Brown (irises visible in Friendship is Magic Issue #8 story)
Dark phthalo blue (irises visible on Friendship is Magic Issue #39 Hot Topic RE cover)
|Magic aura||Light purplish gray|
|Nicknames||Sn (The Periodic Table of My Little Pony)|
| Cutie mark|
|Voice||Lee Tockar (English)|
Katja Sirkiä (Finnish, season 1)
Alessandro Belvilacqua (European French)
Dirk Petrick (German)
Levente Molnár (Hungarian)
Riccardo Peroni (Italian)
Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese)
Shin Yong-woo (Korean)
Fábio Lucindo (Brazilian Portuguese)
Łukasz Lewandowski (Polish)
Sandra de Castro (European Portuguese)
Nikita Prozorovsky (Russian)
Ariadna Gimenez (European Spanish, season 1)
Javier Roldan (European Spanish, season 2)
Miguel Angel Ruiz (Latin American Spanish)
Yaroslav Chornenkiy (Ukrainian, season 1, S2E8, S2E23)
Yulia Perenchuk (Ukrainian, S2E6, season 3)
Anastasia Zinovenko (Ukrainian, season 4)
Development and design
Snips is an excitable and goofy pony, often entering a fit of eager jumping at the slightest inclination. He is an unusually short and round pony, much like Truffle, and is possibly the smallest unicorn in all Ponyville, other than babies such as Pumpkin Cake. He is characterized by his small eyes, buck teeth, high and scratchy voice, short light brown mane and tail, and large brown eyebrows. These features grant him a unique appearance in comparison to the other residents of Ponyville. His irises are usually not visible, similarly to those of Snails, but they are sometimes visible in the IDW comics, varying between brown on Friendship is Magic Issue #8's story page 12 and dark blue on Friendship is Magic Issue #39's Hot Topic RE cover.
His cutie mark, a pair of scissors, is explained by him in the IDW comics' Friendship is Magic Issue #10 story Zen and the Art of Gazebo Repair - Part Deux "If You Only Have a Hammer, You See Every Problem as a Nail" as meaning that he is "excellent at cutting all things".
Both Snips, as well as partner-in-crime Snails, are named after the traditional nursery rhyme What Are Little Boys Made Of. A version of the verse goes:
- What are little boys made of?
- Snips and snails and puppy dogs' tails.
- That's what little boys are made of.
According to Lauren Faust, originally Snips and Snails' sizes were reversed; Snips was the bigger one and Snails was the smaller one. According to Jim Miller on July 13, 2015, Claude and Snips aren't father and son.
Depiction in the series
Season oneSnips makes his debut in Boast Busters, where he and Snails sweep Spike up over their horns when he and Snails run to see Trixie. After Trixie's show, both he and Snails adoringly pester her to tell them the story of how she defeated the ursa major, but she declines. When Spike later asks about her, Snips refers to her as "G an' P T" which he explains means "Great and Powerful Trixie." In response to Spike's skepticism about the ursa major encounter, Snips and Snails venture into the Everfree Forest to attempt to bring one to Ponyville to watch Trixie defeat it. Snips and Snails are shocked to discover Trixie made up her boastful claims, and slightly embarrassed when Twilight Sparkle points out they woke up the baby ursa minor and made it cranky, endangering all of Ponyville. They humbly accept their punishment for bringing the ursa into town. Twilight tells them that they can clean up the mess the ursa caused, but they also receive mustaches from Twilight's magic.
In The Show Stoppers, Snips and Snails attempt to perform a magic act for the talent show. Snails ruins the act by eating the prop carrots, causing Snips to give chase. The two win medals for "best magic act", with Snips getting the "shinier" and "heavier" medal.
Season twoThe Cutie Pox, they marvel at Apple Bloom's hooping skills along with the rest of the school foals and try learning from her how to do it themselves. Snips blushes when Apple Bloom helps him with his hoop. When she suddenly gets a second cutie mark, this time for spinning plates, he and Snails challenge her to demonstrate it which she does much to their surprise.
In The Mysterious Mare Do Well, Snips attends a meeting of the Official Rainbow Dash fan club, where he and Scootaloo debate over which word would best describe Rainbow Dash. He briefly appears entering the schoolhouse at the beginning of Hearts and Hooves Day.
