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My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
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Genre

Adventure
Comedy
Fantasy

Format

Animated Series

Distrubitor

DHX Media

Original Channel

The Hub

SCP Channel

SCP ONE

No. of Seasons

2

No. of Episodes

52

Original Run

October 10, 2010 – present

SCP Run

July 2012 – January 2013

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series produced by Hasbro Studios in the United States (for scripts) and a DHX Media's studio located in Vancouver (for animation; formerly known as Studio B Productions), which is based on Hasbro, Inc's My Little Pony line of toys and animated works. The series premiered on October 10, 2010, on The Hub, an American pay television channel partly owned by Hasbro. As of April 2012, the show has completed its second season in the United States, and is broadcasting internationally in dozens of countries in over ten languages. This show is rated TV-Y.

Hasbro selected animator Lauren Faust as the creative director and executive producer for the show. Faust sought to challenge the established "girly" nature of the existing My Little Pony line, creating more in-depth characters and adventurous settings, incorporating Hasbro's suggestions for E/I ("educational and informational") content and marketing of the toy line. Faust stepped down after the first season, but remains as consulting producer. Jayson Thiessen, the show's supervising director, became the showrunner starting with season two.

The show follows a studious unicorn pony named Twilight Sparkle as her mentor Princess Celestia guides her to learn about friendship in the town of Ponyville. Twilight becomes close friends with five other ponies: Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie. Each represents a different face of friendship, and discovers herself to be a key part of the "Elements of Harmony". Twilight being magic, Pinkie Pie being laughter, Rarity being generosity, Rainbow Dash being loyalty, Fluttershy being kindness, and Applejack being honesty. The ponies share adventures and help out other residents of Ponyville, while working out the troublesome moments in their own friendships.

The show has been critically praised for its humor and moral outlook. Despite the target demographic of young girls, Friendship Is Magic has gained a large following of older viewers, predominately teenagers and young adults, largely male, who call themselves "bronies". Reasons for this unintended appreciation include Faust and her team's creative writing and characterization, the expressive Flash-based animation style, themes that older audiences can appreciate, and a reciprocal relationship between Hasbro, the creators, and the fans. Elements of the show have become part of the remix culture and have formed the basis for a variety of Internet memes.


On January 26, 2013, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (along with fellow show, Mane 6: The Talk Show) discontinued airing due to Bullet Francisco's leave from SCP Studios and Sonic News Network, the show however continues to air on The Hub.

Season oneEdit

Episodes of season one premiered on Fridays at 1:30 PM Eastern Time, with the exception of the "sneak preview" of the season premiere, which aired on the same day The Hub network debuted.

Template:H:title Title Writer Original airdate
01 (01) Friendship is Magic, part 1 Lauren Faust 2010-10-10
02 (02) Friendship is Magic, part 2 Lauren Faust 2010-10-22
03 (03) Ticket MasterThe Ticket Master Amy Keating Rogers
& Lauren Faust
2010-10-29
04 (04) Applebuck Season Amy Keating Rogers 2010-11-05
05 (05) Griffon the Brush Off Cindy Morrow 2010-11-12
06 (06) Boast Busters Chris Savino 2010-11-19
07 (07) Dragonshy Meghan McCarthy 2010-11-26
08 (08) Look Before You Sleep Charlotte Fullerton 2010-12-03
09 (09) Bridle Gossip Amy Keating Rogers 2010-12-10
10 (10) Swarm of the Century M. A. Larson 2010-12-17
11 (11) Winter Wrap Up Cindy Morrow 2010-12-24
12 (12) Call of the Cutie Meghan McCarthy 2011-01-07
13 (13) Fall Weather Friends Amy Keating Rogers 2011-01-28
14 (14) Suited For Success Charlotte Fullerton 2011-02-04
15 (15) Feeling Pinkie Keen Dave Polsky 2011-02-11
16 (16) Sonic Rainboom M. A. Larson 2011-02-18
17 (17) Stare Master Chris Savino 2011-02-25
18 (18) Show StoppersThe Show Stoppers Cindy Morrow 2011-03-04
19 (19) Dog and Pony ShowA Dog and Pony Show Amy Keating Rogers 2011-03-11
20 (20) Green Isn't Your Color Meghan McCarthy 2011-03-18
21 (21) Over a Barrel Dave Polsky 2011-03-25
22 (22) Bird in the HoofA Bird in the Hoof Charlotte Fullerton 2011-04-08
23 (23) Cutie Mark ChroniclesThe Cutie Mark Chronicles M. A. Larson 2011-04-15
24 (24) Owl's Well That Ends Well Cindy Morrow 2011-04-22
25 (25) Party of One Meghan McCarthy 2011-04-29
26 (26) Best Night EverThe Best Night Ever Amy Keating Rogers 2011-05-06

Season twoEdit

Template:H:title Title Writer Original airdate
01 (27) Return of Harmony Part 1The Return of Harmony Part 1 M. A. Larson 2011-09-17
02 (28) Return of Harmony Part 2The Return of Harmony Part 2 M. A. Larson 2011-09-24
03 (29) Lesson Zero Meghan McCarthy 2011-10-15
04 (30) Luna Eclipsed M. A. Larson 2011-10-22
05 (31) Sisterhooves Social Cindy Morrow 2011-11-05
06 (32) Cutie PoxThe Cutie Pox Amy Keating Rogers 2011-11-12
07 (33) May the Best Pet Win! Charlotte Fullerton 2011-11-19
08 (34) Mysterious Mare Do WellThe Mysterious Mare Do Well Merriwether Williams 2011-11-26
09 (35) Sweet and Elite Meghan McCarthy 2011-12-03
10 (36) Secret of My Excess M. A. Larson 2011-12-10
11 (37) Hearth's Warming Eve Merriwether Williams 2011-12-17
12 (38) Family Appreciation Day Cindy Morrow 2012-01-07
13 (39) Baby Cakes Charlotte Fullerton 2012-01-14
14 (40) Last RoundupThe Last Roundup Amy Keating Rogers 2012-01-21
15 (41) Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 M. A. Larson 2012-01-28
16 (42) Read It and Weep Cindy Morrow 2012-02-04
17 (43) Hearts and Hooves Day Meghan McCarthy 2012-02-11
18 (44) Friend in DeedA Friend in Deed Amy Keating Rogers 2012-02-18
19 (45) Putting Your Hoof Down Merriwether Williams; story by
Charlotte Fullerton
2012-03-03
20 (46) It's About Time M. A. Larson 2012-03-10
21 (47) Dragon Quest Merriwether Williams 2012-03-17
22 (48) Hurricane Fluttershy Cindy Morrow 2012-03-24
23 (49) Ponyville Confidential M. A. Larson 2012-03-31
24 (50) MMMystery on the Friendship Express Amy Keating Rogers 2012-04-07
25 (51) Canterlot Wedding - Part 1A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1 Meghan McCarthy 2012-04-21
26 (52) A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2 Meghan McCarthy

Season threeEdit

Season three has been announced by The Hub. See the season three section of the show's article.

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