Im bi! I want to write a bi character, dammit! Luckily my stubbornness paid off and now I am VERY supported by current Disney leadership. (Thank you @NashRiskin and group!) Not to discuss the amazingness of this crew.
— Dana Terrace (@DanaTerrace) August 9, 2020
However even regardless of some Disney figures hesitation, The Owl House went on to include a queer character as its lead. The Disney channel program follows 14-year-old Luz who seeks to end up being a witch, regardless of her absence of magical abilities. Luz is likewise Dominican-American.
While Terrace also shared that she does not, and will never ever, completely line up with Disney as a business, she thanks the executives behind-the-scenes who permitted for the networks turning point minute.
The Owl House sees Sarah-Nicole Robles voice the titular character as Wendie Malick, Gravity Falls Alex Hirsch and Tati Gabrielle, Issac Ryan Brown and Mae Whitman complete the cast. The series, produced by Disney Television Animation, premiered on Disney Channel in January.
Disney is taking more strides toward LGBTQ+ representation with the bisexual protagonist of The Owl House.
Series developer Dana Terrace spoke about her Disney Channel series on Twitter, validating that protagonist Luz Noceda is bisexual. Balcony, who is also bisexual, stated she planned to reflect her own personal experiences in the animated series and was very open throughout the development procedure about featuring lead characters who are queer.
” Im an awful phony so sneaking it in wouldve been hard,” she tweeted. “When we were greenlit I was told by specific Disney leadership that I might NOT represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the Channel.”
Even despite some Disney figures hesitation, The Owl House went on to include a queer character as its lead. The Disney channel show follows 14-year-old Luz who looks for to end up being a witch, regardless of her lack of wonderful abilities. Thankfully my stubbornness paid off and now I am VERY supported by existing Disney leadership.