Pixar's 'Lightyear' Movie Banned in 14 Markets Over Same-Sex Content

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Fourteen markets across the Middle East and Southeast Asia banned theatrical showings of the Pixar movie “Lightyear,” Walt Disney Co. said, after the company declined to remove depictions of a same-sex relationship, including a kiss between two married female characters.

The markets—all in majority-Muslim countries or territories with conservative social values—include 12 where Disney is launching its Disney+ streaming service this summer to grow its global subscriber count.