Minorities in cartoons: “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That”

The Cat in the Hat, Nick, and Sally

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.

Minorities in cartoons: “The Deep”

"The Deep" TV series

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.

Minorities in cartoons: Voodoo

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). Priscilla was created by Brandon Choi and Jim Lee. Background Priscilla’s backstory (as brief/clear as I can sum it up) is that she’s an exotic dancer who was … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “The Legend of Korra”

Legend of Korra

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “The Legend of Korra.” A spin-off of Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “Korra” aired for four seasons (of 52 episodes) from 2012 to 2014. Background To sum up both series, “Avatar” was a popular Nickelodeon adventure/fantasy series about the ability of some (“benders”) to manipulate various Earth elementals … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “Steven Universe”

Steven Universe cast

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Steven Universe,” a Cartoon Network animated series. Rebecca Sugar is the series’ creator. The series debuted in 2013. Background The show’s premise centers around the “Crystal Gems,” a trio of alien women who defend Earth (and the small oceanfront town they live in, “Beach City”) from various bizarre monster/alien threats. … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “Lumberjanes”

Lumberjanes #2

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Lumberjanes,” a comic published by Boom! Studios. The comic debuted in April 2014. “Lumberjanes” was created by Boom! Studios editor Shannon Watters, writers Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson, and artist Brooke Allen. Background “Lumberjanes” is about a group of girls who attend an all-girl summer camp. The camp expects its … Read more