The third film in a series of spinoff films from the popular My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series made its debut on television one year ago today.
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games first aired on September 26th, 2015 on the Discovery Family Network. Written by Josh Haber and directed by Ishi Rudell, it would later be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 13th of the same year.
The film is the third in the Equestria Girls series, set in a parallel universe to the setting of Equestria in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It picks up where a post-credits stinger of the second film, Rainbow Rocks, left off. That universe’s Twilight Sparkle is investigating the magical occurrences at Canterlot High, while at the same time, being recuited by her school of Crystal Prep to compete in the upcoming Friendship Games. As these games are set to take place, Sunset Shimmer tries to figure out why her friends are experiencing magic in ways they have never done before.
The film features the voice talents of Rebecca Shoichet, Tara Strong, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain, and Ashleigh Ball, among others. Before the film was released, a series of shorts was released online, leading up to the story of the film. Daniel Ingram composed several original songs for the film, with the score provided by William Anderson.
A fourth Equestria Girls film will make its online debut on the popular Netflix streaming service this Saturday, October 1st.