A new high-tech and high-fun preschool series from DreamWorks Animation is ready to blast off on Apple TV+ this week, when Doug Unplugs debuts with the first seven episodes available globally on Friday, November 13. In a newly revealed sneak peek, meet our titular robot hero, his human pal Emma and her slightly dramatic thespian dad!
Doug Unplugs tells the story of a young robot named Doug who senses there’s more to life than just the facts. While other robots plug in for their daily download, Doug unplugs and journeys into the human world with his best friend Emma to experience its wonders firsthand. The show is based on Dan Yaccarino’s popular Doug Unplugged book series.
The voice cast includes Brandon James Cienfuegos (Beautiful Boy, Grey’s Anatomy) as ‘Doug,’ Kyrie McAlpin (Birdie, Star Trek: Short Treks) as ‘Emma,’ Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Looney Tunes Cartoons, The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as ‘Bob Bot,’ Mae Whitman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as ‘Becky Bot’ and Burl Moseley (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Zoe and the Prince) as Emma’s dad, ‘Mr. Pine.’
Doug Unplugs is executive produced by Jim Nolan (Esme & Roy), Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas and Ferb, Hercules) and author Dan Yaccarino.
Premiere episodes are:
- Episode 1 / “A Whole Bot of Fun” / “Volunteer Bot” Doug and Emma search all over Mega City to find a lost tennis ball. As the city library prepares to open, Doug and Emma think of ways to help.
- Episode 2 / “Bot on the Beach” / “Bot of the Party” Emma takes Doug on a beach day to show him why people love it. Doug and Emma try to track down missing supplies for a big party.
- Episode 3 / “Vacation Bots” / “Bots of the Forest” When Emma’s family vacation is canceled, she and Doug make a new plan. Doug and his dad get lost on a hike and try to find their way home.
- Episode 4 / “A Bot’s Best Friend” / “A Bot in His Natural Habitat” Doug takes care of Emma’s dog to find out why people like pets. Emma and Doug make a new home for a stray duckling.
- Episode 5 / “Shop ‘Til Ya Bot” / “Adventure Bots” Emma’s dad finds a way to show Emma and Doug how errands can be fun. Emma shows Doug how to use his imagination while looking for a lost item.
- Episode 6 / “Bot on the Farm” / “Bot-Cycle Built for Two” Doug and Emma learn about farming while visiting Doug’s grandbots. When Doug sees Emma’s bike, he tries learning how to ride.
- Episode 7 / “Bots for Dinner” / “It’s the Bot that Counts” Doug goes out with Emma’s family and learns about eating at restaurants. Doug’s nana has a case of the glitches, so he and Emma make her a card.