Stream to Save LGBTQ+ Cartoons; The Owl House Season 2 Releases Episodes on Disney+
On July 21, Disney released the first five episodes of the American animated fantasy television series The Owl House on its streaming platform Disney+ in the United States. The episodes, originally aired on The Disney Channel between June and July 2021.
The series follows Luz Noceda (Sarah Nicole-Robles), a nerdy teenager who stumbles into a portal to another world. She arrives on an archipelago known as the Boiling Isles, inhabited by witches, demons, and other fantasy creatures. Soon after, she befriends a criminal witch, Eda Clawthorne (Wendy Malick), and becomes her apprentice. Throughout the series, Luz meets and befriends various young witches and battles against the malicious Emperor Belos (Matthew Rhys), who seeks to bring all magic under his rule.
The Owl House has earned critical acclaim for its characters in emphasis on LGBTQ+ representation. The series features Disney's first bisexual protagonist. Several other characters are confirmed as LGBTQ+, such as Amity Blight (Mae Whitman), who has a budding romance with Luz, and Raine Whispers (Avi Roque), Disney's first nonbinary character. Despite critical acclaim, the series is set to be concluded after a shortened third season consisting of three 44-minute specials.
The series was reportedly canceled due to Disney's need to cut back after financial losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many fans are saddened and allege that Disney is setting the show up for failure because of its LGBTQ+ themes. Many note that the same-sex kiss featured in the recent episode "Through the Looking Glass Ruins" was censored in multiple regions and that the show rarely airs reruns before late at night on the Disney Channel, long after its target demographic would be asleep. However, these rumors have not been confirmed and no official reason for the series shortened third season have been given by Disney.
Fans and the series creator, Dana Terrace, are hoping that the series will be able to continue in some form. Recently on Twitter, #savetheowlhouse trended as fans showed their support for the beloved series.
While Terrace has confirmed that "it's too late for an extended Season 3," many are hoping to get the series comics or official spin-offs. Terrace has called on fans to stream the series on Disney+ to show their support and make Disney aware of the series fanbase and their wishes.
US fans can stream The Owl House on Disney+ now.
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