“The Owl House” – A new Cartoon full of Minority Representation

Written by Ashli Trageser (Features Writer)

“The Owl House” is a relatively new show created by Dana Terrace, and has been making the rounds as one of the most popular new cartoons out there. Only one season is public so far, but it’s already well-known for its well-animated action scenes, minority representation, and intriguing cast. Another impressive factor is the voice talent behind the characters fans have already grown to love; with people like Alex Hirsch, Mae Whitman, Wendy Malick, and more working on this show, you know it’s going to be one to stay in people’s hearts for years after it ends. 

“It’s different from other shows. It’s not just characters going on random adventures, but people growing and developing. It also isn’t afraid to show representation of minorities like other cartoons might be,” stated Jamie McLean, a fellow member of the Owl House fandom here at SLVHS. The protagonist of the show, Luz Noceda, is a 14-year-old bisexual Latina girl, which in and of itself is already representation that stands out. Amity Blight, member of the supporting cast, is also a confirmed lesbian and has a canonical crush on Luz. Shows like this have been globally inspiring young LGBTQ children to accept and embrace who they are, which is wonderful. 

Aside from the representation within the show, there are other things that make it stand out, such as the genuinely interesting cast and the adventures they find themselves going on. “I find the characters to be very lovable and three-dimensional, even the not-quite-main ones like Willow and Gus. I’m personally also a fan of found family stories, and this show uses it incredibly well from the very first episode. It’s entertaining and manages to be funny, both to children and teens, and it’s generally just a very sweet show,” said Reese Rosenquist, another fan from SLV. Highly recommend checking it out, since the fandom is fairly new and season two is on the way.

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