Web Video: Ponies The Anthology

PONIES The Anthology is a series of compilation videos composed of brief AMVs (or, as they are known in the fandom, PMVs) of the cartoon series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. The first one, released in 2011 and running 24 minutes, relied on profane audio clips and songs (examples include the Insane Clown Posse's "Miracles", Ludacris' "Move Bitch", the "You eat pieces of shit for breakfast?" scene from Happy Gilmore, and Christian Bale's infamous on-set rant) as well as the occasional absurd joke and extended homage. It has since been followed by two longer sequels: II (2012, 82 minutes) and III (2013, 74 minutes). The humor of II and III is derived from large doses of absurdism and Literal Mindedness, as well as many Visual Puns, Homages, and instances of fancy editing and flawless lip syncing.

Basically? Think AMV Hell, but with technicolor ponies instead of anime.

IV is only 6 minutes long and contains no PMVs whatsoever, instead consisting only of a few completely original Parody Commercials about Bronycon 2014 and an opening based on The Elder Scrolls that gets more and more ridiculous as it goes on. It ends with a note from the creators that says the stress of doing the project led them to stop production. The very end of the video hints at the release of a fifth installment, which was released in 2015 and runs 65 minutes.

Watch I here.note  Watch II here. III is here. IV (such as it is) can be found here. V can be found here.

The PONIES The Anthology series contains the following tropes: