Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

On Your Marks is the fourth Season 6 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. This episode marks the first time all members of the Mane Six are absent, although that wasn't confirmed until the script was first drafted.

This episode last aired on Discovery Family on April 18, 2019.


With their cutie marks finally acquired, the Cutie Mark Crusaders struggle with the question of what to do now. Apple Bloom suggests they embrace their destinies, but she and her friends don't exactly agree on how.

Production timeline

October 22, 2014 Premise written by Dave Polsky.
October 31, 2014 Episode listed as #604.
November 14, 2014 Outline written. Applejack, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy were all written in.
November 24, 2014 Beatsheet written. Applejack is written out.
December 15, 2014 First draft of the script written. Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy are also written out, resulting in this episode being the first one without any of the Mane Six in it.
January 12, 2015 Second draft of the script written.
January 21, 2015 Polish draft written.
January 30, 2015 Script approved.
February 5, 2015 Final draft.
March 2, 2015 Piano demo of "Out on My Own" composed and performed.
March 10, 2015 Full demo of "Out on My Own" composed and performed.
April 8–May 13, 2015 Voice recording in session.
April 10, 2015 Final mix of "Out on My Own" composed and performed.
August 24, 2015 Animatic submitted for review.
January 19, 2016 Client cut of animated episode submitted for review.
February 19, 2016 Musical score added.
March 9, 2016 Completed production.


This episode features the following characters:

Main characters
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Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo

Home media

DVDs with this episode:

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Soarin' Over Equestria
(August 2, 2016)
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Season Six
(November 7, 2017)

See also