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My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Summertime Shorts
Main cast and Sunset Shimmer human silhouettes EG2
Directed by Ishi Rudell
Katrina Hadley
Produced by TBA
Written by TBA
Music by Daniel Ingram
William Anderson
Release date(s) July-August 2017 (Discovery Family)
Individual releases:
     
July 30, 2017 (Make Up Shake Up)
July 30, 2017 (A Photo Booth Story)
July 30, 2017 (Raise This Roof)
July 30, 2017 (Steps of Pep)
July 30, 2017 (Mad Twience)
August 4, 2017 (Monday Blues)
August 5, 2017 (Pet Project)
August 5, 2017 (Subs Rock)
August 11, 2017 (Shake Things Up!)
August 12, 2017 (The Art of Friendship)
TBA (Epic Fails)
Running time 2-5 minutes each
Studio Hasbro Studios
Boulder Media Limited
DHX Media
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My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Summertime Shorts is a series of Equestria Girls animated shorts airing throughout Discovery Family's "Summer Splash" seasonal event in July-August 2017. The first five shorts aired on July 30, 2017 after the Discovery Family network presentation of Garfield. Monday Blues aired on August 4, 2017 after Evan Almighty, and Pet Project and Subs Rock aired on August 5, 2017 after Firehouse Dog. Shake Things Up! aired after Annie: A Royal Adventure! on August 11, 2017, and The Art of Friendship aired after Evan Almighty on August 12, 2017.

The first three of the shorts take place during the first movie.

Production and development

The Russian dubs of Mad Twience and an upcoming music video were released online back in March 2017.[1]

Make Up Shake Up, Raise This Roof, Pet Project, Subs Rock, and Epic Fails were first featured as the respective Signature My Little Pony Equestria Girls magazine issues 13, 14, and ​[​specify​]​ comics Make-Up Shake Up,[2][3] Raise the Roof,[4][5][6] ​[​specify​]​,[4], Subs Rock,[4] and Epic Fails[4] An upcoming short was first featured as the Polish magazine​[​specify​]​ comic Niesamowita księga.[7]

According to Katrina Hadley, DHX Media produced the music videos while Hasbro-owned Irish animation studio Boulder Media Limited produced the rest of the shorts.[8][9]

Make Up Shake Up

Make Up Shake Up
MLP Equestria Girls - ‘Make Up Shake Up’ Canterlot Short02:53

MLP Equestria Girls - ‘Make Up Shake Up’ Canterlot Short

Character(s) Rarity
Applejack
Music by William Anderson

Make Up Shake Up is the first Summertime short. It premiered on Discovery Family on July 30, 2017 and was uploaded to Hasbro's official YouTube channel on August 18, 2017. The animation primarily focuses on Rarity and Applejack.

Summary

Shortly before the start of the Fall Formal, Rarity finishes getting dressed and putting on her makeup. She offers to put makeup on Applejack as well, but she declines. After some encouragement from her friends, Applejack hesitantly agrees. When Rarity finishes, Applejack is not too thrilled with the results and asks Rarity to wipe some of the makeup off. In the end, Applejack looks exactly the same as before Rarity started, much to Rarity's chagrin.

A Photo Booth Story

A Photo Booth Story
Character(s) Photo Finish
Music by William Anderson

A Photo Booth Story is the second Summertime short. The animation primarily focuses on Photo Finish.

Summary

At the Fall Formal, Photo Finish is employed as the dance photographer. After taking a picture of the Cutie Mark Crusaders, she is unsatisfied with the photo. When the Equestria Girls pose for their photo, Photo Finish suggests adding some style, with assistance from Pixel Pizzaz. The girls take pictures in various costumes and accessories, including Sherlock Holmes-inspired looks for Princess Twilight and Pinkie Pie and queen and butterfly looks for Rarity—all while Rainbow Dash and Applejack play pranks in the background. However, during one of the photos, Rarity's butterfly wings briefly catch fire. When they finish, Photo Finish declares this the pinnacle of her photography career and makes her trademark exit. As the girls laugh, Rarity asks if she can keep the wings.

Raise This Roof

Raise This Roof
Character(s) Applejack
Rainbow Dash
Cutie Mark Crusaders
Music by William Anderson

Raise This Roof is the third Summertime short. The animation primarily focuses on Applejack, Rainbow Dash, and the Cutie Mark Crusaders.

