Disney Channel breaks new ground by featuring two moms in Doc McStuffins
A family headed by two moms is featured in the newest episode of Doc McStuffins, a Disney Junior show aimed at children age 2 to 5. In the episode, the family learns about the importance of emergency preparedness after a toy dragon creates havoc in their home. The moms are voiced by actresses Wanda Sykes and Portia de Rossi.
The show, now in its fourth season, has received high ratings and features a young girl of color – named Dottie “Doc” – who fixes broken toys.
In a video posted by GLAAD (watch below), Sykes joined in the praise.
“I always envision Doc McStuffins as a show about what it means to accept everyone as part of our communities,” said Chris Nee, the show’s creator and executive producer as well as the writer of the episode, in a statement released through GLAAD. “As part of a two-mom family, I’m proud to have an episode that reflects my son’s world, and shows everyone that love is love in McStuffinsville.”