The 'My Little Pony' Movie Gets A Release Date, So Insert Your Own Brony Joke Here

Many of the young girls who are enjoying My Little Pony at this moment probably won't have any interest in the big screen version that is officially set to arrive in 2017. They'll have grown up and moved onto other things. Maybe they'll be old enough to be going on dates and sneaking out behind the school to try the cigarettes they stole from their parents. They'll have other things on their minds. However, little kids will always love colorful talking horses and there will be a new batch of adoring fans waiting to experience the big screen adventures of Rainbow Dash and her posse in two years.

Meanwhile, the grown men who are also devoted to this franchise have just set a countdown clock.

Hit the jump for more on the My Little Pony movie release date.

Variety has revealed that the My Little Pony movie, which is being directed by Jayson Theissen from a screenplay by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic writer/producer Meghan McCarthy, will arrive on November 3, 2017. Here's how they describe the plot:

The story centers on Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Raritye embarking on a journey to save their home.

Originally introduced as a toy line targeting young girls in 1983 and later as an animated series in 1986, My Little Pony has remained popular over the decades. A new series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic debuted in 2010 and it was an instant hit with the target audience and male teenagers and adults, who have not been shy about about their love of this series and its characters. "Bronies" are a proper internet fandom – they're as obsessive as Star Trek fans and as aggressive as Batman fans. The darker corners of this phenomenon require rubber gloves and goggles to explore properly – do yourself a favor and don't Google "clop clop." Seriously. Don't.

A crowdfunded documentary on the "Brony" phenomenon came out two years ago, just in case you feel the burning desire to know more.

The My Little Pony movie will probably be cute. It will probably be a totally fine family movie that showcases the sense of humor that made Friendship is Magic one of the more tolerable shows parents have endured in recent years to please their children. We're just curious to see the make-up of the theaters on opening day. Who will have more seats: the little kids or the grown men in Rainbow Dash t-shirts?