7 user 13 critic

A Brony Tale (2014)

2:02 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

As voice actor Ashleigh Ball prepares to visit Bronycon, the unusual fandom of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010) is explored.



4 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Profiling the cross-demographic fanaticism for the ostensibly girl-orientated television series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010).

Director: Laurent Malaquais
Stars: John de Lancie, Alex Tibcken, Tim Star
Violent (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young woman, and her last memories of the five people who loved her most, recalled while experiencing a catastrophic event.

Director: Andrew Huculiak
Stars: Dagny Backer Johnsen, Mari Sofie Andreassen, Karl Bird
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Two men, frustrated by the atrocities committed by ISIS, decide to travel to Iraq in search of answers. The grow to love and admire the people of Kurdistan who are on the front lines of this terrible conflict.

Director: Dan Andros
Stars: Dan Andros, Jason Buttrill
Jayhawkers (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A group of unlikely allies modernized college sports and changed a small Midwestern town, serving as a parallel to the Civil Rights movement that would transform the entire American society.

Director: Kevin Willmott
Stars: Kip Niven, Justin Wesley, Blake Robbins
Man in the Moon (TV Movie 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Man in the Moon seeks purpose from God as he dances with the love of his life, the Earth, which he names "Blue", through the stars.

Director: Benjamin McPherson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

WE WILL NOT CONFORM isn't a typical show, it's an interactive experience where theatregoers will work with experts like Michelle Malkin, David Barton and others in pursuit of real, tangible... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Beck
Stars: Glenn Beck, Michelle Malkin, David Barton Jr.
For the Record (TV Series 2013)
Documentary | News | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An investigative journalism/documentary series produced by TheBlaze and Glenn Beck and hosted by Laurie Dhue.

Stars: Laurie Dhue, Sara Carter, Ted Cruz
Glenn Beck (2006–2010)
News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

From Mercury Studios in Las Colinas, Glenn Beck brings you a fusion of entertainment and enlightenment. From the political world to the entertainment world... from affecting culture to ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Smerconish, Glenn Beck, Erica Hill
Fix III (2014)
Short | Action | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Deep in the unknown corridors of the San Francisco subway tunnels lives a man who must leave his dark dwelling to take care of life's most carnal instinctive nature. His fix is more than ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin McPherson
Stars: Arye Bender, Butch Escobar, Phillip Ristaino
Documentary | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Cockumentary tells the story of one intrepid Canadian, Brent Hodge, who travels to Mexico to learn the dark art of cockfighting. After tracking down a cockfighting ring in the back ... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas Buchan, Brent Hodge
Stars: Viator Garcia, Brent Hodge
Real News (TV Series 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A roundtable news talk show on TheBlaze TV.

Stars: Will Cain, Buck Sexton, Tara Setmayer
Cameron's House Rules (TV Mini-Series 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Inspired by the work of the contestants on Game of Homes (2015), the show he hosts, Cameron Mathison decides to embark on a home renovation project of his own in his own home: transforming ... See full summary »

Stars: Cameron Mathison, Vanessa Mathison, Lucas Mathison


Credited cast:
David Beckingham ...
Mike Bernstein ...
Phoe Of Equestria Daily ...
Jordan Downs ...
Patrick Edwards ...
Will Edwards ...
Benjamin Humphrey ...
Himself - Interview (as Military Brony)
Meghan McCarthy ...
Bryan Mischke ...
Marsha H. Redden ...
Donald Rhoades ...
Shaun Scotellaro ...


Vancouver-based voice artist Ashleigh Ball has been the voice of numerous characters in classic cartoons such as Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Cinderella and more. When Ashleigh was hired to voice Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash for Hasbro's fourth series to use the My Little Pony name - My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - she had no idea she would become an Internet phenomenon and major celebrity to a worldwide fan-base of grownups. Bronies are united by their belief in the show's philosophy. This documentary gives an inside view of the Pony fan-world, and an intimate look at the courage it takes to just be yourself...even when that means liking a little girls' cartoon. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Always Remember...Friendship is Magic



Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



| |


Release Date:

8 July 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brony  »

Box Office


$100,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


The film was self funded by Hodgee Films. See more »


At one point in the film, Mike Bernstein says that the fandom started on 4chan's "/b/" (random) board. While it is true that the fandom did get its start on 4chan, and started to pick up steam on "/b/", the show first started getting noticed on "/co/" (cartoons and comics). Additionally Mike says that the word "brony" comes from "/b/ + pony", when really, this is not entirely true, either. Contrary to what Mike says, "brony" is widely accepted as having come from "bro + pony". See more »


Donald Rhoades: All we are are people who like a cartoon show. That's it.
See more »

Crazy Credits

No Ponies or Rainbows Were Hurt During The Production Of This Film See more »


Features My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010) See more »


Fear of Flying
by Chris Kelly
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Bronies: look at how original I am, I watch a little girl's cartoon!
22 July 2014 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Facts to know: I love this cartoon, I love the art community and fanworks around it, being a part of it is really and always a great experience. but then there's bigmouthes with an ego the size of the moon who want to make the fandom a part of their lives, and take everything about it seriously.

That's not the state of mind of MLPFIM's philosophy to begin with, and from what I watched, it's like the brony doc : awkward teenagers dancing and bragging about their "redefining masculinity" bullshit.

This is so awkward, one must have courage to still look at a little pony after watching this.

I'm sorry Ashleigh.

14 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Didn't we already have a documentary with the exact same subject? sunnylee0123
Please change the 'poster' to the official one revelationsprimo
Don't really get it JulienDonkeyBoy1983
Discuss A Brony Tale (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page