In advance of Pride month, Pixar Studios has released an adorable animated short film that tells the tale of a young man coming out to his parents.
The nine-minute short, titled Out, is the story of Greg who is getting ready to move in with his boyfriend Manuel. The film’s conflict? Greg hasn’t come out to his family.
While packing to move, his parents unexpectedly show up to help. Aided by his trusty fairy god-pets, Greg has to figure out how to handle THE moment.
The short is written and directed by Steven Clay Hunter, a longtime animator for Pixar whose past credits include A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, Toy Story 2, and The Incredibles.
While there have been queer characters in supporting roles in past Disney projects, this is apparently the first time a gay character has taken the lead in a Mouse House release.
Longtime readers know that, due to my short attention span, I’m a fan of short-form content 🙂
You can check out the super-cute teaser below. The full nine-minute short is currently streaming on Disney+.