On May 22, 2020, fans everywhere fell in love with the new Pixar SparkShort, which follows aas he finds the courage to tell his parents that he is and is dating another man.
However, not all Disney fans are loving the new short. In fact, there is currently a petition going around that demands Disney take the short off of streaming.
The petition, which already has over 28,000 signatures, is addressed to Mr. Jim Morris, President of Pixar and cc’s Mr. Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company. The petition demands that Disney remove the Pixar SparkShort from Disney+ and other platforms.
The creator of the petition states that the “production promotes homosexual behavior and threatens the innocence of our children.” They added, “This animated film is a serious danger to youth because it makes unnatural vice appear normal and acceptable.”
Inside the Magic does not want to include any of the other statements made in this petition, however, if you are interested, you can read it here.
At this time, Disney has not made a comment regarding the petition.
Jim Morris, President, Pixar Animation Studios, describes Pixar SparkShorts as:
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.
Some of the Pixar SparkShort short films that are currently available to stream on Disney+ are:
- Smash and Grab
If you are not yet signed up for Disney Plus, you can get more information by visiting the official Disney Plus homepage here.
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