Photo: A Disney Story Without A Princess?

Photo: A Disney Story Without A Princess?

The picture above has been floating around on Instagram.

Reportedly, last year, Disney announced that it would be producing its first animated feature film with two openly gay lead characters who will fall in love and, by the end of the film, even find happiness in a fairytale, same-sex wedding. The film, titled Princes, will be released to theaters in the fall of this year.

The entertainment giant has had a long history of supporting LGBT initiatives. In the late 90′s the company was among the first to extend healthcare benefits to partners of homosexual employees and Gay pride events have been hosted at Disney World since 1991. Many have also speculated that other Disney movies have been Pro-Gay, albeit in a more subtle way. Disney’s blockbuster hit, Frozen, was riddled with pro-gay subtext. Elsa hiding her ice-powers can easily be interpreted as a metaphor for the closet and the Oscar-winning “Let it Go” sounds exactly like a coming-out anthem. However, Princes will certainly mark the first time that the company will produce an animated children’s film starring openly gay main characters.

Princes is an adaptation of the children’s book, “The Princes and the Treasure”, by Jeffrey A Miles. In the book, two handsome princes, Earnest and Gallant, set off to rescue a princess, but fall in love with each other instead. The fairytale story ends with the two princes getting married and living happily ever after. The book has recently been released internationally after initially being available in the United States in February of 2014.9bb748fb8576890b0496d5b8e035cf74a484854b

“I suddenly wondered, why aren’t there any gay princes or lesbian princesses?” Miles told LGBT website Advocate. “Why can’t the handsome prince marry another handsome prince? Why can’t a damsel in distress be rescued by a beautiful princess?

“Kids see that the story is about two people who fall in love and get married. All of the kids who have read the story don’t find it unusual that the two characters who get married happen to be two men. Kids seem to see that love can happen between two people regardless of the couple’s gender.”

I do not know the veracity of these reports, seeing as amplifyingglass.com, the site that published them has a disclaimer that it publishes news from a satirical angle.

But one can’t help but wonder if Disney could one day make this happen.

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  1. Dennis Macaulay
    March 17, 05:46 Reply

    Lol! Was wondering when this was gonna land here!

    I like the idea, two princes fall in love and live happily ever after

    DennisAndMax❤❤❤

    • pinkpanthertb
      March 17, 05:52 Reply

      Uh, Dennis, hate to burst your bubble, but it’s Max and Peak these days. they’ve after all gotten down and nasty on KD already. So… A Disney ending shouldn’t be that far in the future for them. 😀

      • Dennis Macaulay
        March 17, 06:01 Reply

        Well you are not max are you? No are you his chief press secretary!

        Let max speak for himself

      • Max
        March 17, 08:10 Reply

        Hahahahahaha… Blushing

    • Peak
      March 17, 10:50 Reply

      PP if I were you, I would be ordering for new pink fire trucks to put out I and Max’s fire. Cos you are about to ve 2 arsonist running around on KD. I am currently taking lessons from Deola on how to “do the do in public” without shying away like I did yesterday. So prep up hun.

      *Plays Rihanna’s “Wait ur turn” for anyone with objections*

      • Max
        March 17, 12:02 Reply

        Lol @Pink fire trucks…

    • Gad
      March 17, 11:32 Reply

      Censoring board should just be up and doing in the execution of its oversight roles. Gay or straight I don’t support sensual contents in materials that kids should watch.

      • Peak
        March 17, 11:46 Reply

        @Gad no offense, but ve u seen a disney animation before???

        The highest they do is a quick kiss. Which is usually at the end of the film. Where is the sensual part? Or did I grow up watching the wrong disney animations???

        • pinkpanthertb
          March 17, 11:58 Reply

          I just couldn’t with his comment. When the topic is about the Disney making of, say, Cinderella, we go ‘awww.’ Now its a gay Disney movie and he feels the need to talk of censors board and sensuality. As though the word ‘gay’ in a movie project instantly translates to something unpalatable for viewership.

