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Pixar introduces first gay main character in moving coming out story



Pixar’s first gay character in Out (Picture: Disney/Pixar)

Pixar has introduced their first gay main character in a moving short film and we’re already crying.

The Disney+ SparkShorts series arrived this week to ruin our lives and our mascara with the story of Greg as he moves in with his boyfriend Manuel.

Titled Out, the story follows Greg – who isn’t out to his parents – as he gets help from a pair of fairy god-pets (a cat and a dog that appear on a rainbow).

As Greg’s parents arrive at his doorstep, he swaps bodies with his dog, Jim, and tries to hide a framed photo of him and his boyfriend Manuel hugging from his mum.

However, he begins to realise that maybe there’s nothing to hide after all.

Out was directed and written by Steven Clay Hunter and was produced by Max Sachar.

He tries to hide evidence from his parents (Picture: Disney/Pixar)

Steven has worked in animation and visual effects on Finding Dory, WALL-E, Brave, and Toy Story 4.

Pixar’s Onward was the first feature film to include an LGBTQ+ role in the form of Lena Waithe’s cyclops cop Officer Spector, who mentions her girlfriend.

Before Greg transforms into his dog, he is seen convincing himself that it won’t be so hard to come out to his parents.

In true Pixar fashion, chaos ensues.

Out is a part of Pixar collection of six animated independent short films streaming on Disney+.


A statement from Pixar Animations Studios president Jim Morris said: ‘The SparkShorts program is designed to discover new storytellers, explore new storytelling techniques, and experiment with new production workflows.

‘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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Rise of Skywalker’ to Hit Disney Plus Two Months Early – Variety



“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will start streaming two months early on Disney Plus subsequent month — two months sooner than beforehand scheduled.

The final installment of the unique Star Wars collection will debut on the streaming service — when else? — on “Could the 4th,” colloquially generally known as “Star Wars Day” amongst followers the world over.

With the addition to Disney Plus, for the primary time ever, followers will be capable of stream the whole Skywalker saga multi functional place.

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams joined forces as soon as once more to ship “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the thrilling climactic chapter within the Skywalker saga, bringing the heroic battle to revive peace and freedom to the galaxy to an epic, resounding conclusion.

The movie stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams

Extra to return.

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Cassian Andor Disney Plus Series Adds Genevieve O’Reilly, Denise Gough – Variety



The untitled Cassian Andor collection at Disney Plus is continuous to construct out its forged.

Selection has confirmed that each Denise Gough and Genevieve O’Reilly have joined the present, which is able to function a prequel to the movie “Rogue One.” O’Reilly will reprise the function of Mon Motha, whom she performed in “Rogue One,” whereas the main points of Gough’s character are being saved beneath wraps. Each actresses appeared within the movie “The Child Who Would Be King.”

Gough is a two-time Olivier Award winner and a Tony nominee. Her display screen credit embody “A Darkish Place” and “Juliet, Bare.” She was additionally forged within the “Sport of Thrones” prequel pilot that in the end didn’t transfer ahead at HBO. She is repped by UTA within the U.S. and Impartial Expertise Group within the U.Ok.

Along with showing in “Rogue One,” O’Reilly voiced Mon Mothma within the animated collection “Star Wars Rebels.” Her different credit embody “Glitch,” “Tin Star,” and “Banished.” She is repped by United Brokers.

It was beforehand introduced that Diego Luna would return as Andor, whereas Alan Tudyk will as soon as once more play Ok-2SO, Andor’s droid sidekick. Selection solely reported final week that each Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller have additionally been forged.

As well as, Tony Gilroy is now formally the showrunner on the collection, taking on for Stephen Schiff. Selection solely reported on Gilroy’s involvement with the present final October, at which period he was stated to be working alongside Schiff. Gilroy is credited because the co-writer on “Rogue One,” having supervised in depth reshoots of the movie that went on to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

Disney had beforehand indicated the present would debut in 2021, however it’s unknown if the latest industry-wide shutdown triggered however he COVID-19 pandemic will alter the premiere. Identical goes for a manufacturing begin date, which remains to be unknown because of the pandemic.

The present focuses on Insurgent agent Andor previous to the occasions of “Rogue One” within the early days of the Rebel towards the Empire. The present had been described as a “spy thriller” when plans for it have been first revealed.

“The Mandalorian” was the primary “Star Wars” live-action collection, which debuted on Disney Plus at launch on November. There are a number of different such reveals in growth, together with an Obi-Wan Kenobi collection starring Ewan McGregor. Selection reported on Wednesday that “Russian Doll” co-creator Leslye Headland is presently growing a female-centric “Star Wars” collection as effectively.

The Hollywood Reporter first broke this information.

(Pictured: Genevieve O’Reilly, left; Denise Gough, proper)

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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 in the Works at Disney Plus (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety



The October premiere date for Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” should still really feel prefer it’s far, far-off, however pre-production has already begun on a 3rd installment of the wildly fashionable Disney Plus sequence, Selection has realized solely.

Sources near the manufacturing have confirmed that creator Jon Favreau has been “writing season Three for some time,” and that the artwork division, led by Lucasfilm vice chairman and govt inventive director Doug Chiang, has been creating ideas for Season 3 “for the previous few weeks.”

“We’ve simply began pre-production and are wanting into additional adventures for the Mandalorian in Season 3,” revealed one supply.

As well as, one other supply with information of the scenario confirmed that the manufacturing design division started engaged on season Three on April 20, pointing to the very fact the division requires “such an enormous lead time” to elucidate why “the gears have began grinding actually early on.”

Information of season Three being within the works comes simply over a month after manufacturing wrapped on Season 2. “The Mandalorian” was luckier than most reveals, because it managed to spherical off manufacturing in early March, simply earlier than the primary coronavirus shelter in place orders got here into impact.

Favreau confirmed that Mando and co. can be again for a second season through a tweet late final yr.

Season 1 ended with Mando and Child Yoda flying off looking for the Little one’s residence planet and whereas little is understood in regards to the plot for season 2, Giancarlo Esposito, whose villainous Moff Gideon was launched on the finish of Season 1, just lately teased that followers can count on extra darksaber-wielding in future episodes. Esposito even admitted to having “gone by way of two, three” props whereas taking pictures Season 2.

In different latest “Mandalorian”-related information, it was reported that “Briarpatch” star Rosario Dawson had joined Season 2 in a visitor starring function as Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice and one of many central characters within the fashionable animated present “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Nonetheless, Dawson remained tight-lipped on the matter throughout an interview with Selection per week in the past.

“That’s not confirmed but however when that occurs, I shall be very pleased. I’m very excited for that to be confirmed in some unspecified time in the future,” she mentioned, including it could be “one million and one p.c due to the followers.”

“The Mandalorian” was the primary “Star Wars” sequence to launch on Disney Plus and undoubtedly performed a major half within the service buying a whopping 50 million subscribers worldwide as of April 8.

The Mouse Home additionally has two others sequence from a Galaxy far, far-off within the works, particularly an Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence with Ewan McGregor reprising the enduring function, and a Cassian Andor sequence starring Diego Luna, which just lately added Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller, as Selection reported solely.

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