbow Dash
  • June 25, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • November 10, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
16 Push Yourself in the Right Direction Wonderbolts Academy Rainbow Dash
  • July 1, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • November 10, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
17 The Apple Family Apple Family Reunion Applejack
  • July 1, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • November 11, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
18 Be Proud of Your Gifts Boast Busters Twilight Sparkle July 1, 2014
19 Choose to Believe Feeling Pinkie Keen
  • Pinkie Pie
  • Twilight Sparkle
  • July 7, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • November 12, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
20 Share Your Feelings Green Isn't Your Color
  • Rarity
  • Fluttershy
  • July 7, 2014 (Hasbro Studios Shorts)
  • November 12, 2014 (My Little Pony Official)
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