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.
|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.|
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.