      • Khaleesi
        March 17, 14:52 Reply

        This Gad sha, i struggle to comprehend from what planet you were thrown down from to blight us with your inane and utterly asinine comments … smh … obviously you’ve never watched a disney animation; newsflash: there’s no sex, its just romantic kisses which are perfectly normal which children see everyday, so stop the hypocritic “Nigerianness” … ***throws a dismissive flick of bejeweled manicured hands your way*** mtcheewwwww

      • Mitch
        March 17, 15:34 Reply

        Chai! Khallie, you wicked gan!

        Gad, Disney animations contain zero sensual or even sexual content. Dances, hugs, kisses, singing-Yes but X-rated or X-related content can never be found in a Disney animation. Please oh! And do let your kids watch the movie. It’ll make for a change from the normal hetero stuff they’ve been seeing.

      • Gad
        March 17, 19:39 Reply

        Khaleesi,if your pocket money has been cut down you have to reason with your parents seeing that times are hard but if you chose to get mad,kindly direct it @ those that cut your pocket money and not expose yourself here.if its a case of carrying over your misdemeanor @ home to this place,i urge you to turn a new leaf and be a good child to your parents so that your days will be blessed.

      • insidiousmissmeiya
        March 19, 23:12 Reply

        Its a very Nigerian/African misconception to confuse being gay with being a physical manifestation of sex. Don’t be a stereotype.

          • Gad
            March 20, 07:37 Reply

            I’m not surprised

            • pinkpanthertb
              March 20, 07:56 Reply

              You shouldn’t be. I’d like to think my opinion of you is now apparent.

        • Gad
          March 20, 07:35 Reply

          @ insidious, do you find censorship of materials offensive or unnecessary? What’s stereotyping in calling for movies to be censored before it’s aired? Lastly, do you think stereotyping is outright falsehood with no elements of truth at all? Are there no areas of life you(insidious) apply stereotype on?

  2. KryxxX
    March 17, 07:03 Reply

    Hmmn!

    Saying nothing till d movie drops or we get official confirmations from Disney.
    But am I comfortable with an LGBT animation?
    Hell No!

    By d way, actually felt sad for d princess that was dumped for a dude! Imagined her sitting in d highest tower of d castle, looking out to d sunset 4 her prince nd waiting to b rescued! Choi!
    If you want to kill a lady fast, dump her for a DUDE!

    • pinkpanthertb
      March 17, 07:05 Reply

      Pray tell, why aren’t you comfortable with an LGBT animation? You are comfortable with LGBT movies, are you not?

      • KyrxxX
        March 17, 08:03 Reply

        Adele had a channel naa which was her music! That’s the best heartbreak therapy. Pour ur heart into something u r passionate about. Imagine if it was an African magic watching sister like me eh, arusi eziagwu would have visitors!

    • KyrxxX
      March 17, 07:59 Reply

      @Pinky nd Dennis….. U see you both eh, you ppl did not see me today oh! I didn’t even enter KD cha cha! Looking for who to chiputa okpa ezi nd konuko! **Lips Sealed**

  3. Max
    March 17, 08:13 Reply

    It’ll be a breath of fresh air to see Disney happily ever after involving two princes instead of the cliché prince+princess.
    Can’t wait to see it.

  4. wazzosgrotto
    March 17, 08:41 Reply

    LOL. I heard about this project a while back. This is going to ruffle a lot of feathers for Disney. A huge percentage of their consumers are staunch Christians who would not take kindly to this sort of movie for kids. However, if anybody can pull off an animated cartoon for kids, it would be Disney. Waiting for the box office figures 😀

    • Khaleesi
      March 17, 14:54 Reply

      abeggi, they’ll do just fine with or without the damn religitards … its high time the world moved on from this abeg …

      • wazzosgrotto
        March 17, 17:38 Reply

        LMAO..The God Squad will not be pleased.You tell em @Khaleesi Change is good.

  5. Colossus
    March 17, 08:49 Reply

    Somewhere, Dolce and Gabanna are having an epileptic fit while reading this

  6. kendigin
    March 17, 09:32 Reply

    I think Disney already has a show with a gay character (tho he is not officially out).

    Anyway its a great idea. Just that it is bound to spark war with homophobes, and ofcourse D&G!

