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Does Finding Dory feature lesbian parents?! This trailer drops major hint

Nick Duffy May 25, 2016

A trailer for Finding Dory has revealed the film appears to feature a lesbian couple – in a first for Pixar studios.

This week a new trailer was released for the long-awaited sequel to 2003 Finding Nemo.

The follow-up film features out TV host Ellen DeGeneres as the titular character, but it turns out she might not be the only lesbian.

The trailer, which debuted on The Ellen Show, features a scene in which octopus Hank disguises himself as a human baby after knocking a child out her pram.

When the girl’s parents turn round to check on their child – it’s revealed they’re both women.

Twitter user Matthew Gottula noticed the segment, and wrote: “That new #FindingDory trailer released this morning? I think that’s the first lesbian couple in a @DisneyPixar film.”

Disney has included a number of subtle side-characters in the past who appear to be gay men.

Fans spotted a snippet in Disney blockbuster Zootopia which appeared to suggest that two male characters are married.

Two antelope characters, Bucky and Pronk, are seen loudly bickering when Judy is first shown to her apartment.

The film’s credits list them as Bucky Oryx-Antlerson and Pronk Oryx-Antlerson – with their double-barrelled last name appearing to suggest that the pair tied the knot to live unhappily ever after.

Disney’s 2013 release Frozen attracted attention for hinting at a gay character, with sauna owner Oaken implied to have a husband in one scene.

The implied relationship led pastor Kevin Swanson to complain the film is “evil”.

He said: “You wonder sometimes, I’m not a tinfoil hat conspiratorialist, but you wonder sometimes if maybe there’s something very evil happening here.

“Friends, this is evil, just evil. I wonder if people are thinking: ‘You know I think this cute little movie is going to indoctrinate my 5-year-old to be a lesbian or treat homosexuality or bestiality in a light sort of way’.

“I wonder if the average parent going to see Frozen is thinking that way. I wonder if they are just walking in and saying, ‘Yeah, let’s get my five-year-old and seven-year-old indoctrinated early’. You know they’re not, I think for the most part they’re oblivious. Maybe they do pick up on pieces of it but they just don’t get up and walk out.”

Watch the trailer below:

More: Disney, finding dory, finding nemo, Gay, LGBT, pixar, US

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