It’s called Out and it’s the first children’s short film that tells the story of a gay couple, the one formed by Greg, the main character, and Manuel.
The 9-minute short film has recently landed on Disney+ and is part of a series of animated products by Pixar called SparkShorts, in which the designers experiment with new techniques and approach different themes from those they have always faced.
Because if it’s true that more Disney characters have approached the LGBTQ+ world, Out, written and directed by Steven Hunter, is the first one that does it openly and in a simple and natural way.
The story is that of Greg, a young boy who, despite spending his life with his partner Manuel and his dog Jim, never had the courage to open up to his parents and come out.
It will be a move to the city and an impromptu move from mom and dad to throw Greg into a panic and push him to hide any evidence of his love.
A bit of magic, a shiny dog and cat, a rainbow and a change of perspective will help Greg see things differently and overcome an obstacle he thought was huge.
A story like many others, which we know well, but which for the first time is told to children in the same language as many other normal stories.