Title: “Doc McStuffins”
Network: Disney Junior, Disney Channel and in the DisneyNOW app
Original Premiere: March 23, 2012
Parental Guideline: TV-Y
Synopsis: The Peabody and NAACP Award-winning “Doc McStuffins” is an imaginative animated series about Doc McStuffins, a young girl who aspires to be a doctor like her mom and communicates with and heals broken toys and stuffed animals. Showcasing the hallmarks of great Disney storytelling—fantasy and wish fulfillment—the series models compassion and good health for kids age 2-7.
Background: “Doc McStuffins” premiered in March 2012 and since then has become one of the most beloved preschool television properties of all time. Described by Emmy® Award-winning producer, socio-political comedian and dad to three girls W. Kamau Bell as “one of the most important shows in the history of television,” the series has been credited by many health care professionals for helping to allay children’s fears of going to the doctor.
Shortly after the series launched, a group of female, African-American physicians began a movement they coined “We Are Doc McStuffins.” Seeing a reflection of themselves in the Doc character and the opportunity to inspire young girls, the group grew to form the Artemis Medical Society, an organization which now boasts a membership of over 4,700 women physicians of color from around the world, and has a mission of providing the foundation necessary to create a diverse physician workforce.
Voice Cast: Laya DeLeon Hayes as Doc
Loretta Devine as Hallie
Lara Jill Miller as Lambie
Robbie Rist as Stuffy
Jess Harnell as Chilly
Executive-Produced By: Chris Nee
Co-Executive Producer: Michael Olson
Co-Executive Producer: Norton Virgien
Supervising Director: Dan Nosella
Composers: Kay Hanley and Michelle Lewis
Health and Medical Hollywood Health & Society division of the USC
Consultants: Annenberg Norman Lear Center
Production Company: Brown Bag Films in association with Disney Junior
Press Contact: Erica McCearley