The Summer Sun Setback is the 17th Season 9 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Synopsis

Twilight is determined to make Celestia and Luna's last Summer Sun Celebration memorable. But when things start going horribly wrong.

Production timeline

November 17, 2017 An episode titled "Baddies" began development on this date. Listed as #917.
January 30, 2018 Episode officially titled "The Summer Sun Setback". Premise written by Michael Vogel.
February 13, 2018 Outline written.
March 7, 2018 First draft of the script written.
March 21, 2018 Second draft of the script written.
March 28–April 3, 2018 Final draft written.
April 30, 2018 Script locked polish. The first dialogue was recorded on April 27.
May 23–June 6, 2018 Voice recording in session.
September 13, 2018 Animatic submitted for review.
February 5, 2019 Client cut submitted for review.
March 14, 2019 Musical score added.
April 2, 2019 Final revisions made for the episode.

Characters

Main characters
01 - Twilight Sparkle.png
Twilight Sparkle
02 - Pinkie Pie.png
Pinkie Pie
05 - Rarity.png
Rarity
04 - Rainbow Dash.png
Rainbow Dash
03 - Fluttershy.png
Fluttershy
06 - Applejack.png
Applejack
07 - Spike.png
Spike
11 - Princess Celestia.png
Princess Celestia
12 - Princess Luna.png
Princess Luna
Other characters
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Queen Chrysalis
35 - Tirek.png
Tirek
Cozy Glow

Home media

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

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