The show, based on the 1980s toy franchise My Little Pony, follows a studious young unicorn, Twilight Sparkle, and her dragon, Spike, who is given a task by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to make some new friends. After learning about the magic of friendship, she and her five new friends; Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Applejack, and Fluttershy, are to protect the magical village of Ponyville as the Elements of Harmony, all while learning lessons about friendship.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic debuted on The Hub in the United States on 2010-10-10, the same day the channel replaced Discovery Kids. The show continued to air for 4 seasons on the channel before it rebranded as Discovery Family on 2014-10-13. The show stayed on the channel when it rebranded, and aired again on the same day with a time slot change, starting with the season 1 episode The Best Night Ever. The show also airs on AFN Family. The series finale aired on Discovery Family on 2019-10-12.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic premiered on Boomerang on 2011-07-04 at 15:00 GMT. After a while, no episode further than Fall Weather Friends was aired, only airing the first half of season 1. The channel then advertised a new season, but instead aired the second half. On 2012-03-05, the show stopped airing, and by October, all traces of the show were gone from the website. A viewer who emailed Boomerang was informed that they didn't hold the broadcasting rights to the show anymore. Currently, the show airs on Tiny Pop and its +1 channel in the United Kingdom. It first aired on 2013-09-28 at 15:00 GMT with the season 3 episode The Crystal Empire - Part 1. The show also formerly aired on sister channels POP and Pop Girl.
In Australia and New Zealand, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic premiered on Cartoon Network on 2011-10-31 at 06:30 AEDT. The show was later moved to its sister channel, Boomerang, where it currently airs. In Australia only, the show formerly aired on Eleven on the Toasted TV block on 2013-08-05 at 08:30 AEDT. Currently, the show airs on 9Go! as well. In New Zealand only, the show formerly aired on TVNZ 2. The show was also available on TVNZ OnDemand, which gave up to 12 episodes.
In Asia, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic premiered on Cartoonito on 2012-12-01. When Boomerang replaced the channel, the show continued to air on 2015-01-01.[unverified] The show also airs on Nickelodeon.
|Season premiere||Season finale||Channel|
|1||26||2010-10-10||2011-05-06||The Hub/Hub Network|
|Character name||English voice actor|
|Twilight Sparkle||Tara Strong|
|[ˈtwaɪlaɪt ˈspɑɹkl]||Rebecca Shoichet (singing voice)|
|Rainbow Dash||Ashleigh Ball|
|Pinkie Pie||Andrea Libman|
|[ˈpɪn.ki paɪ]||Shannon Chan-Kent (mostly singing voice)|
|Rarity||Tabitha St. Germain|
|[ˈɹɛɹ.ə.ti]||Kazumi Evans (singing voice)|
Before its international releases, mainly in the late summer and early autumn of 2011, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic received demo dubs of S1E3 that were available on DVDs (excluding Canadian French and Greek).
|Croatian||My Little Pony: Čarobno prijateljstvo||direct-to-video|
|Czech||My Little Pony: Magické přátelství||direct-to-video|
|Danish||My Little Pony: Venskab er ren magi||direct-to-video|
|Estonian||My Little Pony: Sõprus on imepärane||direct-to-video|
|French (Canada)||My Little Pony : La Magie de l'amitié||direct-to-video|
|German||My Little Pony – Freundschaft ist Magie||direct-to-video|
|Greek||My Little Pony: Η Φιλια ειναι μαγικη||direct-to-video|
|Hungarian||My Little Pony: Varázslatos barátság||direct-to-video|
|Polish||My Little Pony: Przyjaźń to magia||direct-to-video|
|Portuguese (Brazil)||My Little Pony: Amizade é Pura Magia||direct-to-video|
|Romanian||My Little Pony: Prietenia este magică||direct-to-video|
|Russian||My Little Pony: Дружба — это волшебство||direct-to-video|
|Serbian||My Little Pony: Čarobno drugarstvo||direct-to-video|
|Spanish (Latin America)||My Little Pony: La magia de la amistad||direct-to-video|
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- ↑ "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic". TVNZ 2. Retrieved on 2016 September 26.
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- ↑ "Cartoonito Launches in the Philippines". PR Newswire Asia (2012-11-29). Retrieved on 2016 December 2.
- ↑ Jennifer Wolfe (2014-12-09). "Boomerang Bounces Back to Asia". Animation World Network. Retrieved on 2016 September 26.
- ↑ Jap Jun Cabotaje (2018-05-30). "My Little Pony on Nickelodeon (Available only on Asia)". YouTube. Retrieved on 2018 August 20.
- ↑ "Nicktoons Africa To Premiere "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" On Tuesday 2nd August 2016". NickALive! (2016-06-06). Retrieved on 2016 September 26.
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