Doc McStuffins

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Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins logo.png
FormatAnimation
Created byChris Neea
Voices ofKiara Muhammad
Lara Jill Miller
Robbie Rist
Jess Harnell
Loretta Devine
Jaden Betts
Kimberly Brooks
Gary Anthony Williams
Country of originUnited States
Ireland
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52[1]
Production
Running timeapprox. 25 minutes
Production company(s)Brown Bag Films
Broadcast
Original channelDisney Junior
Disney Channel
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runMarch 23, 2012 (2012-03-23) – present
External links
Official website
 
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Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins logo.png
FormatAnimation
Created byChris Neea
Voices ofKiara Muhammad
Lara Jill Miller
Robbie Rist
Jess Harnell
Loretta Devine
Jaden Betts
Kimberly Brooks
Gary Anthony Williams
Country of originUnited States
Ireland
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52[1]
Production
Running timeapprox. 25 minutes
Production company(s)Brown Bag Films
Broadcast
Original channelDisney Junior
Disney Channel
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runMarch 23, 2012 (2012-03-23) – present
External links
Official website

Doc McStuffins is an animated pre-school children's television series produced by Brown Bag Films. It was created and executive produced by Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award-winner Chris Nee and premiered on March 23, 2012 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.[2][3] The series is about a six-year-old girl who can "fix" toys, with a little help from her stuffed animal friends.

The series received positive reviews due to the show's concept and the main character, on its portrayal about African-Americans in a Disney series. Chris Nee describes the series as "Cheers for Preschoolers".[4]

Premise[edit]

The series chronicles a six-year-old girl named Dottie McStuffins who, one day, wants to become a doctor like her mother. As a kid, she "pretends" to be a doctor by fixing up toys and dolls (because of this, everyone calls her 'Doc'). When she puts on her stethoscope, toys, dolls, and stuffed animals magically come to life and she can communicate with them. With a little help from her stuffed animal friends, Stuffy, Hallie, Lambie and Chilly, Doc helps toys "feel better" by giving them check-ups and checking their illnesses with "The Big Book of Boo Boos". Each 11-minute episode includes original songs, the "Time for Your Check-Up" song and the "I Feel Better" song. There is also an additional song about things you must do with a doctor's check-up. During ending credits, Doc gives advice to viewers about staying healthy.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2012-2013)[edit]

No.TitleDirectorWriterOriginal airdate
1"Knight Time/A Bad Case of the Pricklethorns"March 23, 2012/March 17, 2012 (sneak preview)

Doc discovers that Donny's toy knight, Sir Kirby, is dirty.
Song: Ba-Ba Bubbles!


Doc diagnoses Boppy when he suddenly gets popped after landing in a rose bush.
Song: Bop, Bop, Bop (Don't Wanna Pop) 
2"Out of the Box/Run Down Race Car"March 23, 2012

Little Jack, a jack in the box, can't pop, but he's scared of getting a check-up, so his dad, Big Jack, goes first.
Song: Pop Up


Ricardo Racecar loses his energy during a race.
Song: Get Your Sleep On 
3"Tea Party Tantrum/Blast Off!"March 26, 2012

Doc wonders why Susie Sunshine is acting very cranky.
Song: Close Your Eyes


Doc helps Carlos' toy space alien, Star Blazer Zero after his arms and legs falls off after a ride in his toy rocket.
Song: Be Safe!
Sickness: Broken parts 
4"Engine Nine, Feelin' Fine!/The Right Stuff"March 27, 2012

Donny's toy fire engine Lenny, aka Engine 9, runs out of water, so Doc fixes him by refilling him.
Song: Water, Water
Sickness: Dehydration (Dry-out)


During an adventure game, Stuffy's tail gets ripped, but he won't ask for help and soon it gets worse.
Song: Everyone Gets Hurt Sometimes
Sickness: ? 
5"Gulpy, Gulpy Gators!/One Note Wonder"March 28, 2012

Doc fixes Gustave, the green gator on Donny's Gulpy Gulpy Gators game after he eats too many marbles. Song: Be Good To Your Tummy


Alma's xylophone toy, Xyla, loses a key by accident.

Song: Rocking The Right Note 
6"Arcade Escapade/Starry, Starry Night"March 29, 2012

Doc helps a stuffed toy Giraffe called Gaby after her leg was torn in a accident in the claw crane machine at the arcade. Song: Nobody Wants A Broken Toy


Doc helps Henry's Telescope Aurora when she suffers from blurry vision.

