Over at the Top Draw site, under their In Production tab, we seem to have a little addition among their other projects- thirteen season three episodes, scheduled to be completed in the middle of August.
Before you go all a-twitter about the number being produced, keep in mind that Friendship is Magic is created at two studios, Top Draw being one of them. It is likely the workload is simply being split up to get the episodes out faster, and that's good news for us. It means less no-new-episode syndrome. Symptoms may include fanfiction and conniptions.
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