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By fyre-flye   |   
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Published: January 20, 2013

It's finally finished! It's been several months in the making, and took the dedicated efforts of some very passionate people to complete.

For those of you who may not know, Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony is a documentary (Produced by Michael Brockhoff, Executive Produced by John de Lancie, Tara Strong and myself) that endeavors to enlighten anyone who may be curious about who this unexpected fandom is comprised of, and just exactly why these adults are so passionate about something that was never intended for them.

You can purchase the documentary for download HERE!!!!

A gigantic thanks to all the generous backers who funded the film on Kickstarter. Your enthusiasm and support ensured the film could be held to a very high production standard. Additional thanks to the contributors: the bronies who agreed to be interviewed and/or to share their stories, and the fan artists who lent their talents to provide music and animation. I'm so proud that this film is not only about such an amazing fandom, but also features what it is capable of!!!

I do have a request for those of you kind enough to purchase the film. We do hope you will share the film with your family and close friends, but please do not upload the film to the Internet (YouTube, etc.) Though we raised a nice chunk of change on Kickstarter, all the money went into the making of the film. There are several people who, in the name of making the film the best it could be, agreed to wait until AFTER the film was complete to receive their compensation. The money raised at this point is for them. Please understand that making entertainment is a livelihood. The money is needed to live lives, pay bills, rent and mortgages, to feed families. These projects cannot be made if those making it cannot make their living from it.

Additionally, if the film is available to view all over the internet, it disquailifies it from being entered into many film festivals and keeps it from being considered for airing on tv, cable or other entertainment outlets.  Not only does that keep the makers of the film from their due compensation, but it lessens the reach to the non-brony audience, keeping people from opening their minds to who bronies are.

John de Lancie offers a more complete explanation in his letter to Equestria Daily here.

Thank you for honoring our request, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the film!!!

With love,


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ChuckKopsho's avatar
I've gotten the DVD unbeknownst to me when I found out it was being shown on Netflix. Oh, well, at least I have it on DVD should I be shutdown by Netflix.
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ScarletteSketchHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm ip exited I'm going to bronycon with my friend this year =D
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MLPquang20-cStudent General Artist
We need to get this documentary out on TV or on DVD/Blu-ray just because of how amazing and incredibly well done it is on the history of bronies and how the cast and crew of Friendship is Magic took to it when they found out about them and the rest of the community.

I honestly just don't understand the haters and why they bashed it because it brought in older males and teens in their early 20s and older men when it is considered "girly". It's beyond girly by a billion miles because it's just that good, I can't exactly put my finger on what made it so successful but I'll leave it to those who know of it's secret.
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KawaiijayHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh! I watched it! My mom recorded it for me, actually, and we watched it together. c:
I found it really interesting, being a pegasister, myself. :3
I kind of want to go to a bronycon now. XD
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What I just wrote on my Facebook:

Je viens d'écouter ceci est cela m'a grandement inspiré à plusieurs niveaux. Que ce soit ce qui rend les conventions aussi populaires, que My Little Pony est plus populaire que je le pensais, que j'aurais tellement pu en parler avec John de Lancie mais que c'est trop tard (vu que j'étais avec lui à Montreal Comiccon l'an dernier), que j'adore encore plus l'idée d'organiser des événements pour la communauté et d'amener un instant de joie absolue à ceux qui viennent vivre l'expérience d'une ''convention''.

I just watched this and it inspired me on so many levels. Be it about what makes conventions so popular, that My Little Pony is more popular than I had thought, that I could have sooooo talked about this with John de Lancie, but that it’s too late (seeing as I was with him at Montreal Comiccon last year), that I love even more the idea of organizing events for the whole community and to bring a moment of absolute joy to those who come live the experience of a ‘’convention’’.


