Children’s animation is tragically low when it comes to diversity, not unlike the rest of the media landscape. There are a few shows like Steven Universe and The Legend of Korra, which strive to be more inclusive, but they’re the exception.
Now, however, there’s a new title on the scene trying to change things.
Big World, Little Om tells the story of Om and his two mothers. The series, if it becomes a reality, seeks to explore diverse issues families can face.
As the website explains: ‘These issues can be anything from gender or sexuality, same sex parents to having multiple parents due to a relationship splitting up. Or maybe a parent has died leaving the other as the main care provider. There are many issues a family may face whether they are social or political.’