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
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 »
There is so much to explore about the artistic, creative, politically engaged and friendly, real nature of the MLP fan community, and artistic collective.
This documentary is not reflective of the brony community, nor the fandoms affiliated with interests of the world of my little pony. It does not matter if you're from Anonymous or a member of the furry fandom, friendship and harmony is a philosophy that united us.
But this fake documentary destroys this aspect. This documentary focuses on a few, selected, fragile people nobody heard about in the community, and they are used to represent this community. I do not label myself as a brony but remain a true fan of the work of Lauren Faust, still I know them well, and I can affirm with no ambiguity that the "bronies" from this documentary are mostly actors, or briefed for this shooting, and I accuse Madness Films rightfully to have made all this up in order to depict bronies as socially inept people falling in the autism spectrum.
This is not a good documentary, you can not make a documentary about the pony fandom or the bronies. You have probably never watched a single episode of the series, nor even understand the philosophy of the fandom, nor its pre-FiM history. You know nothing about the internet culture, speaking of 4chan, bringing in psychologists...
In what kind of world you live in, to make such an abhorrent documentary?
You could have worked with artists and animators to animate a movie of this length with that budget!
I am disappointed by Ashleigh Balls's and a few bronies for participating into this slanderous and destructive video, funded essentially by fans who expected something true, what you failed to accomplish.
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