The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, will guest stars in a very special episode of Disney Junior’s “Doc McStuffins,” the confirmation was made this week by ABC.
The episode will premiere on another special-occasion, “Child Health Day,” set for Monday, October 5th.
Doc and the toys travel to Washington D.C. to meet the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, in a special episode of Disney Junior’s acclaimed animated series “Doc McStuffins,” premiering MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 (9:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. In the episode airing on Child Health Day, the First Lady invites Doc and other kids who are making a difference in their community to the White House to be honored in a special ceremony. While there, the First Lady appoints Doc the official “toy doctor” for the White House.
Titled “Doc McStuffins Goes to Washington,” the episode incorporates key messages surrounding the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, which helps kids and families lead healthier lives through eating healthy and staying active. Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years; giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices; providing healthier foods in our schools; ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food; and helping children become more physically active. Last November, the First Lady hosted military families at The White House for a private screening of a special Veterans Day episode of “Doc McStuffins.”
Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning “Doc McStuffins” is an imaginative animated series about Doc McStuffins, a six-year-old girl who communicates with and heals stuffed animals and broken toys out of her backyard playhouse clinic. Showcasing the hallmarks of great Disney storytelling – fantasy and wish fulfillment – the series models compassion and good health for kids age 2-7.
Created and executive-produced by Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award-winning Chris Nee and directed by Emmy-winning Norton Virgien, “Doc McStuffins” is a production of Dublin, Ireland’s Brown Bag Films in association with Disney Channel. The Hollywood Health & Society division of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center serves as its health and medical consultants, advising on basic health issues that are relevant to young kids and families. “Doc McStuffins” airs daily on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.