Ambiguously Gay / Animated Films

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  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has the Dwarfs, who even bathe together (while still wearing clothes, for the viewer's safety).
  • Robin Hood:
    • Prince John: Behaves very childishly and effeminately and is very quick to cry. You could also get the impression that he's flirting with Little John when the latter shows up wearing pink and fawning over the Prince. And as if all said wasn't obvious, Prince John lacks a mane - which in lions usually means low levels of testosterone.
    • Sir Hiss: immediately starts acting like a jilted lover. Kind of funny, considering that historically speaking, Richard's the one whose sexuality is up for debate.
  • The Great Mouse Detective: Ratigan: Not only does his body language and his poise seem to suggest some, um, implications, but the sheer amounts of Foe Yay he has with Basil is so thick, you could cut through it with a knife, children's movie or not.
  • The Little Mermaid: Ursula, if only because she was designed to resemble drag queen Divine.
  • Aladdin has Jafar, both in the original movie and the first sequel (though Up to Eleven there).
  • Beauty and the Beast:
    • Le Fou is a little too much into Gaston.
    • In the sequel The Enchanted Christmas, we have Forte and Fife.
  • The Lion King has Timon and Pumbaa, to the point where it's something of a running joke to refer to them as "Simba's two daddies". Possibly confirmed for Pumbaa in one House of Mouse episode, the Valentine's Day episode, in which Mickey states "grab your sweetie and give 'em a smooch" and Pumbaa gets ready to kiss Timon. A sequence deleted from "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" showed Timon reacting with violent disgust when Pumbaa cuddled up to him in a joke at the lions' expense, but was dropped from the movie at Elton John's insistence (for the three people who don't know, Elton John is himself very gay).
  • Pocahontas: Governor Ratcliffe and his manservant Wiggins, although in Wiggins' case it's just a Transparent Closet. Both were voiced by David Ogden Stiers, who would later come out as gay.
  • Lilo & Stitch:
    • Pleakly: is a Dandy Neat Freak Wholesome Crossdresser who had a whole Day in the Limelight episode about how his family wanted him to get married and he didn't, complete with Nani having to play The Beard. The writers tried to counterbalance the massive weight of gay in this episode by having one line from Pleakly that he was a "chick magnet". The scales did not balance. He also poses as Jumba's wife for most of the time, to the point where it's hard to tell how much of it is an act. In the aforementioned episode he almost ends up marrying him. There's another episode where Pleakley is depressed that Earth men aren't attracted to him (it's passed off as concern that his Earthwoman-disguise isn't good enough) - at the end of the episode he's delighted when a boy in Lilo's school admits to having a crush on him.
    • Gantu: who runs around in suspiciously colourful clothing, and only agrees to take back his old job if 625 can continue working with him. Oh, and he has 625's name tattooed on his bottom. Gantu does mention a middle-school crush on a girl in one episode, so it's not entirely clear.
  • Frozen:
    • Queen Elsa, what with her spending her entire life hiding something that she was born with and how she became much happier once she embraced it; to the point that her big song has been called "an gay anthem". When asked about her sexuality, Jennifer Lee stated it was best left unsaid. On the other hand, she herself ships Elsa with Ralph, so maybe she considers Elsa's sexuality to be up to viewer interpretation or just wants to avoid Ship-to-Ship Combat in the movie's fandom. Later, she gave this comment:
    "We know what we made. But at the same time, I feel like once we hand the film over and it belongs to the world, so I don't like to say anything and let the fans talk. I think it is up to them. Disney films were made in different eras, differnt times, and we celebrate them all for different reasons, but this one was made in 2013 and is going to have a 2013 point of view."
    • The Cut Song "We Know Better" doesn't clear up the implications anymore. It's from the era where Elsa was the antagonist of the film instead of Hans. At the end a lovesick Anna is singing about how she can't wait to meet a handsome prince while Elsa seems disgusted at the prospect.
    Anna: They say that he'll have royal blood in ev'ry vein, wih noble brow and chiseled face—
    Elsa: And microscopic brain
    Anna: They say he'll come along... one day
    Elsa: With royal inbred DNA
    Anna: And change your life in ev'ry way
    Elsa: But you and me... we know better...
    • There's been a scuffle amongst Frozen fans when it comes to Oaken. When he's talking to Anna he points to a family in the sauna. Many think they're his family. It's been argued the only adult is the blond man and the familiarity between Oaken and them suggests they're related, while others think the oldest brunette is an adult woman instead of a teenager and she's the blond guys wife.
  • Toy Story 3: Ken: From his frilly handwriting, to the style of his clothes, to his many clothes, to his happiness when the army men parachute in the ending. Even dating Barbie doesn't help matters. Though he is a girls' toy. Made for and marketed to girls.
  • Zootopia:
    • Bucky and Pronk Oryx-Antlerson, Judy's noisy (by their own admission) next-door neighbors. Despite having less than a minute total of screentime, a number of fans are convinced that they are a married couple. The fact that they share a hyphenated last name while being of different species does lend some credibility to the argument.
    • From the same film, Officer Clawhauser. He is effeminate, soft voiced, and obsessed with a female pop star. He is also elated to learn that Chief Bogo secretly has something in common with him, and he dances besides him during the Dance Party Ending.


  • The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Mayor: Of all the citizens of Halloween Town, the Mayor seems to be the most worried for Jack when he goes missing and it doesn't look like just as a professional and/or as a friend, either. Not helped by the fact his voice actor was the openly gay Glenn Shadix.
  • The Elm-Chanted Forest has Thistle, the neurotic court wizard. Aside from his effeminate behaviour (he lisps, is very submissive and even wears a purple dress-like robe), he has a clear crush if not an outright relationship with Emperor Spine and, later in the film, Buddy the Bear. Though in the second film he falls in love with the Queen of the fairies.
  • FernGully: Batty Koda.
  • Fire and Ice: The villain, Nekron, is very effeminate and is actually repulsed by the idea of mating with the very attractive Teegra while practically drooling over her brother, Taro, and engaging in a flirty duel with Larn, the young warrior who would be Teegra's lover.
  • Heavy Metal: King Ard: from the Den segment acts very effeminate and seems to think that women are inferior.
  • Mac and Tosh are depicted this way in Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run. They relate to each other Like an Old Married Couple, bickering but making up almost immediately. Also, Tosh advises Mac to "cut the cord!" on his less-than-ideal mother, who hates Tosh, and they give Lola Bunny a Makeover while singing a musical number called "Girl, You're Fabulous".
  • Yellow Submarine: The Chief Blue Meanie: acts very effeminate, has a high feminine voice, calls his robotic glove his baby, uses stereo-typically "gay" hand gestures, and seems to fall in love with Jeremy at the end.
  • This is the theme of Arashi No Yoru Ni. A wolf named Gabu and a goat named Mei befriend each other but must run away together to escape their family's scorn towards their bond. They're treated like a couple and the scene where Gabu stares hungrily - literally hungrily - at Mei's butt doesn't help. In the books Mei was of Ambiguous Gender (though Word of God says he was always intended to be male) so many grew up thinking it was a romance book about a male wolf and a female goat.