Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins logo
Also known as ''Doc McStuffins and Friends in the second season
Doc McStuffins: Pet Vet in the third season
Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital in the fourth season
Created by Chris Nee
Written by Shea Fontana
Voices of Kiara Muhammad (seasons 1–2)
Laya DeLeon Hayes (season 3–present)
Lara Jill Miller
Robbie Rist
Jess Harnell
Loretta Devine
Jaden Isaiah Betts
Kimberly Brooks
Gary Anthony Williams
Opening theme The Doc is In by China Anne McClain (seasons 1–3)
Amber Riley (season 4–present)
Ending theme The Doc is In (instrumental)
Composer(s) Stuart Kollmorgen (score)
Kay Hanley (songs)
Michelle Lewis (songs)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 105 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Chris Nee
Darragh O'Connell
Cathal Gaffney
Running time approx. 25 minutes
Production company(s) Brown Bag Films
Disney Junior
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Original network Disney Junior
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release March 17, 2012 (2012-03-17) – present
Related shows The Doc Files
External links
Official website

Doc McStuffins (also known as Doc McStuffins and Friends in the second season, Doc McStuffins: Pet Vet in the third, and Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital in the fourth season and associated merchandise) is an American-Irish animated children's television series produced by Brown Bag Films. It was created and executive produced by Chris Nee and premiered on March 23, 2012 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The series is about a girl who can "fix" toys, with help from her toy friends. It features songs written and composed by Kay Hanley and Michelle Lewis.

The series received positive reviews due to the show's concept and the main character, as well as its portrayal of African-Americans (Nee stated in 2013 that Doc is African-American, proposed by Disney during her initial pitch, Nee initially only knowing she wanted a girl doctor[1][2]) in a Disney series.[2][3] Chris Nee describes the series as "Cheers for Preschoolers."[4]

On April 14, 2015, the series was renewed for a fourth season by Disney Junior.[5]

The series is currently in its fourth season which premiered on August 5, 2016. which is titled "Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital".

On November 16, 2016, the series was renewed for a fifth season by Disney Junior.[6]


The series chronicles freckled,[7] six-year-old (later seven[8]) Dottie "Doc" McStuffins[9] who decides she wants to become a doctor like her mother, a pediatrician. She practices her dream by fixing toys and dolls.

When she activates her magic stethoscope (similar to an amulet or talisman), she can create a variety of supernatural effects, including traveling through time.[10] Her most regular use of it in the show is to cause toys, dolls, and stuffed animals to come to life. They are able to move, speak, hear, see and smell, and she can interact with them. With help from her stuffed friends – Stuffy the Dragon (aka Stuffy Filbert McStuffins), Hallie the Hippo, Lambie the Lamb, and Chilly the Snowman – Doc helps toys recover, or "feel better", by giving them check-ups and diagnosing their illnesses with an encyclopedia called "The Big Book of Boo Boos" and another encyclopedia called "The Big Vet Book" for her toy pets when she's a veterinarian. In Season four the Big Book of Boo Boos and The Big Vet Book goes Hi Tech in a tablet form.

Each 11-minute episode includes original songs. During ending credits in Season 1, Doc gives advice to viewers about staying healthy. Seasons 1, 2 and 3 have the original intro for the theme song, but in Season 3, the spoken line by Doc at the end of the theme song was re-recorded with Doc's new voice. In Season 3 Doc opens up a veterinarian clinic for fixing toy pets in addition to the regular medical services that she provides for the other toys. In Season 4, Doc's Grandma reveals her own magical stethoscope and teleports her and Doc to McStuffinsville and puts Doc in charge of the McStuffinsville Hospital.

Main cast

Recurring characters




SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126March 17, 2012 (2012-03-17)May 3, 2013 (2013-05-03)
237September 6, 2013 (2013-09-06)September 12, 2015 (2015-09-12)
329July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02)April 25, 2016 (2016-04-25)
4TBAJuly 29, 2016 (2016-07-29)TBA

Broadcast history

In the United States, Doc McStuffins first premiered on March 23, 2012 on Disney-ABC networks Disney Channel and Disney Junior. On June 5, 2012, Disney Junior renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on September 6, 2013. On January 8, 2014, the series was renewed for a third season which premiered on November 2, 2014.[35]

In Canada, the show started airing on the Canadian Disney Junior channel on April 8, 2012.[36] The show also is aired in many foreign countries and has been dubbed into several languages.

