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A Fairytale With a Gay Twist Gets Animated

Bravest Knight: A Fairytale With a Gay Twist Gets Animated

Image Credit: Ida M. Schouw Andreasen

He was the bravest knight who ever lived… Or at least, that’s what the title of this fairytale suggests.

Best-selling children’s author Daniel Errico’s digital book, The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived, tells the story of Cedric, a pumpkin farmer who yearns for a life of heroics. And when this tale ultimately leads him down a path of knighthood and dragon fighting, it’s not the princess who he seeks to marry.

A popular hit after finding its way onto sites such as of Huffington Post and Mic.com, Hulu has adapted the story into a seven-minute, animated short film. Cedric now shares streaming space with popular shows, such as Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig and the classic Fraggle Rock.

"Giving Cedric a home alongside some of the most beloved and important characters in children's media means a great deal for his message, and the future of characters like him," Errico says.

Though the film currently stands alone in its offering — a LGBT, family friendly program — but, perhaps, not for long.

According to Hulu, there isn’t any specific plan to adapt Errico’s other stories or any other LGBT specific children’s programs, but it is open to doing more. "We would be delighted to explore the potential of acquiring more content that features positive, family friendly, LGBT messages," Andrew Thomas, senior content acquisition manager of Hulu, tells Out.

And if it did, Hulu could potentially carve out a space of content not readily available to LGBT families. But for now, at least we have this brave knight and his handsome prince.

Watch the animated short below:

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