Wednesday 30th September 2020

Now available on Disney+ is the latest installment of Pixar’s Spark Shorts series.  Out is the first project from the animation studio to feature an openly gay main character. 

The nine-minute short film follows the story of Greg, who struggles to come out to his parents ahead of his move to the city. When they show up suddenly in a surprise effort to help him pack, he magically switches bodies with his dog and tries to hide evidence of his relationship with his boyfriend, Manuel. 

Disney has been making very small advancements in terms of representation, but has received criticism for appealing to more conservative markets. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker featured the franchise’s first ever same-sex kiss at the end of the film, and the company did reveal that The Eternals will feature the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first openly gay superhero. 

Watch the trailer for Out at the link: here

Pixar short ‘Out’ features the studio’s first gay lead character

Via rss.cnn.com
 

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