Spirit Riding Free

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Spirit Riding Free
Spirit Riding Free logo.svg
Genre
Based onSpirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Developed byAury Wallington
Voices of
Theme music composerKari Kimmel[1]
Opening theme"Riding Free", performed by Maisy Stella
Ending theme"Riding Free" (Instrumental)
Composer(s)Joachim Horsley
James Allen Roberson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes52 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Aury Wallington
  • Jim Schumann[2] co-executive producer)
Running time23 minutes[3]
Production company(s)DreamWorks Animation Television[4]
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Netflix Streaming Services
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05) –
present (present)
External links
Website

Spirit Riding Free is a computer-animated series, produced by DreamWorks Animation Television and distributed by Netflix, based on the 2002 Oscar-nominated traditionally-animated film, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.[5] The series was first released on Netflix on May 5, 2017.[3]

A feature film based on the series was announced to be in development and is scheduled for release on May 14, 2021.[6]

Plot[edit]

Set in small frontier town of Miradero, circa 19th century, a girl named Fortuna "Lucky" Esperanza Navarro Prescott, who had recently relocated from the city, encounters a wild kiger mustang named Spirit. The horse is caught by wranglers and brought to be "broken" in Miradero. Lucky immediately bonds with the stallion, and frees him. Lucky also meets two other girls, Pru Granger and Abigail Stone, who both own horses, Chica Linda, a palomino, and Boomerang, a pinto horse, respectively. They embark on everyday adventures across the land.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Six episodes of the first season premiered on May 5, 2017.[3] The series was renewed for a second season and it premiered on September 8, 2017.[7] The series was renewed for a third season and it premiered on November 17, 2017.[8] The series was renewed for a fourth season and it premiered on March 16, 2018.[9] A fifth season of the show was released on Netflix on May 11, 2018.[10] A sixth season of the show was released on Netflix on August 17, 2018.[11][12] A seventh season premiered on November 9, 2018. An eighth season premiered on April 5, 2019.[13] A ninth season is scheduled to be released in Fall 2020.[6]

Crew[edit]

The voice director for the first three episodes was Ginny McSwain; Katie McWane took over as voice director subsequent to that.

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
16May 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
27September 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
37November 17, 2017 (2017-11-17)
46March 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)
57May 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)
66August 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)
77November 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
86April 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No.
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TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
11"Lucky and the Unbreakable Spirit"Joshua TabackAury WallingtonStephanie ArnettMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
22"Lucky and the Treacherous Trail"Joshua TabackAury WallingtonMarc Wasik and Kevin WottonMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
33"Lucky and the Mysterious Map"Beth SlevenAury WallingtonJean Kang and Christina ManriqueMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
44"Lucky and the Competition Conundrum"Joshua TabackKatherine NolfiMarc Wasik and Kevin WottonMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
55"Lucky and the Appaloosa Adventure"Beth SlevenRobert TaylorJean Kang and Christina ManriqueMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
66"Lucky and the Not-So-Secret Surprise"Julia "Fitzy" FitzmauriceNancy CohenKathryn Marusik and David Van TuyleMay 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No.
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season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
71"Lucky and the Cowboy Next Door"Julia "Fitzy" FitzmauriceLaura SreebnyKathryn Marusik and David VanTuyleSeptember 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
82"Lucky and the Pie P.I."Beth SlevenRobert TaylorJean Kang and Christina ManriqueSeptember 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
93"Lucky and Her Super Amazing and Fun
Cousin Julian"
Beth SlevenNancy CohenJean Kang and Christina ManriqueSeptember 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
104"Lucky and the Harvest Hunt"Joshua TabackLaura SreebnyMarc Wasik and Kevin WottonSeptember 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
Lucky and her pals search for a scarecrow.
115"Lucky and the Christmas Spirit"Joshua TabackKatherine NolfiMarc Wasik and Kevin WottonSeptember 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
Lucky and her friends send gifts to everyone in town during Christmas.
126"Lucky and the Deadly Blizzard"Julia "Fitzy" FitzmauriceAury WallingtonKathryn Marusik and David VanTuyleSeptember 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
Lucky and Maricela work together to get medicine from a broken train during a flu outbreak when a blizzard is coming.
137"Lucky and the Price of Freedom"Julia "Fitzy" FitzmauriceAury WallingtonChristian Lignan and Kathryn MarusikSeptember 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
Lucky pretends to be a man to enter a horse race to prove that women are good at riding horses. Though she wins, her identity is exposed and she is disqualified. The winner, Junipero's former owner, Grayson, decides to get back at Lucky by capturing Spirit, a wild mustang, and shipping him to the auction house. Will Lucky ever see Spirit again?

