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

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

Director:

Laurent Malaquais

Writer:

Nat Segaloff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John de Lancie ... Himself / Professor Pony / Discord
Alex Tibcken Alex Tibcken ... Himself
Tim Star Tim Star ... Himself (as Starlight Ironhoof)
Lauren Faust ... Herself
Lyle Gilpatrick Lyle Gilpatrick ... Himself
Jeanne Gilpatrick Jeanne Gilpatrick ... Herself
Tom Gilpatrick Tom Gilpatrick ... Himself
Yoav Landau Yoav Landau ... Himself / The Living Tombstone (as The Living Tombstone)
S.R. Foxley S.R. Foxley ... Himself (as SR Foxley)
Tara Strong ... Herself / Tara Strong Pony / Twilight Sparkle
Jeffrey Wells Jeffrey Wells ... Himself
Daniel Richards Daniel Richards ... Himself
Kim Richards Kim Richards ... Herself
Benjamin Meyer Benjamin Meyer ... Himself
Nadine Neumann Nadine Neumann ... Herself
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Storyline

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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Documentary

Certificate:

TV-14

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

BronyCon: The Documentary See more »

Filming Locations:

Secaucus, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,465, 23 January 2013
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Big Focus Television See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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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Tara Strong: I wouldn't be surprised if My Little Pony has a hand in changing how people see things.
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Connections

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

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Iron Will vs Zecora Rap Battle
Written, performed by, and courtesy of David Larsen
Lyrics by Richard "Rikun" Jao
Sung by Gabriel C. Brown (as BlackGryph0n) and Eileen Montgomery (as Eile Monty)
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Great for bronies, informative for everyone else
3 March 2013 | by addy771See all my reviews

This documentary does an excellent job describing what the brony community is like. A lot of it is from the view of other bronies, but you get to see or hear a lot of what other people think.

There's no shortage of heartwarming moments, and plenty of funny situations as well. The animations made for this documentary are very professional and look like something out of the show itself, not to mention the music that fits so fluidly with the animation.

They did a great job capturing the real antics of the bronies who were interviewed during the documentary. It didn't feel like they had a camera crew following around.

In all, it's a pretty entertaining documentary and also pretty informative even to bronies, but you certainly don't have to be a brony to enjoy and learn a lot from this film.


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