It's the British invasion! Five popular players from the powerhouse PBS serial Downton Abbey will lend their voices to the Disney Channel animated hit Doc McStuffins — ever so politely, of course.
Doc McStuffins, Geena Davis (inset)
Once upon a time, Oscar winner and feminist supreme Geena Davis was unhappy with the gender inequality in preschool programming — so unhappy that she established the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, an organization that works within the entertainment industry to improve gender balance and reduce female stereotyping. So how come she's playing a Disney princess? Because this one kicks butt! On July 11, Davis will voice the role of Peri, an adventurous princess doll, on the Disney Channel hit Doc McStuffins (9:30 a.m./8:30c).
A Very McStuffins Christmas
'Tis the season for cool guest stars on Disney Junior! The wildly popular preschool channel has landed Arrested Development duo Jeffrey Tambor and Tony Hale for A Very McStuffins Christmas, a special holiday episode of the animated hit Doc McStuffins, airing Sunday, Dec. 1 at 6/5c. The plot finds little Doc going to the North Pole to seek help with a broken Christmas present. Tambor does the voice of Santa, Hale is Tobias the elf.
As hit animated pre-school series Doc McStuffins returns for a second season on Sept. 6, Disney Channel and Disney Junior are sending out "The Doc Mobile," a 27-foot Airstream trailer, to promote the show around the country. The Airstream will encourage good health and nutrition, allowing kids to ...
Phineas and Ferb
Princesses, pop stars and superheroes will be among the many Disney favorites taking over the Anaheim Convention Center on August 9—11 for the biennial D23 Expo. The celebration of all things Disney will include the stars and creators of several popular shows from the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior.
Among the big Disney Channel events being showcased are Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, a summer special in which the boys meet the superheroes of (Disney-owned) Marvel Comics; Teen Beach Movie, a live-action musical airing July 19; and Wander Over Yonder, the upcoming animated series from The Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken and starring 30 Rock alum Jack McBrayer (both of whom will be in attendance).
Doc McStuffins, Ty Burrell
Modern Family's Ty Burrell has signed on to play a very different kind of father on the series premiere of Disney Junior's animated series Doc McStuffins, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
McStuffins is about a little girl named Doc who, with her stuffed animal friends Stuffy, Lambie, Hallie and Chilly, helps kids deal with the fear of going to the doctor.