Season 3 (2017)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
141"Lucky and the Long Way Home"Julia "Fitzy" FitzmauriceNancy CohenGus Corrales, Liza Epps, Rianna Liu,
and Kathryn Marusik
November 17, 2017 (2017-11-17)
While Lucky searches for Spirit, Spirit makes a difficult and distinctly unlucky journey home to Miradero. After being chased and repeatedly injured, he is encountered by Mixtli, a kindly Native American who tends his wounds and lets him continue on his journey.
152"Lucky and the New Governor"Julia "Fitzy" FitzmauriceLauren BradleyKathryn MarusikNovember 17, 2017 (2017-11-17)
With Aunt Cora's help, the PALs spruce up their formal affair etiquette for the upcoming Governor's Ball, but they worry for the health of a pregnant mare in Spirit's herd in the wild.
163"Lucky and the Risky Rescue"Beth SlevenLaura SreebnyJean Kang and Christina "Kiki" ManriqueNovember 17, 2017 (2017-11-17)
Having purchased the PALs' fishing hole with proceeds from the sale of Spirit, Harlan Grayson shoos the PALs and orders them never to return to his land. When Mixtli, the Tuckapaw who had helped tend Spirit's wounds, inadvertently trespasses and assaults Grayson, resulting in his jailing, the PALs must mount a rescue mission to spring Mixtli from the train to Pine Forks as Grayson and the Sheriff escort Mixtli back to his reservation.
174"Lucky and the Field Trip Fraud"Beth SlevenCandie Kelty LangdaleJean Kang and Christina "Kiki" ManriqueNovember 17, 2017 (2017-11-17)
Eager to interest her students in learning, schoolteacher Miss Flores organizes a fossil-dig field trip with her new beau, Jim Prescott. Unhappy about her father dating her teacher and annoyed with her classmates' taunts of being the "teacher's pet", Lucky schemes to get herself in trouble with Miss Flores. But when Lucky discovers that Miss Flores has planted the class's fossil finds, which are actually mere cow bones, Lucky and Miss Flores reach a detente.
185"Lucky and the Shaky Day"Beth SlevenKatherine NolfiJean Kang and Christina "Kiki" ManriqueNovember 17, 2017 (2017-11-17)
Feeling punished by her father, Lucky has unkind words for him as he leaves town on business, but when an earthquake and a series of aftershocks strike Miradero and destroy a vital railroad bridge, threatening her father's life, Lucky and her friends must find a way to save the train and avert disaster.
196"Lucky and the Golden Opportunity"Joshua TabackRobert TaylorMandy Clotworthy and Kevin WottonNovember 17, 2017 (2017-11-17)
The PALs think they've struck gold when they find a hole leading to an abandoned mine, and soon Cousin Julian is recruiting the children of Miradero as manual labor in a secret gold-mining operation. But when the young children get stuck in the mining hole and the stored mining haul collapses the hayloft in Mr. Granger's barn, the "gold" is revealed to be worthless pyrite.
207"Lucky and the Lion"Joshua TabackAury WallingtonRianna Liu, Marc Wasik, and Kevin WottonNovember 17, 2017 (2017-11-17)
The PALs attempt to give horseback-riding lessons to an inexperienced and uncomfortable Aunt Cora, but are banned from riding themselves when it is learned that a dangerous mountain lion is ranging near Miradero. Aunt Cora introduces Lucky to the Prescott family quilt, but Lucky worries for Spirit, who is out in the wild with the mountain lion on the loose. Sneaking away from home, Lucky finds that Spirit has sustained injury in an attack, and the mountain lion threatens them both, until Aunt Cora rides to the rescue, not on a horse, but on the donkey Señor Carrots.

