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Entertainment Disney announces first official LGBTQ character in an animated feature

04:25  23 february  2020
04:25  23 february  2020 Source:   today.com

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Disney Pixar’s newest film, “Onward,” is breaking ground with a first for the Disney-Pixar universe. The new animated film, set to release March 6, introduces a self-identified lesbian character named Officer Specter.

The character, voiced by actress and screenwriter Lena Waithe, is a Cyclops cop and is featured in one scene in the middle of the main character’s quest.

Kori Rae, the producer for “Onward,” told Yahoo Entertainment, “It just kind of happened.”

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While Disney has included other snippets of LGBTQ -identifying characters in its movies, "Onward" is historic because Officer Specter is the first character The new animated film, set in a mystical land of Cyclops-like creatures, elves, and dragons, includes a policewoman named Officer Specter who

Disney 's Pixar has introduced its first self-identifying LGBTQ character in new fantasy film Onward. The film about young elves The fifth animated feature film released by Disney was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2011 – in case you needed an excuse to rewatch it.

“The scene, when we wrote it, was kind of fitting and it opens up the world a little bit, and that’s what we wanted,” Rae added.

The film’s director, Dan Scanlon, said of the film, “It’s a modern fantasy world and we want to represent the modern world.”

a group of people posing for the camera: TODAY, product courtesy of merchant site © Disney TODAY, product courtesy of merchant site According to Yahoo Entertainment, “Onward” stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt voicing the two main characters, Ian and Barley, respectively. The brothers lost their father at a young age before they could say goodbye. When Ian turns 16, their mom, voiced by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, gives them a present left to them by their late father: a 24-hour resurrection spell.

The spell goes wrong and the two brothers are left on a quest to find a replacement element before the spell wears off and their father disappears again.

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The animation giant’s upcoming flick Onward will feature the first animated LGBTQ character to exist in the Disney -Pixar universe. Onward producer Kori Rae confirmed the role in an interview published Friday, telling Yahoo Entertainment that the inclusion of the character “just kind of happened” when

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Officer Specter comes in towards the middle of the brothers’ quest while they head to the magical mountains. In one scene, the character and her cop partner Officer Gore (Ali Wong) pull over a driver who claims he was distracted because his girlfriend's sons have been acting up.

“My girlfriend’s daughter got me pulling my hair out," Officer Specter relates during the scene.

While this is the first confirmed instance, previously there were only speculations of LGBTQ characters in the Disney-Pixar universe.

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Later this year, Disney will officially be introducing a same-sex couple into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in "The Eternals." The movie, scheduled to be released November 6 in theaters, is set to feature Haaz Sleiman and Bryan Tyree Henry as a same-sex couple with a child.

Sleiman told NewNowNext that not only will the film feature the MCU's first same-sex couple, it will also feature the first same-sex kiss as well.

"Everyone cried on set," he said of the moment. "For me, it’s very important to show how loving and beautiful a queer family can be."

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