This episode last aired on Discovery Family on October 2, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
Fluttershy and Applejack journey to the edge of the map on a Friendship Quest to help a group of ponies named Kirin -- who are so afraid of hurting each other’s feelings, they've taken a potion of silence.
|November 21, 2016||An episode about "Kirans" was first planned, listed as #818 in the episode order.|
|December 7, 2016||Episode titled "Mistmane and the Kirins".|
|January 6, 2017||Episode pushed back to #823.|
|February 10, 2017||Episode title shortened to just "Kirins".|
|February 27–March 7, 2017||Episode retitled "Sounds of Silence". Premise written by Gregory Bonsignore. At that stage, it was confirmed that Applejack and Fluttershy were getting another map quest.|
|March 15, 2017||Outline written.|
|April 10, 2017||First draft of the script written.|
|April 28, 2017||Second draft of the script written.|
|May 11–26, 2017||Final draft written.|
|May 16, 2017||Lyrics for "A Kirin Tale" written.|
|June 9, 2017||Script locked polish.|
|June 19–28, 2017||Full demos for "A Kirin Tale" composed and performed.|
|July 12–22, 2017||Voice recording in session.|
|August 28–September 1, 2017||Final unmixed version of "A Kirin Tale" composed and performed.|
|October 19, 2017||Animatic submitted for review.|
|March 13, 2018||Client cut of animated episode submitted for review.|
|April 20, 2018||Final mix of "A Kirin Tale" composed and performed. Musical score added the same day.|
|May 18, 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.