Season 4 (2018)[edit]

No.
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season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
211"Lucky and the Impatient
Patient"
Joshua TabackNancy Cohen and
Robert Taylor
Mandy Clotworthy and Kevin WottonMarch 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)
Spirit is cooped up in Mr. Granger's barn as he heals from wounds sustained in a mountain lion attack, but Mr. Granger doesn't want Lucky cooped up with him for a week, and orders her out. She wins herself a job serving ice cream in Mr. Winthrop's general store while Winthrop is out with a bad back. Meanwhile, Maricela is troubled by her strained relationship with her family's cook, Turo cannot complete a class assignment owing to his fear of spiders, and Snips feels abandoned because of the indifference shown him by his donkey Señor Carrots. Lucky quickly finds herself overwhelmed serving ice cream and doling out mixed-up advice to Maricela and Turo. By the end of the week, Spirit has healed, and Lucky spends her wages on carrots to help reunite the bond between Snips and his donkey.
222"Lucky and the Train Tycoon"Joshua TabackRich BurnsMarc Wasik and Kevin WottonMarch 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)
Lucky's uptight railroad-baron grandfather arrives by train from the city to stay with the Prescotts in Miradero for Lucky's 13th birthday. At first, her grandfather thinks Lucky too young and incapable for the freedoms her father gives her on the frontier. But when Lucky and Spirit use quick thinking and teamwork to rescue Lucky's grandfather from sinking in salt flats, he realizes that Lucky has adapted well to frontier life—so much so that she may never again be suited to city life, college, and suitable marriage. Worried for her future, Lucky's grandfather orders she move back to the city, but Lucky's father takes a stand—Lucky will remain in Miradero. Lucky's grandfather leaves, but not before reproaching Aunt Cora. Feeling she has failed her duty to educate Lucky in refined comportment, Aunt Cora announces her intention to move out of the Prescott household and leave Miradero.
233"Lucky and the Role Reversal"Beth SlevenKatherine NolfiJean Kang and Christina "Kiki" ManriqueMarch 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)
Lucky and her father struggle to cope with home life without Aunt Cora, who has moved to the inn. They even build a housework machine to do some of the chores. Lucky wins the lead role in the school play, but without the help she needs at home, she fails to learn her lines and the production winds up a farcical catastrophe.
244"Lucky and the Patchwork Plan"Julia "Fitzy" FitzmauriceLaura SreebnyLiza Epps and Kathryn MarusikMarch 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)
With help from Pru and Abigail, Lucky schemes to thwart Aunt Cora's plans to leave Miradero. At the last minute, even after Aunt Cora's train has departed town, Lucky persuades Aunt Cora to remain in Miradero, albeit not as a member of the Prescott household.
25
26
5
6
"Lucky and Her New Family"
(Part 1&2)
Julia "Fitzy" Fitzmaurice (Part 1)
Beth Sleven (Part 2)
Aury WallingtonLiza Epps and Kathryn Marusik (Part 1)
Jean Kang and Christina "Kiki" Manrique (Part 2)
March 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)

Part 1: El Circo Dos Grillos, the travelling circus to which Lucky's mother belonged, comes to Miradero, and Lucky begins to learn the amazing story of how her mother fled a forced marriage in Mexico to be taken in by the circus and its proprietors, Fito and Estrella. Meanwhile, the return of Jim's old circus friends and of the topic of Lucky's mother to the fore makes Miss Flores feels more distant than ever from Lucky and her father, and she contemplates leaving Miradero to take a summer position as a private tutor in the distant town of Lasso Flats.


Part 2: In between the two Miradero performances by El Circo Dos Grillos, its star trick rider injures her ankle while heroically putting out a fire caused by Snips and Señor Carrots that threatened to consume the circus wagons. Lucky offers to fill in and thus to step into the role once held by her own mother. After perfecting her stunts with Spirit, including a jump through a ring of fire, Lucky's performance is a triumph, but she is devastated to learn that it was not witnessed by her father, who missed the show while proposing to the schoolteacher Miss Flores with fireworks and a romantic boat ride. Learning of the proposal, Lucky and Spirit run away from home to join the circus.

Season 5 (2018)[edit]

