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Matilda ID S2E18

Matilda in A Friend in Deed

Young Matilda ID S2E18

Young Matilda in a flashback

Kind Donkey
Sex Female
Residence Ponyville
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Eyes Pale, light grayish cerulean
Mane Dark gamboge
Coat Grayish amber
Relatives Cranky Doodle Donkey (husband)
Voice Brenda Crichlow (English)
Caterina Rochira (Italian, S5E9)
Asami Yoshida (Japanese)
Monika Wierzbicka (Polish)[1]
Corina Cernea (Romanian)
Angela Vilanueva (Latin American Spanish)

Matilda is a female donkey who first appears in the episode A Friend in Deed. She has a brown coat and a curly, darker brown mane.

Depiction in the series

Season two

Matilda first appears in A Friend in Deed, walking through Ponyville as Pinkie Pie tells her, "Miss Matilda, happy birthday to you... in one hundred and thirty two days!" Matilda responds, "Pinkie Pie! How do you remember everything about everypony?" Pinkie says it's because everyone is her friend.

Pinkie later brings Matilda to Cranky Doodle Donkey's home, having deduced that she was the "special friend" Cranky had spoken of earlier. Pinkie explains that she saw similar memorabilia to that in Cranky's scrapbook before, in Matilda's scrapbook. Cranky starts telling how his night with Matilda at the Grand Galloping Gala was the best night of his life, accompanied by a black-and-white flashback. After the Gala, Cranky comes to Matilda's room, but doesn't find her, though Matilda left him a note which he never saw. He says he spent the rest of his days going from town to town searching for her, and she replies that she was in Ponyville the whole time, and that she always hoped he'd one day find her. She affectionately calls him "Doodle," and Pinkie awkwardly tells her, "Nopony calls him Doodle," though Cranky replies, "Nopony... but Matilda." Matilda kisses him, putting a huge smile on his face. They both enter Cranky's house, and while leaning in for a kiss, Pinkie interrupts them with a song. They both reprimand her, and she apologizes and leaves.

Season four

Matilda makes a cameo appearance during Pinkie Pride, watching the goof off between Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich. She shushes Spike after he explains to Rainbow Dash that Twilight Sparkle can find a rulebook for everything. She appears in the crowd during the turkey call contest in Filli Vanilli alongside Cranky. She also appears in Trade Ya!

Season five

In Slice of Life, Matilda gets married to Cranky Doodle Donkey. She goes hysterical when a misprint in the wedding invitations causes a last-minute schedule change, and she rushes to get everything together in the middle of a monster attack in Ponyville. While getting her mane done at the spa, she meets Steven Magnet, a friend of Cranky's. Matilda also appears in Princess Spike.


See also: Character appearances
Season two
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Season four
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Season five
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YAt least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot
BBackground appearance or an appearance where the character is not the focus
MNo appearance, but a mention by name or title
NNo appearance and no mention by name or title

Other depictions

The Elements of Harmony guidebook

CRANKY DOODLE DONKEY may be a crotchety old grouch who's reluctant to loosen up, but all that changed when the sweet-natured MATILDA came around. Matilda met the cranky mule at the Grand Galloping Gala, where he began courting her as his "special friend." Matilda is the only one who's allowed to call him by the nickname "Doodle."

IDW comics

In the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #30-31 story arc Ponyville Days, Matilda sides with the Apple family when Ponyville becomes split over who the true town founder is.

Chapter books

Matilda appears in chapter 2 of Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo.


"Pinkie Pie! How do you remember everything about everypony?"
A Friend in Deed
"Goodness, you really are cranky."
— A Friend in Deed
"Oh, Doodle, I'm so happy to see you."
— A Friend in Deed
Pinkie Pride
"The invitations are wrong! This says the wedding is today!"
Slice of Life
"Where's Pinkie Pie?! I need my wedding planner!"
— Slice of Life
"When I first moved to Ponyville, Granny Smith was the first one to welcome me. Sweet Apple Acres is the heart of this place and should be recognized!"
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #30 page 6


Matilda bewildered S2E18

Matilda image gallery


  1. Dubbingpedia's publication of credits from SDI's e-mail (Polish). Retrieved on 2015 August 3.

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