Minorities in cartoons: “Handy Manny”

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This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Handy Manny.” “Manny” is a CGI animated series that debuted in 2006, and airs (in the United States) on Disney Junior. It previously was seen on Disney Channel’s former preschool block, Playhouse Disney. Background The series revolves around Manny Garcia, a handyman who lives in the town of … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “Doc McStuffins”

Doc McStuffins

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Doc McStuffins,” the lead character of an eponymous series on Disney Junior (in the US). Disney Junior is a cable channel aimed at preschoolers. Background The show centers around a six-year-old girl named Dottie McStuffins (nicknamed “Doc” by everyone). Like other little kids, Doc likes to play doctor, … Read more