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Doc McStuffins Creator Inks Overall Deal with Netflix


Emmy winner Chris Nee, creator of the Disney Channel animated series Doc McStuffins, has signed an overall agreement with Netflix.

Under the multiyear deal, Nee will write and produce new animated and live-action programming for preschoolers and all viewers exclusively for the streaming service. Netflix will also have a first-look option on feature film projects from Nee and her production company, Laughing Wild.

In addition to creating and executive producing Doc McStuffins, Nee developed and exec produced Disney Channel’s Vampirina. She started her career as an associate producer at Sesame Street International.

Melissa Cobb, the VP of kids and family at Netflix, commented: “Chris is an absolute master at crafting characters that kids want to spend time with and telling stories that are representative of all different types of families and communities. She is among the very best and most prolific artists working in kids’ content today and we are so honored that Chris has chosen to make Netflix her creative home.”

Nee added: “The beauty of Netflix is that they don’t define me by what I’ve done in the past, but by who they think I can be in the future. I love that they don’t believe in boxes but rather encourage creators to dream big and swing for the fences creatively. Just as important is my ability to define the culture of my company and double-down on finding and nurturing new and diverse voices. My mission is to create work that reflects the world we live in and lend a voice to the storytellers who haven’t always had access. I can’t wait to get started.”

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