Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins has won the prestigious Peabody Award for Excellence in Children’s Programming. The acclaimed CG-animated series for kids ages 2-7 was recognized for its “disarming, inspiring storytelling.” The honor will be bestowed during the 2015 Peabody Awards ceremony on May 31.
Created and exec produced by Humanitas Prize and Emmy winner Chris Nee, Doc McStuffins centers on a young girl who aspires to be a doctor like her mom. Each episode follows Doc and her beloved stuffed animal friends Stuffy, Lambie, Hallie and Chilly as they diagnose and nurture a toy in need in her backyard playhouse “clinic.”
The show premiered to record ratings in March of 2012, and shortly thereafter inspired a group of female African-American physicians to begin the “We Are Doc McStuffins” movement, which evolved into the Artemis Medical Society which currently boasts a membership of over 4,700 women physicians of color from around the world. Doc McStuffins has previously been awarded an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Program and is currently nominated for a National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communication (NAMIC) and Emmy Award.
Doc McStuffins is produced by Irish studio Brown Bag Films in association with Disney Channel, and airs daily on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.