Song: Stars, Stars (Planets, Stars And Galaxies) 
7"Ben/Anna Split/That's Just Claw-ful"March 30, 2012

Ben and Anna, Alma's "Hugging Monkeys" need to be separated after one of them suffered a torn Velcro "hug" patch and needed to recover overnight at the clinic.
Song: We're Ben-Anna
Sickness: Torn Velcro patch


Doc helps Hermie, her toy crab after his arm was torn out by Emmie & Alma's new puppy Rudi.
Song: You Can Do It!

Sickness: Torn arm 
8"A Good Case of the Hiccups/Stuck Up"April 2, 2012

Doc tries to fix Millie the Microphone when she can't stop repeating words.
Song: If You Got The Hiccups
Sickness: Repeatitis


When Doc gets sand in her eye, she finds out what's wrong with Will's toy digger, Riggo, when his scoop gets stuck.
Song: Dig, Dig, Dig

Sickness: Stuck Scooper 
9"Rescue Ronda, Ready for Take-off!/All Washed Up"April 3, 2012

Doc has to fix Luca's helicopter, Rescue Ronda, when she can't fly, due to getting a little twig from a bush in her propeller. Song: When You Need A Friend


Donny's toy robot, Robot Ray, learns the importance of following doctor's orders when he gets wet playing a game.

Song: Do What The Doctor Says 
10"The New Girl/Wrap It Up"Michael Rabb/Joe PurdyApril 4, 2012

Doc gets a doll from Japan called Kiko, and she wonders why her legs are so weak. Song: Ready For Action


Niles, Donny's toy crane, refuses to have his bandage removed.

Song: In A Flash 
11"Rest Your Rotors, Ronda!/Keep on Truckin"April 5, 2012

Rescue Ronda learns how good it is to rest when her propeller is broken. Song: Rest Your Rotors, Ronda!


Donny's truck, Tremaine, learns how to keep still to get repainted.

Song: Keep Still 
12"Blame It on the Rain/Busted Boomer"April 6, 2012

Alma accidentally leaves her stuffed cow Moo Moo outside during a downpour and Doc fixes her, but she refuses to go home when she believes her owner doesn't like her.
Song: Nobody's Perfect (Forgive And Forget)


Boomer, Emmie's deflated Soccer ball refuses to be reinflated due to having a fear of needles.

Song: Here For You 
13"Dark Knight/Hallie Gets an Earful"April 9, 2012

During a sleepover party, Doc discovers that Sir Kirby is afraid of the dark and cures him of his fear of the dark. Song: We Can Light The Night


Doc helps Hallie hear better after she has trouble hearing.

Song: Have You Heard? 
14"Break Dancer/Bubble Monkey"Norton VirgienApril 11, 2012

Bella, Doc's Ballerina doll, breaks her leg, and finds a lot to do while she waits for it to heal. Song: Blast In A Cast


Doc examines Emmie and Alma's bubble monkey after she stops blowing bubbles.

Song: Eat Good Food 
15"Out in the Wild/A Whale of a Time"April 13, 2012

Doc helps Robot Ray after he injures his arm during a camping trip. Song: Camping's Great


Doc helps Lula, the sponge Beluga Whale grow.

Song: You're Gonna Grow 
16"The Rip Heard Round the World/Walkie Talkie Time"April 20, 2012

Lambie accidentally gets ripped while dancing with Doc.
Song: A Lambie Like You


Doc reunites a walkie talkie couple by finding a missing antenna.

Song: My Better Half 
17"Un-Bur-Able/Righty-On-Lefty"May 3, 2012

While playing Astronautball, Stuffy falls into a bush and get burrs all over his body. Song: The Things You Love


Doc helps Awesome Guy after she discovers that he couldn't walk correctly.

Song: Tell The Doc 
18"Hallie's Happy Birthday/Shark Style Toothache"May 18, 2013

It's Hallie's birthday and Doc and the gang throw a surprise party in her honor.
Song: It's Your Birthday (Happy Birthday Hallie)
ERROR NOTE: On the North American cable systems there are no apostrophe punctuation and "s" alphabet after "Hallie".