Guest stars and additional voices


Creator and Executive Producer Chris Nee accepts the Peabody for "Doc McStuffins" along with Darragh O'Connell, Norton Virgien, Theresa Mayer, Chelsea Beyl, Kent Redeker, Kerri Grant, Cathal Gaffney, and Gillian Higgins.

The series received positive reviews and criticisms after its release. Kia Morgan Smith of 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,'"[38] Myiesha Taylor of 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 women of color — and publish a collage online under the heading, 'We Are Doc McStuffins.'"[39]

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".[40]

In 2013, $500 million worth of Doc McStuffins merchandise was sold,[41] something New York Times writers claimed industry experts said "seems to be setting a record" for a "toy line based on an African-American character". They also said the character had broad appeal and the toys sold well to all demographics.[42]

In 2016, news that Disney had yet to formally renew the program for a fifth season resulted in a number of celebrities, including W. Kamau Bell, Jamilah Lemieux and Audra McDonald to appeal Disney to continue the program. Chris Nee, the show's creator, tweeted that she would report immediately if she received any news of the show being picked up, commenting that the writing staff was eager to continue with new stories.[43]


Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
2014 British Academy Children's Awards[44] International Norton Virgien, Theresa Mayer, Chris Nee Nominated
2015 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Children's Program "Doc McStuffins" Won
2014 74th Annual Peabody Award Peabody Award "Doc McStuffins" Won

DVD releases

see List of Doc McStuffins episodes for original air dates
Collection Included episodes Release date
Friendship is the Best Medicine "Engine Nine, Feelin' Fine!" and "The Right Stuff", "Caught Blue-Handed" and "To Squeak, or Not to Squeak", "Ben/Anna Split!" and "That's Just Claw-Ful", "The Rip Heard Round the World" and "Walkie-Talkie Time", "Dark Knight" and "Hallie Gets an Earful" August 21, 2012
Time for Your Check Up "Gulpy, Gulpy Gators!" and "One Note Wonder", "Tea Party Tantrum" and "Blast Off!", "Arcade Escapade" and "Starry, Starry Night", "Bronto Boo-Boos" and "Brontosaurus Breath", "Doctoring The Doc" and "Hot Pursuit" May 7, 2013
Mobile Clinic "Doc McStuffins Goes McMobile" and "Chip Off the Ol' Box", "Doc to the Rescue" and "Don't Knock the Noggin", "Out of the Box" and "Run Down Race Car", "Rescue Ronda, Ready for Take off" and "All Washed Up", "Rest Your Rotors, Ronda!" and "Keep on Truckin'" March 18, 2014
School of Medicine "Chilly Gets Chilly" and "Through The Reading Glasses", "Hallie's Happy Birthday" and "Shark-Style Toothache", "Think Pink" and "You Foose, You Lose", "Disco Dress Up Daisy" and "The Glider Brothers", "Celestial Celeste" and "Run Doc, Run!" September 9, 2014
Cuddle Me Lambie "My Huggy Valentine" and "Dusty Bear", "Awesome Guy's Awesome Arm" and "Lamb in a Jam", "Kirby and the King" and "Bubble Monkey, Blow Your Nose!", "A Day Without Cuddles" and "Collide-o-scope", "Mirror, Mirror On My Penguin" and "Hide and Eek!" February 3, 2015
Pet Vet "Fetchin Findo" and "Twin Tweaks", "Three Goats A Cuddlin'" and "Swimmer's Belly", "A Dragon's Best Friend", "Stuffy & Squibbles" and "Queen Of Thrones", "Take Your Pet To The Vet" and "Master And Commander" November 3, 2015
Toy Hospital "Welcome To McStuffinsville", "Baby McStuffins and Selfless Snowman", "Runaway Love and Tour De McStuffins", "Bringing Home Baby", "Baby Names and Night Night, Lala!" October 18, 2016

Video game adaptations

"Doc McStuffins Pet Vet" was released on iOS and Android.[45]

Feel Good Games

There are a variety of games specifically focused on the series,[46] including:

