A new cartoon called “Doc McStuffins” has been making the media rounds lately, getting lots of attention not so much for the quality of the programming (which is supposed to be good) as for what it represents: a program for c

Animated horse, made by rotoscoping 19th centu...

Animated horse, made by rotoscoping 19th century photos by Eadweard Muybridge. Artistic license has been used to achieve the cartoony look. Animated by J-E Nyström, User:Janke, released under CC-BY-SA-2.5 (Photo credit: Wikipedia). I don’t really know what this has to do with Doc McStuffins except that it’s a “cartoon” image and is hassle-free.

hildren, on a childrens’ level, but one in which the main character is a little black girl (-gasp-) and she isn’t ra

pping or morbidly obese or dying of cancer or hanging out on a street corner or embracing some other negative stereotype, but a

ctually playing the role of doctor.

And many adults are hoping that this will inspire other little girls, especially little black girls, to consider careers in medicine. We certainly hope it encourages them as well in the same ways.

So below is a clip of an interview with the program’s creator, followed by a few scenes from the program itself.

Let us know what you think: