Fans of Disney’s acclaimed preschool series Doc McStuffins are going to feel better about the their summer TV viewing options. A new short-form series extension called The Doc Files will join the Disney Channel lineup on Monday, July 22 at 9:25 a.m. and on Disney Junior at 7:55 p.m.
The Doc Files will feature a look into “Doc’s keen deductive skills as she shares an in-depth look at specific cases and diagnoses after the clinic doors close for the day. Produced using a combination of CG and 2D flash animation, each episode opens with Doc dictating a toy patient’s chart and recalling how she solved the case from allergies to splinters to the importance of healthy eating and exercise.”
Created by Emmy- and Humanitas Prize-winning writer/producer Chris Nee, Doc McStuffins is produced by Ireland’s Brown Bag Films and Disney. The show, which debuted on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on March 23, 2012, follows the adventures of a sensitive six-year-old girl who can “fix” toys with a little help from her stuffed animal friends in her playhouse clinic. The series has been a ratings hit and has been lauded for creating a positive African American role model (especially in the medical field) in the media. The series reached over 100 million unique viewers in 160 countries and 19 different languages in first quarter 2013 and was 2012’s #1 cable TV series in Kids 2-5. The Doc Files is a production of Brown Bag Films and indie L.A. studio OddBot Inc., in assoc. with Disney Junior.