- On Friday, Pixar released a new short film, "Out," which is available on the Disney Plus streaming service.
- The film is the first from the animation studio to feature an LGBTQ main character.
- The story follows protagonist Greg as he moves in with his boyfriend, Manuel, and faces a surprise from his parents, who don't know that Greg is gay.
- Some viewers of "Out" have shared reactions to the film on Twitter, with many calling it emotional, powerful, and a tear-jerker.
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Pixar released a new animated short film, "Out," on Friday.
"Out," which is part of the "Spark Shorts" series available for streaming on Disney Plus, is the first film from Disney and Pixar to feature an LGBTQ storyline and a main character who identifies as gay.
The animated short is written and directed by Steven Clay Hunter. It tells the story of main character Greg (voiced by Kyle McDaniel) who is preparing to move in with his boyfriend, Manuel (voiced by Caleb Cabrera). Greg is then surprised by his parents, who don't yet know Greg is gay.
Disney released a trailer of the film on social media on Thursday, which sparked reactions from fans who found the glimpse of the storyline especially poignant.
—Disney+ (@disneyplus) May 21, 2020
"OMG thank you, Disney," one user wrote in a comment on Disney's Instagram post of the "Out" trailer.
"I would have loved this as a kid," another Instagram commenter wrote in response to the "Out" trailer.
People who watched "Out" on Disney Plus shared their reactions to the full film on Twitter. Some wrote about the experience of feeling represented in the animated story.
—AJ Adams (@itsajadams) May 22, 2020
"The new Pixar Spark Short, 'Out,' has been played more than five times at home, creating a great conversation with my 4-year-old son," one user wrote. "It ended up with him saying, 'Everyone can love anyone and I love it.'"
—sincerely, ivy marie. (@sincerely__ivy) May 22, 2020
Others warned that the heartwarming story is a tear-jerker.
—Simon Chong (@chongster62) May 22, 2020
—Ir⎊n baby (@An_a_eL) May 22, 2020
—Rain On Matty (@Mattypi0225) May 22, 2020
Earlier this year, Pixar's feature film "Onward" featured the studio's first LGBTQ character, Officer Specter, a policewoman voiced by Lena Waithe.