Introduced originally as My Pretty Pony by Hasbro in 1981 and later renamed My Little Pony in 1983, these hooved animals have captured the hearts of little girls (and adult women) for a long time. Marketed primarily towards girls, they have became a collectors item that spanned into countless generations of toys, television series, videogames, knockoffs and even fanart.
But My Little Pony came and went, and most only knew it as a nostalgic wave in their hearts as they thought about those colorful little ponies with their combable hair and countless accessories.
But then HUB T.V. brought it back with Lauren Faust as My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Lauren Faust not only gave My Little Pony sophisticated writing, but also deep characters that children and adult alike can relate to.
Faust started a wildfire and it spread not only among the female population, but the teen and adult males as well. Known as “bronies”, the circle is now complete. There is no one left behind in the popularity of My Little Ponies: Friendship is Magic.
During SDCC, fans and press both male and female jammed into the conference room to ask the cast and creators questions. What they expressed was more than their thoughts, but also their hopes for the future of the now re-popular show about ponies.