It is yet to be confirmed as to whether it'll be a short film | 22 Words

For their new animated project, Pixar is on the lookout for a young transgender actor to provide the voice-over for a transgender character.

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Now, this isn't Pixar's first diversity move to catch the attention of the public.


Last year, the production giant released its critically acclaimed short film, Loop, about a non-verbal Black autistic little girl named Renee.

Pixar's first queer supporting character, Officer Specter, was also introduced in Onward...


With openly gay actor, Lena Waithe, voicing her.

And now?


Well, they're set to introduce their first ever transgender character.

It is yet to be confirmed as to whether it'll be a short film


Or a feature-length movie.

But it is known that they are on the lookout for a transgender actor to voice their character.


The Twitter account for San Francisco's Trans March confirmed the news this week and shared Pixar's official casting call.

Of course, people are very excited about the news...

The casting call reads:


"Pixar is casting a youth voice-over role for an upcoming animated project. The character, Jess, is a 14-year-old transgender girl. She's compassionate, funny, and always has your back."

And the requirements state:


"We're looking for actresses 12-17 years old who:

  • Are enthusiastic, outgoing, funny, and energetic.
  • Feel comfortable acting in front of a microphone.
  • Can authentically portray a 14-year-old transgender girl."

Here's the full casting call.

An incredible step forward in the fight for inclusivity!

Make sure to stay posted for further updates.