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I have been amused lately at how many people are demanding that Disney make an animated movie with a homosexual as its main character. I agree with this of course, Please bring us more gays in media. However I am not adamant on what studio does it, I am surprised they are not racing to the finish with this idea, seriously what ever studio comes out with this animation is going to have a shit storm of cash, and my life time dedication (whether it is Disney, Pixar or Dreamworks).
I really do not care if it is a male or female that is gay, It would have been cool if Merida was a lesbian in the new movie Brave, but of course we have no idea since the only other females in the movie are her mother and the maid. Think of all the media attention the movie is getting from just a rumor.

Now for the entire point of this journal, listen carefully, I have found an animated male main character who is completely- well transgender at the least (I would say that he is gay as well) and from a very popular Disney movie from 2002 (included in 3 other movies and 2 TV series) Want to guess who it is?

Agent Wendy Pleakley, Yes that scrawny noodle like one eyed, cross-dressing alien from the franchise Lilo and Stitch. Holy Crap, how did I miss this in my childhood? You can see snip bits of his cross-dressing habits and slash from the first movie, but it is no where near as obvious as the following movies. Photobucket
(A clip from the first Movie: Lilo and Stitch the movie)

Stitch has a Glitch: Movie 2.
So they find out that Stitch has a glitch, and Pleakley wants to help Jumba, desperately. He even  this leads to some of the cutest scenes between them, seriously adorable, slashy, and fluffy.
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As a small sub-story David fears Nani is losing interest in him, who come to help? Well the gay best friend of course.
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So David agrees to let Pleakley help, and what is his solution to Davids romance problems?
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BAM! Make Nani Jealous.
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(I love this, his little outfits are really cute)

Stitch the movie:
Right off the bat Nani goes on a date with David, while leaving she admits that she is concerned that Pleakley is going to try on her clothing while she is out, of course he does. Later we find out that he has also ordered a girdle, despite his unconvincing denial.
He phones every planet in the solar system from a phone book until he finds Jumba (awww<3) Then attempts to make a trade for Jumba's life. The 600 and something experiments in exchange for his best friend.
Ohhh By the way they have also taken on the identity of Uncle Jumba and Aunt Pleakley
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TV series:
I am just going to mention two episodes here.
First one is called 'Fibber' where Pleakleys family comes to visit, and his mother is determined to have him married. To avoid marring the girl his mother picks Lilo picks Nani to pose as his fake fiance, but of course she ditches when Pleakleys mother decides to hire a Las Vagas pastor to marry them off.
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(Don't they look happy together?)
Anyway Lilo needs to find a new suitor for Pleakley, she naturally chooses Jumba.
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(what a lovely dress)
What I find the most humorous is that Jumba and Pleakley never complain about getting married, in fact when David bursts in to stop the wedding Jumba complains about him getting in the way and disturbing the ritual.
In the end his mother accepts him being single and leaves, requesting that he wears less woman's clothing (He agrees but never keeps the promise, of course)

There is also an Ep where (due to an experiment) people in the village falls in love with Pleakley, even men.(but not Jumba, damn experiment!) In the end it is revealed that only Lilos friend had a real crush on him (that did not last long)
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I hear there is also an Anime version, it has been described as weird/disturbing but also overly cute, fluffy and slashy. I have not watched it yet, so not much I can say.

Leroy and Stitch: Last movie.
Pretty much Jumba, Pleakley and Stitch get news jobs away from earth, and each other. They think it is their dream jobs but are incredibly lonely, an fidn their jobs are not very satisfying.
While trying to convince Jumba to visit him he says
"Don't you miss your 'Aunt Pleakley'?  "I'm wearing the wig..."
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Before you ask: Yes, I do think Disney intended Pleakley to be gay and transgender. Stupidly enough people are actually arguing that he is not transgender because 'Disney would never do that'

Tl;Dr Homosexuals and Transgenders are in children's movies already, the problem is that none of the studios have the balls to just come out and say it. Having gay couples/Transgenders in cartoons will not effect children I didn't even think anything of it as a kid!, took me all this time to finally see it and say Hey, That dude is wearing a dress.... sweet.

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Belita-Racoon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree with you ^^
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the-fox-Sakurako Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I never noticed as a kid and now that I am obsessing over these two again. They have such a cute relationship, its got me finding fanfiction and fanart xD I think there should be more openly gay/lesbian couples in shows now a days...
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KurvosVicky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... first of all, all we get from him in ANYTHING is that he likes crossdressing. The rest is meant for laughs. And how can you seriously suggest that a transgendered female who's into males is gay?!
I dare even say this is a rather homophobic view you have. You assume that a crossdresser who's effiminate must be gay. Screw you. -_-
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Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The only reason I consider Pleakly gay is due to his relationship with Jumba, but that assumption is completely fan made on my part. "...I have found an animated male main character who is completely- well transgender at the least.." A few of the screen caps i added is why I think Pleakly would likes him (if I saw any person acting that way towards another, no matter the sex of either, I would assume they had a crush at least)

I admitted that he was not out or canonly gay, and said he did at least enjoyed cross dressing. I am sorry, but I don't see an issue with assuming someone (especially a fictional character who does not exists) is trans and/or gay, I don't see why Cis and straight has to be the default assumption until told other wise.

