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“Strange World”: Disney is committed to the LGTB+ community, diverse representation, and environmental reflections | INTERVIEW

An unknown world full of life is about to open its doors to the public. “Strange World” is the new Disney animated film that introduces us to a family of explorers willing to go on the most dangerous adventures in order to save their own community.

The tape is an almost hallucinogenic journey where we meet different types of amorphous but touching creatures, among which is a nice drop that will ensure the laughter of the spectators. Also, this fantastic and unexplored land hides its own mystery that will be unearthed as the plot progresses.

I love adventure stories. I specifically love adventure stories in which a group of explorers finds a hidden world with monsters and creatures, like ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’, ‘The Lost World’, and movies like ‘Indiana Jones’ or ‘King Kong’. ‘. All of that inspired me, and from the beginning I wanted to make a film that reflected it.says director Don Hall.

As usual, there are several Hollywood actors who have lent their voices to give life to the characters in the film, being Jaeger Clade, Searcher Clade and Ethan Clade, played by Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jaboukie Young-White respectively. .


“Strange World”

The film is an original action-adventure journey that delves into a treacherous and unexplored land where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades, a family of explorers whose differences threaten to derail their latest and by far the most crucial mission.

fear of the known

But this tape has not been free of controversy. The inclusion of an openly gay character drew detractors. The young protagonist, Ethan, maintains a gay romance that does not generate chaos or disturb the plot, although, in the same way, there are those who have been in charge of demonizing this inclusion.

In this regard, producer Roy Conli is surprised by the uproar caused: “We build movies about the people we know and love. We love Ethan because he is essentially a very passionate character, he is who he is, it’s as simple as that.“, it states.

The diversity shown doesn’t stop at the romantic attraction, “Strange World” shows a wide variety of ethnicities, bodies and even noses. Everything indicates that since the controversies generated from the kiss between two female characters seen in the movie “Buzz Lightyear”, Disney will continue with its mission to represent the world.

We make movies for everyone and we want these movies to resonate with everyone. I believe that part of it is having characters that reflect the world we live in, so that the public feels identified on the screen. It also helps that we have an incredible team, as diverse as the characters, behind the scenes. So I think that with that combination we managed to make a world that is really rich, but also authentic and full of diversity.”, mentions screenwriter Qui Nguyen.

the lost message

Beyond the controversies that have divided public opinion, Don Hall hopes that the focus of the film will not be lost, which is awareness about our planet and the deterioration of the environment. In a world where more and more scientists predict a sinister future, it is necessary that the new generations can have more approaches to the subject and form early environmental awareness.

When I was making the film, I thought about my children and the kind of world we are going to inherit for them. Therefore, the main message of this film is that we have a planet and it’s the only one we can live on, therefore we really have to protect it. If people can extract that and have these discussions, I think we would be very happy.”, ends.

Source: Elcomercio

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