There could be a gay Disney princess, Moana directors claim

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The directors of Moana have claimed that Disney would be “open” to the idea of a gay Disney princess.

Ron Clements and John Musker directed the 2016 film, which introduced Disney’s first Polynesian princess.

The pair were also behind The Princess and the Frog, which introduced African-American Disney princess Tiana.

Speaking to Huffington Post, the pair did not rule out a lesbian or bisexual princess.

Asked about the possibility of an LGBTQ Disney princess, Clements said, “It seems like the possibilities are pretty open at this point.”

Musker added: “It would be driven by a director or a directorial team that really wanted to push that and if [Disney Animation’s Chief Creative Officer] John Lasseter liked the idea, but I would say we haven’t ever really [had] restrictions placed on what we’ve done.”

We love the idea of a gay Disney princess, but we’re not holding our breath just yet.

While the company certainly pushed the boat out in some ways with Moana – which featured a strong, independent princess and no romantic interest – indications suggest we’re still a long way away from the point at which we might see an LGBT princess.

The company has never risked putting a central gay character in a global release, let alone a film as important to its global brand as the lucrative Disney Princess range.

Industry insiders say the likelihood of prominent gay characters appearing in Disney or Marvel films is remote for financial reasons, rather than creative ones.

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