Is Disney really making an animated feature film about two gay princes that fall in love?
Sorry, but no.
The false story is circulating this week, raising the hopes of many that everyone’s favorite children’s filmmakers will show gay characters on screen.
The ‘report‘, which has so far been shared 60,000 times on Facebook, claimed it would be adapted from Jeffrey A. Miles’ children’s book The Princes and the Treasure.
While the book is real, the adaptation isn’t.
In the very modern fairy tale, two very dashing princes set off to rescue a princess… and unexpectedly fall in love with one another and get married.
The author said he was inspired by the increase in same-sex marriage legislation around the world and a desire to write a fairy story that included a gay marriage.
On the website that the ‘report’ is on, elsewhere it reads: ‘If you are looking for real breaking news stories, you have arrived at the wrong location.
‘Nearly everything that we produce is designed to make you laugh and/or poke fun at the ridiculous nature of life in America. You would do well not to take anything that we say here too seriously.’
While we may be quite far away from a gay prince or princess, there has actually been two openly gay characters in a Disney film. Find out who they are here.