|Eyes||Pale, light grayish cobalt blue|
| Cutie mark|
|Voice||Brian Drummond (English, S1E12)|
Tabitha St. Germain (English, S1E16, as a Pegasus)
Yoshiyuki Shimozuma (Japanese, S1E12)
Ryou Kuratomi (Japanese, S1E16, as a Pegasus)
Leszek Zduń (Polish)
Arturo Cataño (Latin American Spanish)
Depiction in the seriesDr. Hooves appears in the background of multiple episodes. His only speaking role as an Earth pony is when he rejects Apple Bloom's offer of buying apples in Call of the Cutie, and gets pressured into buying one in return for getting her to leave him alone. He was placed in the scene by storyboard artist Sabrina Alberghetti for his colors and design.
- "If I buy some apples, will you please leave me alone?"
- — Dr. Hooves to Apple Bloom
He makes a somewhat prominent appearance in Green Isn't Your Color, carrying Photo Finish's palanquin in place of Crescent Moon together with Twilight Sky. In The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, he makes another somewhat prominent appearance where he is in charge of spinning the hourglass that starts the competition between the Flim-Flam Brothers and the Apple family. During this scene he wears a green tie. He was intentionally placed into the scene by the storyboarding supervisor for the episode. Dr. Hooves later appears a few times in Hearts and Hooves Day. He is seen running past Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle while accidentally splashing mud on them during the musical sequence. He reappears in Apple Bloom's imagination while running around in a panic, as well as in three village shots, once standing next to an unknown stallion and twice standing next to Derpy on the bridge. He also appears in It's About Time, laughing at Twilight Sparkle's idea of time travel. In A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2, he is seen cornered in an alley with Golden Harvest and "Tornado Bolt", as well as running across the street from a changeling.
In One Bad Apple, he is one of the two ponies nearly run down as the Cutie Mark Crusaders chase after Babs Seed using Pinkie Pie's parade float. In this appearance, he wears a polka-dotted bow tie, and is dressed as a pear. He also appears during the song Babs Seed, sitting in a movie theater with Cloud Kicker.
Re-use of design and color
Dr. Hooves' character design and color scheme is sometimes used for other pony kinds. Crescent Moon, a Pegasus pony sharing his character model with a lighter version of his color scheme, appears in Sonic Rainboom, Green Isn't Your Color, Hearth's Warming Eve, Hearts and Hooves Day, Hurricane Fluttershy, and Wonderbolts Academy, and as an Earth pony in Magical Mystery Cure. Another Pegasus pony sharing his character model, color scheme, and cutie mark is featured in Sonic Rainboom. Rainbow Dash switches numbers with him when she tries to delay her performance in the Best Young Flyer competition. The character is voiced by Tabitha St. Germain as a pegasus. At the end of the second episode of season one, when Twilight Sparkle talks to Princess Celestia, there are several ponies with Dr. Hooves' color scheme and design in the background.
Depiction in comicsDr. Hooves appears in comic book issue #1 on page 3. He is featured on the issue's Detroit comic book stores exclusive Cover RE. On the issue's Lone Star Comics exclusive variant Cover RE, he is featured on the cover of a magazine titled Hoof Beat, showing him with a caption beginning "Time-Turner answers YOUR questio..." and a speech balloon containing the word "spoilers". On the Hot Topic variant of the issue, it features Derpy Hooves and Dr. Hooves in a Doctor Who themed cover, featuring the Doctor's TARDIS, and the Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver. He is also featured on issue #2's Midtown Comics exclusive Cover RE where the reference to Doctor Who is made more explicit with him wearing a long orange and brown scarf which the fourth incarnation of the Doctor (played by Tom Baker) was famous for wearing. The cover also includes a nod to the Doctor's TARDIS in the shape and color of the street lamp, as well as a pony version of memorable Doctor Who villain, a Weeping Angel.
He later appears in issue #8 during the battle with Nightmare Rarity's shadow creatures where he is seen trying to get his sonic screwdriver to work whilst a shadow creature looks at him confused.
Also in issues #7 and #8, similar ponies can also be seen standing near him; in issue #7, a pony resembling eleventh Doctor Matt Smith can be seen wearing a fez and bow tie, and in issue #8, there is a pony wearing a scarf with a mane style reminiscent of Tom Baker.