  1. Big Air Adventure[47] a 5-series crossover of title characters from Henry Hugglemonster, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Miles from Tomorrowland, and Sofia the First
  2. Doc McStuffins Sticker Book[48]
  3. Doc Me[49]
  4. Doc's Seek and Find[50]
  5. Doc's Snowman Rollup[51]
  6. Doc's Summertime Clinic[52]
  7. Frost Magic[53]
  8. Sparkly Ball Sports[54]
  9. Stuffy's Scramble[55]
  10. The Doc Mobile[56]


  1. Ruiz, Lorena (October 2013). "Meet Chris Nee, creator of Disney's 'Doc McStuffins'". I just thought that nobody needs another male doctor or another male leader in a group. What we needed was a female character. And Disney, in the first conversation that we had after they bought the pitch said, "We've been looking for a good character to bring some ethnicity into them, how do you feel if she's African-American?"
  2. 1 2 Bierly, Mandi (2 July 2015). "'Doc McStuffins' Creator Chris Nee: From 'Deadliest Catch' to Disney Junior". Retrieved 2015-09-16. It was Disney that suggested, in your first pitch meeting, that Doc, her doctor mother, and her stay-at-home dad be African-American.
  3. "The Peabody Awards - Doc McStuffins". Retrieved 2015-09-16. Winner 2014
  4. "How The Creator Of "Doc McStuffins" Bucked The Norm And Made "Cheers" For Preschoolers". Retrieved 2015-09-16.
  5. Hipes, Patrick. "'Sofia The First' & 'Doc McStuffins' Renewed At Disney Junior". Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  6. Hipes, Patrick. "'Doc McStuffins' Is In For Season 5, Disney Junior Says". Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  7. Muhammad, Kiara (as Doc). "No Sweetah Cheetah". Doc McStuffins. We all have things on our bodies that make us special .. like my freckles
  8. "These Exclusive New Doc McStuffins Images Will Cure What Ails You". 21 July 2015. Doc McStuffins, the Disney Junior series about a seven-year-old girl named Dottie McStuffins
  9. Maria Pilar Clark (1 April 2011). "Nancy Kanter announces five new animated series for Disney Junior". Retrieved 2015-09-24. "Doc McStuffins" is an imaginative animated series about six-year-old Dottie "Doc" McStuffins, who communicates with and heals stuffed animals and toys out of her backyard clinic.
  10. McStuffins, Doc. "Let the Nightingale Sing". Doc McStuffins. Season 2. Oh, you never know what you can do with a little magic. (in response to Hallie asking how it is possible when Doc suggests she could meet Florence Nightingale)
  11. "Let the Nightingale Sing". Doc McStuffins. 8 minutes in. I'm a Doctor to stuffed animals and toys.
  12. "Getting to the Heart of Things". Doc McStuffins.
  13. McStuffins, Stuffy (4 March 2016). "Selfless Snowman". Doc McStuffins. Season 3. Episode 84. 16 minutes in. Stuffing's my middle name. Actually it's more like my first name. My middle name is Philbert, but close enough. (the middle name may be first mentioned in an earlier episode preceding 2016)
  14. McStuffins, Stuffy. "Doc McStuffins Goes to Washington". Doc McStuffins. 7 minutes in. I can see it now. Stuffy McStuffins, the first toy president of the United States.
  15. McStuffins, Dottoressa. "The Search for Squibbles". Doc McStuffins. 9 minutes in. Squibbles needs a tag, like a real pet. It's important to give your pet an ID tag to keep them safe if they ever get lost. I belong to Stuffy McStuffins. (the latter sentence narrating what she is writing on Squibbles' ID tag as she does so and sticks it on him)
  16. 1 2 3 4 "Disney Doc McStuffins Figure Cake Toppers / Cupcake Decorations Set of 6". 20 May 2013. Archived from the original on 9 March 2016. Lambie-Doc's best friend. Stuffy-the brave Blue Dragon, Chilly-the stuffed snowman who worries alot, Donny McStuffin-Doc's 4 year old brother
  17. 1 2 "Serpent Sam Makes a Splash". Doc McStuffins.
  18. 1 2 McStuffins, Chilly (16 May 2014). "The Big Storm". Doc McStuffins. Season 2. Episode 45. 5 minutes in. I'm glad I'm a McStuffins, and I'm even more glad you're one too.
    McStuffins, Hallie (16 May 2014). "The Big Storm". Doc McStuffins. Season 2. Episode 45. 6 minutes in. Me too Chilly, me too.
  19. "Hide and Eek". Doc McStuffins. I'm plump and ready for the picking.
  20. McStuffins, Doc. "Winded Winnie". Doc McStuffins. 2 minutes in. You won't melt because you're a stuffed snowman.
