Some countries ban Disney-Pixar’s “Onward”


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Lyn Jarrell, Staff Writer

Disney-Pixar’s new movie “Onward” has been banned by Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia because it features a same-sex relationship between a character named Officer Specter (Lena Waithe) and her girlfriend. 

Hitting the theatres in the United States on March 6, the film revolves around a mythical universe with mystical characters who have lost touch with magical arts. The film’s description states that “two teenage elf brothers…embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.” 

While opposition can be seen, there are also many who support Disney-Pixar’s choice to include a same-sex relationship. 

“It was a small part, it wasn’t that serious,” sophomore Gabrielle Tidd said after seeing the movie.

“I like the idea of characters being diverse,” sophomore Teagen Rodriguez said.

When talking about how the same-sex character came to be, the film’s producer, Kori Rae, had stated “The scene, when we wrote it, was kind of fitting and it opens up the world a little bit, and that’s what we wanted.”

 The director, Dan Scanlon, said that the movie is “a modern fantasy world” and that “we want to represent the modern world.”