This week’s #CultureClassic is the cartoon The Proud Family which premiered this week in 2001.
The Proud Family was a rare cartoon because it followed the adventures and misadventures of Penny, a 14-year-old African American girl trying to navigate through the early years of teen-dom. The show was funny but also had heart thanks to it’s positive images of a modern black family complete with loving and over-protective parents, annoying yet hilarious siblings and a cool grandma.
The show was created by Bruce W. Smith and Doreen Spicer and starred the voice talents of Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Jo Marie Payton, and Paula Jai Parker. It ran from 2001-2005 and even got its own TV movie. For providing positive images for young black girls and for breaking barriers on the Disney Channel, The Proud Family is no doubt a #CultureClassic.
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Written by @TalentedMrFord