My Little Pony: Rainbow Roadtrip is the second and only other hour-length special for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It was first unveiled on May 6, 2019 on the June 2019 Discovery Family highlights. A preview of this special aired on June 22, 2019, on the same day when the Season 9 episode "Between Dark and Dawn" premiered. The special itself made its broadcast debut a week later, on June 29.
The animation style is the same as in My Little Pony: The Movie, and was done by Boulder Media, rather than DHX.
The Mane Six hop a balloon for Hope Hollow, where Rainbow Dash has been invited to be the guest of honor at the town's Rainbow Festival. But when they crash land in town, there's nopony there to greet them. The mystery grows when the sun rises to reveal the entire town and the ponies in it have been drained of color! While Twilight Sparkle tries to discover what malicious magic caused the town to fade, her friends help the townsponies plan a new rainbow festival, making friends along the way, and restoring the hope missing from Hope Hollow.
A book based on this special was published by Celeste Sisler on June 25, 2019.
The End of the Rainbow
(July 22, 2019)
Living in Color
(August 5, 2019)