Sunday, April 24, 2011

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

You can't have a list of Black cartoon characters and not include Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. Created by Bill Cosby himself as part of one of his stand-up routines, this show was one of the longest running cartoons with a Black cast. Bill Cosby voiced many of the characters, even a young version of himself. The actual cartoon began as a special for NBC but was later rejected as a series because it was too educational. Bill Cosby got a new production company, Filmation, and took the show to CBS who ultimately picked it up.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The LeBrons

LeBron James has a new animated series out called "The LeBrons" starring different versions of himself all in one family. It's pretty good actually. Each character while also a different aspect of LeBron is pretty distinct. It's not on television,

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Numbuh Five

Numbuh Five is a character on Cartoon Networks's Codename: Kids Next Door animated series. Her real name is Abigal Lincoln and she is voiced by Cree Summer on the show. She is an intelligent and laid back tomboy of African American and French descent.  Larger than life and full of attitude, she often speaks in the third person. She's the cool one and while her number may be five, she's clearly second in command and probably only by choice.