Mr. Chomp, Donny's toy shark, has a broken tooth that needs to repaired, but everyone (except for Doc and Hallie) are afraid of him.

Song: My Shark's Tale 
19"Awesome Possums/The Bunny Blues"June 1, 2012

A baby toy possum is lost and Doc frantically searches for the baby toy possum and reunites it with its mother.
Song: Stick With Me


Doc discovers Alma's stuffed bunny in a box at a yard sale, but she doesn't have a nose.

Song: Because You're You 
20"Get Set to Get Wet/Loud Louie"June 22, 2012

Doc finds a mermaid doll and teaches her how to swim.
Song: Everybody In The Pool


A toy cellphone has a slight problem with its volume switch, causing him to talk real loud.
Song: Loud, Loud Louie

ERROR NOTE: The US cable systems also calls it "Loud Louis"; the "s" alphabet is in place of the "e". 
21"Caught Blue-Handed/To Squeak, or Not to Squeak"July 20, 2012

After Donny and Glo-Bo finish finger-painting, a mysterious blue rash infects all the toys in the clinic.
Song: Wash Your Hands
Sickness: Mystery Pox


Marvin the Duck lost his squeaker at the water park and it's up to Doc, Lambie and Stuffy to find it.
Song: Clap, Clap, A-OK

Sickness: Can't-squeak-osis (Laryngitis) 
22"Doctoring the Doc/Hot Pursuit"August 17, 2012

The crew from Doc's Clinic helps Doc after she falls ill.
Song: Take Care
Sickness: Leakysniffleitis (Flu)


A toy police car, Officer Pete, overheats while pursuing the Wicked King.

Song: Made In The Shade 
23"Boo-Hoo to You!/It's Glow Time"October 5, 2012

Doc helps a toy ghost, Sebastian, learn not to be scared on Halloween.
Song: On Halloween


Glo-Bo is very tired, weak and unable to glow.

Song: Let's Play Outside 
24"Chilly Gets Chilly/Through the Reading Glasses"December 7, 2012

Chilly decides to hang out with the snowman that the gang built but nearly freezes in the cold.
Song: Chilling In The Snow


Doc receives a stuffed toy owl from her older cousin, but she can't read properly because of her poor eyesight. Can Doc and her toy friends find her the right glasses so she can anything better?

Song: Look Great In Glasses 
25"My Huggy Valentine/Dusty Bear"February 1, 2013

Lambie becomes jealous and brokenhearted when a new toy steals the spotlight from her during Valentine's Day. Song: Shine


A teddy bear named Teddy B. discovers why Donny doesn't want to play with him.

Song: Blue Skies 
26"Bronto Boo-Boos/Brontosaurus Breath"May 3, 2013

When Bronty arrives to the McStufflns household a mysterious outbreak of the Bronto-boo boos breaks out and infected the toys. Can Doc figure out what's wrong? Song: Dinosaur Stomp


Doc and the gang wonder why Bronty has a bad case of bad breath so she can brush his teeth to make it smell nice.

Song: Brush 'Em! 

Season 2 (2013-2014)[edit]

A second season has been green lit by Disney. It was set to be released September 6, 2013.[5]

No.TitleDirectorWriterOriginal airdate
1"Doc McStuffins Goes McMobile/Chip Off the Ol' Box"September 6, 2013

Doc's dad builds a mobile clinic for her so she can fix toys like Norton when she's away from her clinic.
Song: "The Doc Mobile"


While practicing their Juggling Jacks Act for Buddy's birthday party, Big Jack hurts his crank leaving him unable to perform.
Song: "No Matter What" 
2"Awesome Guy's Awesome Arm/Lamb in a Jam"September 13, 2013

Awesome Guy lift way too many toys and injures his arm.
Song: "I'm So Strong"


Lambie got covered with jam while being placed into Doc's backpack, before going with her to school on "Take Your Toy To School Day" and felt bitter about not going to school with Doc.
Song: "Let The Good Times In" 
3"Diagnosis Not Even Close-Is/Bronty's Twisted Tail"September 20, 2013

Program description coming soon.
Song: ???


Program description coming soon.
Song: ??? 
4"Frida Fairy Flies Again/A Tale of Two Dragons"September 27, 2013

Program description coming soon.
Song: ???


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Song: ??? 
5"Think Pink/You Foose, You Lose"October 3, 2013

Program description coming soon.
Song: ???


