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I’ll let you in on a secret – I met Doc McStuffins once. It was during our visit to Disneyland earlier this year. She was very personable, but having a 4yo who is scared of people dressed as cartoon characters made it tricky to stop and talk. Actually, to think of it, it made the whole trip to Disneyland quite hilarious seeing as there are people dressed as cartoon characters EVERYWHERE. There was a lot of ducking and weaving.
The two older girls weren’t afraid though, but I think they were too busy trying to find the rare Frozen figurines to notice her standing there. They didn’t even bat an eyelid at an oversized Doc McStuffins. I, on the other hand, may have squealed: “OMG there she is.” To be fair, she was probably a little unnerved by a fully-grown woman pointing and grinning at her. I think I squealed about four billion times while at Disneyland. I felt like a girl again. Every time I see any Disney character on TV now my heart swells. I think I would move to Disneyland if I could. I’d live in Goofy’s house.
One of my favourite modern-day small screen characters is the Doc herself – which is probably why I reacted with such enthusiasm when I saw her. She’s a 6yo African-American who wants to be a doctor, just like her mum, and she “treats” all her toys in her backyard clinic. Her magic stethoscope brings all her toys to life and then she fixes them all, with the help of “The Big Book of Boo Boos” and her stuffed toy mates – Stuffy, Hallie, Chilly and Lambie.
You see I quite like Doc McStuffins. It’s just so fabulous having positive role models for girls. Characters who aren’t the typical white, blonde, giggling variety. She’s cool, she has ambition and drive. Girls need more accomplished, strong, bright cartoon characters. She’s tops. This Disney Junior show also promotes healthy living and imaginative play – both great messages for little kids.
And in October, Disney Junior (accessible on Foxtel, Fetch and online), DisneyJunior.com.au and iTunes /DisneyJunior are celebrating by naming this month Doc-tober. They’ll be showcasing new Doc McStuffins episodes, introducing the new Doc-Mobile (Doc’s mobile clinic) game and uploading a heap of new activities onto DisneyJunior.com.au (best viewed on your laptop or desktop). Free printable activities include a Well Being Chart and colouring pages.
To celebrate Doc-tober I have one Magic Talking Doc and Friends (RRP $59.99) and one Doc McStuffins “A little cuddle goes a long way” DVD (RRP $14.99) to giveaway to one lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment about who’s your favourite Disney character and why and I’ll announce the winner early next week.
Mine is Minnie Mouse. I’ve even got a selfie with her.
Who is your favourite Disney character?
The competition closes next Tuesday*. I’ll let you know the winner shortly after. Good luck!
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
NANCY DOWNES – YOU ARE THE WINNER!
Snow White was my first ever Disney movie so she will always have a special place in my heart! You and Minnie make a cute couple.
thanks hun x
What a gorgeous character! I like the sound of the Doc. My favourite Disney character would have to be The Little Mermaid – Ariel. It was the first movie I ever saw at the cinema and I can still sing all the songs off by heart!
Great choice honey x
It has to be Mickey Mouse: always upbeat & positive. A shining light in a sometimes dark world.
Without a doubt!
Oh, look at you and Minnie! I had a fantastic Disney cookbook when I was a kid (actually, I still have it and my kids love to break it out but I’m nervous about them getting their grimy mitts on it) and my favourite thing to make out of it was Shere Khan’s orange float (he was the tiger from the Jungle Book) – so I’ll have to go for him. He was just the right mix of sinister and charismatic – I think he set up my dating life for most of my 20s. AND he showed me that orange juice and vanilla ice cream together are DELICIOUS.
What a gorgeous story x
Hey, my fave Disney character (despite the hype) is Elsa from Frozen. I know, I know! But every time I see her existential escape to the north mountain to be free I tear up, thinking of my own and other women’s existential crises and our need to escape domination of any kind and embrace our true selves. I’m thrilled to see my daughter taking that in.
Also-I can never go past a strong ‘sisters before misters’ plot. Go Disney on this one!
I freaking love that movie too. I totally get it. I bawled all the way through it x
You are the winner of the prize – hooray for that. I loved your answer and totally get it x
My fave Disney character is Cinderella – ahh that divine ice blue dress. Sadly the other ice-blue dress Queen is taking up a lot of air-time here right now… My littlest daughter is a Doc McStuffins fan, she has a tiny little Lambie that she carries in her pocket, and I quite like watching the show with her – bonus!
And the songs in that movie are divine. How cute she carries a little Lambie x
Oh, my 3 1/2 year old is the same doesn’t quite get the people dressed up in costumes thing! My favourite Disney character would have to be Belle from Beauty and the Beast, use to watch it continuously when I was a child. Trying to convince my 2 boys that it’s a great movie isn’t really working for me. Need an excuse to sit there and watch it again ha!
Just wait for them to go to bed and then watch it! If it makes you happy – do it! x
I love Rapunzel. While the movie’s not a classic, I love how inquisitive she is and how much beauty she finds in the world. Also, a little magic is always a bit nice 🙂
Awesome attributes to have. And she has fab hair!
I love Belle from Beauty and he Beast. I grew up wishing to have a beautiful yellow dress just like hers, and as an adult I wear yellow as often as possible. It always brightens up my day and everyone else’s too!
Yellow is a beautiful colour – definitely brightens my day x
I LOVE Goofy, he’s far from perfect with his fumbling, clumsy ways and geeky guffaw he’s a character I can closely relate to.
My favorite Disney character is Belle because she’s bookish.