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Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony -- Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony is a feature length documentary film that explores the cultural phenomenon of Bronies: a group of mostly young adult men who are dedicated fans of the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. 

One would be hard-pressed to find a cultural sensation as unique and as unexpected as Bronies. Why are these guys attracted to a cartoon intended for little girls? And why are they willing to brave society’s ridicule for their love of the show?

The documentary discovers that the essential story elements of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic -- Honesty, Kindness, Laughter, Generosity, Loyalty and Magic – have a universality that extends beyond age and gender and that Bronies are pushing the boundaries of what society deems appropriate in their quest for a kinder, gentler future. 

The film chronicles Bronies from around the world, each with their unique story, as they make their way to My Little Pony conventions in Germany, England and, the biggest of all, BronyCon in the USA.

The revelations in the film are, indeed, unexpected and give hope to the notion that these Bronies might be on to something quite wonderful.

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Nat Segaloff (writer)
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Profiling the cross-demographic fanaticism for the ostensibly girl-orientated television series, "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" (2010). Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Heart Warming, Inspirational, Phenomenal See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

John de Lancie ... Himself / Professor pony / Discord
Alex Tibcken ... Himself
Tim Star ... Himself (as Starlight Ironhoof)
Lauren Faust ... Herself
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)

Tara Strong ... Herself / Tara Strong Pony / Twilight Sparkle
Jeffrey Wells ... Himself
Daniel Richards ... Himself
Kim Richards ... Herself
Benjamin Meyer ... Himself
Nadine Neumann ... Herself
Pieterjan Ruysch ... Himself / Laserpon3
Erik Rubino ... Himself (as Erik)
Christopher ... Himself
Yael Landau ... Herself
Purple Tinker ... Herself
Michael Scharf ... Himself
Tristan Chow ... Himself
Hayden Swan ... Himself
Michael Swan ... Himself
Amy Keating Rogers ... Herself
Michael Rice ... Himself
Patrick Edwards ... Himself
Charles de Charleroy Jr. ... Himself
Marsha H. Redden ... Herself

Peter New ... Himself

Lee Tockar ... Himself
Laura Slik ... Herself
David Slik ... Himself

Cathy Weseluck ... Herself
Shaun Scotellaro ... Himself / Sethisto
John Joseco ... Himself
Geoffrey Hellstrand ... Himself
Donald Rhoades ... Himself / Dusty
Michelle Arroyo ... Herself
Grayson Arroyo-Smiley ... Herself
Zachary Lobertini ... Himself / Mic the Microphone (as Mic the Microphone)
Jason Orsatti ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kiley Theiring ... Herself

Ashleigh Ball ... Applejack / Rainbow Dash (archive sound) (uncredited)
Kira Buckland ... Herself (uncredited)
Nicholas Ha ... Himself (uncredited)

Andrea Libman ... Fluttershy (archive sound) (uncredited)
Meghan McCarthy ... Herself (uncredited)

Steve Warky Nunez ... Himself (uncredited)

Nicole Oliver ... Princess Celestia (archive sound) (uncredited)
Tabitha St. Germain ... Rarity (archive sound) (uncredited)

Directed by
Laurent Malaquais 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nat Segaloff  writer

Produced by
Remco Breeker .... associate producer
Andrew Brockert .... consulting producer
Michael Brockhoff .... executive producer
Angie Brown .... producer
Michael Cappetta .... field producer
Louis Caruso .... associate producer
Tristan Chow .... producer
Charles de Charleroy Jr. .... producer
John de Lancie .... executive producer
Henry Falkner .... associate producer
Lauren Faust .... executive producer
S.R. Foxley .... producer
Kennedy Gray .... associate producer
Geoffrey Hellstrand .... producer
Nick Hermanson .... associate producer
Stephanie Hubbard .... story producer
Dan Leighton .... associate producer
Ronny Linder .... associate producer
Janet Luckenbach .... associate producer
Michael Mitchell .... associate producer
Jason Orsatti .... co-producer
Michael Payne .... associate producer
Morgan Peterson .... producer
Daniel Rasmussen .... associate producer
David Silk .... producer
Laura Silk .... producer
Tim Star .... co-producer
Tara Strong .... executive producer
Purple Tinker .... associate producer
Steve Vinovich .... field producer
Henning Wackernagel .... producer
Maggie Zeltner .... field producer
 
Original Music by
David O 
 
Cinematography by
Laurent Malaquais 
 
Film Editing by
Jay Miracle 
 
Makeup Department
Elissa Prager .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nick Petrie .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Robert Albrecht .... sound recordist
Andy Balla .... sound recordist
Steve Booth .... sound recordist
Jesse Flaitz .... sound recordist
Matthew Fletcher .... sound recordist
Curtis Fritsch IV .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Goedde .... sound recordist
Derek Morse .... sound recordist
Idan Shamash .... sound recordist
Anthony Thompson Jr. .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Orrin Anderson .... motion graphics
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ido Berlad .... camera operator
Evan Fairbanks .... camera operator
Matthew Fairbanks .... grip
Joe Foley .... camera operator
Kevin Kane .... still photographer
Alex Khachatryan .... camera operator
Scott Mcleod .... camera operator
Wayne Reese .... tech manager
Steve Rice .... camera operator
Jeremy Schneider .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Richard Sirois .... animator
Gianfranco Sorrentino .... animator
Matt Sullivan .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Jeff Bauer .... assistant editor
Cary Daniels .... additional editing
Nicholas Ha .... additional editing
Stephanie Hubbard .... additional editing
Carlos Moreno .... assistant editor
Lindsey Myers .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kitty Bancroft .... guitar
Gabriel C. Brown .... composer: additional music
Priscilla Flauticorn .... flute
Alphonso Higgenbottom .... bass
Nathaniel Kunkel .... engineer
Nancy Newman .... bassoon & bass clarinet
David O .... conductor
David O .... keyboards
Chip A. Reed .... clarinet
Mr. Whiteman .... drums & percussion
 
