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Road to Friendship is the 19th Season 8 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

This episode last aired on Discovery Family on August 28, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.


When Trixie is invited to bring her magic show to the far-off land of Saddle Arabia, she can think of nopony better to bring along than her great and powerful assistant, Starlight -- but, not all friends are meant to travel together.

Production timeline

November 21, 2016 An episode revolving around Starlight and Trixie was first planned, listed as #819 in the episode order.
December 7, 2016 Episode retitled "Trixie and Starlight's Roadtrip".
January 6, 2017 Episode retitled again to "Trixie and Starlight".
January 9, 2017 Premise written by Josh Haber. Episode retitled one last time to "Road to Friendship".
January 23–27, 2017 Outline written.
February 23, 2017 First draft of the script written.
March 3, 2017 Second draft of the script written.
March 15, 2017 Final draft written.
March 27, 2017 Lyrics for "We're Friendship Bound" written.
April 3, 2017 Full demo for "We're Friendship Bound" composed and performed.
April 11, 2017 Script locked polish.
June 14, 2017 Voice recording in session. Tara Strong recorded her lines on April 19.
June 19, 2017 Final unmixed version of "We're Friendship Bound" composed and performed.
September 21, 2017 Animatic submitted for review.
February 14, 2018 Client cut of animated episode submitted for review.
March 22, 2018 Final mix of "We're Friendship Bound" composed and performed. Musical score added the next day.
April 6, 2018 Final revisions made to the episode.


Main characters
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Starlight Glimmer
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Other characters
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Twilight Sparkle

Home media

This episode is only available on Netflix and other digital platforms due to Shout! Factory's 10-year licensing rights having been expired as of 2019.