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A feature length documentary about the unofficial fan convention for aficionados of the show “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.”
A feature length documentary about the unofficial fan convention for aficionados of the show “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.”
2,621 backers pledged $322,022 to help bring this project to life.

Exciting news!

There is a lot of exciting documentary news.

PICTURE LOCK

We are picture locked! The film has now been handed to David O for original music composing and recording. He’s also reaching out to some of your favorite Brony musicians to ask them to participate. If you want to make suggestions, contact David via twitter @davidomusic. The audio mix is also under way and color correction has started.

RELEASE DATE

With the last steps under way, we’re looking at a release date of January 12th for the digital download. The Blu-ray disc will then be manufactured and should be ready to ship in February. 

NEW NAME

If you didn’t see the last update, the name of the film has been changed to “Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony”

BACKER EXCLUSIVE TRAILER

Ready for a sneak peak? Our digital distributor scrnland.com will be sending you an email that includes a download link for a backer exclusive trailer. We are testing the distribution system, so if you don’t get the download code by December 20th check all your email accounts and spam folders then contact us at info@bronydoc.com. If you encounter problems downloading the trailer then contact info@scrnland.com.

PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION

Many of you have asked about public distribution plans. This film was made for the world to see, and we’re working to make that happen. The film is now available for pre-order purchase for a modest price as a digital download via scrnland.com. In February, the Blu-ray disc will be available to the public via bronydoc.com and amazon.com. We will also be submitting for approvals to appear on iTunes, Netflix and other popular services, but that process takes several months. The roll out for an independent film can take some time, so hang in there and enjoy the ride as the world starts to become more aware of the film and Bronies.

ORIGINAL SONG BY TARA STRONG

You heard it here first. Tara Strong has created and recorded an original song. “Take My Hand” is the title and it will be part of the credit bed of the film. It’s very good and very hard to get out of your head. We’ve included a photo of Tara in the studio working on the song. 

See you in the New Year. 

Mike & the Bronies Team

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Comments

    1. Creator Michael Brockhoff on January 11, 2013

      @Dominic Smith Private viewings of the film are to be expected. Anyone who wants to organize public viewing, for instance at a cinema, would need to contact us directly.

    2. Creator Dominic Smith on January 11, 2013

      Hey, with so many bronies and curious families of bronies excited about the immediate release date, I though here would be as good a place as any to post a question to Michael Brockhoff.

      I'm a UK brony and while, being 28 and having my own place, I have no real issues with my family, I know several younger ones, at school and collage, that do. I know, it's a familiar story and part of the reason this documentary was made, so families of bronies can see it and have their confusion or even fears put at rest.

      My question is, having donated enough to acquire the Blue Ray copy, would it be alright for me to organize a London cinema showing of the doc? The word can go out to the UK brony community so bronies can invite their families along to it?

      Being unfamiliar with your promotional plans for the finished documentary I wanted thought it would be best to enquire here rather than just go ahead in case you have plans, for example, to visit London yourselves over the next few months and put on a showing in which, as you said to me when I got to chat to you and Laurence at BUCK, backers like myself would be given seats to attend. :)

    3. Creator Zack Owens on January 9, 2013

      Only 3 more days until the digital release! I'm soooooo excited!

    4. Creator Toni Nummenpää on January 7, 2013

      Can't wait for digital download!

    5. Creator Jacob Gibson on December 28, 2012

      Thank you, Zack! I wish I'd thought to say that. A belated merry Christmas to you too! ^_^ At least I can say to everyone "happy not-end-of-the-world new year!"

    6. Creator Zack Owens on December 25, 2012

      Hey, just figured I'd wish everyone here a merry Christmas! You guys are just as much family to me as my own. So merry Christmas, AppleJake, Michael, BVM, Paul, Jarred, Justin, and all the rest of you. And merry Christmas to Tara, Andrea, Ashleigh, Tabitha, Kathy, John, and the rest of the cast and crew of both the show and documentary.

    7. Creator Jacob Gibson on December 25, 2012

      February for the blu-ray? Aaaaaaaagghh! I'm not going to survive until then! I thought it was going to be an "early Christmas present," but now all of this waiting is going to make me go lesson zero! *deep breath* Ok, relax Jake. You can wait until January 12 for the digital download. I know I'll watch the movie at least once more once I get the blu-ray (and the bonus disc with the extended interviews).
      That preview was so good! I've watched it 3 times now. I'm sure this could be my favorite documentary for a long time if not forever. When the music at the end started playing I was hoping it was "Great to be Different" by Forest Rain. Do you think you'll use that song? Thank you a million for making this movie. I hope that the viewing public appreciates it too and doesn't see it as catering to us fans.

    8. Creator Zack Owens on December 25, 2012

      Loved it! And great music choices! Discord, Long Way From Equestria, and fans singing Smile Smile Smile! Nice touch. Looks great, feels great, can't wait!

    9. Creator BVM on December 20, 2012

      That trailer was awesome indeed and moving.

    10. Creator Paul Gettle on December 20, 2012

      They've since updated it to allow for 4 downloads of each resolution of the Promo Trailer. Hopefully this will be enough for everyone.

    11. Creator Paul Gettle on December 20, 2012

      I'm also having the exact same issues as described by Alan De Smet below.