In issue #9, Dr. Hooves is seen in the background showing a Fob Watch to Derpy, claiming the watch to be him (Based on the premise of Doctor Who Television Story; 'Human Nature'). Derpy however, questions whether she knows him.
Depiction in merchandiseA mini-figure toy of Dr. Hooves was leaked in late July 2013. Dr. Hooves appears in the Comic Con 2011 poster along with many other ponies from the cast.
Dr. Hooves was first given the trademarked name Time Turner on the My Little Pony trading cards unveiled in BronyCon 2012. He appears on a card together with Mayor Mare, and his description bills him as her official town timekeeper, "the pony responsible for keeping Ponyville's clocks in sync, setting the hourglass for cider competitions, and pretty much all things timey-wimey." The cards were designed specifically with the brony demographic of older fans in mind, and the writer-consultant for the set has said the consultants submitted "at least a dozen direct fandom nods".
Following the trading cards' July 2012 retail store release, the character has appeared as Time Turner on an August 2012 Mighty Fine T-shirt. Despite this, he still appears on multiple other Mighty Fine products as "Dr. Hooves" and as "Doctor Whooves". In August 2012, "Doctor Whooves" t-shirts and a "seat belt belt" became available for sale at Hot Topic.
In the collectible card game, α #197, a card of Dr. Hooves, states "An owl delivered an ancient scroll to Dr. Hooves one fateful morning. The only legible text left on the parchment was XHRPPAXLFSVZB."
Dr. Hooves, under the name Time Turner, is one of the My Little Pony companions added to Gaia Online in early July 2013. A description of him on the website reads "An earth pony that takes care of all things timey-wimey."
On November 23, 2013, the Hub Network both posted on Facebook and tweeted a picture of Dr. Hooves and Apple Bloom with the comment "Here's to epic days for fandoms everywhere!" and, on Twitter, with the hashtags #DoctorWho50th, #MLPSeason4, and #BestDayEver. This hints towards the Day of the Doctor being on the same day as the season four premiere.
My Little Pony mobile game description
Time Turner was his initial name in the mobile game, but as of version 1.2.2 his name has been changed to Dr. Hooves. Prior to the first version's release, Dr[sic] Whooves was his name in a presentation of the game at My Little Pony Project 2012 New York.
Dr. Hooves keeps Ponyville's clocks in sync, sets the hourglass for cider competitions, and takes care of all things timey-wimey.
Times are approximate and taken from videos with no prolonged transition for commercial breaks.
|1||19:57 when Pinkie Pie moves her head down then seen various times in the multiple ponies at 20:16.|
|2||20:22 then seen multiple times in the background.|
|3||2:28 in the line of ponies.|
|6||2:24 he is seen for the rest of Trixie's boasting, 20:06.|
|11||1:45 in the group of ponies, 2:49 and also 3:31, 4:40 and 4:49, 12:55 and appears most through the scene, 15:10 pushing a plow closest to the screen, two Dr. Hooveses at 19:31 and appears twice again in the next scene then again in 20:24.|
|12||5:22-5:45, making his famous scene.|
|14||13:19, there are multiple copies of them throughout Rarity's show.|
|16||Pegasus at 14:22.|
|20||In place of Crescent Moon with his color scheme at 6:51, normal color scheme at the far left at 16:42, 17:18 and when Fluttershy gets thrown around by Twilight's magic, and again in the stage shot at 18:12.|
|21||13:39 through the rest of Pinkie Pie's song in the background, 15:51, 15:55 with the same mane style as Goldengrape, 17:06, 17:59, 18:03 in the doorway, 18:18, 18:57 for a second, 20:04, 20:30, 20:34.|
|2||14:28 - in Applejack's flashback of Winter Wrap Up|
|8||3:15 - in the crowd praising Rainbow Dash; 4:52 - cheering for Rainbow Dash, between Derpy and "Dizzy Twister"|
|11||4:01 ~ 6:56 - acting in the pageant; 20:24 - singing The Heart Carol
Duplicates: 20:24 - several in the sweeping crowd shot
|12||4:12 - in Ponyville, surprised by Granny Smith|
|14||7:50 - cleaning the rodeo grounds; 8:52 - in Dodge Junction|
|15||3:49 - in the crowd complaing; 5:36 ~ 8:46 - in the crowd during The Flim Flam Brothers; 8:50 ~ 12:53 - in the crowd when Flim and Flam challenge the Apples; 13;10, 13:41, 13:54, 14:05 - at the cider-making competition; 20:44 - watching Flim and Flam leave; 20:55 - looking at barrels of cider|
|17||0:02, 3:30, 4:11 - in Ponyville Town Square; 3:54 - splashes Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle with mud during The Perfect Stallion; 13:37 - in Apple Bloom's fantasy of Ponyville|
|18||5:34 - appears during Smile Song|
|19||7:50 ~ 9:20 - at Iron Will's seminar (with several duplicates)|
|20||4:02 ~ 4:18 - listening to (and laughing at) Twilight; 4:55 ~ 5:04 - listening to Twilight and looking at Pinkie Pie|
14:08 cornered by changelings in an alley, 15:04 Chased by a changeling
|4||08:12 sitting in the theatre with Cloud Kicker, 15:10 on a cucumber float, dressed as a pear and wearing a polka-dot bowtie, 16:03 watching the parade, 16:41 getting run down by the lettuce float|
|5||In the crowd at the magic show after Trixie is defeated.|
|13||20:23 standing next to "Dinky Doo".|
- Call of the Cutie
- Apple Bloom: You, sir, care t' buy some apples?
