The top 10 minorities in cartoons entries for 2016

 

It’s time for a year-end look back at the most popular minorities in cartoons blog posts I wrote in 2016. The posts are ranked based on site traffic as of December 26.

Top 10 minorities in cartoons posts

  1. “The Prince of Egypt”
  2. “Ready Jet Go!”
  3. “The Loud House”
  4. “The Deep”
  5. Alejandro (“Total Drama”)
  6. “Class of the Titans”
  7. “Clifford the Big Red Dog”
  8. “Stoked”
  9. Harley Quinn (DC Comics)
  10. “Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse”

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The most popular post this year is “The Prince of Egypt,” the 1998 DreamWorks film about the life of Moses.

Coming in second is the new PBS series “Ready Jet Go!,” about a trio of kids (one of them an alien) who’re interested in astronomy and space travel.

In third place is the Nickelodeon series “The Loud House,” about a huge family of 11 kids.

Only one entry is about a DC/Marvel comic character, Harley Quinn. However, several other Batman-related characters, such as Catman and Poison Ivy, were just below the top 10.

For specific demographic breakdowns:

  • All of the entries save one (Harley Quinn) involve people of color.
  • At least three feature Jewish characters: part of “The Prince of Egypt”‘s cast; Mr. Solomon on “Clifford’s Puppy Days,” a “Clifford” prequel series; and Harley Quinn.
  • Two feature LGBT characters: Harley Quinn herself, and Clyde’s fathers on “The Loud House.”
  • “Clifford” features several individuals with a physical disability: Mr. Solomon on “Clifford’s Puppy Days,” plus Emily Elizabeth’s classmate Mary on “Clifford” proper.

As a point of comparison, last year’s most popular post was Fire (a DC Comics superheroine), while 2014’s was Professor Xavier of the X-Men.

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