30 Black Animated Characters We Love

Animated. Often duplicated. Forever celebrated.

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| February 20 2017,

9:11 pm

Representation is a major key. Seeing an image or a character that directly correlates to your very special narrative can be so liberating and inspiring. There's something special, though, about animated characters of color who push the boundaries while in their two-dimensional and third-dimensional worlds. While they're living in this imaginative worlds, avoiding a break in the fourth wall, they've got us captivated. Since we were mere youths, cartoon characters have been impacting our lives on a level that we don't realize until we get older.


We've gathered 28 of the illest animated characters this side of the drawing board. From the serious to the sassy, the chill to the proactive, these characters had such a role in shaping the generations that have tuned in every week. 


Sit back, scroll through the list, and get your nostalgin' on.


Animated and ahead of her years.



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Animated and educated.




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Animated and revolutionary.



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Animated and swagged out.



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Animated and aspirational.



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Animated and OG.




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Animated and trained-to-go.




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Animated and inquisitive. 



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Animated and 'bout it.



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Animated and groundbreaking.



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Animated and earthy.



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Animated and enigmatic.



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Animated and technologic.




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Animated and ample.



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Animated and bad-ass.




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Animated and adorable.



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Animated and classic.




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Animated and candid.


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Animated and dexterous.



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Animated and fierce.




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Animated and rambunctious.



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Animated and resourceful.



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Animated and righteous.




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Animated and legendary.


Who are some of your favorite animated characters in television or film? Share with us in the comments!

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