Doc McStuffins is probably the most famous stuffed animals doctor. She is a TV show character but is now in jeopardy. Fans want to save the beloved show.
Doc McStuffins is one of the most popular Disney Junior shows. The company though is not so sure about its future. So to save it, fans are starting an online campaign called #RenewDocMcStuffins.
When Dottie “Doc” McStuffins wears a stethoscope, her toys come alive, and she cares for them in her home clinic, The Daily Dot notes. The show started in 2012 and would be entering the fifth season if renewed.
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Using the hashtag #RenewDocMcStuffins, fans are sharing stories about the importance of the TV show. It’s a wildly popular television show that net $500 million in sales last year, and, as the New York Times reports, she has had a “crossover” appeal and blockbuster success.
“The kids who are of color see her as an African-American girl, and that’s really big for them,” said Chris Nee, the show’s creator, told the publication. “And I think a lot of other kids don’t see her color, and that’s wonderful as well.”
So, why is Disney even considering canceling the hugely popular TV show? A show where even A-list stars had short voice-over gigs? The company hasn’t said anything so far.
Probably the company is worried about running out of stories and ideas for the show? If so, Disney can simply announce a longer break between seasons and say the show will be back a bit later when all of the ideas are set. Or perhaps the $500 million in sales are not enough to cover the expenses? That is probably not possible since the sum is more than enough to make several top Hollywood blockbusters.
So far Disney hasn’t said anything. Fans are hopeful the company will hear them and renew Doc McStuffins for another season.