My Little Ponies humanized for movie

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  1. slippy0 says:

    [Vomiting intensifies]

  2. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    Oooh, I sense an awkward “I was a Brony before it was borderline pedophilic!” raging controversy in the near future…

  3. Jack Everitt says:

    I believe that Hasbro has just achieved a new world record for Cluelessness.

    • Bersl says:

      Indeed. I think they have the psychology of their purported target audience with this spin-off all wrong: if pre-teens’ tastes have changed such that they are not interested in ponies, why would the association with MLP help?

      They’d have found a lot more success with a separate franchise. As some random person on Twitter wrote:

      “If you guys wanted an IP to compete against Monster High, why didn’t you just greenlight Lauren Faust’s Galaxy Girls?” https://twitter.com/JasonWang6594/status/333984240150642689

      But then again, I am not, nor have I ever been, a pre-teen girl.

    • Brainspore says:

      Hasbro has just achieved a new world record for Cluelessness.

      Ironic considering that Hasbro now owns all Parker Brothers board games.

    • Boundegar says:

      You know the problem with My Little Pony?  Too many ponies.  Also, they’re too little. Solve those minor problems, and people will totally experience the brand.

      Literally.

      • Leah Miller says:

        Oddly enough, one of the things I like best about My Little Pony is that the ponies seem to be grown ups. Two of them run their own businesses, another one has a full-time job, and Twilight Sparkle is in the pony equivalent of grad school. It’s one of very, very few shows for girls I can think of where the main characters have productive, enjoyable careers, illustrating that there’s life after high school.

    • euansmith says:

      This is right down there with including a “Lady Rabbit” in Loony Tunes. Anyone with half a brain knows when you need a lady, you put Bugs in a dress (sexiest Brunhilde EVER). 

  4. Antinous / Moderator says:

    We are responding to the desire by our fans to experience the brand in more ways.

    Does this mean that our long wait for My Little Dildony is finally over?

  5. Stefan Jones says:

    Across the nation, thousands of people are clopping in celebration.

  6. I would estimate that the Brony Discomfort Level here is at “DEFCON 14-16″

    • jandrese says:

      Since DEFCON 1 is the worst (total nuclear war) and 5 is the best (World Peace, love and harmony planetwide), DEFCON levels in the 14-16 range have to be something like planetwide sustained simultaneous orgasm.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Since someone flagged this comment, I have to agree.

  7. Nathan says:

    Oooh, this is gonna be a good one! I hear humanized Rainbow Dash water ski jumps over a shark!

  8. Elliot says:

    And no longer were bronies allowed to use the “we’re not furries!” distinction.

  9. madopal says:

    “I want to experience your brand, to tear your brand, to wear your brand….to be born unto new worlds where your brand becomes my key….”

  10. Peter says:

     I like the idea of established shows changing things up so their fans can experience the brand in new ways.

    Have an alien invasion “Sons of Anarchy.”

    Next season of “Girls”, throw in a zombie apocalypse.

    “American Idol”, next season have them develop into mass-produced robot clones… (oh wait)

  11. WE ARE BUILDING A RELIGION, 
    WE ARE BUILDING IT BIGGER
    WE ARE WIDENING THE CORRIDORS
    AND ADDING MORE LANES
    WE ARE BUILDING A RELIGION. 
    A LIMITED EDITION.

  12. Jack Daniel says:

    What a bunch of whorses.

  13. oasisob1 says:

    It’s just so wrong.

  14. Brainspore says:

    This is just like that time that the Smurfs were reimagined as 40-foot-tall cyborgs from the future.

  15. Yaanu says:

    To me, it seems less a crass marketing maneuver/cash-in and more of a dramatic shift on behalf of Hasbro to push away the older male audience and bring back the original target demographic, that being 4-8 year old girls.

  16. madopal says:

    And when I glanced at the image above, I thought it said “My Little Pony: Euthanasia Girls”

  17. mindysan33 says:

    First, I want to point out that this is a show for pre-teen girls…. I think some people (bronies and those critical of bronies) forget. And for that demographic, the show itself is really not half bad.

    Second, I wonder how long before a backlash erupts.

    Third, BARF! this totally sucks.

  18. Baldhead says:

    Pretty sure there’s many lists of things people want to see in a MLP film. Also pretty sure making them human shaped isn’t on any of them.

    • nowimnothing says:

      I think it is more about the taking on the Monster High and similar dolls. You can sell them for a higher price with a  lot more accessories for even more $. They still have pony ears, tails and wings.

  19. Angryjim says:

    I just watched the preview on nytimes. Oddly the image shown looks nothing like the actual clip. Looks they are turned into straight up humans.. not the weird half humans in that picture.

    • Angryjim says:

      Not that I care about this at all. But the half human/half horse creatures in that picture were taking me on a trip to Uncanny Valley.. which the clip didn’t do.

  20. Daedalus says:

    I don’t know why they don’t have pants in Equestria. I mean, even sporty spice and the nature-lover and the nerd and the cowgirl are all “your shortest, most paedo-baiting skirt, plz!”

  21. EeyoreX says:

    To be fair, this humanizing switcheroo has actually been a “thing” in the fan art community for years now. Hasbro is only riffing of that, so this is totally on the fans.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aqk7c9jhNo
    On the other hand, most bronies seem cool with it. Really, who cares, either way? It’s not like “New Coke” – the original flavor isn’t going anywhere. 

    • Bersl says:

       “On the other hand, most bronies seem cool with it.”

      I don’t know whom you’re listening to, but that’s not the sense I get at all.

      • EeyoreX says:

        And vice versa. 
        However, as with any fan community that’s grown large enough, people are in it for very different reasons. Some are there for the fun and games, others are frankly mostly there for the drama and gripes. And in a sufficiently diverse community, both kinds cand find kindred spirits. Bronies aren’t much different from, say, Trekkers or soccer fans in that respect.  :)

        • wolfman_al2 says:

          The point is NOBODY in the Brony scene really looks forward to this. Many try to be positive and open minded about it (“Its just a one shot movie!” “It has no influence whatsoever on the canon of the show!” “We sould give it a chance as we gave FIM a chance!”), but thats denial and fear that this will drag FIM with it down to hell when it inevitably charshes and burns. Fact is that after the “Turd” season and the awfull season finale, nerves are raw and the mood on fansites is like in the Führerbunker April 1945. 

          • marilove says:

            “but thats denial and fear that this will drag FIM with it down to hell when it inevitably charshes and burns.”

            Y’all are grown men, right?  I mean, that’s what bronies are, right? Wow.  I just.  It’s a freakin’ cartoon made for kids.

            I try not to judge, really, but y’all are taking a silly, made-for-children cartoon entirely too seriously. It’s creepy.

            And isn’t that why THIS particular re-make of the original cartoon IS creepy, right? Because grown men have taken over the “fandom”, rather than children. Yuck.

          • wolfman_al2 says:

            Your opinion has been noticed but will be ignored.

  22. Xof says:

    “We are responding to the desire by our fans to experience the brand in more ways.”

    You know, the person that wrote this was once a five-year-old boy with hopes and dreams. What happened?

  23. Ismael Olea says:

    Well, this kind of transition is not really new… http://helablog.com/2011/05/nothing-sexier-than-a-woman-in-horseshoes-%E2%80%93-rancho-boots-2/

  24. Gyrofrog says:

    I get to be Stinky-Pie

  25. Sallynotadude says:

    Finally! A show for girls where everyone is crazy thin.

  26. i_prefer_yeti says:

    IKEA should pony-up a sponsorship with this program.

  27. Jorpho says:

    And so the devil carries the brand off into hell. How Faustian!

  28. Jenonymous says:

    Please, FSM, PLEASE, do NOT let this become a challenge on the next season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

  29. Peter Huestis says:

    It could have been worse, they could have made them into slutty teenaged ponies.

  30. Timmo Warner says:

    As someone who likes the regular show, I’ll give this a shot on DVD. If it turns out to be terrible, which it might, the regular show is still around.

    There’s really no way to tell if what makes MLP good will be kept for this or if it’s purely just to sell human dolls with a MLP brand tie in.

    • Timmo Warner says:

      Except for good character design. Even though the movie looks better than the promotional art up there, it’s terrible.

  31. RedShirt77 says:

    really, the humanizing part is the least disturbing.  I mean really, the idea of talking intelligent speaking beings with no hands was always a disturbing outcome of cartooning everything.   What is disturbing is that humanizing immediately led to sexualizing. 

    i think this will make  great Vegas show when they get done with it.

  32. JProffitt71 says:

    Hmm. Well if it doesn’t interfere with the show or community that I’ve grown to love then to each their own I guess, however it does sound like the kind of shallow tripe that Faust was trying to get away from.

  33. Hasbro markets ponygirls.

  34. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    Just wait until you see what they’ll do for a sugar cube…

  35. Ian Wood says:

    I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of Bronies suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

  36. Dlo Burns says:

    The pic reminds me of the MLP mod for TF2  
    http://fdzeta.com/imgcache/245065dz.png (which really creeps me out)

  37. cdr says:

     I want to experience the Boing Boing brand in more ways. Could you add MORE hooves and snouts please?

    • wolfman_al2 says:

      PONIEFY EVERYTHING!!!
      Its actually Rule 85 of the Internet: If it exists, there is a pony version of it. No exeptions  

  38. Monkey_pants says:

    Oh, dear god. So turns out Satan exists after all.

  39. Jose Galapagos says:

    Well the movie is being written and voiced by the same people who created MLP:FiM, so who knows, it may not be half-bad.

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