The stingray starts out as a male who transitions to become “Sting-Rhonda,” the film’s star Ellen DeGeneres revealed in an interview.
The sequel to the 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo has already fueled speculation that it will be the first Disney film to feature a lesbian couple, but Degeneres, who voices the titular blue fang fish, told USA Today in an interview that the film will feature a “trans sting.”
“There’s a stingray that’s becoming sting-Rhonda, so there’s a trans sting in the movie,” DeGeneres said.
A representative for Pixar didn’t immediately return Breitbart News’s request for confirmation.
In May, eagle-eyed viewers of the Finding Dory trailer speculated that the film would be the first Disney project to feature a lesbian couple, after a blink-and-you’ll-miss it shot of what appeared to be two women walking near a baby stroller.