This Day in Television History – November 23rd, 2013 – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s “Princess Twilight Sparkle” Airs

As Twilight gets used to being a princess and alicorn, a new threat arises across Equestria in an episode that aired four years ago today.

“Princess Twilight Sparkle” is a two-part episode that kicked off the 4th season of the hit animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Written by Meghan McCarthy and directed by Jayson Thiessen and Jim Miller, it first aired on November 23rd, 2013.


Dangerous vines begin to take over Ponyville in “Princess Twilight Sparkle.” Courtesy: Hasbro / DHX Media

In the episode, newly-crowned Princess Twilight Sparkle tries to get used to her new wings before the Summer Sun Celebration in Canterlot. But, before the fun can begin, the other Princesses have vanished and dangerous vines are encroaching on her hometown of Ponyville. Now, she must unite with her friends to solve the mystery and end the multiple threats.

The episode marks the end of the Elements of Harmony, a staple of the series from the beginning. It also sets up the plot of a mysterious box that needed keys to open–an overarching plot of the entire fourth season. John de Lancie reprises his role of Discord as well.


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