This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “WordGirl,” an educational series that ran on PBS Kids from 2006 to 2015. The series stars WordGirl, a grade-school-aged superhero, and promotes strong vocabulary skills.Read more
Minorities in cartoons is a weekly look at various minority characters in animation, webcomics, comic strips, and comic books.
This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Carl Carlson, a character on the (very) long-running Fox animated series “The Simpsons.” Carl’s the coworker of Homer at the nuclear power plant; he’s also the best friend of fellow coworker Lenny.Read more
This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Koi Boi (real name: Ken Shiga), a superhero who appears in Marvel Comics. Ken first appeared in “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl” #6 (August 2015), and was created by Ryan North and Erica Henderson.Read more
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.Read more
This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That.” The series, based on the classic Dr. Seuss “Cat in the Hat” books (including an educational spin-off line), debuted on PBS in 2010. The series emphasizes teaching lessons about nature to its kid viewers.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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).Read more