Here We Go: Disney-Pixar’s “Onward” to Feature First Openly LGBT Character in an Animated Film

Officer Specter in Disney-Pixar’s “Onward” | Pixar Animation Studios

The upcoming film “Onward,” which will be in theaters on March 6, will feature a self-identified lesbian heroine with a girlfriend, the first-ever animated LGBT character in the Disney-Pixar universe.

The character, named Officer Specter, will be a Cyclops cop, voiced by openly gay screenwriter and actress Lena Waithe, Yahoo Entertainment reported.

“It just kind of happened,” the film’s producer, Kori Rae, was quoted as saying. “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.”

Director Dan Scanlon stated, “It’s a modern fantasy world and we want to represent the modern world.”

The film is set in a magical universe with fantastical citizens, who have lost their connection to the magical arts. According to the film’s description, “two teenage elf brothers … embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.”

While this is Pixar’s first LGBT character, this isn’t the first time Disney has featured such persons on the smaller screen. Disney Channel series “Andi Mack” depicted the network’s first teenage gay couple last year.

The season three finale of the series concluded with the scene between Cyrus Goodman (played by Joshua Rush) confessing his attraction to his classmate TJ Kippen (Luke Mullen).

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Anugrah Kumar