It’s only a matter of time and circumstance before Disney movies feature homosexual characters or “families,” according to one of the company’s animators.
In a little-noticed story by the Australian news website News.com.au, animator Andreas Deja, who reported working on the Disney films “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin” and “The Lion King,” said the company is open to the concept of homosexual entertainment.
“Is there ever going to be a family that has two dads or two mums? Time will tell,” he said. “I think once they find the right kind of story with that kind of concept, they will do it.
“It has to be the right kind of story and you have to find that first,” said Deja, according to News.com.au.
Disney, which already allows various “gay days” and other such events at its theme parks, is a “gay-friendly” company, Deja said. The report cited “Lion King” contributor Elton John as well as the late Howard Ashman, who worked on the lyrics to “The Little Mermaid.”
Deja said that the Disney characters already come from a wide range of backgrounds – such as Cinderella’s step-family, Aladdin’s street life and Bambi’s motherless childhood.
He tried to be reassuring, however, in saying, “We won’t all of a sudden make R-rated films.”
At the ATV website, commentator Ian Westhead suggested, “Conservative America may not quite be ready for gay characters or gay families cropping up in Disney films though.”
In a report on Deja’s interview, The Christian Institute news website in the United Kingdom noted the influence of homosexual characters and themes in movies and television.
Earlier this year, a homosexual producer of Britain’s most popular soap opera, “Coronation Street,” admitted he used the show to promote homosexual issues.
In an interview with the London Sun, Phil Collinson called his show “an amazing platform” that really makes “a difference to the way people think.”
“What’s transmitted on Monday night people talk about in pubs, clubs and at work the next day,” Collinson told the London paper..
“You can really make a difference to the way people think – and this show has always had a gay sensibility.”
However, in a review of one Disney’s latest films, “Mars Needs Moms,” WND columnist Drew Zahn found a refreshing emphasis on the fact that children need their parents – a mother and a father.
He wrote, “In the ‘Martian’ culture, the aliens eventually discover, the upbringing of a child requires both discipline and love, both order and affection, and upon the Red Planet, the traits of both mothers and fathers are needed to fulfill the Creator’s intent as well.”