A sweet new cartoon animates the real life story of a young boy finding his loving ‘forever family’.
The series aims to teach preschoolers about diversity.
One video shows the story of gay couple Peter and Mark, who adopt young James.
The video comes from the perspective of James, who is initially ‘a little bit scared’ to meet his potential new dads, but soon finds out he has nothing to worry about.
The story progresses with Peter and Mark adopting James, then the young boy listing all of the reasons why he loves his new forever family.
The other two animated shorts show Lynsey meeting the love of her life Holly, and Stuart’s journey of gender identity.
‘Our role models are at the heart of our work,’ said Adam McCann, CEO of Diversity Role Models. ‘To see their stories of embracing difference and diverse, loving families come to life and amplified to young children will encourage acceptance around the world.’
He then added: ‘We’re proud to partner with Hopster on these shorts, and we support their continued work in safeguarding young children’s viewing and supporting parents as they teach at home.’
Love is Love cartoon
As part of Pride month, Hopster also released a song called Love is Love.
The video showcases diverse families and celebrates love.
‘Rainbow Stories focusses on love, family, acceptance, friendship and trust,’ said Miki Chojnacka, Chief Creative and Content Officer at Hopster. ‘Finding real life stories and translating them into animated short films for preschoolers has been a hugely powerful experience.
‘The LGBTI community is underrepresented in preschool content and we are so proud to have formed this partnership with Diversity Role Models and make the much needed change,’ Chojnacka said.