Created by former Nickelodeon artist Jim Jinkins in 1990 and produced through Jinkins' production company, Jumbo Pictures Inc., Doug follows the life of an average kid named Doug Funnie. In 1991, the Nickelodeon produced episodes began airing and we find 11 1/2 year-old Douglas Yancey Funnie and his family (Phil, Theda and sister Judy), having just moved from their former residence in Bloatsburg, to the new town of Bluffington. There he meets Skeeter, Patti, Roger and Beebe, and his new life in a new town begins! Doug writes in his journal and sometimes even imagines himself as a superhero named Quailman to help him out with situations and decisions.
In 1994 after 52 episodes, Doug was cancelled by Nickelodeon.
In February 1996, Disney Enterprises bought Jumbo Pictures, Inc. and ordered new episodes of "Doug" to be produced (re-named "Brand Spanking New! Doug" and then later "Disney's Doug"). These new episodes brought a new baby sister for Doug as well as a change in age to 12 1/2 years old. It also brought a new haircut for Patti, more money for Roger and much more including a change of clothes for everyone (not to mention a brand new middle school). These episodes aired on ABC's ONE SATURDAY MORNING cartoon block from September 1996 to September 9, 2000. In 1999, after 3 season and 65 additional episodes (and a feature-length movie), "Disney's Doug" went out of production. Doug spawned merchandise such as clothes, toys and a number of books. During the course of the show, Doug was nominated for 4 Daytime Emmy Awards. Reruns previously aired on Toon Disney and NickToons TV.
There are 166 total episodes (68 half-hour episodes, 98 fifteen minute episodes) and 1 full-length movie.