The socially awkward 90s animation star Doug has settled down and started a family, at least in the potential upcoming series sequel. Or at least he will be, if creator Jim Jinkins gets his way.
A revival of Doug is in the works at Disney+, according to Consequence, who spotted the comments that Jinkins made earlier this year in an interview with Tenn Buick on YouTube. They’ve only picked up steam on social media in the last few days. The project is in the early stages and hasn’t gotten official approval to move ahead from Disney, though Jinkins is working on storyboards.
The new series, known as Doug Kids, sets the scene in Doug’s adult years, having settled down with Patti Mayonaise and starting a family of their own. Skeeter, Roger, Beebe, Judy, Chalky, and other characters from the original series are said to be rounding out the animated cast.
As to why this series and why now, Jinkins said he was encouraged by Disney+, who owns the copyright to the original Doug.
“Doug is 33 years old – the fans of Doug have grown up, maybe some of them have gotten married, maybe some of them have kids,” said Jinkins. “The idea of bringing Doug back now has real power in it.”
Disney was not available for comment, so check back with Cord Cutters News as we await confirmation if The Beets will do a reunion concert.
Doug made its debut in 1991 on Nickelodeon. The show focused on a young student from Bluffington with a vivid imagination and a passion for journaling as he navigated his school and home life. The series ran for seven seasons before concluding in 1999 with a series finale and a feature film titled Doug’s 1st Movie.
Doug ventured into comic books, video games, and a play called Doug Live! that enjoyed a three-year run.