In Ponyville Confidential, he and Snails compliment Featherweight on his cutie mark. Later, Sweetie Belle discovers them together, fighting over how to get gum out of their hair. Snails kicks Snips to see if the gum will get off, but Snips whiplashes back, causing the gum to bind them tighter together. Sweetie Belle asks Featherweight to get their picture, and the Cutie Mark Crusaders use them as their first story. The two take it in stride, happy to be featured in the paper and have the gum removed with patches of their hair removed in the process. When the Cutie Mark Crusaders look for another story, Snips and Snails get themselves stuck in gum again, but the Crusaders decide not to cover the same story twice.
Season threeIn the episode Magic Duel, he and Snails appear once again with Trixie. This time, Trixie becomes angry with their antics, and fuses their horns together. She later separates them, but uses them as targets for her age magic, making Snails an old pony, and Snips a baby. Later in the episode, Trixie uses them to pull her wheel-less carriage, which she eventually converts into a massive golden bed. Snips comments that he misses "the days when she was just a fraud!" Trixie uses them for her age magic again near the end of the episode, this time changing them both into babies.
Snips appears in Flight to the Finish along with Snails. When Ms. Harshwhinny informs Cheerilee's class of the flag-carrying auditions for the Equestria Games, Snips and Snails entertain the idea of auditioning, to the ridicule of their classmates.
Snips appears in Slice of Life with other ponies observing the Mane Six in Ponyville.
My Little Pony mobile game description
An excitable and mischievous pony, Snips can often be found with his pal Snails.
The Elements of Harmony guidebook
SNIPS and SNAILS are two young Unicorns who are the best of friends. Snips is known for his enthusiasm, while Snails is known to be slightly more relaxed.
Volume II guidebook
SNIPS and SNAILS are pony pals with a bit of a naughty streak. Impish Snails[sic] is balanced out by happy-go-lucky Snails. Together, they're quite a pair!
- See also: Character appearances
|Y||At least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot|
|S||At least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot, without spoken dialogue or narration|
|B||Background appearance or an appearance where the character is not the focus|
|M||No appearance, but a mention by name or title|
|N||No appearance and no mention by name or title|
A Snipsy Snap miniature collectible is included in the Ponyville Newsmaker Set with Snailsquirm and rainbowfied Pinkie Pie. A second Snipsy Snap mini-figure toy is included with a collector card as part of the tenth wave of mystery packs, which has been displayed at the 2014 American International Toy Fair. According to the collector card, Snipsy Snap "plays games with SNAILSQUIRM all the time!" Snips appears on the Comic Con 2011 and Season 2posters.
- "The Great and Powerful Trixie vanquished an ursa major. Can your Twilight claim that?"
- — To Spike, Boast Busters
- "Oh, how are we gonna find an ursa major when I can't even see my own hoof in front of my face?"
- — Boast Busters
- "...And on the count of three, this rabbit will disappear, and something tasty will reappear in its place."
- — The Show Stoppers
- "I object! I think the word 'awesome' is played out! Rainbow Dash deserves better! I motion that we declare her the most stupendous pony!"
- — The Mysterious Mare Do Well
- "Hey, it could happen!"
- — Flight to the Finish
- "Aww... I knew there was gonna be a catch!"
- — The Cart Before the Ponies
- Snips and Snails (EG)
- Snips on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Snips on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- ↑ Dubbingpedia's publication of an e-mail from SDI. Dubbingpedia (2014-05-12). Retrieved on 2014 May 15.
- ↑ Timeline Photos. Facebook (2012-10-16). Retrieved on 2013 September 15.
- ↑ Timeline Photos. Facebook (2013-08-19). Retrieved on 2013 September 15.
- ↑ Jim Miller (2015-07-13). The Biggest Jerk on Twitter: "@neon_palette Nope!". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 August 7.
- ↑ My Little Pony Ponyville Newsmaker Set. Retrieved on 2013 September 22.
- ↑ Auctiva Image Hosting. Retrieved on 2013 November 12.
- ↑ Stitch Kingdom - Timeline Photos. Facebook (2014-02-15). Retrieved on 2014 February 24.
- ↑ List Of All Wave 10 Blind Bag Figures!. All About MLP Merch (2014-03-15). Retrieved on 2014 March 17.