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Minoriteam, er, Minoritize?

by Richard Keller, posted Mar 17th 2006 8:21AM

adult swim minoriteamBack in the 'olden days' (we call them the late 1960s and early 1970s), Marvel Comics produced a cartoon series that featured some of their most popular characters; Captain America, Iron Man, and Incredible Hulk, among others. The animation amounted to comic book panels featuring the characters standing still while their mouths moved. It was crude, even for the animation of the late 1960s, but the kids ate it all up.

Fast-forward to the ultra-modern 21st century (by the way, where are the flying cars and the cities on the moon?), and creators Adam De La Pena, Peter Girardi and Todd James, who have taken the influences of that classic cartoon, and used it for their new Adult Swim show Minoriteam. It launches this Sunday, March 19th.

Minoriteam is a superhero team whose powers are based on ethnic stereotypes. For example, Mr. Wang's strengths are in mathematics and strategy; El Jefe is a Mexican hat dancer whose leaf blower is one of the strongest in the world. When joined together, they fight villains like the White Shadow and Racist Frankenstein.

Hey, don't blame me! I just report this stuff, I don't create it.

The Newsarama website has an interview with the show's creators where they discuss how the idea for Minoriteam came about. Please forward all complaints to them.


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I am Jewcano.

March 17 2006 at 11:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I wasn't too impressed with the pilot, guess it remains to be seen whether they can sustain this over a season or it's only funny in small doses.

March 17 2006 at 10:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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