Family advocates are sounding the alarm over “Little Demon,” a new FX series from Disney in which a woman s impregnated by Satan and gives birth to an antichrist daughter, as well as featuring graphic violence and nudity. The show premiered Aug. 25.
The show, targeting a younger audience, stars Danny DeVito as Satan, and his daugher Lucy as voice talent. His son Jake is executive producer. Produced by Dan Harmon, it will eventually feature voiceovers from Mel Brooks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Jackson Harper, Pamela Adlon, Rhea Perlman, Shangela, Patrick Wilson, Dave Bautista, June Diane Raphael, Toks Olagundoye, Lamorne Morris and Sam Richardson.
“I have a quest as the devil. And I also have a wonderful gift that I met a beautiful woman and I have a gorgeous Antichrist daughter, who I really love and I really want to be with,” DeVito told a California TV station. “So it allows me to play all of the devilish things that I’ve always done in my career. But it also gives me a family to care about.”
“Disney is introducing viewers, including children who might stumble across this series, to a world of demons, witches and sorcery,” One Million Moms wrote in a petition. “Along with the demonic content of this series, the minds of younger viewers will also be inundated with secular worldviews that reflect the current culture.”
Disney describes the storyline as “Thirteen years after being impregnated by Satan, a reluctant mother and her antichrist daughter attempt to live an ordinary life.” One Million Moms said the “show makes light of hell and the dangers of the demonic realm. Even the previews and commercials include such horrific content that it is difficult for families who watch FX to avoid its evil subject matter completely. The first episode is more than enough for most Christian families to realize that ‘Little Demon’ is an extremely dangerous series.”
In 2020, the film “Onward” featured a self-identified lesbian heroine with a girlfriend, the first-ever animated LGBTQ character in the Disney-Pixar universe. The film is set in a magical universe with fantastical citizens who have lost their connection to the magical arts. According to the film’s description, “two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.” Although this was Pixar’s first LGBT character, this wasn’t the first time Disney had featured such persons on the smaller screen. Disney Channel series “Andi Mack” depicted the network’s first teenage gay couple in 2019.
Last February, more than 20,000 people backed a One Million Moms’ petition asking the American Girl company to scrap an LGBT storyline tied to its 2021 Girl of the Year doll and to remain neutral in what they call a “culture war.” The doll came with an accompanying book “Kira Down Under.” In the book, Kira visits an animal sanctuary in Australia operated by her great aunts, who are in a same-sex marriage. The book detailed how the aunts got married after laws were changed in 2017 to allow for same-sex marriages.
–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice