Meet the Bronies: The adult men who like My Little Pony
It is a TV show about cartoon horses made for little girls.
Yet in just three years, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, produced by Hasbro Studios, has amassed a huge following among an unlikely audience - grown men.
They call themselves Bronies.
The appeal lies in stories with a moral outlook, the animation and the humour.
A huge culture of music, art and remixed versions of the show has now spread globally on the internet.
Clips of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, copyright Hasbro Studios / Hub TV.
'Proud to be a Brony' song by BlackGryph0n
Video Journalist: John Galliver
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15 Nov 2013
- From the section Magazine