Doug Unplugs
GenreChildren's animation adventure
Based onDoug Unplugged
by Dan Yaccarino
Developed byJim Nolan
Voices of
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producers
Running time23 minutes
Production companyDreamWorks Animation Television
Original release
NetworkApple TV+
ReleaseNovember 13, 2020 (2020-11-13) –
April 1, 2022 (2022-04-01)

Doug Unplugs is an American children's computer-animated television series produced by DreamWorks Animation for Apple TV+. The series is based on the Doug Unplugged children's book series by Dan Yaccarino.[1] The first seven episodes of season one were released on November 13, 2020, with the next six episodes released on April 2, 2021.[2][3] The second season premiered on September 17, 2021.[4]

Premise

Doug Unplugs follows a robot, Doug, and his human friend, Emma, as they experience and learn how the world works.

Cast and characters

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast released
113November 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)April 2, 2021 (2021-04-02)
213[5]September 17, 2021 (2021-09-17)April 1, 2022 (2022-04-01)[5]

Season 1 (2020–21)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [6]Directed byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Whole Bot of Fun"Ruolin LiJim Nolan & Dan YaccarinoNovember 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)
"Volunteer Bot"Murray DebusMichael Rhea
22"Bot on the Beach"Michael GoguenJeff D'Elia, Jim Nolan & Michael RheaNovember 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)
"Bot of the Party"
33"Vacation Bots"Michael GoguenJeff D'Elia, Sarah Nerboso & Mia ResellaNovember 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)
"Bots of the Forest"
44"A Bot's Best Friend"Michael GoguenJeff D'Elia, Sarah Eisenberg & Michael RheaNovember 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)
"A Bot in His Natural Habitat"
55"Shop 'Til Ya Bot"Michael GoguenJeff D'Elia, Sarah Nerboso & Michael RheaNovember 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)
"Adventure Bots"
66"Bot on the Farm"Michael GoguenJeff D'Elia, Jim Nolan & Michael RheaNovember 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)
"Bot-Cycle Built for Two"
77"Bots for Dinner"Michael GoguenJeff D'Elia, Tom Martin & Michael RheaNovember 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)
"It’s the Bot That Counts"
88"Bots at the Museum"Andrew ThomMichael RheaApril 2, 2021 (2021-04-02)
"X Marks the Bot"Ruolin LiNoelle Wright
99"Kicking and Botting"Michael GoguenJeff D’ EliaApril 2, 2021 (2021-04-02)
"Bot on the Case"Noelle Wright
1010"Camper Bots"Michael GoguenJeff D’ EliaApril 2, 2021 (2021-04-02)
"Bots to Read"Noelle Wright
1111"Like Botter, Like Son"Michael GoguenJeff D’ EliaApril 2, 2021 (2021-04-02)
"Give It a Bot"Mia Resella
1212"Stop, Bot & Boogie"Michael GoguenLaura Bowes & Jeff D’ EliaApril 2, 2021 (2021-04-02)
"Bots in Show"Jordan Geroshowitz
1313"Where No Bot Has Gone Before!"Michael GoguenJeff D’ EliaApril 2, 2021 (2021-04-02)
"A Bot from the Heart"

