This March, Disney Junior will add a new animated show to its roster of kid-friendly shows. Entitled Doc McStuffins, the show features a charming heroine who helps stuffed animals much in the same way a doctor would.
Created by Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Chris Nee (of The Wonder Pets, Little Bill) and directed by Emmy winner Norton Virgien (Rugrats), Doc McStuffins follows a six year old girl who heals stuffed toys in her clinic, which is conveniently situated in her backyard. Like most shows in Disney Junior, the series is aimed towards preschoolers.
“I’ve been writing for kids for over 15 years now,” says Nee. “I pitched the show directly to Nancy [Kanter, Disney Jr’s senior VP of original programming] and it was one of those rare instances when no middle man was involved. I can’t believe the pitch was about four written pages, with no actual art involved. I guess I am a classic animation writer who can’t draw a stick figure,” she jokes.