Unathi Msengana to voice Disney kid's show

09 June 2014 - 14:53 By Times LIVE
South African singer, radio presenter and SA Idols judge Unathi Msengana, is to lend her voice to Disney’s hit edutainment series, Doc McStuffins as Rita the Cheetah.
South African singer, radio presenter and SA Idols judge Unathi Msengana, is to lend her voice to Disney’s hit edutainment series, Doc McStuffins as Rita the Cheetah.
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South African singer, radio presenter and ‘Idols’ judge Unathi Msengana is to lend her voice to Disney’s hit edutainment series, ‘Doc McStuffins’. 

Msengana has been cast as Rita the Cheetah in the second season of the award-winning show, in an episode entitled No Sweetah Cheetah, set to premiere on Disney Junior on June 16, 2014 at 8:20.

In No Sweetah Cheetah, viewers are introduced to Rita, a wide-eyed feline who grows concerned when the other toys point out that she may be ill, due to the fact she is covered in spots. A careful diagnosis by Doc reveals that Rita’s spots are part of what makes her special, they are a gift.

Msengana said: “I am thrilled and humbled by this opportunity. Being a mother myself, I love watching Disney Junior with my children. I can’t wait to sit down on the couch with my children and watch their faces as they hear my voice in Doc McStuffins. What a wonderful legacy to leave for your children.”

Disney Junior's animated series Doc McStuffins tells the story of a nurturing six-year-old girl who can talk to the stuffed animals and toys that she cares for in her playhouse clinic.

When Doc puts on her stethoscope, something magical happens; toys, dolls and stuffed animals come to life and she can communicate with all of them. The characters and featured themes are relatable to young viewers and are designed to ease kids' trepidations about everything from a doctor's visit to removing a splinter. Many of the stories directly address the kinds of issues that parents face with their young children when it comes to health, hygiene and medical care.

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