  7. sinnex
    March 17, 09:41 Reply

    Sounds goods cool…
    Unconventional…but it is okay. I guess I should go look for the book first.

  8. Ruby
    March 17, 09:56 Reply

    Well well well!
    This is going to be fun *tho I doubt that I’ll take any young sibling to watch it*
    But then, it will make a gud “Gays Night Out Movie”
    I hope.

    • pinkpanthertb
      March 17, 10:03 Reply

      You won’t want your younger siblings watching it? Why? Is it porn? A PG18 film? Why? Do tell

    • Dennis Macaulay
      March 17, 10:05 Reply

      Ofcourse because it will damage the young ones seeing as all the straight shows you saw as a child damaged you abi? But with all that straightness on tv you still turned out gay? Wow

      Double standards anyone?

      Rolls eyes

      • pinkpanthertb
        March 17, 10:08 Reply

        We preach about educating people into having nothing but goodwill and tolerance for the LGBT. And yet, an LGBT animation airs and we’re having people (gays, no doubt) talking of shielding their younger siblings from…from… From what exactly?

      • Dennis Macaulay
        March 17, 10:14 Reply

        Because deep down many of us believe that being gay Is wrong, that we are mistakes of nature. So we don’t want the young ones to end up like us, so we protect them from gay demons that for instance can come from a family show for kids!

        I am trying not to loose it here!
        Gee!!!

      • Law
        March 17, 14:12 Reply

        personally I would wish all my brothers were gay, even if two of my cousins are tho

      • Khaleesi
        March 17, 14:58 Reply

        @Dennis ***a long lingering lascivious kiss while i look deeply in your eyes***

      • Khaleesi
        March 17, 15:00 Reply

        internalized homophobia, its ever present, lurking in the shadows, it will jump out and maul you at the most unexpected of times … **internalized homophobia ruining minds; gay and straight since 1026 BC***

    • Max
      March 17, 10:30 Reply

      Internalized Homophobia.. It runs very deep… It has eaten so deep into many like a malignant cancer.. Its very sad

  9. Teflondon
    March 17, 10:39 Reply

    Call me old school but I see no reason for this animation…. I don’t think it’s fair on the kids (I beleive mostly kids watch animation) to fuck with thier mind. Let them have the chance to decide what they want for themselves.

    This will fuck with some kids mind in the sense that.. Kids get convinced easily and are very curios. Kids that weren’t gay before this could decide to try it out and end up gay where as if they didn’t watch this.. The possibility of them becoming gay will be lesser

    Note* not saying being gay is bad (definitely can’t say that before I am turn to shreds on here) all am saying kids minds should not be fucked with by exposing them to this. It’s almost depriving some (not all) of the kids the opportunity to decide on thier preferred sexual orientation.
    Most of them will play daddy and daddy.. After watching this sequel as suppose to daddy and mummy. Which end up becoming an habit, character and part of them from just innocent prank plays.
    And I know most will say.. They should be educated abt LGBT. Which brings me to this question.. At what age is it appropriate to educate an individual on this? Knowing fully well it not been totally accepted by majority of the world population.
    This is my opinion.

    • Peak
      March 17, 11:35 Reply

      @teflon, I would be telling a big lie if I say I don’t understand the direction of ur arguement or possible reservations that a lot of ppl would ve regarding this development. But.we need to keep in mind that homophobia thrives, thanks to ignorance, selfhate and denial. This my friend is an avenue to make enlighten the younger generation about gay love. The world has evolved and will continue to do so. This is production is one of the million chain of events that is reshaping the world and its views about life (if it happens eventually)
      This is a huge change and the backlash would be strong. Truth is no one ever said change would come easily. Some of us will ve gay kids or nephew/niece, would u want them to grow in the kind of environment as u did? If not, this production is a step towards that direction, I’m not sure how I feel about it, I don’t love the idea, neither do I hate. I’d just like to think of it as a step towards enlightening future homophobes that its fine to be different. Help parents cope with their children are gay and the world is slowly understanding it. We are all in this together. We spent years learning and understanding how to be straight. Maybe its time we start telling our story, maybe its time we are heard. U and I are too cowardly to do it, the least we could do is applaud brave folks who are willing to fight for the cause.

