Animation studio Pixar seeks to cross borders by initiating a casting to search for a transgender child actress to star in its next film.
Disney and the animation studio Pixar continue to show their support for the LGBT + community and as proof of this, we have their new commitment to inclusion by wanting to introduce a transgender character into their films for the first time.
After several years, the animation studio has wanted to include minorities in its productions and give them prominence. An example is the tape Unidos, which showed for the first time a lesbian police officer, although this cost him harsh criticism on social networks from the conservative public.
The animation studio has begun its search for a transgender talent for its next film.
However, it has now been revealed that Disney and Pixar are looking for a transgender voice actress to voice the leading lady in their new movie. According to the @transmarch account on Twitter, the person concerned must play Jess, a 14-year-old trans girl who stands out for being cheerful, compassionate, and always supporting others.
Among the requirements requested by the animation studio, known mostly for being responsible for the Toy Story saga, is that the person must be between 12 and 17 years old, be enthusiastic, fun, and energetic, that they feel comfortable in front of the microphone, and that she can play a 14-year-old transgender teenager.
Pixar inclusion receives criticism.
Disney has received harsh criticism for supporting the LGBT + community in its productions.
The news has caused a great scandal in social networks, as some netizens consider that the inclusion of a transgender character in children’s films “can confuse their sexual identity”, although this theory has been denied by experts on more than one occasion.
On the other hand, INSPIREDTRAVELER found out that there are several netizens who are in favor of this decision since it is considered that their appearance on the screen could help other transgender adolescents to feel represented and made visible, which could be one of the objectives from Disney and Pixar.