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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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A good documentary 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:

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
 
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
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
Jesse Nickle .... special thanks
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:
Kira Buckland:Bronycon means to me, a place where people can go and be tolerated and accepted, it doesn't matter who you are, you can find a place in this fandom and you can be accepted and I think that's really cool, because a lot of other fandoms are restrictive.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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11 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A good documentary, 25 January 2013
Author: dogman15 from California

Overall, I enjoyed this film. It follows some good individual stories, and I really enjoyed the original animation created for it by JanAnimations and others. One of the things I enjoyed about this film isn't even in the film itself - it's how responsive the filmmakers have been to input. The film was funded through Kickstarter, and all through the production process, backers were given details about how things were going, and the crew took suggestions and feedback. Not only through Kickstarter, but through their Twitter accounts, YouTube replies, and e-mail.

I look forward to the day that this film becomes available on Blu-ray, film festivals, and perhaps more! Go buy this film now at their website if you're curious, or wait a bit for those other methods of distribution! /)

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