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season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
271"Lucky and La Voltereta Feroz"Joshua TabackLaura SreebnyMarc Wasik and Kevin WottonMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)
Lucky runs away from home to join El Circo Dos Grillos, and is soon joined by Abigail and Pru. Lucky tries to prove her worth as a working member of the circus, but her efforts to perfect a dangerous horseback backflip stunt (la voltereta feroz) are set back when her riding boots are doused too wet to perform in.
282"Lucky and the No-Good Outlaw Butch LePray"Joshua TabackRobert TaylorMarc Wasik and Kevin WottonMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)
While traveling, El Circo Dos Grillos comes across Jane, a meek bespectacled victim of the frontier bandit Butch LePray. Ringmaster Fito tells Lucky, Pru, and Abigail of the legendary outlaw, whose face no one has even seen and lived to tell about it, and whom some say "is not even a man, just a shadow". Lucky has recurring nightmares that Butch gets the jump on her, so Lucky and her friends devise a warning signal—cans tied together—to alert them if Butch should happen to lurk while the circus is camped, but the only fiends they catch are Fito and Jane, who travels with the circus and becomes Lucky's confidant. During a performance of the circus, Lucky spots bandits making off with the circus's till, but when she confronts them, Jane betrays her and reveals that she is Butch LePray, and she will kidnap Lucky for ransom. Lucky uses her circus skills to escape her bindings, then unhitches Butch's escape buggy, which careens into a ravine. Surviving the crash, Butch vows revenge on Lucky.
293"Lucky and the Big Goodbye"Beth SlevenKatherine NolfiJean Kang and Kimberly Jo MillsMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)
El Circo Dos Grillos travels to a prosperous frontier town where Lucky, Abigail, Pru, and Solana put up posters announcing their performances. Fito and Estrella explain to Lucky that after this performance, the circus will traverse the mountains, and will not return to the region for a year, but Lucky is adamant that the circus is her new home and that she will be going with them. Meanwhile, the town's council is opposed to any circus performance, and the mayor orders Fito to depart without performing. The PALs hatch a plan to perform a secret farewell show for the town's children in the town's square. The show goes off without a hitch, and at least one parent changes his mind about the circus. The next morning, Abigail and Pru persuade Lucky to return to Miradero with them. After the long ride home, Lucky faces her father, and, when Miss Flores emerges from the house, Lucky embraces her sincerely.
304"Lucky and the Two-Wheeled Terror"Julia "Fitzy" FitzmauriceRich BurnsLiza Epps and Kathryn MarusikMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)
Expecting a welcome back to Miradero by the town's children, Lucky, Pru, and Abigail are dismayed to find their homecoming overshadowed by Maricela's new bicycle and her new closeness to Turo, who didn't even notice them being gone for weeks. Only Snips is jealous of their having joined the circus, and stops talking to them, except through his donkey Señor Carrots. Meanwhile, though Lucky is discomfited to learn that her father has given her schoolteacher a riding horse named Tambourine as an engagement present, she offers to help Miss Flores learn to ride. Making use of her new transport, Maricela tries accompanying the PALs around the frontier, but disparages their hangout spots one by one, then irks them further by stealing their idea for a meteor-watching picnic atop Punta Libre. When Maricela's bicycle sends her over a ledge on the way to the picnic, the PALs' rescue attempt leaves them all stranded together, until Miss Flores and Tambourine chance upon them with a rope ladder. As Lucky comes to terms with all the changes in her life, Lucky, Abigail, Pru, and Maricela spot four shooting stars, one for each of them.
315"Lucky and the Rough Ride"Julia "Fitzy" FitzmauriceLaura SreebnyLiza Epps and Kathryn MarusikMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)
After a classroom tutorial in first aid courtesy of Pru's mother, Fannie Granger, who is a veterinarian, the PALs join three other vaqueros—one of them being Lucky's love interest, Javier—on Mr. Granger's mustang drive across the frontier from Miradero to Rancho Conejo. Lucky and Javier are separated from the group when they pursue an errant mare and her foal off the trail, and Javier badly injures his leg after a rattlesnake spooks the horses. Lucky makes several attempts at using her new first aid skills, even suturing up the cut with saddle thread after Javier passes out from blood loss. Meanwhile, Abigail and Pru handle a stampede all on their own. When Javier comes to, he praises Lucky as a "real vaquera" now, and they hold hands.
326"Lucky and the Ghostly Gotcha!"Joshua TabackAury WallingtonMarc Wasik and Kevin WottonMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)
Dismayed at being too old to trick-or-treat, the PALs concoct an elaborate scheme to prank Abigail's little brother Snips with some ghostly home-brewed special effects in the nearby ghost town of Miner's Grove. But just when the plot is concluded, the PALs get a scare of their own.
337"Lucky and the Doomed Delivery"Julia "Fitzy" FitzmauriceKatherine NolfiMarc Wasik and Kevin WottonMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)
The PALs are going on their first overnight camping trip by themselves. Lucky learns that the wedding invitation Kate sent to the orphanage where the latter grew up has been returned, undeliverable. Lucky suggests the PALs travel to the orphanage to deliver the invitation only to find it abandoned and overrun by wolves. Although Lucky does not succeed in delivering the invitation to the nuns, she finds an envelope bearing the initials "K.F." in a file cabinet in an office. The PALs escape the wolves and return home to present Miss Flores with the envelope, which contains a photograph of a couple, perhaps Miss Flores's parents, and a necklace locket.

