Cartoons are an American Saturday morning tradition. And when Black girl cartoon characters are added to the mix, Saturday mornings be popin’!
If you can’t think of that many Black girl cartoon characters, take a seat. Because we got a list for you.
13 Black girl cartoon characters that we absolutely love. But not all of these cartoons are for kids.
1. Garnet (Steven Universe)
Garnet from Steven Universe is a black superhero and the leader of the Crystal Gems. Now, we know that there aren’t numerous black superheroes out there; and the fact that she’s a girl is even more amazing.
Garnet doesn’t talk a lot, but that’s exactly what many say makes her extremely interesting. But when she does talk , she has a British accent.
2. Susie Carmichael (Rugrats)
Susie is probably one of the first black characters in a mainstream cartoon. She is really smart, having multiple other characters look up to her.
Susie even makes Angelica, her frenemy, a bit envious of her due to her talent and intelligence.
3. Go Goo Go (Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends)
That hair and that fast talking!
What makes Go Goo Go really stand out is her wonderful imagination. She is a very imaginative and expressive character who isn’t afraid of speaking her mind. This black girl cartoon character is just too funny!
4. Numbuh Five (Codename: Kids Next Door)
Numbuh Five (Abigail Lincoln) from Codename: Kids Next Door is talented, relaxed, and knowledgeable, which definitely makes her into the coolest character of the show.
And the fact that you can rarely see her eyes adds a sprinkle of mystery to her image and personality.
5. Lana Anthony Kane (Archer)
Lana Anthony Kane (voiced by Aisha Tyler) is a beautiful and strong agent from Archer, an animated sitcom for adults. She is the top female special agent of the intelligence agency ISIS during the Cold War.
This character is funny, her outfits are stylish, and her hair is always on point. In the show, she is the one that gets them out of sticky situations all the time.
6. Libby Folfax (Jimmy Neutron)
Libby is a fascinating and genuine character that, in short, minds her own business. She is polite, nice, and somehow manages to get along with everybody.
Libby is laid back and many agree that she is the voice of reason in their class, hence there’s a lot to learn from her.
7. Penny Proud (The Proud Family)
The main character of The Proud Family franchise, Penny Proud is a normal teenager that loves hanging out with her friends and gets into some trouble here and there.
She is entertaining to watch, as her life is exactly like any real-life teenager’s out there.
Penny has a flawless logic for her age and maintains good friendships with her peers. Many fans were happy to hear the news that The Proud Family will be making a comeback on Disney+.
8. Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
Tiana is the protagonist in Disney’s movie entitled The Princess and the Frog. She is a talented and gifted cook who lives in New Orleans during the Jazz Age.
Tiana’s biggest dream is having her own restaurant and delighting her customers with her dishes. And she is the first Black girl cartoon character leading her own Disney movie!
The Princess and the Frog grossed over $270 million worldwide and was nominated for three Oscars, including best animated feature.
9. Donna Tubbs (The Cleveland Show & Family Guy)
Donna Tubbs is a complex character with an interesting, amorous life. She is the second wife of Cleveland Brown. She’s the principal’s assistant at Stoolbend High School and is a mother of three. Donna is Southern and her Southern expressions are often used for comedic effect.
Dona’s hilariously voiced by Sanaa Lathan!
10. Monique (Kim Possible)
As Kim Possible’s best female friend, Monique teaches the audiences some important lessons about true friendship. She has a kind heart, a straightforward attitude, as well as a good eye for fashion.
11. Trixie Carter (American Dragon: Jake Long)
Trixie Carter is very good at keeping her friends’ secrets, as she is one of the four non-magical humans who know that Jake Long is the American Dragon.
She is a bit of a tomboy and she has a vivacious, bold personality.
12. Shanelle Spencer (Beverly Hills Teens)
Shanelle is the only black character of the Beverly Hills Teens series and the most practical of them all.
She is a top student, a hard-working entrepreneur, and maintains her sanity, most of the time.
13. Jodie Landon (Daria)
Jodie Abigail London is a is a character from the MTV show Daria. She attends Lawndale High and is one of the few black students there. Jodie often mentions the lack of diversity at the school and feels like she has to be a perfect example for African Americans.
This pressure ultimately leads Jodie to want to apply to a historically black college so that her college years won’t be a repeat of her high school years.
Jodie is intelligent, social, and well-adjusted.
The video below discusses how iconic this black girl cartoon character is.
Whether they’re cracking jokes or they’re more on the serious side, or fighting crime, there’s no doubt that these animated characters have memorable personalities that represent all shades of black girls and black women.
What are some of your favorite black girl cartoon characters? Let us know in the comments.