'Doc McStuffins' Takes Kids on Health Quest

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(The Root) -- There is a new animated series on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior that is a hit for the network and send black kids a positive message.

Doc McStuffins follows the adventures of a 6-year-old African-American girl who opens an office for her stuffed toys and animals. She was inspired by her mother, who is a doctor, while her father cares for her as a stay-at-home dad.

The show, which is targeted to the preschool crowd, is viewed by an average of 918,000 children ages 2 to 5, according to the New York Times. Considering these numbers, the doctors behind the blog Coily Embrace decided to show their support for the series by creating a Doc McStuffins board that displays portraits of 131 black female physicians.

Check out the trailer showing McStuffins and her friends below:

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