|“||Considering that It´s done by a PPG and Foster´s writer, we will probably get the best girl cartoon ever||”|
–The Zam, The night before the Premiere of MLP:FIM
What is it?
"My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series that premiered on October 10, 2010 on the United States cable network The Hub, and is based on Hasbro's My Little Pony line of toys and animated works. The series is produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver (formerly Studio B Productions)" - Wikipedia
But really, it's the reason that Ponychan and the wiki you are reading exist.
What is it about?
"The show follows a studious unicorn pony named Twilight Sparkle as she is tasked by her mentor Princess Celestia to learn about friendship in the town of Ponyville. Twilight becomes close friends with five other ponies: Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie. Each represents a different facet of friendship, and discovers themselves to be key parts in the "Elements of Harmony". In the series, the ponies share adventures and help out other residents of Ponyville, while working out the troublesome moments in their own friendships" - Wikipedia
Why did it become popular?
It all started when someone discovered this article and posted it to /co/. The alarmist and negative tone of the article amused many, but what got everyone's attention was that Lauren Faust was listed as the executive producer of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Seeing as Lauren Faust is a well know animator, having worked on popular shows as Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and The Powerpuff Girls, many took interest and watched the pilot. After that, the show surged in popularity.