Stop everything you’re doing and watch the teaser for the animated children’s movie The Boxtrolls. From the same studio that brought us Coraline, and then the surprise appearance of the first openly gay character in a children’s animated movie in ParaNorman, this teaser isn’t hiding the gay reveal for the studio release, but hitting it head on. There’s a two-Dad family, and a two-Mom family and and the voiceover that makes explicit the movie’s theme: “Families come in all shapes and sizes.”
The movie doesn’t even come out until September 2014, and now the haters will have over a year to build up the drumbeat about indoctrination. I love that the people behind this movie don’t seem to care.