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

The Crystalling is the first Season 6 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It is a two-part story, like The Cutie Re-Mark.

Synopsis

Part 1: Twilight and the rest of the Mane Six head to the Crystal Empire for the "Crystalling" of Cadence and Shining Armor's new baby while Twilight takes the opportunity to present Starlight with her first friendship lesson. Unfortunately neither Starlight's lesson nor the baby visit go as planned.

Part 2: As Starlight tries to pick up the pieces of the failed reunion with her old friend, Twilight and the rest of the Mane Six struggle to save the Crystal Empire from an eternal winter.

Production timeline

October 10, 2014 Premise written by Josh Haber. Episodes titled "Off to See the Wizard".
November 7, 2014 Outline written.
December 2, 2014 First draft of the script written.
December 19, 2014 Second draft of the script written. Episodes retitled "The Crystalling".
January 27–30, 2015 Polish draft written.
February 4, 2015 Script approved.
February 17, 2015 Final draft.
March 18–25, 2015 Voice recording in session. Twilight's lines were recorded on April 29.
July 27, 2015 Animatic for part 1 submitted for review.
August 5, 2015 Animatic for part 2 submitted for review.
December 15, 2015 Client cut of animated part 1 submitted for review.
January 5, 2016 Client cut of animated part 2 submitted for review.
January 29–February 4, 2016 Musical score added.
February 17, 2016 Completed production.

Characters

This episode features the following characters:

Main characters
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Starlight Glimmer
01 - Twilight Sparkle.png
Twilight Sparkle
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Spike
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Princess Cadance
14 - Shining Armor.png
Shining Armor
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Flurry Heart
02 - Pinkie Pie.png
Pinkie Pie
03 - Fluttershy.png
Fluttershy
04 - Rainbow Dash.png
Rainbow Dash
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Rarity
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Applejack

Home media

DVDs with this episode:

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Exploring the Crystal Empire
(February 7, 2017)
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Season Six
(November 7, 2017)
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