- @Tom News
- Mar 2017
There’s a married gay couple in Disney’s Zootopia but nearly everyone missed it
The entertainment giant has never featured an overtly LGBT character in its releases – but fans have spotted proof in Zootopia, released in cinemas in March this year, that two male characters are married.
Zootopia features a city populated by animals – and follows Judy Hopps, a young rabbit seeking to fulfil her dream of being a police officer. However, when she moves to the city she is frustrated with her loud next-door neighbours in the Grand Pangolin Arms apartment block. The two antelope characters, Bucky and Pronk, are seen loudly bickering when Judy is first shown to her apartment.Though their living situation is never explicitly confirmed on screen, eagle-eyed viewer have spotted a tiny confirmation that the characters are married.
The film’s credits list them as Bucky Oryx-Antlerson and Pronk Oryx-Antlerson – with their double-barrelled last name appearing to suggest that the pair tied the knot to live unhappily ever after. Of course, they might not be the film’s only LGBT characters – Clawhauser, who works as a dispatcher at the Zootopia police department, is portrayed as camp and effeminate, though his sexuality is never confirmed.