Disney Announces First Official LGBTQ Character In An Animated Feature

The character will be voiced by actress and screenwriter Lena Waithe

The previews for Disney’s new Pixar film “Onward,” looks like its going to be a hit for the studio!  The new movie is out on March 6th and introduces a self-identified lesbian character named Officer Specter.

The film’s director, Dan Scanlon, said of the film, “It’s a modern fantasy world and we want to represent the modern world.”

The movie stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt voicing the two main characters, Ian and Barley, respectively. 

The film is about the brothers who lost their father at a young age before they could say goodbye.  When Ian turns 16, their mom, voiced by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, gives them a present left to them by their late father: a 24-hour resurrection spell.  The spell goes wrong and the two brothers are left on a quest to find a replacement element before the spell wears off and their father disappears again.

Officer Specter comes in towards the middle of the brothers’ quest while they head to the magical mountains.