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Song: ??? 
6"Leilani's Lu'au/Karate Kangaroo"October 17, 2013

Program description coming soon.
Song: ???


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Song: ??? 
7"Doc to the Rescue/Don't Knock the Noggin"October 24, 2013

Program description coming soon.
Song: ???


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Song: ??? 
8"The Glider Brothers/Disco Dress Up Daisy"November 8, 2013

Program description coming soon.
Song: ???


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Song: ??? 
9"Kirby and the King/Bubble Monkey, Blow Your Nose!"November 15, 2013

Program description coming soon.
Song: ???


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Song: ??? 
10"Professor Pancake/You Crack Me Up"November 22, 2013

Program description coming soon.
Song: ???


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Song: ??? 
11"A Very McStuffins Christmas"December 1, 2013

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Song: ???


Part 2: Program description coming soon.
Song: ??? 
12"L'il Egghead Feels the Heat/The Doctor Will See You Now"December 12, 2013

Program description coming soon.
Song: ???


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Song: ??? 

The Doc Files short series[edit]

  1. Bella the Ballerina (July 22, 2013)
  2. Boppy's Boo Boo (July 23, 2013)
  3. Chilly McWillies (July 24, 2013)
  4. Hippo's Rip (July 25, 2013)
  5. Gustov Gator (July 26, 2013)
  6. The Lamb's Exam (September 06, 2013)
  7. Sticky Slippies (September 13, 2013)
  8. Mr. Chomp's Chompers (September 20, 2013)
  9. Run Down Rotors (September 27, 2013)
  10. Leilani's Energy (January 3, 2014)

Broadcast history[edit]

In the United States, Doc McStuffins first premiered on March 23, 2012 on Disney-ABC networks Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Starting March 26, the series had begun airing weekdays at 10:00AM ET on Disney Channel and 4:00PM ET on Disney Junior while on the weekends, it airs at 7:30AM ET on Disney Channel and 10:00AM ET on Disney Junior. On June 5, 2012, Disney Junior renewed the series for a second season, which is set to air in Autumn 2013.[1]

In Canada, the show started airing on the Canadian Disney Junior channel on Easter 2012 at 10:00AM ET with an encore at 5:30PM ET.[6]

Cast[edit]

Guest stars and additional voices[edit]

Reception[edit]

The series received positive reviews and criticisms after its release. Kia Morgan Smith of Cincomom.com said that "It truly warmed my heart and almost brought tears to my eyes when my 8-year-old, Mikaela, saw ‘Doc McStuffins’ for the first time and said, 'Wow, mommy — she’s brown,'"[7] Myiesha Taylor of CoilyEmbrace.com said that "This program featuring a little African-American girl and her family is crucial to changing the future of this nation." Taylor also applauded the concept of its portrayal of a young black girl who wishes to follow in the footsteps of her mother as a doctor as the lead character, that inspired her to collect pictures of 131 doctors — all black, all women — and publish a collage online under the heading, 'We Are Doc McStuffins.'"[8]

The program is also a ratings hit on Disney Junior. The series premiere attracted 1.08 million children ages 2 to 5, and the show has attracted an average of 918,000 viewers in the same demographic, leading AdWeek magazine to dub the show an "improbable ratings juggernaut".[9] It has also attracted large amounts of positive attention for older males as well. The series is also a huge cultural impact, generating loud applause on parent blogs, Facebook and even in academia for its positive vocational message for African-American girls.

DVD releases[edit]

CollectionIncluded episodesRelease date
Friendship is the Best Medicine"Engine Nine, Feeling' Fine!" & "The Right Stuff", "Caught Blue-Handed" & "To Squeak, or Not to Squeak", "Ben/Anna Split!" & "That's Just Claw-Ful", "The Rip Heard Round the World" & "Walkie-Talkie Time", "The Dark Knight" & "Hallie Gets an Earful"August 21, 2012
Time for Your Check Up"Gulpy, Gulpy Gators!" & "One Note Wonder", "Tea Party Tantrum" & "Blast Off!", "Arcade Escapade" & "Starry, Starry Night", "Bronto Boo-Boos" & "Brontosaurus Breath", "Doctoring The Doc" & "Hot Pursuit"May 7, 2013 (note this DVD has some toy adverts and old logos)

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