WARNING! Pixar features its first gay character in a lead role in its new short film Out. It began streaming Friday, May 22, as part of Pixar’s SparkShorts series on Disney+.
Out follows the story of a grown gay man named Greg who struggles with coming out to his parents before moving to the big city with his boyfriend, Manuel.
Disney SparkShorts describes the short film like this: “On an average day, Greg’s life is filled with family, love and a rambunctious little dog – but despite all of this, Greg has a secret. …”
In the trailer, Greg is shown in his bedroom practicing how he'll come out to his parents, then the doorbell rings. Greg answers it and is startled to find that his parents have dropped by his house for a surprise visit. His sneaky dog, Jim, starts rushing around the house trying to hide evidence of Greg's relationship with his boyfriend.
The actual film concludes with Greg’s mother already knowing her son’s secret. Both Greg’s mother and father gladly accept Greg’s relationship with Manuel. Greg and Manuel are shown being affectionate throughout the film before kissing at the end.
Out is the first release from Pixar to feature a main character who is gay. It's also the first animated gay main character for Disney.
However, in March, Pixar did release the film Onward, which contained its first openly gay character (in a minor role) – a purple cyclops voiced by lesbian Lena Waithe.
Disney has been criticized by homosexual activists in the past for its lack of LGBTQ characters in its programs. But recently Disney has increased its inclusion of LGBTQ characters in supporting roles. Christian families have noticed the increase and spoken out about it.
Christian parents who have a Disney+ subscription should seriously consider canceling it since Disney cannot be trusted. Disney is clearly supporting unbiblical values and promoting sin to children. We need to stand together to preserve the innocence of our children.
Out was directed by Steven Clay Hunter, who also worked on WALL-E and Toy Story 2 among other Pixar films. Max Sachar, known for his work on Coco and Incredibles 2, is the film's producer.
Sign our petition to Disney CEO Bob Chapek urging him to remove the short film Out immediately from its online streaming service Disney+. Let him know your family will not be watching since its inclusion of an openly gay character goes against your beliefs and values.