PONIES The Anthology is a twenty-minute long compilation video composed of brief AMVs (or, as they are known in the fandom, PMVs) of the cartoon series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Often, the video's humor is derived from the use of profane songs or audio segments (examples include Insane Clown Posse's "Miracles", Ludacris's "Move Bitch", the "You eat pieces of shit for breakfast?" scene from Happy Gilmore, and Christian Bale's infamous on-set rant) over clips from the perfectly clean and family-friendly show, although much comedy is also derived from the use of absurdism and Literal Mindedness.Basically? Think AMV Hell, but with the titular equinoids instead of anime.Watch it here. The nearly one and a half hour sequel Anthology II can be found here. A third installment has been announced; a promotional video can be found here.PONIES The Anthology provides examples of:
Getting Crap Past the Radar: Somehow, they pulled it on themselves. In Anthology II, which was more censored than Anthology, the word "shitty" got through in "You're a Wizard, Twilight". This was primarily due to the fact that it was pronounced in the English manner, which sounds more like "shy-ty".
If you had been paying attention to Pinkie's tail 20 screens ago you would have seen this coming. Oh well. Thank you for playing Pony Quest I. We are very sorry that you are not smart enough to beat our game. Now go read a book or something.
The last clip before the end credits of Anthology II is a ten-minute-long, almost shot-for-shot ponified remake of some of the most iconic scenes from 2001: A Space Odyssey, in loving detail. It's also available as a standalone video.
The first part of the credits to Anthology II mimics the credits of How to Train Your Dragon, using similar effects and Jonsí's "Sticks and Stones".
Reaction Shot: The Cutie Mark Crusaders and Angel Bunny during the "Let's Talk Dirty to the Animals" bit in Ponies the Anthology; Pound and Pumpkin Cake at the end of the segment spoofing The Room in Ponies the Anthology II.