In commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Cartoon Network is premiering Drawn To Change, part of the network’s larger Drawn To series of vignettes.
Drawn To Change stars King’s granddaughter, 12-year-old Yolanda Renee King, in conversation with Craig (voiced by Philip Solomon) from Cartoon Network’s animated series Craig of the Creek. The episode highlights King’s goals to continue her grandfather’s legacy of civil rights, as well as being active around her own issues of interest, including climate change.
The episode’s opening graphics were illustrated by Atlanta-based Black artist and muralist, George F. Baker III (who also worked with Creative Mammals on Disney Branded Television’s spot honoring this day).
New episodes of Drawn To will be featured on the network each month, telling stories about real-life kids having fun and sharing common interests. The series seeks to elevate kids’ voices as well as to highlight diverse cultures.
“The Drawn To series has been such an important part of what we do and it’s so critical that kids have examples of others just like them exploring and taking impactful steps toward a kinder, more inclusive world,” said Tricia Melton, chief marketing officer, global kids, young adults and classics at Warner Bros. (and former Promax board member), in a statement.
After launching in early 2020, Drawn To aims to tell authentic stories by weaving together universal themes such as “Community,” “Family” and “Love.” The series spotlights everyday kids and kid influencers celebrating achievements and ideas while engaging young viewers.
By raising awareness on topics that kids care about, Drawn To spotlights the positive in today’s generation and our future. Each Drawn To is produced in partnership with local artists to cultivate connections around the topics being discussed.
All of the Drawn To episodes will be available on CN, the CN App, and across the network’s social platforms.