Unathi earns her Disney stripes... or is it spots?

2014-06-10 17:00


Singer and radio personality Unathi Msengana has been cast as the voice of “Rita the Cheetah” in Disney's hit cartoon series, Doc McStuffins.

Doc McStuffins tells the story of a six-year-old girl who can talk to and engage with the stuffed animals and toys that she cares for in her playhouse clinic, using her magical stethoscope to bring them to life.

Unathi's voice will be premiering in an episode of the series entitled No Sweetah Cheetah, set to screen on Disney Junior next Monday (16 June) at 8:20a.m.

In No Sweetah Cheetah, viewers are introduced to Rita, a wide-eyed feline who gets really worried when the other toys point out that she may be ill, due to the fact she is covered in spots. A careful diagnosis by Doc reveals that Rita’s spots are part of what makes her special - they are a gift! Ahhhhh.

Talking about her part in the show, Unathi says she is thrilled to be featured in a Disney cartoon. “I am thrilled and humbled by this opportunity. Being a mother myself, I love watching Disney Junior with my children," she says, adding, "I can’t wait to sit down on the couch with my children and watch their faces as they hear my voice in Doc McStuffins. What a wonderful legacy to leave for your children.”

For many, voicing cartoons is a tough business, but for our Unathi it seems it's all child's play.

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