Veteran Disney animator says only a matter of time before gay families appear in films

DisneyVeteran Disney animator Andreas Deja has said its only a matter of time before gay families appear in the studio’s films.

DisneyVeteran Disney animator Andreas Deja has said its only a matter of time before gay families appear in the studio’s films. The animator has worked on some of Disney’s most notable feature films such as Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and also The Lion King. He’s quoted on News.com.Au as saying it will only be a matter of time before Disney films feature gay families.

“Is there ever going to be a family that has two dads or two mums? Time will tell. I think once they Disney chiefs 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. We are going to stay with family audiences and basically continue to do what Walt Disney tried to do.” – Andreas Deja quoted on News.com.Au.

Conservative America may not quite be ready for gay characters or gay families cropping up in Disney films though. However, despite the company’s somewhat conservative reputation it does host annual Gay Day parades at its Disney World and Disneyland resorts. Pixar, part of the Disney group, has also supported the It Gets Better video campaign to help gay teens come to terms with their sexuality in the light of rising homophobic bullying.