doc mcstuffinsJoanne Froggatt, Lesley Nicol, Matt Milne, Nigel Harman and Robert Bathurst Voice Characters in Florence Nightingale-themed Story —

“Downton Abbey” stars Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore), Matt Milne (Alfred Nugent), Nigel Harman (Mr. Green) and Robert Bathurst (Sir Anthony Strallan) are among the guest-star voice cast in a special episode of Disney Junior’s Emmy-nominated animated series “Doc McStuffins.” Titled “Let the Nightingale Sing,” the episode premieres SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (8:30-9:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel in the U.S. and in December on Disney Junior UK. In the extended-length episode, Doc and the toys magically travel back to 19th century England where they meet a young Florence Nightingale (voiced by Joanne Froggatt) and help her realize her dream of becoming a nurse.

In addition to Froggatt as the famed “Lady with the Lamp,” Nicol guest stars as Pip, a small porcelain doll; Milne as Bernard, a teddy bear; Harman as Doodle Doo, a tin rooster; and Bathurst as Admiral Fiddlesticks, a toy admiral. The episode features a new original song “Love What You Do” about following one’s dreams.

Also debuting on November 2 is a series of shorts starring Doc McStuffins that encourages kids and families to try new foods, fun moves and simple ways to be their best.┬áTitled “So Much You Can Do To Take Care of You,” the shorts are part of Disney Magic of Healthy Living, a company-wide initiative that inspires kids and families to lead healthier lifestyles by making nutritious eating and physical activity simple and fun.

Disney Junior’s acclaimed “Doc McStuffins” tells the story of a young girl who aspires to be a doctor like her mom and runs a clinic for her stuffed animals and toys out of her backyard playhouse. Created and executive-produced by Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award-winning Chris Nee and directed by Emmy-winning Norton Virgien, the series is a production of Dublin, Ireland’s Brown Bag Films in association with Disney Channel. The Hollywood Health & Society division of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center serves as its health and medical consultants, advising on basic health issues that are relevant to young kids and families.


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