      • Teflondon
        March 17, 14:28 Reply

        @peak I clearly understand your point.. But I still stand by my points earlier said. Let’s just put it like this… Everything in life as its advantages and disadvantages. Exposing kids to this kinda animation as its advantages and disadvantages.. So my points earlier stated are the disadvantages while your point are the advantages.
        Case closed* I hope

    • Max
      March 17, 12:08 Reply

      As usual, I only read about two lines of your comment. Kids are exposed to heterosexual content all the time, I see no one waving the “let them decide” card. Its really stupid to think that somehow gay content will mess with their mind. Are you in their mind? Don’t you think you could’ve benefited from seeing gay themed animations when you were younger, it would’ve helped with the self loathing you’re currently exhibiting.
      I just can’t help it when gay people are being so senseless and irrational. Not everything gay is sexual. Every part of your comment reeks of internalized homophobia and the general belief that being gay is a choice and wrong. You need to smoke something, probably weed, lots and lots of it and then do crystal meth.. Then head to a sauna and do proper cleansing to clear your head out.
      Please don’t be posting senseless arguments here pls.

      • Teflondon
        March 17, 14:34 Reply

        @Max you can make your points without actually using foul language at the persons you disagree with. I expected a level of maturity from you lot on here to be able to exchange opinions and ideas without indulging in talks of *stupidity* and whatnot
        I am sorry but I won’t lower my standards and indulge in tactless arguments and unncessary drama.

    • Khaleesi
      March 17, 15:04 Reply

      plz just shurrup, you disguised bigot … so the gay kids who watch the straight romantic scenes and end up believing they are straight and waste years of their lives trying to pretend and fit in as heterosexuals dont equally suffer damage? Newsflash: present all available options and let the child follow that which naturally comes … mtchwwww

      • Teflondon
        March 17, 16:00 Reply

        why is everyone shaking titties here and there over my comment…
        hv we forgotten it’s my opinion??

        So please take several seats back and Calm yall *sagged titties down*

      • Max
        March 17, 19:22 Reply

        You’re a homophobe, you shouldn’t be visiting this blog.

  10. Mitch
    March 17, 10:44 Reply

    Okay! Now this is one movie I would kill to watch on its first premier……………….with my mom!

  11. JustJames
    March 17, 13:03 Reply

    No need to fret over what we are exposing the kids to. Parents who don’t support LGBT will not carry their kids to go see a cartoon perpetuating what they dislike. So be rest assured that if in the end a kid ends up being gay from one cartoon (I couldn’t type this with a straight face) then the parents wouldn’t mind.

    And just like many other people have said.. From left left to right growing up we have been assaulted with heterosexual images. Cartoons, films, books, adverts have all involved a man and woman. Why hasn’t that made me straight. All it did was make me think something was wrong with me and I was abnormal.

    Which child really cares about cartoon characters kissing seff. Not like they are going to have sex and scar the kids for life. I could go on and on but lemme shut up now.

    • Teflondon
      March 17, 14:37 Reply

      @justjames this is someone making s point without throwing classless and foul languages here and there. Unlike some Drama queens we have on here… *side eyes someone* Which brings me to the question.. If we don’t have different opinions and share different ideas. How then can this blog be intellectually fun?

      • Khaleesi
        March 17, 15:07 Reply

        the imbecility of some comments are enough to make anyone drop civility and verbally assault you, yes i know Max verbally attacked you, but i cant say i blame him. your attempt at cloaking your bigotry was aggravating as hell!!

      • Max
        March 17, 19:27 Reply

        @Khallie, dont mind him.. Some things can’t be handled with class. Sometimes you gotta go ghetto on ppls ass.
        Here’s a grown ass man who doesn’t think the life he’s living is right, but still manages to find time to come here everyday to read this blog’s content. when called to order, he cloaks his self loathing with the “freedom of speech and opinion” card.
        Go find a sauna and take a seat… You need to sweat it out..I’ve told you this before.

  12. Teflondon
    March 17, 14:41 Reply

    I hate the way some people just come after people with different opinions.. Later you complain that it’s chizzies that’s chasing away the newbies!

