Fans of both Disney and animation have been pushing for more LGBTQ characters in films and even as the lead character, one popular petition is to give Frozen’s Queen Elsa a girlfriend. Now while these are just fan wishes. Two major Disney directors think this could happen very soon.
In a Huffington Post interview this week, Moana’s Ron Clements and John Musker voiced support for the idea. “It seems like the possibilities are pretty open at this point,” Clements said. Musker added that with the right creative vision, he thinks Disney execs would quickly get on board. “It would be driven by a director or a directorial team that really wanted to push that,” he explained. “I would say we haven’t ever really [had] restrictions placed on what we’ve done.”
Disney has slowly started to break barriers with their Disney Princesses Tiana the first Black princess, A Hispanic princess Elena introduced on Disney Junior, and more recently Moana who has no love interest and even body type, “We made her legs fuller and her hips are fuller to make her capable of these action stunts that we wanted to do,” Musker told HuffPo.
Clements and Musker’s comments are very exciting to hear. With the boundaries Disney is pushing lately this really could happen sooner than later. Disney isn’t just pushing boundaries at Pixar with Hispanic culture at Pixar, and live action Ava DuVernay (Black female) Director taking on a huge Disney blockbuster in Wrinkle In Time, Anna Boden first female Marvel director taking on Captain Marvel, and Niki Caro taking on the live-action adaptation of Mulan. Yes the boundaries are being pushed slowly but Disney is making the necessary steps for change.
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