‘Doc McStuffins’ Star Sues Disney Over Merchandising Revenue

Tim Kenneally
The Wrap
‘Doc McStuffins’ Star Sues Disney Over Merchandising Revenue

The voice of Doc McStuffins is angry these days.

Anitra Muhammad, acting as the guardian of actress Kiara Muhammad, who provides the titular voice for the Disney Junior animated “Doc McStuffins,” has filed a lawsuit claiming that the actress has been stiffed on merchandising revenues.

The suit also claims that Muhammad is hired on a per-session basis, with her employment being terminated after each recording session.

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Muhammad’s complaint, filed against Disney Character Voices and Studiopolis, claims that she entered into an agreement for Seasons 2 and 2.5 of the series, which would give her 2.5 percent of merchandising receipts for merchandise using her name, voice and likeness.

While the suit claims that Muhammad’s voice recordings have “been used in the merchandising of many products,” including “recorded music and games,” it maintains that she hasn’t been compensated at the agreed-upon rate.

Muhammad also claims that the defendants have “routinely failed to timely pay” her wages after the termination of each employment.

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A Disney spokeswoman told TheWrap that the company doesn’t comment on pending legal matters as a matter of policy.

Alleging breach of contract, Muhammad is seeking unspecified damages, though the suit claims that the amount in dispute exceeds $250,000.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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