Other crew
Eliot Banks .... production assistant
Dean R. Cheley .... clearance counsel
Steve Coleman .... production assistant
Stephen Doucet .... production assistant
Stephanie Hubbard .... story producer
Ashley Hulse .... production assistant
Renee D. Johnson .... production assistant
Edwin Modlin II .... production assistant
Tenille L. Patterson .... production assistant
Nicholas Riccio .... production assistant
Roman Safiullin .... production assistant
Michael Volpe .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Danielle Amyotte .... thanks
James Beach .... thanks
Danielle Bradshaw .... thanks
Gavin Briscoe .... thank you
Briston Brown .... thank you
James Cole .... special thanks
Ryan Faust .... extra special thank you
Jesse Flaitz .... special thanks
David Howe .... special thanks
John Joseco .... extra special thank you
Amy Keating Rogers .... extra special thank you
Elizabeth Mary Lowry .... thanks
Peter New .... extra special thank you
Tyler Ouellette .... extra special thank you
William Purdy .... special thanks
Jani Remesaho .... special thanks
Donald Rhoades .... extra special thank you (as Dusty Rhoades)
Michael Rice .... extra special thank you
Jennifer Samson .... thanks
Mark Schoof .... special thanks
Shaun Scotellaro .... extra special thank you (as Shaun 'Sethisto' Scotellaro)
Dean Steward .... thanks
Jeremy Sullivan .... special thanks
Dan Taylor .... thanks
Purple Tinker .... extra special thank you
Lee Tockar .... extra special thank you
David Vincent .... thanks
John Douglas Warren .... special thanks
Cathy Weseluck .... extra special thank you
Rebekah Wicklund .... extra special thank you
Andy Wong .... thanks
 

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When a clip of "My Little Pony Tales" (1992) 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 »
Quotes:
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.See more »
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Party with Pinkie Remix (Instrumental Version)See more »

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11 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Heart Warming, Inspirational, Phenomenal, 3 April 2013
Author: HeroOfTheDay666 from United States

I almost decided to not buy this documentary after hearing relatively mixed reviews about it. I decided to give it a shot to at least support the people behind it such as John de Lancie and Lauren Faust. After watching it, I'm so glad I decided to give it a chance.

"Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony" (rolls right off the tongue) is a documentary following the stories behind several bronies, their discovery of the show, and the impact it has had on their lives, for the better or worse. It also includes much footage from various pony cons from around the world, namely Bronycon. As the movie goes on, we see how these cons bring people from all over the world, with different backgrounds, together with a common interest.

As a Brony myself, I was curious to see how my story of discovering the show and having this hobby would relate to others. While I did see a bit of myself in these young men, it was actually far more interesting to see what was different in our stories. Some of the events they describe, without spoiling anything, genuinely made me feel sorry for them, and at other times, proud of them. As the documentary continues, we see their lives intertwine at the Cons, and it really made me feel great to know that these previous outcasts now have people to share their interests with.

The interviews with John de Lancie, Lauren Faust, Tara Strong, and a few other people in the Brony community are very intriguing, since it's not all that common to hear opinions on a fanbase from the people the fanbase hails. It made my day to hear support from such well known people, especially since taking such a positive outlook on Bronies is often seen as risky in the media.

Also included is an animated song about the types of bronies sung by none other than de Lancie himself, however here he appears as his ponysona (the pony version of yourself.) The animation is top notch and is actually on par with the show itself. The only problem with it is that it is chopped up and spread out throughout the movie, when I feel it should have just been one whole piece like I originally saw it on Youtube.

By the time the credits were rolling, I was feeling prouder than ever to be a Brony. The movie clearly establishes that the stereotypical fat neckbeard basement dweller is not your typical Brony, in fact quite the opposite. Not only that, but seeing the charity work Bronies do, as well as just supporting each other and trying to create a "kinder, gentler" world, as Lauren Faust put it, really warmed my heart. I haven't felt much shame for being a Brony for a long time, but now there is none whatsoever. It even inspired me to find someway to get more involved in the community.

The only fault with the movie is that it is extremely one sided. Not that there is anything wrong with the Brony community in itself, but it doesn't mention that many online Bronies have become trolls and are a huge part of the reason that people have negative connotations with MLP.

Overall, this documentary stands as a tribute to the Bronies, and a great informative video to everyone else interested in learning about this cultural phenomena. If you're a Brony who feels alone or ashamed, watch this and you will no longer feel so down in the dumps. Definitely worth the price of admission.

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