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Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (2012)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 19 January 2013 (USA)
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Profiling the cross-demographic fanaticism for the ostensibly girl-orientated television series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010).

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Himself / Professor Pony / Discord
Alex Tibcken ...
Himself
Tim Star ...
Himself (as Starlight Ironhoof)
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Lyle Gilpatrick ...
Himself
Jeanne Gilpatrick ...
Herself
Tom Gilpatrick ...
Himself
Yoav Landau ...
Himself / The Living Tombstone (as The Living Tombstone)
S.R. Foxley ...
Himself (as SR Foxley)
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Jeffrey Wells ...
Himself
Daniel Richards ...
Himself
Kim Richards ...
Herself
Benjamin Meyer ...
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Nadine Neumann ...
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In 2010, producer Lauren Faust reworked the notoriously sexist My Little Pony franchise to attempt a quality TV series for both girls and their parents to enjoy, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. As it turns out, Faust succeeded beyond anyone's expectations with an acclaimed hit that also created an adult and teen male fandom no one saw coming, the Bronies. This film explores this following with a look at the franchise, the lives of particular fans around the world and the creative passions their seemingly unusual interest inspires. Although sometimes troubled by the prejudice of others, these kindred spirits enjoy a community experience both in spirit and at conventions that has a special magic all its own. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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BronyCon: The Documentary  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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This film's financing was supplied through the Kickstarter crowd funding website. The multi-week fund raising campaign exceeded its initial fund raising goal of $60,000 in three days and ultimately earned $322,022 in pledges, not counting the concurrent contributions made through PayPal at the end of its run in June 10, 2012. See more »

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When a clip of My Little Pony Tales is shown, it is identified as "Generation 2", even though it was still technically part of Generation 1, on the late end. "G2" refers to a line of toys that had no direct media tie-in. See more »

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Cathy Weseluck: It's a show that has actually created a community. I think it's a visceral thing that's happening here, I think it's connected to the heart, and I think the show is a show of excellence.
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References My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010) See more »

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She Can Fly
Written, performed by, and courtesy of Donn Devore
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Better than A Brony Tale
4 July 2017 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Just when you thought that "A Brony Tale" didn't meet too many expectations, this documentary will go down a treat. It heavily relies on the bronies and the convention, rather than being slow- burned and relying on ONE person making part of this fandom possible: Ashleigh Ball. Would recommend for the whole family. In spite of some profanity

  • the movie would've been given a PG- rating either way.


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