Pixar introduces first-ever gay main character

A new Pixar short film featured the studio’s first openly gay main character. The short, Out, is currently available for streaming on Disney+.

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Out is a nine-minute short film about a young gay man named Greg who has not yet revealed to his parents that he is gay. Greg plans to move to the big city with his boyfriend, Manuel. The trailer features Greg holding a picture of him and his boyfriend, contemplating how he will tell his parents about his sexuality.

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Out is one of the seven short films part of Pixar’s SparkShorts program. “The SparkShorts program is designed to discover new storytellers, explore new storytelling techniques, and experiment with new production workflows,” according to Pixar Animation Studios President, Jim Morris. “These films are unlike anything we’ve ever done at Pixar, providing an opportunity to unlock the potential of individual artists and their inventive filmmaking approaches on a smaller scale than our normal fare.”

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Earlier this year, another gay character was featured in Pixar’s animated film, Outward. However, this is the first time a same-sex couple is the main character of the story.

You can watch the full trailer of Out below:

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