On Monday, an Emirati government body announced that the country banned the public screening of the Walt Disney-Pixar animated feature film "Lightyear" in cinemas ahead of its release this week.

Iran PressMiddle East: The Ministry of Youth and Culture's Media Regulatory Office wrote on Twitter that the film violated the country's media content standards. 

An Arabic hashtag, "Lightyear banned in the Emirates," was trending on Twitter, calling for the film not to be shown ahead of the announcement by the government body.

The movie reportedly includes a same-sex relationship between two women. 

The film, centered around the Buzz Lightyear action figure character from the popular Toy Story franchise series, had already been advertised for release in the UAE on June 16. 

The film also will not be playing in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.