Ponyville Confidential: The History and Culture of My Little Pony, 1981-2016

McFarland
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Beloved by young girls around the world, Hasbro’s My Little Pony franchise has been mired in controversy since its debut in the early 1980s. Critics dismissed the cartoons as toy advertisements, and derided their embrace of femininity. The 2010 debut of the openly feminist My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic renewed the backlash, as its broad appeal challenged entrenched notions about gendered entertainment. This first comprehensive study of My Little Pony explores the history and cultural significance of the franchise through Season 5 of Friendship Is Magic and the first three Equestria Girls films. The brand has continued to be on the receiving end of a sexist double standard regarding commercialism in children’s entertainment, while masculine cartoons such as the Transformers have been spared similar criticism.
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About the author

Sherilyn Connelly is a San Francisco-based writer and librarian, and the head film critic for SF Weekly.
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Publisher
McFarland
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Published on
Mar 21, 2017
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Pages
264
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ISBN
9781476626864
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Language
English
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Genres
Performing Arts / Animation
Performing Arts / Television / Genres / Children’s
Social Science / Popular Culture
Social Science / Women's Studies
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This content is DRM protected.
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