Equestria Girls: Spring Breakdown

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Template:Animation Equestria Girls: Spring Breakdown is the third special in the Equestria Girls series of short films, after Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship and Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship and 8th installment in the series in total, not counting mini-series, cartoons and shorts.


The students of Canterlot High are on a cruise ship, excited for spring break. They all want to relax, except for Rainbow Dash, who fantasizes about fighting evil Equestrian magic. The others are not so keen and split up to pursue their own interests. Rainbow Dash, in her excitement to convince the others to look for danger with her, inadvertently ruins their fun. After a conversation with Trixie, Rainbow Dash gets the idea of attempting to attract danger using the girls' Equestrian magic. She suggests that during the show they were scheduled to put on, they "pony up". Despite this, the others are still not so keen, annoyed at her for ruining their fun. However, during the show, the girls "pony up" anyway. Suddenly, a storm rolls in and a power outage occurs at the whole ship. Rainbow Dash is keen to blame this on evil magic and tries to convince the others to support her search, however, they decide to split up and work rationally.

Rainbow Dash is left alone on the deck and sees a strange light in the ocean. She quickly forces the girls to join her on the deck and relays the information to them. However, as she has now ruined their fun for the second time and has been on the lookout for evil the whole time, the girls don't believe her.

The next day, Twilight Sparkle and Sunset Shimmer go to look for Rainbow Dash, only to discover that she has left the cruise on a lifeboat to try and find evil on her own. After telling the others about the situation, Twilight and Sunset decide to follow Rainbow Dash onto a remote island, where they find her stuck in quicksand. While attempting to save her, they are attacked by a plant monster to which Sunset recognizes the magic as Equestrian and pushes Rainbow Dash under the sand, before jumping in with Twilight. The sand turns out to have been covering a portal to Equestria. As ponies in Equestria, Sunset and the others sneak into the castle to find Princess Twilight Sparkle.

At the same time, Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie and Rarity are still on the cruise, trying to survive the storm. Unaware of the danger their friends are in, Sunset, Twilight and Rainbow Dash are catching up with Princess Twilight, who shows them an artifact from her battle with the Storm King. Rainbow Dash recognizes his symbol as the one she saw in the sea earlier. Realizing the danger their friends are in, Princess Twilight sends them back to the human world with the staff that had been used to defeat the Storm King. Using the staff, Twilight, Sunset and Rainbow Dash get rid of the storm. However, the ship is now sinking and the people on it are still in danger.

The girls reunite and together rescue the people from the cruise, bringing them to the island. Now stranded, Sunset comes up with the idea to bring them all home via the portal to Equestria. The special ends as everyone from the cruise, now ponies, enter Princess Twilight's castle and ask for her help.





Minor character interactions

  • Wiz Kid and Curly Winds further prove their friendship near the end, as the ship is sinking and Curly picks up Wiz Kid and carries him to safety.
  • Victoria is seen holding Water Lily's hand while they were escaping, further implying they're related. Likewise, Lily Pad is seen near the two when they end up on the beach, hinting that they may all be family.
  • The blue fat man was seen in the same bedroom with Technicolor Waves, implying he may be her father or uncle. He was also seen with her on the raft, meaning they're probably close.
  • Golden Grove was seen hugging a woman with a hat, meaning they may be friends.


Behind the scenes


Featured actors

Actor Character Note
Ashleigh Ball Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Parrot -
Andrea Libman Pinkie Pie (FIM), Fluttershy -
Rebecca Shoichet Sunset Shimmer -
Tara Strong Twilight Sparkle (FIM) Twilight in the Pony universe was credited as "Princess Twilight"
Cathy Weseluck Spike His Equestria Girls counterpart did not appear.


Actor Character Note
Rebecca Shoichet Twilight Sparkle -
Kazumi Evans Rarity -

Guest cast

Actor Character Note
Kathleen Barr Trixie Lulamoon, Puffed Pastry Debut of Puffed Pastry
Jason Michas Ragamuffin Debut of Jason Michas in a My Little Pony role


Role People(s) Note
Equestria Girls franchise
Lore Timeline • Bestiary • Languages
Films Equestria Girls • Rainbow Rocks • Friendship Games • Legend of Everfree
Specials Forgotten Friendship • Rollercoaster of Friendship
Mini-Series Tales of Canterlot High (Dance Magic • Equestria Girls: Movie Magic • Equestria Girls: Mirror Magic)
Better Together Equestria Girls season 1 (A Fine Line • School of Rock • Queen of Clubs • Pinkie Sitting • The Finals Countdown • Overpowered • Star Crossed • My Little Shop of Horrors • A Little Birdie Told Me • Display of Affection • Super Squad Goals • Road Trippin • X Marks the Spot • Aww... Baby Turtles • The Salty Sails • Lost and Found • Too Hot to Handle • Blue Crushed (a.k.a. Baewatch) • Unsolved Selfie Mysteries • Friendship Math • Turf War • The Last Day of School)
Season 2 Reboxing w/ Spike
Canterlot Shorts Make Up Shake Up • A Photo Booth Story • Raise This Roof • Steps of Pep • Mad Twience • Monday Blues • Pet Project • Subs Rock • Shake Things Up! • The Art of Friendship • The Canterlot Movie Club • Leaping Off the Page • Get the Show on the Road • Epic Fails • Coinky-Dink World • Good Vibes
Minis-Shorts Pinkie Pie Slumber Party ft. Pinkie Pie • Pinkie Pie Slumber Party ft. Twilight Sparkle • Pinkie Pie Slumber Party ft. Rarity • Pinkie Pie Slumber Party • Dance Off • Pillow Fight • Adventures at Canterlot High: Class w/ Principal Celestia • Adventures at Canterlot High: Sci-Twi's Lab • The Show Must Go On - Part • The Show Must Go On - Part 2 • Beach Fun
Choose Your Own Ending Best Trends Forever • Fluttershy's Butterflies • Text Support • Stressed in Show • Driving Miss Shimmer • Rarity Investigates: The Case of the Bedazzled Boot • All the World's Off Stage • Constructive Criticism • Opening Night • Happily Ever After Party
Forgotten Friendship segments A Friendship to Remember • Homecoming • Wiped Out • Good Cop, Great and Powerful Cop • Unforgettable
Comic books  •  •
Comic stories The Fall of Sunset Shimmer • Equestria Girls • The Return of the Mane-Iac • Happy Holidays • "The Dazzlings"
Collected comics Equestria Girls • Phase 6
Chapter books Through the Mirror • Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks • Rainbow Rocks - The Mane Event • Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine • Friendship Games • Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise • The Legend of Everfree • Magic, Magic Everywhere! • A Friendship to Remember
LB Kids books Legend of Everfree - Save Our Camp! • Wondercolts Forever • Canterlot High Stories: Rainbow Dash Brings the Blitz • Canterlot High Stories: Twilight Sparkle's Science Fair Sparks • Canterlot High Stories: Pinkie Pie and the Cupcake Calamity • Make Your Own Magic: The Starswirl Do-Over
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