Animate Me! 10 Black Female Cartoon Characters We Love

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Gaia from “Captain Planet”

If you google Gaia, you’ll find all types of various skin tones, from peach to olive to straight up brown. But judging by the description of her character: “spirit of the earth possessing characteristics from all of the human races,” it only makes sense that Gaia would be a black woman. And since we know historically, black women aren’t always portrayed as black women, I’ll let you know that Whoopi Goldberg voiced this character. That’s undeniable blackness right there.

All of the characters from “Captain Planet” were naturally environmentally conscious. But Gaia was concerned about social consciousness as well. In one episode called “A Formula For Hate” Gaia and Captain Planet educated the kiddies, and hopefully some adults at the time, by explaining that you cannot catch HIV or AIDS from simply hugging or touching someone with the virus or disease. Important work that Gaia did.


Is your favorite black, female cartoon character on this list? If not, shout her out in the comments section.

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