I didn't mean to offend anyone by making this journal, and I am sorry if I did. I was simply pointing out a positive role model from my childhood, my point was that as children seeing a male playing a 'stereotypically feminin role' did not scar us, in fact we didn't even think twice about it. the journals point was to disprove the idea that "if kids see transgendered, homosexual, cross dressing characters it will confuse and make them act the way the characters did"

If I came off as homophobic, or used the wrong terms to describe Pleakly I am sorry, it was simply ignorance on my part, arguing with me about being against homophobia is preaching to the quire, since I do believe we both have the same opinions on this issue and the arguing was simply due to a misunderstanding.
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KurvosVicky Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay then... I guess it's just that I've wished for gay Disney characters for so long. The closest we've gotten to someone being openly gay is that fat gargoyle in Hunchback of Notre Dame who's in love with that male pet goat of Esmeralda (who they genderswapped from the original story even, oddly enough).
And we never saw Jumba and Pleakley kiss or even hug each other - at least not from what I remember. It's still also odd you use the "gay best friend" thing as an example of him being gay...

But yeah, I really do hope we will get to see more LGBT acceptance in mainstream media in the future. And really, I do not wish to see a gay guy being portrayed in a stereotypical way. >_<
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Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The 'gay best friend thing' I found blatant  in that ep at least he did attribute some stereotypes of that trope, which is why I mentioned it, though I know that does not mean he is homosexual, just that he acted the way movie portray 'gay best friend' characters, which I don\'t necessarily agree with XD
lol Ohh I think i heard of that before, yeah not a flattering comparison, a goat and a gargoyle.

I am sure it will happen :) It makes sense that big movie companies are playing it safe for now, after all no company wants to risk losing business, and Disney is so 'child friendly' it would be odd for them to do anything that causes commotion, no matter how innocent or positive. Have you seen Paranorman? I loved the way they handled the gay character in that, since he was just treated as a normal man.
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KurvosVicky Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To cut to the case - yes, I've seen ParaNorman. One of my favorite movies of all time. And indeed, good to see Mitch was portrayed as just an ordinary character.

Either way, I think it's pathetic to "play it safe". But hey, I've heard Pied Piper will play a big role in the Flash TV show (spin-off of Arrow), and Pied Piper is gay in the comics. That's always something.
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Fleur-DeLisa Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know if a trans woman falls in love with a man its not considered gay, right? you know, because trans women are women.
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harlecat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Thankyouthankyouthankyou;);)
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LittleKyuubi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
I'm watching Lilo and Stitch: Stitch Has a Glitch with my sisters right now, and it was so painfully obvious XD
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Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ehehe, but he is still so cute X3
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sean357 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I like your anaynis of agent Wendy Pleakley I must admit when I first saw i I thought of him as gay / transvestite
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Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I did not even notice until recently, when I was like "Ohhhh yeah, he is pretty gay"
I was to young to think anything of it, just proves that gays in the media will not scare children, because they are already there XD
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Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist

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fortunax Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
You took the words out of my mouth! Pleakley is something so amazing, I love that he has come into the limelight! I can say that he should have his own movie... B-) Must be mentioned here that Jumba and Pleakley are so incredibly cute together, indeed! <3 I love, love, love them - and Pleakley's clothing style, he rocks! ^^
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Cassamara Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What is with that? XD
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Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha guess he just likes it :P
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AndaliteXD Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how did i not notice this
i even own the first movie what is wrong with me
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Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It is amazing how much people miss until it is pointed out XD
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AwesomeSparkleKitty Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never noticed this until you pointed it out. I'm so ashamed! And now you've got me obsessing over Pleakly again. XD I haven't done that since I was little.
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Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
YAY! Pleakly obsession. I am having a mini-obsession about him at the moment to. I hope I can get a pic, or fic of him up before it passes XD
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AwesomeSparkleKitty Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, I'd love if you did. XD
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ichigo-mak-100 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
I always had a feeling these days would come. :) I just hope there will be more Pleakly's in the future, and they'll be a bit more forward about it, ya know? I mean I already ship some slash couple's from Disney...that are strange in themselves -.- And I think even children are starting to see this, and not CARE. They seriously don't.

And by the way, weren't some of the GREATEST cartoons (like Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, ect.) have Adult, homosexual, sexual, ect. material AND children safe material in them? Cause, you know, IT WAS MADE FOR BOTH KIDS AND ADULTS? Not only could the kids laugh at the slap stick, the adults could laugh at the subtle jokes. I mean...c'mon people it's not like it hasn't been done before! Put a gay/lesbian couple in there, and subtly tell the audience there sexual orientation! The kids won't know what's going on, they'll think there good friends!

My two cents are in I'm done, if it's horribly written and explained sorry, my creative and nagging juices are on low today.
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Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha they are in media more then people give credit for, I think I recall Shaggy being a bit of a drag queen to. Cartoons are filled with cross dressing.

