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The best word to describe it is probably “relentless,” in that it’s relentlessly cute, relentlessly happy, and relentlessly entertaining. In its own way, it reminds me of a movie like Singin’ In The Rain, in that both properties aim to overwhelm any cynicism directed at them via sheer and utter joyfulness. It seems like it should be easy to watch either property with an ironic sneer of detachment, but both utterly wear down all defenses.
- The A.V. Club
. My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic (previously
) is the curiously addictive cartoon accompaniment to the famous girl's toy line. It just finished it's first season, and all of the episodes can be seen on YouTube (start here
) and this all encompassing torrent
. While intended for girls 6 through 8
, the show has spawned a surprising additional fan base of young-adult men. Calling themselves bronies, they have created a staggering amount of fan material (check the blog Equestra Daily
, chan Ponychan
, and image dump Ponibooru
) and turned the ponies into a widely pervasive meme
, all with the apparent blessing of Hasbro
. [more inside]
posted by The Devil Tesla
on May 28, 2011 -