Summary

As the Fall Formal continues, a country-western song that Applejack requested earlier starts to play. Applejack invites her little sister Apple Bloom to join in a line dance with her. Seeing their dancing as a competition challenge, Rainbow Dash invites Scootaloo to join her on the dance floor in a hip-hop breakdance. As the dance-off becomes aggressive and Applejack and Rainbow get carried away, Apple Bloom and Scootaloo separate from them. At Apple Bloom's suggestion, she and Scootaloo start their own dance routine, winning the dance-off and receiving a trophy from Pinkie. Applejack and Rainbow look disappointed in the Crusaders at first, but they compliment the two on their dancing, and Rainbow Dash asks for a rematch.

Steps of Pep

Steps of Pep
Character(s) Pinkie Pie
Fluttershy
Music by William Anderson

Steps of Pep is the fourth Summertime short. The animation primarily focuses on Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy.

Summary

Fluttershy joins Pinkie Pie's cheering club at Canterlot High School, and together they cheer on the home team during a soccer game between the Wondercolts and Shadowbolts. Unfortunately, while Pinkie is easily able to get the crowd going, Fluttershy can't get her voice above a whisper. After the game, Pinkie teaches Fluttershy how to cheer properly during the Wondertones' practice, and they later cheer for the school chess club, which actually requires them to be quiet.

Mad Twience

Main article: Mad Twience

Monday Blues

Main article: Monday Blues

Pet Project

Pet Project
Character(s) Sunset Shimmer
Fluttershy
Music by William Anderson

Pet Project is the seventh Summertime short. The animation primarily focuses on Sunset Shimmer and Fluttershy.

Summary

Fluttershy gives her and her friends' pets baths in preparation for a photo shoot as part of a charity calendar to raise money for the animal shelter. Sunset Shimmer wants to contribute, but she doesn't have a pet of her own. Fluttershy asks if she wants one, but Sunset says she wouldn't even know what to choose. Later, during the photo shoot in the CHS music room, Sunset becomes envious at how cute her friends' pets are and asks for Fluttershy's help in choosing a pet for herself.

At the animal shelter, Fluttershy shows Sunset an assortment of pets to choose from, but none of them really capture her attention. Just then, she sees and becomes enamored with a small leopard gecko, calling it "a ray of sunshine". Some time later, the pet photo shoot continues, with Sunset Shimmer's newly adopted pet Ray being included.

Subs Rock

Subs Rock
Character(s) Principal Celestia
Music by William Anderson

Subs Rock is the eighth Summertime short. The animation primarily focuses on Principal Celestia.

Summary

Principal Celestia fills in as a substitute teacher, much to Twilight's excitement. Before she can begin her geology lesson, however, Miss Cheerilee calls her to the library. When she returns to the classroom, she tries to continue the lesson only for Granny Smith to appear and ask for help in the cafeteria. Upon returning a third time, Celestia is interrupted again by Rainbow Dash kicking a soccer ball against the outside of the classroom wall. The fourth time, the classroom telephone rings, and Celestia is called away to address an unspecified situation. Celestia returns once more, confident that was the final interruption, but the school bell rings and class ends, much to her disappointment.

Shake Things Up!

Main article: Shake Things Up!

The Art of Friendship

The Art of Friendship
Character(s) Pinkie Pie
Sunset Shimmer
Music by William Anderson

The Art of Friendship is the tenth Summertime short. The animation primarily focuses on Pinkie Pie and Sunset Shimmer.

Summary

In art class at Canterlot High School, Pinkie Pie can't think of anything to paint. Sunset Shimmer tells her to find some inspiration and get her "creative juices flowing". Taking her advice literally, Pinkie gets a juice drink from Granny Smith in the cafeteria, but she still doesn't have any ideas. Next, she tries to find inspiration in nature by interacting with birds in the trees, but still nothing. Lastly, she tries finding inspiration by playing her drums. As she really gets into her drum solo, she taps her drumsticks on everything from the music room back to the art room, but still no inspiration strikes her.

Sunset tells Pinkie that, when all else fails, she should just paint a subject that she thinks is awesome and makes her happy. Feeling inspired by Sunset's painting of bright sunflowers, Pinkie Pie grabs some brushes and paint cans and paints wildly on her canvas, causing paint to splatter all over the art room. When she finishes, she reveals that she painted a portrait of Sunset Shimmer herself. Sunset decides to "paint" Pinkie as well, and she hugs her, causing the paint on Sunset to smear on Pinkie.

Epic Fails

Epic Fails
Character(s) The Equestria Girls
Music by William Anderson

Epic Fails is an upcoming Summertime short. The animation focuses on all of the Equestria Girls as a whole.