I would just be nice for them to come out and say they are transgenders or homosexual instead of passing it off as comic relief for the kids (Like I said, some people actually argue that Pleakley is straight, and above that not a drag-queen, "It is just for the mission" although he dresses as woman just for fun when alone lol

Animaniacs is awesome, I have all the seasons (before CATS Animaniacs was my obsession) I loved Yakko.

I remember this one joke...
Dot -holdng prince(the singer): I found prince! :D
Yakko: No, No, FINGER prince
Dot:.... I don't think so -_-

Cartoons are the best! lol it is amazing what you see once you re-watch your childhood TV shows.
I would rather kids know they are dating, so they will know it is normal. Seeing a boy kiss another boy (or two girls) in a cartoon is as damaging as seeing a girl kiss a boy (Not damaging at all)

No no, it was well written! I like hearing others thoughts on this x3
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ichigo-mak-100 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Lol I remember him dressing up as a female fortune teller, and also in the Arabian Nights movie to escape beheading he had to dress up like the women in the royal harem XD

Yeah it would be nice, and again I don't really think children honestly notice it, I mean when I was younger I used to watch a lot of adult comedy shows and there was the token gay guy, and I don't know what the crap was with him, he was just funny.

lol Animaniacs rocks and I agree with you on Yakko, he's great XD

I remember that too! XD God when I was a kid I couldn't get it so I thought it was really stupid, but obviously when I got older I laughed so hard.

lol I know, it's so nice to look back on the old shows, and some shows that are still going (That are now crap, but nice to look at the old episodes ex. Ed, Edd, n Eddy I don't appreciate the new episodes that much I like the old ones ^-^). Yea true they might not know what to think of it at first, but just like everything else they'll get used to it until it's just normal to watch it.

THank you! I appreciate the time you took to read it! :)
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Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ohhhh yupp! I remember them! I think he just likes it XD See people complain that this stuff in cartoons will mess up their kids but it is already there, not even the adults have noticed.

Haha I only got the joke a week ago, I was watching the ep then 10 mins later I had to go back and see if they actually said that XD

I used to watch that show on cartoon network, I always remember enjoying it. Maybe there will be some messages I missed lol

I appreciate your time reading the long ranting journal then commenting XD I did not think people would pay much attention. (it is an old movie after all)
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ichigo-mak-100 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
lol so true

lol I don't even know how it got past the censors, but I'm glad it did XD

lol yea it was fun until the movie, and I didn't like that as much.

true it is, but it is also are childhood, and considering children nowadays I highly doubt in the future this will be a surprise. XD If it is, I give up on the future population's IQ.
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Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Even they did not get it!! XD
They were just like "hmmm, seems good to me" -APPROVED- then got the joke 10 mins later, like everyone else lol

Movie, ann Ed Ed and Eddy movie? Never heard of it O_O (But I guess you can tell my the spelling of their names above I don't know much about them anymore :( )

I have no idea how the future is going to go, sometimes it seems like it is getting better, more people are becoming tolerant, then some crazy stuff happens and BAM loss hope for humanity! lol
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ichigo-mak-100 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
lol so true, and even after I don't think they took it off the air XD

Yeah it's called Ed Edd and Eddy's Big Picture Show. I was flipping through channels one day (back when I had cable, now it's Netflix and Hulu) I saw it and deciding I didn't have anything better to do I watched it. Don't watch it. The only honest to God highlight of the movie is finally meeting Eddy's older brother that he always gabs about, and a subtle joke about a sexton, and even that not only proves your point, but sadly it's also kinda...lame in my personal opinion, but it was better then nothing so I took it for what it was. Nothing else about the movie was good.

lol so true, but you never know when we reach our like, 30's 40's we might actually see gay and lesbian couple's as common on television and kids shows. Except toddlers I wanna keep it away from them. No offense if you disagree I think it's a good idea to get kids to have an understanding of things at an early age, but I still think there brains will be more into learning how to tell time and count to ten, then understand cooties and being 'attracted' to other...genders, that crap comes later when there like 6 or 7. Other than that, I'm good.
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student General Artist
There is an anime version, though very different from disney version. There is no lilo, they call him stichi, and stich is in japan. Another girl does stand in lilo's place

I even saw it on TV when I went to japan.
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Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ohhh cool, I am going to have to look it up XD as long as Pleakley and Jumba are there, I more like the characters then the movies/shows itself
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I think they are still there. I think basically all the aliens are the same.

Just the people are different and not Disney style.

I haven't watched the whole thing. Only got to see one episode on that tv in the hotel. And I knew about it before I watched it too. Asians seem to really like stich.
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Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I heard a review that it was really bad XD and judging by the description (apparently Stitch left Lilo after collage, and she now has a kid) I am not sure I will like it, since the idea of him leaving his Ohana is kinda depressing XD. But I will still give it a watch anyway ;)
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Konami-hime Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it. Love it love it love it.
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Dremare Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
You know, I never really thought about that. Then again, it totally passed by me, since I just excused as alien behavior. And now I feel like an asshole...
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Toxic-dolls Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol at least you noticed, I had no opinion on him, went right over my head.
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