24 Mayo 2017 15:43
'The trailer for "in a heartbeat" is out and i'm still crying'
A heart bursts from the chest of a shy, ginger-headed boy. Hidden behind a tree he watches helplessly as his heart makes a beeline for the object of his adoration. But unlike in most animated films, the boy has not fallen in love with a blue-eyed blonde girl, but a boy, about his own age, who we seeing strolling down the street.
The trailer for In a Heartbeat has arrived and shows – in just 25 seconds – how love transcends gender:
Despite the fact that homosexual love is now widely socially accepted in most countries, this trailer is a historical landmark in the history of animation. Disney has already touched on the subject of same-sex relationships in films like Finding Dory, but always in a way that is highly subtle. Too subtle, perhaps, to succeed in raising awareness of the LGBTI community.
Tellingly, In a Heartbeat is not being produced by one of the big studios, where conservative ideologies continue to reign. This film is financed by Kickstarter. And although its initial target was $3000, it ended up raising more than $14,000.
The creators of the film are Beth David and Esteban Bravo, two students from Rinling College of Art and Design in Florida, who presented the project as their end-of-degree thesis. Their film has yet to hit the cinemas, but they already seem to have won the public's approval – and that's putting it mildly:
the trailer for 'in a heartbeat' is out and i'm still crying pic.twitter.com/UYQpgVyr7I
— Caleigh? (@sushirolltroye) May 18, 2017
the official trailer of In a Heartbeat is out and its really cute ??
— izamhel (@dklazam) May 18, 2017