  21. "Doc McStuffins Goes To Washington". Doc McStuffins. 1 minutes in. I don't think I'm cut out to be an actor, my plush is not thick enough.
  22. "Big Head Hallie". Doc McStuffins.
  23. McStuffins, Doc. "Hallie Halloween". Doc McStuffins. 7 minutes in. Now let's check your plush .. no rips and no lost stuffing.
  24. mother of Alma & Emmie (10 January 2014). "The Big Sleepover". Doc McStuffins. Season 2. Episode 13a (39a overall). 4 minutes in. Bye, Maisha. (official closed captions used by Disney Channel spell it "Maisha" not "Myiesha")
  25. Nancy Churnin (18 December 2013). "'Doc McStuffins' to pay tribute to local doctor in January". Retrieved 2015-09-16. Dr. Myiesha Taylor has plans for Jan. 10. She, her husband and their three children will be glued to their television, waiting to hear Doc McStuffins' mother called Myiesha in her honor on Disney's Doc McStuffins show. The character's first name has never been mentioned before.
  26. "McStuffins School of Medicine". Doc McStuffins.
  27. "Hazel Has a Sleep-over". Doc McStuffins. 3 minutes in. I'll come over right after my piano lesson.
  28. "Through the Reading Glasses". Doc McStuffins.
  29. 1 2 "The Wicked King and the Mean Queen". Doc McStuffins.
  30. "Queen of Thrones". Doc McStuffins.
  31. "Mind Over Matter". Doc McStuffins.
  32. "Luna on the Moon-a". Doc McStuffins.
  33. "Live Long and Pawsper". Doc McStuffins.
  34. McStuffins, Stuffy. "The Search for Squibbles". Doc McStuffins. 5 minutes in. Maybe there's more than one Squibbles around here and he doesn't know we're calling him. His full name is Mister Squibbles Sylvester McStuffins the First.
  35. "'Doc McStuffins' Renewed by Disney - Ratings -". TVbytheNumbers.
  36. "Disney Junior". Disney Junior.
  37. Maya Rhodan (26 September 2015). "First Lady Michelle Obama Will Appear on Disney Cartoon Doc McStuffins".
  38. "Doc McStuffins renewed for a second season! An Interview with the show's Creator Chris Nee!". Retrieved 2012-10-24.
  39. Barnes, Brooks (2012-07-30). "Disney Finds a Cure for the Common Stereotype With 'Doc McStuffins'". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
  40. "Disney Wraps Major Upfront Sales". AdWeek. 2013-07-03. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  41. Eliana Dockterman (4 August 2014). "Disney's Perfect Answer to Barbie Is Doc McStuffins". Retrieved 2015-09-16. Merchandise based on the Disney Junior TV character Dottie "Doc" McStuffins...grossed around $500 million last year.
  42. Harris, Elizabeth A.; Vega, Tanzina (2014-07-26). "Race in Toyland: A Nonwhite Doll Crosses Over". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-08-03.
  43. Bryant, Christian (July 4, 2016). "Why adults are trying to keep 7-year-old 'Doc McStuffins' in business". WHIO-TV, via Newsy. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  44. "Children's in 2014". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. November 23, 2014. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  45. "Doc McStuffins Pet Vet on the App Store". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  46. "Doc McStuffins - All Games Page | Disney Junior". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  47. "Disney Junior Big Air Adventure | Disney Junior". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  48. "Doc McStuffins Sticker Book | Disney Junior". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  49. "Doc Me | Disney Junior". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  50. "Doc's Seek and Find | Disney Junior". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  51. "Doc's Snowman Roll-up | Disney Junior". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  52. "Doc's Summertime Clinic | Disney Junior". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  53. "Frost Magic | Disney Junior". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  54. "Sparkly Ball Sports | Doc McStuffins | Disney Junior". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  55. "Stuffy's Scramble | Doc McStuffins | Disney Junior". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  56. "The Doc Mobile | Disney Junior". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
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