Disney Junior is set to roll out the Doc McStuffins special “The Doc Is In,” amplifying the series’ themes of health and wellness.
In the special, the beloved animated character will talk with real kids, families and medical professionals about healthy habits. Set to some of Doc McStuffins’ iconic songs, “The Doc Is In” premieres on Disney Junior on December 4, coinciding with National Handwashing Awareness Week.
Among the real medical professionals featured in the special are Dr. Myiesha Taylor, MD, founder of the Artemis Medical Society and the We Are Doc McStuffins movement; and Mark Lee, RN, who provides tips to preschoolers about ways to prevent spreading germs.
Further, the new Doc McStuffins “Wash Your Hands” Singing Doll from Just Play line has been nominated for The Toy Association’s 2021 Toy of the Year Awards. The doll comes with an interactive stethoscope, facemask, doctor’s bag, thermometer and otoscope, and sings the “Wash Your Hands” song from the series. Coinciding with the doll’s launch, Disney Junior and Just Play will donate funds to Feeding America. Disney Junior and Doc McStuffins also recently joined forces with the World Health Organization to amplify the message of thorough hand washing as a way to prevent the spread of germs and disease with a PSA.
Doc McStuffins, created by Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award-winner Chris Nee, premiered in March 2012. The series tells the story of a young girl who aspires to be a doctor like her mom and communicates with and heals broken toys and stuffed animals. The Hollywood Health & Society division of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center serves as the series’ health and medical consultants.