    Tacky Queens this lot

    • Mitch
      March 17, 15:28 Reply

      @Teflondon, lemme put it across to you in a less aggravating way: Your ideas are wrong, not because we are a gay crowd, but because what you’re saying is basically “I’m gay but I don’t want gay stuff to be seen by others because it might make them gay”. That’s so double standard, dude!

      Being gay is not a decision or something you get influenced into doing. It is who you are. Watching a straight movie won’t make me straight neither would watching a gay movie make one gay. You’ve got a wrong view is all we’re saying. Do something about it!

      • Teflondon
        March 17, 16:16 Reply

        @mitch my ideas are not wrong sir.. Anyone that is intellectually sound would understand my point of views.
        Maybe not 100% correct but still doesn’t disqualify the validity of my statements. Please I’ll advise you read through my comments well to understand otherwise just drop this case.
        #enoughsaid

      • pinkpanthertb
        March 17, 16:30 Reply

        Period! My annoyance with his stance is, it robs the upcoming generation of the chance of education on how normal it is for there to be a gay person and a straight person existing side by side.

    • Peak
      March 17, 15:30 Reply

      @Teflondon, you are totally right. We can do better with our choice of words here. But u are kind of committing the same crime bruv, “Drama queen??? Really???. Do not let ur anger take control of the wheel bruh.

      @ Max, I think u can do better with ur choice of words.I get it! U are a very passionate young man, but I’m certain, there are better ways to correct ppl or just put forth ur opposing views without the name calling. Same goes for a lot of “US” here.

      @Pinky please take note. We are slowly deviating from “classy shades” to just being down right tacky. We can do better. We can argue our views/points well enough without the use of unnecessary insults. I ve not been a fan of the constant bashing the senior boys get here (Gad and Lord *wherever his sweet ass is*) but I let it go cos, well one of them is well equiped to handle himself.

      PP! Fix it *Bear hugging all the parties involved*
      @Tef I’m sorry on behalf of all of “US”

      Hmmm why am I sounding xtra xtra sweet today? I must be high on something. What ever it is, I hope it wears off quickly cos I may need to transition back into my Jake Ballad mode. *Gaymen don’t like being called out*

      • Teflondon
        March 17, 16:20 Reply

        @peak I Marvel at your level of maturity and wisdom at times (based on your comments on this blog over time)

        Brilliantly said.

        You owe me lunch? No?
        *cant recall tho*

      • pinkpanthertb
        March 17, 16:50 Reply

        Peak, heres what i have to say.

        What I like about this forum, it exposes bigotry. Subtle bigotry.

        When I tried to clamp down on chizzie’s vitriol, a number of KDians flew into a rage. They said I didn’t have the right to censor anyone’s comments. They raged and raged and raged. Not like I cared. I’ll always do what I believe is right.

        So I sat back and watched some of these same freedom of speech fighters give unpopular opinions. Opinions that placed them in the crosshairs of others’ insults.

        And then they cried out: ‘Abba Father why hast thou forsaken us…’
        Oh sorry, I meant to say, they cried out about the injustice of KDians slinging insults, conveniently forgetting how they adored chizzie and loved chizzie and said chizzie’s ‘controversial’ comments are what they enjoy in the comments section.

        So I want to then ask: how come the insults are not so adorable and enjoyable when you’re the target? Or would you rather chizzie be the one slinging them at you?

    • Peak
      March 17, 17:12 Reply

      LMFAO!!!!!! ……….I died @ “Abba father (pinky) why hath thou foresaken us”

      So there u have it folks! U can’t have it all between the D and G post/situation and where we are now, its apparent that not everything opinion needs to be aired out. Not every opinion would be gulped down by everyone with a smile on their face just because its “ur personal opinion” or cos of “freedom of speech.

      Bia PP even at that, u are the Big eyes in our KD sky for a reason. Don’t leave “us” to claw each other’s eyes out. We need you to rein ppl in every now and then. Thank you

      • pinkpanthertb
        March 17, 17:22 Reply

        Lol. I’ll try. I don’t have as much angels at my disposal as the other Oga at the top does. But… *shrug*

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