Disney+ Releases Adorable Animated Short Film ‘Out’

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+.

One Million Moms Loses Their Minds Over Two Animated Same-Sex Characters Kissing

Oh, good grief.

From the homophobic One Million Moms via email:

Alerting all parents! In a first for the Disney Channel, a Disney XD show subtly displayed several gay kisses in an episode that aired a couple of days ago. The “Star vs. the Forces of Evil” episode featured a scene at a boy band concert where several people, including same sex couples, kiss on cue with the music. The gender of various other kissing couples in the crowd is not always visible.

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This is the last place parents would expect their children to be confronted with content regarding sexual orientation. Issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, and it is becoming extremely common and unnecessary. Disney has decided to be politically correct versus providing family-friendly entertainment. Disney should stick to entertaining instead of pushing an agenda. Conservative families need to urge Disney to avoid mature and controversial topics.

The fleeting moment happens at the 1:27 moment as five or six other animated couples having a smooch.

Can you believe folks care about this???