Representation on screen: Disney has drawn an outline for gay characters | The Economist
Yet the censors seem to forget that “gay moments” are strewn throughout the Disney canon. In “Cinderella” (1950), Gus and Jack, two male mice, snuggle up to each other; the cuddle is cute until Jack remembers Gus is a guy, pulling his arm away in horror. Timon and Pumbaa, two male characters in “The Lion King” (1994), enjoy a close relationship (and “dress in drag and do the hula”). “Star vs the Forces of Evil”, an animated children’s series, featured a gay couple kissing; “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016) offered tender moments between Baze and Chirrut.