Summary

During lunch in the CHS cafeteria, Rarity sees a picture in a magazine of Countess Coloratura falling over in yoga class and embarrassing herself. Sunset Shimmer muses about the thought of having one's most embarrassing moments broadcast to the world, and this gets the rest of their friends thinking about such "epic fails" they've had in the past:

  • Twilight Sparkle causing a chemical explosion in the science lab and spilling compounds all over herself and Spike
  • Applejack and Pinkie Pie burning some pies in the oven at Applejack's house and setting off the smoke alarms and sprinklers
  • Rainbow Dash kicking a soccer ball and knocking over a soccer ball display during her job at a sporting outlet
  • Fluttershy getting an embarrassing hair-styling from her animal friends in the park and distracting several passersby
  • Rarity getting a piece of lettuce stuck in her teeth while in the library, and Sunset Shimmer embarrassing herself while trying to tell her about it from a separate table

Back in present day, the girls claim to one another that they never suffer such embarrassing moments. However, on their way out of the cafeteria, they slip on the wet floor and fall over each other.

Gallery

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References

  1. Sethisto (2017-03-29). Two New Equestria Girls Songs Appear on Youtube, In Russian. Equestria Daily. Blogger. Retrieved on 2017 July 30.
  2. New My Little Pony Equestria Girls Magazine review. YouTube (2017-03-10). Retrieved on 2017 July 31.
  3. 2eac5d_bd0c27424c21417292cb77f28159eec8~mv2_d_4961_3508_s_4_2. Wix (2017-03-24). Retrieved on 2017 July 31.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Mlp_Melody_MusicTM (@mlp_melody_musictm) • Instagram photos and videos. Instagram. Retrieved on 2017 July 30.
  5. Equestria Girl magazine review. YouTube (2017-05-17). Retrieved on 2017 July 30.
  6. My little pony equestra girls magazine look though. YouTube (2017-05-21). Retrieved on 2017 July 30.
  7. Calpain (2017-07-30). Polish Magazine Shows Off Preview of One of the EqG Summer Shorts. Equestria Daily. Blogger. Retrieved on 2017 August 4.
  8. Katrina Hadley (2017-07-30). Also let the Boulder Studio know you liked their work! DHX was only involved in the music video.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 July 31.
  9. Katrina Hadley (2017-07-30). Nothing! We made the music video and Hasbro had Boulder Studio make some shorts too!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 July 31.
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Season one
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The Ticket Master
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Applebuck Season
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Look Before You Sleep
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Stare Master
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The Show Stoppers
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Green Isn't Your Color
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A Bird in the Hoof
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Party of One
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The Best Night Ever
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The Mysterious Mare Do Well
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Sweet and Elite
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Secret of My Excess
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Read It and Weep
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It's About Time
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One Bad Apple
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Maud Pie
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For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils
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Leap of Faith
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Testing Testing 1, 2, 3
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Trade Ya!
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Inspiration Manifestation
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Equestria Games
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Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1
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Castle Sweet Castle
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Tanks for the Memories
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Appleoosa's Most Wanted
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The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone
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Slice of Life
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Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?
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Canterlot Boutique
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Rarity Investigates!
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Made in Manehattan
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Brotherhooves Social
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Crusaders of the Lost Mark
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The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows
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Scare Master
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What About Discord?
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The Hooffields and McColts
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The Mane Attraction
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The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 1
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The Crystalling - Part 1
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The Crystalling - Part 2
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On Your Marks
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Gauntlet of Fire
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No Second Prances
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Newbie Dash
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A Hearth's Warming Tail
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The Saddle Row Review
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Applejack's "Day" Off
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Flutter Brutter
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Spice Up Your Life
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Stranger Than Fan Fiction
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The Cart Before the Ponies
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28 Pranks Later
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The Times They Are A Changeling
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Dungeons & Discords
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Buckball Season
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The Fault in Our Cutie Marks
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Viva Las Pegasus
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Every Little Thing She Does
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P.P.O.V. (Pony Point of View)
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Where the Apple Lies
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Top Bolt
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To Where and Back Again - Part 1
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To Where and Back Again - Part 2
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Celestial Advice
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All Bottled Up
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A Flurry of Emotions
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Rock Solid Friendship
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Fluttershy Leans In
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Forever Filly
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Parental Glideance
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Hard to Say Anything
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Honest Apple
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A Royal Problem
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Not Asking for Trouble
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Discordant Harmony
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The Perfect Pear
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Fame and Misfortune
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Triple Threat
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Campfire Tales
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To Change a Changeling
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Daring Done
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It Isn't the Mane Thing About You
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A Health of Information
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Marks and Recreation
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Once Upon a Zeppelin
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Secrets and Pies
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Uncommon Bond
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Shadow Play, Part I
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Shadow Play, Part II
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