This cartoon series will tickle kids—the monster made of bad guacamole alone ought to do the trick—but it's also a beautiful piece of pop-art animation. The creators, husband-and-wife team Jorge R. Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua, were born in Mexico, and every image is saturated with the heightened colors and details of a south-of-the-border fantasy. Which explains the guacamole beast. Manny is the son of a superhero, White Pantera (who wears a Mexican wrestler's mask), and grandson of a supervillain, Puma Loco. Manny's identity falls between the two—in other words, a supermischievous boy.