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A Brony Tale (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 8 July 2014 (USA)
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As voice actor Ashleigh Ball prepares to visit Bronycon, the unusual fandom of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010) is explored.


Brent Hodge


Brent Hodge
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Credited cast:
Ashleigh Ball ... Self
David Beckingham David Beckingham ... Self
Mike Bernstein Mike Bernstein ... Self
Phoe Of Equestria Daily Phoe Of Equestria Daily ... Self
Jordan Downs Jordan Downs ... Self
Patrick Edwards Patrick Edwards ... Self
Will Edwards Will Edwards ... Self
Benjamin Humphrey Benjamin Humphrey ... Self - Interview (as Military Brony)
Andrea Libman ... Self
Meghan McCarthy Meghan McCarthy ... Self
Bryan Mischke Bryan Mischke ... Self
Nicole Oliver ... Self
Marsha H. Redden Marsha H. Redden ... Self
Donald Rhoades Donald Rhoades ... Self
Shaun Scotellaro Shaun Scotellaro ... Self
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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

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Always Remember...Friendship is Magic




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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 »


Kelvin Williams: You know, I grew up in Atlanta, and you know growing up here wasn't the best of paradises. Growing up with that mentality I just took that into my music. As long as I'm alive, as long as this laptop's on, nothing's going to stop me.
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No Ponies or Rainbows Were Hurt During The Production Of This Film See more »


References My Neighbor Totoro (1988) See more »


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Quite good
28 May 2017 | by jaxenrossSee all my reviews

Being as I'm a brony myself, I went ahead and had a look at this documentary. Managed to endorse the whole thing and best off, it was never boring. I even saw some familiar faces in there! Would be good for the whole family to watch; just has some thematic material so it would've most likely gotten a PG-rating by the MPAA (as the movie's not been given such a rating).

Like the one Ashleigh Ball said: "As long as My Little Pony exists, there will be Bronies."

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