There Probably Isn't A Transgender Stingray In 'Finding Dory'

Ellen DeGeneres said in a recent interview that a stingray in the film was becoming a "sting-Rhonda." Was she for real?

There Probably Isn't A Transgender Stingray In 'Finding Dory'
Walt Disney Studios / 'Finding Dory'

Looks like there probably isn't a transgender character in Disney's upcoming film "Finding Dory."

Ellen DeGeneres, who voices Dory, was reportedly joking when she said in a recent interview that a stingray in the movie is transitioning to become a "sting-Rhonda."

If what DeGeneres said were true, this underwater creature would be Disney's first transgender character.

But "Finding Dory" might include other LGBT characters.

recent trailer featured two women with a child, and many fans assumed they are a lesbian couple.

The filmmakers and DeGeneres were careful to not give a concrete answer when directly asked about the sexual orientation of the two women in the trailer.

"We never asked them," producer Lindsey Collins told USA Today

Director Andrew Stanton said: "We never did. So they can be whatever you want them to be."

And DeGeneres told People magazine: "It's a great conversation. Whether they intended it to be a woman with a bad, short haircut being gay or not, I think it's a great thing."

Earlier this year, GLAAD gave Walt Disney Studios a failing rating after none of its 11 films released in 2015 included an LGBT character. Afterward, campaigns on Twitter have had fans calling for Disney to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend and #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend.

Disney hasn't commented on either request. "Finding Dory" hits theaters June 17.

This video includes clips from Walt Disney Studios and images from Getty Images.