(know that I did buy a copy / sachez que j'ai bel et bien acheté une copie)

Et….je suis un bronie.
And…I’m a bronie.</span>

Maxime Girard
Co-founder of Festival Nadeshicon
Guest liaison at Otakuthon
Guest liaison at Montreal Comiccon (talked with John de Lancie and had a pic with him too)
Volunteered at G-Anime
Assisted to learn more about Anime North Idol 2013
Attended Otakon 2007 (my first and only con I attended as an attendee)

The future: 

Encourage all things that could lead to a BRONYCON in Quebec City
Keep on creating more links between Quebec and Japan
Having fun
Trying to stay afloat at the bare minimum wise to keep at it!
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ask-nightshineStudent General Artist
I hope it comes on TV
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bought the complete set from the bronydoc site.
it is a really great documentery and i have watched it twice already!
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ThisaccountisclosedHobbyist General Artist
You know, we can all like whatever but why must we all make a big deal about it?
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CrelyousStudent General Artist
Because some may be closed minded about the fact. The problem of this generation is that most of the people think that they can be right on any matter/subject/etc. Although, that's a problem itself, because that promotes mostly violence in different ways (Maybe that's where it came the bullying stuff as well). But the problem of this is that we may know what's wrong, but we don't find a complete way to solve it, or maybe we do, but people won't listen or pay attention to the solution, making it difficult.
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ThisaccountisclosedHobbyist General Artist
oh, huh... I see what you mean.
But still, I don't get why there are more than one documentary being made about bronies when one is enough, and it starts Lauren Faust, your god.
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CrelyousStudent General Artist
No one in earth is God I tell you, we are nothing but humans beings, nothing more, nothing else. Yet, some people see this as an 'sick addiction', and they try to force us to dislike it by all means (Yup, bullying).
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ThisaccountisclosedHobbyist General Artist
I dont really think its forcing, I think its just saying how they feel like you shouldn't express yourself to the point of annoyance
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CrelyousStudent General Artist
You've got a point.
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ThisaccountisclosedHobbyist General Artist
Yes, that is what I'm trying to say. In fact, going on and on about how they are bronies can result into them getting bullied for being so annoying and never shutting up about it
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CrelyousStudent General Artist
Haters and all those people are easy to find. If you see the documentary, you can check out how we the bronies are treated.
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Awww do we really have to sign up to buy it? It's not so much the buying I'm worried about as the signing up on a website that requires your full name.
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angelwafflezStudent General Artist
Bronies and Pegasisters are EPIC!
~Pegasister for Life! XOXO
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Why don't haters just shut up? We Bronies can like whatever shows we want to like, whether you think it is socially acceptable or not. The truth is that you may hate and call it a "little girl show" but you're wrong. Have most of the haters even seen the show? Most likely not. The hate comes from ignorance, as I speak from experience; I was a hater before i actually watched a few episodes of the show, and now I love it. Although i do agree that rule 34 of MLP:FiM is creepy as f***
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ToonEGuyHobbyist Traditional Artist
I hated the show because I thought the animation sucked. Whether or not it was based on a franchise like My Little Pony was irrelevant to me. A cartoon could be based off of any kind of franchise (or even just be something completely original), and if it were made the same way I would still hate it.

And I can certainly say that I've seen the show. It's everywhere, so how could I not? But I just didn't like what I saw.
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I just ordered the combo pack!! Looking forward to watch it as well as the interviews, it was a little pricey for me, but, I know it will be worth it!!:)
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SocksTheMuttHobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't get the negative comments here, I think it's pretty awesome that the show's creator, voice actors etc are so involved with the fandom. :) I'd love to see this when I have a little spare cash; really it's not much to ask.
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Where i can buy it?!?
It is on target?
furikatsuma's avatar
Think u can plz hav Shout Factory consider bringing us Blu Rays of MLP: FiM as they did Transformers Prime?
Also, if Shout Factory don't wanna bring us DVDs of MLP G1, think another home video studio (Lionsgate, Mill Creek etc) wld b happy to do MLP G1 DVDs?
Istarian's avatar
Haven't seen this myself, but it occurred to me that free access to stuff on Youtube,etc can be and sometimes is a powerful means of getting lots of people to watch something. If films like this are really worth seeing, then maybe you do some kind of take on crowd funding and do, if X people buy it, then we'll release it for free (maybe post film festivals, etc).
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