Season 6 (2018)[edit]

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season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
341"Lucky and the Doubtful Drought"Beth SlevenRich BurnsJean Kang and Kimberly Jo MillsAugust 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)
The PALs tail Grayson to solve the mystery of where he has been sourcing water from to sell the townspeople of Miradero during a drought that has seemingly caused even the river to dry up. Meanwhile, the young horse Governor is upping his mischief game to include escape artistry.
352"Lucky and the Arabian Nightmares"Beth SlevenRobert TaylorKathryn Marusik and Kimberly Jo MillsAugust 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)
The PALs hold a sleepover, but Pru is preoccupied with taking care of the ramada and the barn, and three new Arabian mares stabled therein, to show her father she can handle responsibility. When the mares escape just as their buyer arrives to see them, Lucky and Pru hunt around town for them, while Abigail stalls the buyer by giving him a deluxe tour of Miradero. Meanwhile, despite help from Aunt Cora and plethora of catalogs, Miss Flores is distraught that she can't find just the right wedding dress—until Lucky designs one on paper that Aunt Cora realizes from drapery.
363"Lucky and the Fearless Fillies"Joshua TabackLauren BradleyRichard Gaines and Rick LacyAugust 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)
Abigail wants more than anything for the PALs to be granted an official Frontier Fillies herd, and their only chance is coming to town in the form of herd leader Mrs. Hungerford. But when Snips destroys their presentation, and a dust storm threatens their lives, the PALs' failure to impress Mrs. Hungerford and be granted herd status seems inevitable.
374"Lucky and the Resolutionary Fever"Julia "Fitzy" FitzmauriceLaura SreebnyMarc Wasik and Kevin WottonAugust 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)
Lucky realizes she has little more than a day to complete her New Year's resolutions, and enlists help from Pru and Abigail to accomplish each item on the list. But trying to do them all extends Lucky's attentions beyond what she needs to practice with Spirit for a charro dance Javier has choreographed for the New Year's Eve parade at the invitation of Mayor Gutierrez. When a dry run of the horseback choreography ends in disaster, Lucky drops out of the parade, angering and disappointing Javier. Despite her failures, Lucky attends the New Year's Eve party, where she reveals her true feelings for Javier and they share their first kiss as a couple.
385"Lucky and the Cousin Caper"Beth SlevenRich BurnsJean Kang and Kimberly Jo MillsAugust 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)
Cousin Julian begs Lucky for help concocting a "heist" that will complete his initiation to a secret society in his boarding school, known as the Scoundrels. When the scam doesn't go as planned, Lucky risks losing a locket given to her by Miss Flores, the only artifact connecting Lucky's future stepmother to her own real parents, whom she never knew. Meanwhile, a Prescott family photo published in a newspaper as a wedding announcement gives the revenge-seeking frontier bandit Butch LePray a lead on where to find Lucky.
396"Lucky and the Wayward Wedding"Joshua TabackAury WallingtonRichard Gaines and Rick LacyAugust 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)
Abigail calls off a "wedding" between the horses Chica Linda and Boomerang when Lucky arrives late and forgets the rings, because of Abigail's superstition that the bride and groom seeing each other before the ceremony will jinx things. But when Jim and Miss Flores see each other the morning of their own wedding, all of the PALs' efforts to prepare for the ceremony seem cursed, with one mishap after another ruining the flowers, the wedding carriage, the cake, and even Jim's father's approval. Then Lucky fails to show up for the ceremony on time with rings, and Jim goes looking for her, only to discover that Butch LePray has her kidnapped.

Season 7 (2018)[edit]

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season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
401"Lucky and the Railroad Ransom"Allan JacobsenLaura SreebnyMarc Wasik and Kevin WottonNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
When Jim gets ambushed by Jane "Butch" LePray, Lucky works with Pru and Abigail, and Grayson to stop Butch from escaping on a fast speeding train. Butch reveals she killed Grayson's father, before getting arrested. That night, Jim and Kat get married.
412"Lucky and the Flight of the Fancy"Beth SlevenKatherine NolfiJean Kang and Kimberly Jo MillsNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
423"Lucky and the Jam Jam"Greg Rankin and Beth SlevenRobert TaylorJean Kang, Kimberly Jo Mills,
and Kennedy Tarrell
November 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
434"Lucky and the Escape Artist"Julia "Fitzy" FitzmauriceKatherine NolfiMarc Wasik and Kevin WottonNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
445"Lucky and the Thin Ice"Joshua TabackLaura SreebnyRichard Gaines and Rick LacyNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
456"Lucky and the Ray of Sunshine"Joshua TabackAury WallingtonRichard Gaines and Rick LacyNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
467"Lucky and the Double-Dad Dare"Allan JacobsenKatherine NolfiMark Sonntag and Kevin WottonNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)

