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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Kip from the 1969 "Hot Wheels" 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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