The concern with producing light and charming stories, but with important teachings even for adults, is already a trademark of Pixar – whoever watched “Soul”, say it, right? But another theme that does not leave the company’s radar is diversity, which appears between the lines of the plot or in an apparent way, in the physical or psychological characteristics of the characters.
An example of this are the animations of the Sparkshorts project that debuted on the Disney + platform. The sensitive “Loop” has as its protagonist a girl who is within the autistic spectrum, while “Float” deals with the same disorder in a more metaphorical way, but equally exciting.
The studio also bet on “Out”, first short film with a homosexual protagonist, and in the police officer Specter of the hit film “Dois Irmãos”, a LGBTQIA + character who won the representative voice of black and lesbian actress Lena Waithe.
To further fill the catalog punctuated by representativeness, Pixar announced that it is looking for a young trans to voice the protagonist of a new animation. According to the announcement, the 14-year-old character is called Jess and is a transgender girl. “She is kind, funny and always willing to help”, says the post echoed by the profile Trans March.
The call to the casting put as criteria for the selection that the young woman is between 12 and 17 years old; that is enthusiastic, outgoing, fun and energetic; that you feel comfortable acting in front of the microphone; and who can authentically represent a 14-year-old transgender girl.
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— Trans March (@transmarch) April 20, 2021
More details about the animation and its title have not been released yet, but we are already looking forward to watching it! In the meantime, how about checking out the releases of the month for streaming platforms? It’s guaranteed fun for the whole family!