After nine seasons and 221 episodes, Discovery Family Channel will commemorate the series finale of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic with a 90-minute, primetime special airing on Saturday, Oct. 12. Leading up to the finale, viewers will be teased with the special My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – A Decade Of Pony, an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series premiering Friday, Oct. 11 at 5 PM/4 Central.
The final episodes of the Allspark Animation-produced series will also stream live and on demand on Discovery Family GO, the network’s TV Everywhere app.
Launched in 2010, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic follows the magical Princess Twilight Sparkle and her trusted dragon assistant Spike, who live in Ponyville in the enchanted land of Equestria, along with her colorful pony friends – honest Applejack, generous Rarity, kind Fluttershy, loyal Rainbow Dash and fun-loving Pinkie Pie. Together, they teach one another valuable lessons about the most powerful magic of all – the magic of friendship.
In the 90-minute series finale special, a villainous alliance unleashes their unified might on Equestria, and it’s up to the Mane Six to save the kingdom. Then, years later in the future, Princess Twilight is visited by a student with a friendship problem. As she attempts to solve it, she looks back on the times she and the Mane Six spent together.
In the special, the creators, animators and voice actors behind the series share their favorite memories from the past nine seasons, and invite viewers into the recording studio to witness the magic that goes into making an episode. Fans can gain never-before-seen access to the making of the series, featuring an historical overview of the brand and interviews with Mane Six cast members, creator Lauren Faust, and others.
Additionally, viewers can catch up on classic adventures and watch the series from the beginning during what’s bille as the Pony Palooza programming takeover, starting Sunday, October 6 at 6 AM/5c and running all week long during the day, leading up to the final episode.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is produced by Allspark Animation for Discovery Family. Stephen Davis is the executive producer for Allspark Animation.
Discovery Family is available in more than 49 million US homes and is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro.