With its colorful, quirky animation style and collection of endearingly offbeat characters, Amazon Prime’s Danger & Eggs belongs to the same kind of alternate universe as fellow animated shows Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Steven Universe. Even better, Danger is packed with queer and trans characters, voiced by queer and trans actors.
The cartoon centers on a spunky little girl named D.D. Danger (Saturday Night Live’s Aidy Bryant) and her best friend, Phillip (Eric Knobel) — a large, talking humanoid egg — and their adventures together in Chickenpaw Park. Until now, Steven Universe (which features several queerish and nonbinary characters) was leading the pack as the LGBT-friendliest mainstream kids cartoon, but Danger & Eggs goes a few steps further.
What makes this animated series so groundbreaking is the casual openness of its LGBT characters — which include a lesbian folk duo, a couple of gay dads, a young trans girl (voiced by teenage trans activist Jazz Jennings), and a nonbinary band member who uses they/them pronouns.
Danger & Eggs episodes feature important themes like Pride celebrations and chosen families, but since it is a show geared toward young kids, all topics are handled in a refreshingly fun and innocent way. Danger & Eggs is a delightful leap forward in LGBT family entertainment and a show that kids of all ages (queer or not) will love.