Minorities in cartoons is a weekly look at various minority characters in animation, webcomics, comic strips, and comic books.

Clifford, Cleo, and T-Bone

Minorities in cartoons: “Clifford the Big Red Dog”

This week’s minorities in cartoons post is “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” a series of children’s books and several animated TV series. “Clifford” was created by Norman Bridwell. The series stars Clifford, the aforementioned “big red dog.” Of course, Clifford’s probably the biggest dog in fiction—while he doesn’t have a set size, he’s at least the size of a two or three story house.

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B from "Total Drama: Revenge of the Island"

Minorities in cartoons: “B” (“Total Drama”)

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “B,” a character on Teletoon’s “Total Drama” series.

B debuted during the series’ fourth season, “Total Drama: Revenge of the Island,” which featured a new batch of contestants competing for the show’s $1 million (Canadian) prize. B’s main two traits are that he doesn’t speak even once (and thus has no voice actor), and is an engineering genius.

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"Hot Wheels" 1969 TV show

Minorities in cartoons: “Hot Wheels”

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Hot Wheels,” the first TV cartoon directly based on a pre-existing toy line, namely the popular toy cars. “Hot Wheels” debuted on ABC in 1969.

The series featured the racing adventures of the “Hot Wheels Racing Club,” which featured a group of teenage car enthusiasts.

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The Loud House main cast

Minorities in cartoons: “The Loud House”

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “The Loud House,” a Nickelodeon animated series that debuted in 2016.

The series focuses on the Loud family, a family of 11 siblings ranging in age from 17 to an infant. All save one of the Loud siblings are girls; the main character of the series is Lincoln Loud, an 11-year-old boy.

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"The Deep" TV series

Minorities in cartoons: “The Deep”

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “The Deep,” a CGI animated series. The series is based on a comic (of the same name) by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.

“The Deep” follows the adventures of the Nektons, a famous family of undersea explorers who live in a large, high-tech submarine named “the Aronnax.” Traveling the world, the family gets involved with various aquatic adventures.

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Alejandro Burromuerto from "Total Drama World Tour"

Minorities in cartoons: Alejandro (“Total Drama”)

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Alejandro, a character on Teletoon’s “Total Drama” series.

Alejandro (full name: Alejandro Burromuerto) is introduced along with a few other new contestants during the series’ third season, “Total Drama World Tour.” “World Tour” features a giant race around the world (parodying “The Amazing Race”), for a prize of $1 million (Canadian dollars, since the show in-universe is set in Canada).

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