Minorities in cartoons: “BraveStarr”

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “BraveStarr,” a Filmation animated series that ran in syndication from 1987 to 1988. “BraveStarr” was a “space western,” taking place in the 23rd century on the distant world of “New Texas.” The series’ star (no pun intended) was Marshal BraveStarr, a Native American from Earth. As the law, BraveStarr kept … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: “BraveStarr””

The best of minorities in cartoons: Thanksgiving

In this “best of” minorities in cartoons entry, I’ll look at how various minority characters have celebrated or been involved with Thanksgiving. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving This 1972 “Peanuts” special features Franklin. This one’s memorable just for the fight between Snoopy and the lawn chair, plus the snack food Thanksgiving meal. The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn’t … Continue reading “The best of minorities in cartoons: Thanksgiving”

Minorities in cartoons: Sheen Estevez

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Sheen Estevez, a character on the Nickelodeon series “Jimmy Neutron.” Sheen‘s one of Jimmy’s best friends, and noted for being easily excitable, ditzy, and having a short attention span. He’s also got an all-consuming obsession with the fictional superhero UltraLord, leading Sheen to collect any and all merchandise, facts, … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: Sheen Estevez”

Minorities in cartoons: “The Life and Times of Juniper Lee”

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “The Life and Times of Juniper Lee.” “Juniper Lee” aired on Cartoon Network from 2005 to 2007. The series focused on the adventures of Juniper Lee, a preteen girl who lived in fictional Orchid Bay City. She’s inherited from her grandmother the role of the protector of the magic … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: “The Life and Times of Juniper Lee””

The best of minorities in cartoons: Movember

Movember is an annual month-long event during November. Movember involves men growing mustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues (depression, cancer, etc.)—the term “Movember” is a portmanteau of the British English spelling of “mustache” (“moustache”) and “November.” As such, I thought it’d be interesting to list some minority cartoon characters (out of the ones I’ve already … Continue reading “The best of minorities in cartoons: Movember”

Minorities in cartoons: Voodoo

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Voodoo (real name: Priscilla Kitaen), a member of the superhero team WildCATs. Voodoo‘s first appearance was in “WildCATS” #1 (August 1992), and was created by Brandon Choi and Jim Lee. Priscilla’s backstory (as brief/clear as I can sum it up) is that she’s an exotic dancer who was rescued … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: Voodoo”

Minorities in cartoons: Miles Morales

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Miles Morales, a Marvel Comics character. Miles is best known as being the Ultimate Marvel Comics line’s Spider-Man. Miles first appeared in “Ultimate Fallout” #4 (August 2011), and was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli. Miles first appeared in the Ultimate Comics line, a line of … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: Miles Morales”

Minorities in cartoons: Cassandra Cain

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Cassandra Cain, a DC Comics character. Cassandra’s noted for being the second person (after Barbara Gordon) to serve as Batgirl. Cassandra first appeared in “Batman” #567 (July 1999), and was created by Kelley Puckett, Damion Scott, and Jordan B. Gorfinkel. Cassandra’s backstory states she was born the daughter … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: Cassandra Cain”

Minorities in cartoons: “Jayson”

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Jayson,” a comic strip by Jeff Krell. “Jayson” debuted as a comic strip in 1983. It features the adventures of its star character, a gay man dealing with his off-and-on dating life. Jayson’s best friend and the strip’s main co-star is Arena Stage, whose life also isn’t exactly perfect. (If wondering, … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: “Jayson””

Minorities in cartoons: Kimi Finster

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Kimi Finster, a character on the Nickelodeon series “Rugrats” and “All Grown Up!.” Kimi first appeared in the second “Rugrats” theatrical film, “Rugrats in Paris.” The film’s plot sees Chuckie’s father, Chas, nearly marry a crooked wealthy businesswoman named Coco LaBouche. However, Chas soon falls for Coco’s beleaguered yet … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: Kimi Finster”