- Dr. Hooves: No thanks.
- Apple Bloom: Why not?
- Dr. Hooves: I have plenty at home.
- Apple Bloom: Are you sure?
- Dr. Hooves: Yes, I'm pretty sure I...
- Apple Bloom: You're pretty sure, but you're not absolutely positively completely super-duper sure, are you?
- Dr. Hooves: Y...ah... If I buy some apples, will you please leave me alone?
- Apple Bloom: Aaal-right!
- "Oh. Umm... Oh, I guess that's me!"
- — Pegasus version, Sonic Rainboom
- "This watch is me!"
- — Friendship is Magic Issue #9 page 8
- ↑ Twitter / BrianDrummondVO: @jordanolling Oui, c'est moi. ... (2013-01-24). Retrieved on 2013 January 24.
- ↑ Tweet from St. Germain
- ↑ Jayson Thiessen Q&A on reddit, Doctor Whooves (2011-08-27). Retrieved on 2011 August 28.
- ↑ Equestria Daily comment by Enterplay consultant Wendy E. (2012-12-07). Retrieved on 2011 July 31. Archived locally.
- ↑ Doctor Whooves Officially named Dr. Hooves. Equestria Daily (2012-07-12). Retrieved on 2013 February 8.
- ↑ deviantART: Comment on Dr. Hooves Nouveau by *hezaa (2012-07-13). Retrieved on 2013 February 8.
- ↑ Q&A with the Comic Con poster artist. Retrieved on 2011 August 27.
- ↑ Sabrina Alberghetti discussing Apple Bloom's market scene (2011-09-22). Retrieved on 2011 September 23.
- ↑ Sabrina Alberghetti on Dr. Hooves's positioning with the hourglass (2012-01-31). Retrieved on 2012 January 31.
- ↑ Andy Price (2012-10-13). MLP:FIM Page 3 issue 1. Retrieved on 2012 October 14.
- ↑ Rich Johnston (2012-10-30). Eighteen Of The Nineteen Covers For My Little Pony #1. Bleeding Cool. Retrieved on 2012 October 30.
- ↑ My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #2 Midtown Exclusive Amy Mebberson Time Turner Variant Cover. Retrieved on 2012 November 8.
- ↑ Auctiva Image Hosting. Retrieved on 2013 July 28.
- ↑ Enterplay consultants interview. Equestria Daily (2012-06-27). Retrieved on 2012 July 1.
- ↑ Introduction to the My Little Pony Collectible Card Game. Equestria Daily (2013-12-03). Retrieved on 2013 December 3.
- ↑ MLP: Time Turner Companion. Gaia Online. Retrieved on 2013 July 7.
- ↑ Hub Network - Timeline Photos. Facebook (2013-11-23). Retrieved on 2013 November 24.
- ↑ HubTVNetwork: Here's to epic days.... Twitter (2013-11-23). Retrieved on 2013 November 24.
- ↑ Gameloft Pony Game Adds a Bunch of Ponies - Dr. Hooves Timelordified. Equestria Daily (2013-02-08). Retrieved on 2013 February 8.
- ↑ Hands On With Gameloft's New Pony Game (2012-10-14). Retrieved on 2013 February 8.