Season 8 (2019)[edit]

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season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
471"Lucky and the Warm Welcome"Joshua TabackRich BurnsRichard Gaines and Rick LacyApril 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)
482"Lucky and the Dressage Sabotage"Greg Rankin and Beth SlevenLauren BradleyJean Kang, Kimberly Jo Mills, and Kennedy TarrellApril 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)
493"Lucky and the Girl Who Cried Wolf"Allan JacobsenAury WallingtonMark Sonntag and Kevin WottonApril 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)
504"Lucky and the Endless Possibilities"Beth SlevenLaura SreebnyJean Kang, Kimberly Jo Mills, and Kennedy TarrellApril 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)
51
52
5
6
"Lucky and the New Frontier"
(Part 1&2)
Jim Schumann (Part 1)
Allan Jacobsen (Part 2)
Aury WallingtonRichard Gaines and Rick Lacy (Part 1)
Mark Sonntag and Kevin Wotton (Part 2)
April 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)

Pony Tales[edit]

On August 9, 2019 a six-part series of short episodes and music videos was released on Netflix streaming.[14]

Webisodes and music videos[edit]

A number of webisodes and music videos have been released exclusively on the DreamWorksTV YouTube channel during the course of the series.

No.
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No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
-1"Magic Show"Jim SchumannRobert TaylorRick LacyAugust 22, 2017 (2017-08-22)
-2"Rainy Day"Jim SchumannRobert TaylorKennedy TarrellNovember 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)
-3"Mustang Mail Part 1"Jim SchumannRobert TaylorRick LacyJanuary 16, 2018 (2018-01-16)
-4"Mustang Mail Part 2"Jim SchumannRobert TaylorRick LacyJanuary 23, 2018 (2018-01-23)
-5"The Circus Mystery, Pt. 1: Magical New Tricks"Joshua TabackRobert TaylorJean KangJuly 24, 2018 (2018-07-24)
-6"The Circus Mystery, Pt. 2: Kidnapping in Miradero"Joshua TabackRobert TaylorJean KangJuly 31, 2018 (2018-07-31)
-7"The Circus Mystery, Pt. 3: The Bandit Standoff"Joshua TabackRobert TaylorJean KangAugust 7, 2018 (2018-08-07)
-8"Adventure Music Video"---September 23, 2018 (2018-09-23)
-9"The Grooming Wagon, Pt. 1: Horse Cleaning Calamity"---January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)
-10"The Grooming Wagon, Pt. 2: Race Against the Clock"---January 22, 2019 (2019-01-22)
-11"The Grooming Wagon, Pt. 3: A Soapy Success"---January 29, 2019 (2019-01-29)
-12"Fast Friends: Abigail & Boomerang Meet for the FIRST Time!"---July 16, 2019 (2019-07-16)
-13"Fast Friends: Pru & Chica Linda Meet for the FIRST Time!"---July 23, 2019 (2019-07-23)
-14"Fast Friends: Lucky & Spirit Meet for the FIRST Time!"---July 30, 2019 (2019-07-30)
-15"Unstoppable Music Video"---August 6, 2019 (2019-08-06)

Home media[edit]

Spirit Riding Free: Season 1–4, containing all of the episodes from seasons 1–4, was released on DVD on June 5, 2018 by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.[15] On September 24, 2019, Universal released Spirit Riding Free: Season 5–8, containing all of the episodes from seasons 5–8 on DVD.[16] The series is also scheduled for DVD releases in the UK, France, Italy, and Germany.

Film adaptation[edit]

On October 7, 2019, DreamWorks Animation announced that a feature film based on the series was in development. Scheduled for a theatrical release on May 14, 2021, it will be produced by DreamWorks Animation and released by Universal Pictures.[17] The film will be under the direction of Elaine Bogan and Ennio Torresan, and produced by Karen Foster.[17] The film will be produced on a lower budget and be made by a different animation studio outside of DreamWorks, similar to Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nashid, Naureen (March 30, 2017). "Interview with Kari Kimmel". Teal Magazine. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Milligan, Mercedes (April 18, 2017). "Trailer: DreamWorks' 'Spirit Riding Free' Races to Netflix". Animation Magazine. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
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