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