Walt Disney Animation Studios is all set to introduce their first on-screen gay character in their upcoming animated film “Strange World”. The character will be voiced by Jabouki Young-White.
The animated film spins around the Clade family, which is portrayed as a “legendary family of explorers”. The family includes Searcher Clade; his dad, Jaeger; Searcher’s partner, Meridian; and Callisto Mal, the head of the investigation party. Young-White voices their Searcher’s 16-year-old child, Ethan. The character is transparently gay and biracial. He is attracted to his crush, Diazo.
While the character comes as large news, individuals have their own reaction to the equivalent. Taking to Twitter, an individual stated, “This is totally silly, why are individuals overemphasizing gays and lesbians?! It is normal for individuals to be sexually open to experience passionate feelings for! This gives Christianity a terrible name! Cause a piece of my family is Christian! They would try and see this as dumb!” The following are a couple of reactions:
Ethan’s presentation has earned a wide assortment of responses on Twitter. “#StrangeWorld is perfectly finished. The LGBTQ portrayal is immense for Disney. Monstrous. I grinned so hard, #RepresentationMatters,” said one user.
Director Don Hall, while speaking to The Variety said, “It never got broken down like that. It was more organic.” Meanwhile, co-director and writer Qui Nguyen said, “I have a biracial family, so it was something that was easily relatable to me to [have] two people with very different backgrounds fall in love. And now my kid walks both those lines of us — fully Asian, fully Jewish — and that was something I understood inherently.”
Hall further added that gayness is one piece of him. The character is likewise striking and stunningly sympathetic, which is the reason he becomes kind of the traditionalist in our film.