Martin Luther King Jr. Day episode features King’s granddaughter discussing her goals to continue her grandfather’s legacy; new monthly vignettes featuring inspirational stories from real-life kids to be released throughout the year.
To commemorate this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Cartoon Network’s Drawn to Change will premiere Saturday, January 16. The episode will feature King’s granddaughter, 12-year-old Yolanda Renee King in conversation with Craig (voiced by Philip Solomon) from the Emmy-nominated series Craig of the Creek. It will highlight the young King’s goals to continue with her grandfather’s legacy, as well as her work in activism and climate change. The Drawn to Change opening graphics were designed by Atlanta-based Black artist and muralist, George Baker. All the Drawn To episodes will be available on CN, the CN App, and across the network’s social platforms.
Expanding on its content series Drawn To, new installments of vignettes will be launched monthly throughout the year featuring inspirational stories from real-life kids. The series seeks to elevate these voices, highlight diverse cultures, and provide a meaningful glimpse at the passions that bring kids together to celebrate unity and connectivity in a sometimes-uncertain world.
“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,” explained Tricia Melton, chief marketing officer, Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics at Warner Bros.
Building on the success of the series which launched early in 2020, Drawn To aims to authentically tell stories by weaving together universal themes such as community, family, and love that resonate with both kids and parents. 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, the series spotlights the positive in today's generation and our future. Each episode is produced in partnership with local artists to cultivate authentic connections with the topics being discussed.
Source: Cartoon Network