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UAE Bans Pixar's 'Lightyear' From Showing

Disney Pixar’s animated feature “Lightyear."

Disney Pixar’s animated feature “Lightyear."

Source: Disney

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates on Monday banned the upcoming Pixar animated feature “Lightyear" from showing in movie theaters after its inclusion of a kiss between two lesbian characters.

The decision by the UAE comes as Malaysia also reportedly will ban the film, raising the possibility other Muslim-majority nations could follow suit on one of Disney's biggest animated films of the year as the film industry comes out of the depths of the coronavirus pandemic.