Minorities in cartoons: “Handy Manny”

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Handy Manny.” “Manny” is a CGI animated series that debuted in 2006, and airs (in the United States) on Disney Junior. It previously was seen on Disney Channel’s former preschool block, Playhouse Disney. The series revolves around Manny Garcia, a handyman who lives in the town of Sheetrock … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “Doc McStuffins”

Doc McStuffins

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Doc McStuffins,” the lead character of an eponymous series on Disney Junior (in the US). Disney Junior is a recently-started cable channel aimed at preschoolers, with both original shows and the former “Playhouse Disney” block from the Disney Channel’s morning lineup. The show centers around a six-year-old girl … Read more