Minorities in cartoons: Jubilee

Jubilee and Wolverine

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Jubilee, a character in the “X-Men” comics. Jubilee first appeared in “Uncanny X-Men” #244 (May 1989), and was created by longtime “X-Men” writer Chris Claremont and artist Mark Silvestri. Jubilee (real name: Jubilation Lee) was born the only child of wealthy parents, and grew up in Beverly Hills. … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “Gravity Falls”

"Gravity Falls" cast

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Gravity Falls,” an animated series that debuted on Disney Channel in 2012. The series currently airs on Disney XD. “Gravity Falls” focuses on 12-year-old twins Dipper and Mabel Pines, a boy and girl who’re sent by their parents to spend the summer with their cranky great-Uncle Stan, or … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “The Zeta Project”

"The Zeta Project"

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “The Zeta Project,” a series that ran on Kids’ WB from 2001-2002. The series was set in the “DC Animated Universe” of shows—“Superman: The Animated Series,” “Batman: The Animated Series,” etc. Specifically, it’s set in the same future as “Batman Beyond.” While Batman appeared in a few episodes … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Monique (“Kim Possible”)

Monique

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Monique, a character on the Disney Channel series “Kim Possible.” Monique is the best female friend of series star Kim Possible. Monique’s interests lied heavily in the area of fashion. This proved to pay off when she used her skills to get employment at “Club Banana,” the show’s … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Wade (“Kim Possible”)

Wade

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Wade, a supporting character on the 2002-2007 Disney Channel series “Kim Possible.” Like fellow kid cartoon characters Cameron, A.J., and Oliver Wendell Jones, Wade‘s a super-intelligent child genius—by the age of 10, he’d already finished college. As a genius inventor, Wade’s invents and manages many of the gadgets … Read more

The best of minorities in cartoons: LGBT Pride Month

Wedding of Northstar

June is LGBT Pride Month, so I thought I’d look at previous LGBT characters I’ve written about. Specifically, I’ll focus on those who’ve either participated in the political side of LGBT life, been shown attending a pride parade, or stand out in some way as a particularly noteworthy LGBT character. Rick & Steve: The Happiest … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “The Legend of Korra”

Legend of Korra

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “The Legend of Korra.” A spinoff of Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “Korra” aired for four seasons (of 52 episodes) from 2012 to 2014. To sum up both series, “Avatar” was a popular Nickelodeon adventure/fantasy series about the ability of some (“benders”) to manipulate various Earth elementals (fire, … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “Clarence”

"Clarence"

This week’s minorities in cartoons post is “Clarence,” an animated series that airs on Cartoon Network. “Clarence” debuted in 2014. The series focuses on the adventures of titular character Clarence, a very cheerful, optimistic young boy, who believes in goodness in everyone he meets. He’s accompanied on his adventures by his two closest friends, made … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “Steven Universe”

Steven Universe

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Steven Universe,” a Cartoon Network animated series. It’s their first series created by a woman, Rebecca Sugar. The series debuted in 2013. The show’s premise centers around the “Crystal Gems,” a trio of alien women who defend Earth (and the small oceanfront town they live in, “Beach City”) from various … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “Mulan”

Mulan

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Mulan,” a 1998 Disney animated feature. “Mulan” is based on the ancient Chinese ballad “The Ballad of Mulan.” The film’s story: when China is being invaded by Huns, the nation’s emperor enlists a draft of all families to send a male member to repel the enemy. Fa Mulan, … Read more