In Conversation with Chris Nee

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 in Blog

Digital Biscuit Presents a rare opportunity to see two wonderful writers working in Animation today.

In Conversation with Chris Nee (Creator and Executive Producer of Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins) Moderator: Lindsay Jane Sedgwick (Creator of Punky)

Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award-winner Chris Nee is the creator and executive producer of Disney Junior’s “Doc McStuffins,” an imaginative animated series about a six-year-old girl who runs a clinic for stuffed animals and broken toys out of her backyard playhouse.

Nee’s inspiration for the series is two-fold based on her childhood which was spent helping out in her mother’s popular independent toy stores, and her more recent experience as a mother to her young son who developed severe asthma when he was two years old. After seeing her own child’s anxiety about going to the doctor, she decided to come up with an idea for a show that could help make the process of going to the doctor less scary for kids.

A former journalist, Lindsay Jane Sedgwick is a versatile and imaginative award-winning writer with over six hours’ credits for TV and film work. Her latest series, PUNKY, was launched on RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster, in May 2011 to national and international acclaim. It has since been taken by eight international territories and is going into a second series. She is currently working on a number of series, as creator and/ or writer and an animated feature. In 2012 she founded the Creatives in Animation Network to bring writers and animators, at all levels, together with a view to future collaborations.

 

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