Season 2 (2021–22)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [6]Directed byWritten byOriginal release date
141"Bot to School"Allan Jacobsen; Ricky Santana, and Michael GoguenKatie DanielSeptember 17, 2021 (2021-09-17)
"Bots at Play"Michael Rhea
152"When Life Gives You Bots"Ruolin Li, Ricky Santana, and Michael GoguenMichael RheaSeptember 17, 2021 (2021-09-17)
"Bots of the Fall"Jeff D’ Elia
163"Backstage Bots"Michael Goguen, Stephen Cooper, & Ruolin LiMichael RheaSeptember 17, 2021 (2021-09-17)
"Super Bots"Jeff D’ Elia
174"Band of Bots"Michael Goguen, Ricky Santana, & Marc WasikLaura BowesSeptember 17, 2021 (2021-09-17)
"Abracabot"Michael Rhea
185"Bots on the Range"Allan Jacobsen & Michael GoguenLaura BowesSeptember 17, 2021 (2021-09-17)
"Brushin’ Bots"Michael Rhea
196"Aquabots"Michael Goguen; Ruolin Li, and Andy ThomMichael RheaSeptember 17, 2021 (2021-09-17)
"Botographers"Scott Gray
207"Botty Holidays"Michael Goguen; Ricky Santana, & Marc WasikMichael Rhea & Noelle WrightSeptember 17, 2021 (2021-09-17)
218"Carnival Bots"Michael Goguen; Andy Thom & Allan JacobsenLiam FarrelApril 1, 2022 (2022-04-01)
"Busy Bots"Laura Bowes & Michael Rhea
229"Bots on the Go"Michael Goguen; Allan Jacobsen; & Marc WasikLaura Bowes & Michael RheaApril 1, 2022 (2022-04-01)
"Take a Bot to Work"
2310"Hot Bots"Michael Goguen; Allan Jacobsen; & Ricky SantanaLaura Bowes & Michael RheaApril 1, 2022 (2022-04-01)
"Make-Believe Bots"
2411"Night at the Bots"Michael Goguen; Ricky Santana; & Marc WasikLaura Bowes; Michael Rhea; & Scott GrayApril 1, 2022 (2022-04-01)
"Squishy Bots"Laura Bowes & Michael Rhea
2512"Botany Bots"Michael Goguen; Allan Jacobsen; & Marc WasikLiam Farrell; Laura Bowes; & Michael RheaApril 1, 2022 (2022-04-01)
"Bugs and Bots"Laura Bowes & Michael Rhea
2613"Bots of Appreciation"Mark Wasik & Ricky SantanaLaura Bowes & Michael RheaApril 1, 2022 (2022-04-01)
"Bot Scouts"Michael Rhea; Laura Bowes; & Scott Gray

Release

Doug Unplugs was one of the several children's television series that were coming to Apple TV+ in 2020.[2] The first half of season one was released on November 13, 2020, with the second half released on April 2, 2021.[1][3] The second season premiered on September 17, 2021.[4]

Accolades

Kyrie McAlpin was nominated for Outstanding Younger Voice Performer in an Animated or Preschool Animated Program at the 1st Children's and Family Emmy Awards.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Tolar, Julie (November 13, 2020). "'Doug Unplugs' Takes Flight in New DreamWorks/Apple TV Series - Parentology". Parentology. Archived from the original on November 28, 2020. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Low, Elaine (September 17, 2020). "Apple TV Plus Unveils 'Stillwater', 'Doug Unplugs', Premiere Dates for 'Ghostwriter', 'Helpsters' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on March 11, 2021. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Breaking News - Apple TV+ Unveils Robust Lineup of Hit Children's Series, Including the Peanuts Gang, Emmy-winning "Ghostwriter", Parents' Choice-winning "Helpsters", "Doug Unplugs" and More | TheFutonCritic.com". The Futon Critic. March 4, 2021. Archived from the original on March 27, 2021. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  4. ^ a b "All-new episodes of Peabody and Daytime Emmy Award-winning series "Stillwater" premiere today on Apple TV+". Apple TV+ (Press release). August 27, 2021. Retrieved August 27, 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Video: Apple TV+ Releases Trailer for Season 2 of Peabody and Daytime Emmy Award-Series "Stillwater", premiering Friday, March 18" (Press release). Apple TV+. March 9, 2022. Retrieved March 12, 2022 – via The Futon Critic.
  6. ^ a b "Doug Unplugs - Episodes". Apple TV+ Press. Retrieved March 29, 2021.
  7. ^ Schneider, Michael (2022-11-01). "Netflix Leads Nomination Tally for First-Ever Children's & Family Emmys". Variety. Retrieved 2023-01-05.