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Meet the Bronies: The adult men who like My Little Pony

15 November 2013 Last updated at 00:03 GMT

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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