Thursday, February 6, 2014

On The Air: Doc McStuffins (2012)

When we get sick, we go to the doctor's office. Pets are taken to a veterinarian. Toys? Well, that's another story altogether.

Disney's Doc McStuffins is about a 6 year old girl who aspires to be a doctor when she grows up. So, to get some practice in, she starts a practice of her own by being a toy doctor. That is, she "fixes" toys that are broken down or "sick". Her stuffed animals come to life thanks to a magic stethoscope she wears around her neck.

The series is approaching its 2nd birthday, having been launched in March 2012, airing on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. While it's geared to pre-schoolers, the series airs at various times during the day, even at night, on DJ, which is Disney's answer to Nick Jr., another pre-school-driven channel.

Kiara Muhammad voices the title character, while some of the stuffed animals have more familiar voices, such as Jess Harnell, Grey DeLisle, Lara Jill Miller (ex-The Life & Times of Juniper Lee) and Robbie Rist (ex-The Brady Bunch, Kidd Video). Given the flexibility of DJ's schedule, parents can watch Doc with their small ones and learn something at the same time.

Disney Junior UK's YouTube channel provides this sample clip, in which Doc asks her father for a favor........

Rating: A.

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