Netflix Rescues LGBT+ Movie ‘Nimona’ Removed by Disney
As Disney continued to censor (and not censor?) its quirky characters, Netflix rushed to pick up one of Disney’s stripped-down LGBT+ projects. Nimonafrom the creator She-Ra and the powerful princesseswill eventually be adapted for the screen, but will now join Netflix’s increased animated catalog instead of its original home with Fox.
ND Stevenson’s fan base will be able to see the animated fantasy series on streamers, rather than in theaters, as originally planned with Fox and Blue Sky Studios. After the series was established, Disney acquired Fox in 2020 and closed the animation studio (most likely prioritizing its own animation teams). With the disintegration of the Blue Sky, Nimona no more.
However, today Netflix revived the project, confirming a 2023 release. Nimona relaunched production early last year with DNEG Animation, with Chloë Grace Moretz as Nimona, Riz Ahmed as Ballister Boldheart and Eugene Lee Yang as Ambrosius Goldenloin, aka the man with the most beautiful last name in the world. .
Disney has faced significant backlash for its failure to support the LGBTQ+ community in recent weeks, especially thanks to Disney’s continued support of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Just five days ago, the company publicly opposed the legislation, but it’s been a long time.
With that, Pixar employees recently wrote a letter stating that Disney censors “nearly every moment of openly gay sentiment” in its films, “whenever There was resistance from both the creative team and executive leadership at Pixar.”
While the case with Blue Sky and Nimona Perhaps a little differently, considering Fox’s twist, Disney still hasn’t made an effort to salvage the revered strange story.
Several Disney properties (Disney +, Marvel) have spoken out against the company’s donation to every politician who supports the bill, which would prevent teachers and students from discussing any topic. Which LGBTQ+. Since the company only managed to provide representative pieces (a short, a lesbian cop with two lines in Onward…), as it’s to support this bill only highlights its mistreatment of its LGBTQ+ fans.
Nimona became popular in odd circles because of its representation, especially in its main star. Nimona is a teenager regardless of gender who becomes the only one who can save the knight after he is accused – but, in a bad turn of events, Nimona seems to have become a target for the knight. assassinate.
After all the uproar with Disney, Stevenson was able to announce more good news today in a touching tweet about his beloved character. “Nimona has always been an amazing little story that won’t stop,” he shared. “She’s a fighter…but she also has some really great people fighting for her.”
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