Minorities in cartoons: “Class of the Titans”

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Class of the Titans,” a Canadian animated series that ran from 2005 to 2008 on Teletoon. The series‘ premise: after thousands of years, the imprisoned Greek god Cronus finally escaped, after a planetary alignment on New Year’s Eve. The Greek gods discovered and set out to fulfill a prophecy … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: “Class of the Titans””

Minorities in cartoons: “Ready Jet Go!”

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Ready Jet Go!,” a PBS animated series that debuted in January 2016 online, and on TV in February 2016. The educational series teaches lessons about space, physics, and other science facts in each episode. The series stars Jet Propulsion, a young boy who’s actually an alien from another … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: “Ready Jet Go!””

Minorities in cartoons: Iceman

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Iceman (real name: Bobby Drake). Iceman first appeared in “X-Men” #1 (September 1963), and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. A mutant, Bobby and his parents first discovered his powers of ice and snow generation while a youth. (Bobby was from a mixed faith household—his mother is Jewish, … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: Iceman”

Minorities in cartoons: “Curtis”

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Curtis,” a newspaper comic strip by Ray Billingsley. The strip began its run in 1988. “Curtis” stars 11-year-old Curtis, an African-American youth who gets into various misadventures, usually from misbehaving or dealing with his family and friends. Curtis’ family includes Barry, Curtis’ obnoxious younger brother who usually manages to … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: “Curtis””

Minorities in cartoons: Amadeus Cho

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Amadeus Cho, a Marvel comics character. Amadeus first appeared in “Amazing Fantasy” (vol. 2) #15 (January 2006), and was created by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa. Amadeus is a Korean-American teenager who’s one of the Marvel Universe’s biggest geniuses. One day, he entered and won the Excello soap company’s … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: Amadeus Cho”

Top 10 minorities in cartoons posts for 2015

Here’s a look at the top 10 most popular minorities in cartoons posts written in 2015, based on site traffic in Google Analytics. Note the results differ greatly from the (low-response) poll I just ran. Fire (DC Comics) Superstretch and Microwoman Apollo and Midnighter Women in STEM Oliver Wendell Jones “Steven Universe” Tasmanian Devil (DC Comics) Natasha Irons … Continue reading “Top 10 minorities in cartoons posts for 2015”

2015 minorities in cartoons poll winners

The results are in for my poll for your favorite minorities in cartoons entries. Out of 17 votes, this year’s winner is a three-way tie: “Lumberjanes“ “The Legend of Korra“ “Gravity Falls“ Congratulations to the winners! There were also 11 runners-up for what amounts to a (large) tie for second place. The runners-up: Frozone “Transformers: … Continue reading “2015 minorities in cartoons poll winners”

Poll: Favorite minorities in cartoons entries for 2015

Once again, it’s time for my annual minorities in cartoons favorite entries poll! Vote for your favorite entries from 2015. You may vote for more than one entry, if you have multiple favorites. You may also only vote once. Voting runs through January 2, 2016 at 12:01 AM PST. Last year’s winner was actually a tie, … Continue reading “Poll: Favorite minorities in cartoons entries for 2015”

Minorities in cartoons: Solstice

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Solstice, a DC Comics superheroine. Solstice first appeared in “Teen Titans” (vol. 3) #89 in January 2011, and was created by J.T. Krul and Nicola Scott. Solstice (real name: Kiran Singh) is a teenage girl from Delhi, India, whose parents are archaeologists. While at an archaeological conference in … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: Solstice”

Minorities in cartoons: “COPS”

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “COPS,” an animated series that ran in syndication from 1988 to 1989. The series was animated by DIC, and based on a series of toys by Hasbro. The series was set in fictional Empire City. The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) states that the series was set in the year 2020, … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: “COPS””