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

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 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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Doctor Mist and Superman from "DC Comics Presents" #46 (June 1982)

Minorities in cartoons: Doctor Mist

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Doctor Mist, a DC Comics superhero. Doctor Mist first appeared in “Super Friends” #12 (June 1978), and was created by E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon.

Doctor Mist’s origin states he was originally known as Nommo, a wizard who was also the ruler of the fictional ancient African empire of Kor. 11,000 years ago, Nommo stood in the “Pillar of Life,” which granted him immortality.

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Mystique from "X-Men: Evolution"

Minorities in cartoons: Mystique

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Mystique, a Marvel Comics supervillain. Mystique (real name: Raven Darkhölme) first appeared as a cameo in “Ms. Marvel” #16 (April 1978), and made her first full appearance in “Ms. Marvel” #18 (June 1978). She was created by Chris Claremont and David Cockrum.

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