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

The Gift of the Maud Pie is the third Season 6 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

This episode last aired on Discovery Family on April 19, 2019, during Pinkie Pie's Mane Month.


While in Manehattan looking for the ideal location for her new store, Rarity has to help Pinkie Pie find the perfect gift for her sister, Maud -- without Maud finding out.

Production timeline

October 23, 2014 Began development as "Maud in Manehattan". Premise written by Nick Confalone. Originally, Pinkie Pie was to be the only member of the Mane Six in the episode. Rejected the next day, on October 24.
October 28, 2014 Episode retitled "The Gift of the Magma" and listed as #603. Josh Haber replaces Nick Confalone as writer of the episode.
November 21, 2014 Outline written. Michael P. and Wil Fox replace Josh Haber as writers here. Episode retitled "The Gift of the Pinkie Pie". Rarity is written in.
December 17, 2014 First draft of the script written.
January 15, 2015 Second draft of the script written.
January 30, 2015 Polish draft written.
February 4, 2015 Script approved.
February 19, 2015 Final draft.
April 1–8, 2015 Voice recording in session.
August 20, 2015 Animatic submitted for review.
January 12, 2016 Client cut of animated episode submitted for review.
February 11, 2016 Musical score added.
February 26, 2016 Completed production.


This episode features the following characters:

Main characters
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Pinkie Pie
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Maud Pie

Home media

DVDs with this episode:

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Friends and Family
(June 7, 2016)
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Season Six
(November 7, 2017)