|Production company||Jumbo Pictures|
Ellipse Programmé (1991-1994)
Walt Disney Television Animation (1996-1999)
|Original run||August 11, 1991 - January 2, 1994 (Nickelodeon)|
September 7, 1996 - June 26, 1999 (ABC)
Doug is a Nickelodeon cartoon series created by Jim Jinkins for 52 episodes between 1991 and 1994. The show revolves around Doug Funnie, an imaginative 11½ year old boy who is one of the only people in his world with natural skin color, who lives his life in his new hometown, Bluffington and writes in his journal about many of his experiences.
In 1996, Jinkins' studio Jumbo Pictures was accquired by The Walt Disney Company, resulting in a new series produced by Walt Disney Television. Though it finished with more episodes, and a feature film in 1999, it did not recieve the same following as the Nickelodeon series.
Doug Tips the Scales (Nickelodeon S04E03b)
Doug is invited to a party complete with a swimming pool, but he cannot come unless he has lost the weight he has recently gained from visiting his grandmother.
Doug's Chubby Buddy (Disney S02E03)
Patti Mayonnaise fears that she might be gaining weight. At one point, she imagines herself growing very fat.