      And it's not like I expect them to keep the movie backed up on their servers forever, but while the promo is being hosted on their servers, anyone who's authorized to download it, should be able to attempt downloads as many times as is needed to successfully get a copy of the file. If scrnland's business model seriously only supports enough transfer bandwidth to support just one download of the file per name on the authorized downloaders list, then it may be time to look for a different distribution method, even if it costs a little more.

    12. Creator Jerred on December 20, 2012

      The digital release is a day after my birthday this is an awesome gift :D

    13. Creator Justin Ferrenburg on December 19, 2012

      Cool, Jan 12th release just 2 days before my b-day! :D

    14. Creator Paula Clark on December 19, 2012

      Got the promo. Very nice. I had no problems downloading, actually it duplicated when I loaded it to iTunes. Or maybe I hit it twice, either way, it was smooth. Excited and anxious to hear the original music.

    15. Creator Weimann on December 19, 2012

      @Michael Brockhoff
      That's great. Thank you for your concern. :)

      As for the trailer itself, it looked absolutely great. I can't wait for January.

    16. Creator Michelle K. T. Illg on December 19, 2012

      Tara's original song?! Brony music?! January 12?! Public distribution?! I have just one immediate reaction to all of this:

      *hooves-to-face squealing* OMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSHOMIGOSH.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    17. Creator Michael Brockhoff on December 19, 2012

      @Weimann
      No worries. Thats why we decided to do a test with the trailer before the big film release. We will adjust for issues like this.

    18. Creator Weimann on December 19, 2012

      Like many other gmail users, my mail ended up in the spam folder. Those missing theirs should check there too.

      If scrnland.com is the site you intend to use for the actual digital release distribution, I'd expect there to be trouble. The site seems to only allow for the initiation of a single download in each resolution, which means that if, say, your 1080p copy download somehow gets interrupted, which could happen from a connectivity fluctuation of some sort, from your computer deciding to bug out or (as in my case), just ending the download since you realised you saved it in the wrong folder, it won't let you restart the download.

      While restricting the number of downloads in itself is a strange practice, it gets aggravated by the fact that it doesn't even check that you actually got your stuff before it shuts you out. If it's an anti-piracy measure, it's spectacularly mishandled; if it somehow fails to download, that just means someone who was supposed to get it instead didn't. I am highly sceptical of this distribution channel.

      Well, I guess I better go watch this thing now. :P

    19. Creator Wilfried "Evenprime" Pasquazzo on December 19, 2012

      Good trailer, you have found some nice stories and people for the Documentary.

      My email ended up in the spam-folder on GMail too, so that'll be most likely happen for every user of Google's mail service.

    20. Creator Robert Moy on December 19, 2012

      Good looking,and touching, trailer. The download was mostly flawless, the only hiccup being that the email ended up in spam (like Collin I have a gmail account). Otherwise it was fast and easy.

      Excited for the release!

    21. Creator Michael Brockhoff on December 19, 2012

      @Jordan Olling
      All the emails went out so please double check and if you really don't have it anywhere message me so we can check into why it didn't arrive.

    22. Creator Jordan Olling on December 19, 2012

      I saw the trailer on YouTube, as I haven't received the e-mail yet, and I really liked it! Of course, there is a minority of people calling out "so much spaghetti!", but that's to be expected.

    23. Creator Michael Brockhoff on December 19, 2012

      @Alan De Smet
      All the issues will be worked out. That's why we are doing a backer exclusive trailer as a test before the whole film. By the way, while I appreciate you would like to have somebody keep a backup for you, there is absolutely no way an Independent distributor can do that and operate like iTunes.

    24. Creator Alan De Smet on December 19, 2012

      scrnland is not ready for prime time. It failed cryptically when I tried to download it. That happens (he who runs safety measures like NoScript expects it). but when I tried again, "You have already downloaded your 1080p copy" Problem 1: I have not downloaded any copies! I tried, but got "access denied." Problem 2: The idea that you can download something just once ever is very 1999 of scrnland. When I get a movie from iTunes, I can re-download it repeatedly. Steam serves copies of games over and over. When I buy music from Amazon, I don't think I have unlimited downloads, but I have more than one!

      I've contacted scrnland about fixing my immediate problem. But you should be aware of these issues. Hopefully scrnland can improve before the full release, but if not perhaps you should look to another distributor.

    25. Creator Seraphem on December 19, 2012

      just got my download and........and......there are no words, this is going to be SO AWESOME!

    26. Creator Collin Bachman on December 19, 2012

      Excellent job on the trailer guys. It's really well-done, and captures everything this documentary is and should be about. Can't wait until January!

      For everyone else, check your Spam folder. I'm on GMail, and it showed up in there.

    27. Creator Cameron Forrester on December 19, 2012

      downloading it now, cant wait to see the finished product, this trailer will tie me over :D

    28. Creator Filip Fluttershy Granberg on December 19, 2012

      Dowloading it now!

    29. Creator Johan "StarFall" Ingvesback on December 19, 2012

      Awesome news, looking forward to the sneak peek trailer ^^

    30. Creator Filip Fluttershy Granberg on December 19, 2012

      Looking awesome! :) I'm looking forward to the trailer!