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Dr. Jan is a supporting character in the 2019 animated series Amphibia.

Background

Personality

Dr. Jan is very devoted to her research, she is capable of giving good advice and she is an adamant admirer of all things supernatural.

Physical appearance

Dr. Jan is a medium height woman of African American descent with square red glasses. She wears brown pants, a grey belt, and a yellow shirt with dinosaur bones all over it. She usually also wears white gloves.

Role in series

During Anne Boonchuy and the Plantar family’s trip the museum Dr. Jan approached them when she saw they were interested in a mysterious vase, but a paranoid Anne warded her off. That night, she would encounter them again during their fight with the Cloak-Bot. She became obsessed with the talking frogs after seeing them without their disguises. Dr. Jan distracted the guards so they could escape. After hearing their story, Dr. Jan offers to help them in their quest; she also gives Anne some sound advice, by telling her that while she understands her desire to help her friends get back to their world, but she still needs to take a break once in a while and sends her home for some much needed rest. After doing some research on the vase, she discovers a hidden message and gives it to Anne the very next day at the Thai Temple, which reads "Seek the Mother of Olms, she will guide you to your destiny".

In "If You Give a Frog a Cookie," Dr. Jan called Anne and informed her she found a scientist named Dr. Frakes who was studying gateways to other dimensions. However, Dr. Jan warned Anne of Dr. Frakes being considered crazy within the science community and she should wait on meeting with Dr. Frakes. Unfortunately, the Plantars' homesickness caused Anne and them to go meet with Dr. Frakes and her assistant, Terri where the Plantars nearly got dissected until they were saved by Anne and Terri.

In "Froggy Little Christmas," Dr. Jan was visited by Anne and the Plantars came by where she allowed Anne to take some of the exhibits to be part of the Thai Go Float, she was making for the Christmas-Palooza Parade. At the same time, Dr. Jan explained the history of Christmas to the Plantars, which overwhelms them until she is interrupted when seeing some kids fooling with a T-Rex Skeleton.

In "Escape to Amphibia", Dr. Jan and Terri have built a portal to help Anne and the Plantars get back to Amphibia, she used her car to help power up, the Terri had to shut it down as it needed more power. She then has a short talk with Anne before heading to get more supplies to powerup the Portal. When Mr. X and the FBI captured the Plantars, Anne and her parents rally their friends: Ally and Jess, Molly Jo, Humphrey Westwood, and two women from the Thai Community to rescue the Plantars, Dr. Jan and Terri join too. While the group went inside the base, Terri and Dr. Jan stole the base's generator which cut off the power, allowing Anne, her Parents, and their friends to rescue the Plantars and escape. They return to the Warehouse and use the base's generator to powerup the porta, but it still wasn't enough.

Mr. X and the FBI arrived captured until Anne tap into her Calamity Powers, blew Mr. X and the FBI and then used her powers to power up the Portal. Anne then summons a giant Praying Mantis to keep the FBI busy while Anne and the Plantars escape through it. Jenny, Mr. X's assistant and an FBI Agent managed to subdue the Mantis but end up destroying the portal.

Trivia

  • She is very similar to Marcy Wu in terms of intelligence, interests, and enthusiasm.
  • Dr. Jan's voice actress, Anika Noni Rose, is also known as the voice of Tiana in The Princess and the Frog, another Disney production about frogs.
  • Like Mr. and Mrs. Boonchuy, she knows Anne and the Plantars’s secret and becomes their ally, being the first non-Boonchuy to do so.

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Media
AmphibiaChibi Tiny TalesDisney All-Star Racers
Characters
Anne BoonchuySprig PlantarPolly PlantarHop Pop PlantarBessieOne-Eyed WallyLeopold LoggleIvy SundewFelicia SundewSylvia SundewMaddie FlourRosemary, Lavender, and GingerMr. FlourSadie CroakerStumpyAlbus DuckweedTritonio EspadaApothecary GaryMayor ToadstoolToadieChuckSasha WaybrightMarcy WuZappapedeBarryCaptain GrimePercyBraddockGiant HeronsFroboLysil and AngwinGeneral YunanBog, Fens, and MireLady OliviaKing AndriasJacindaWigbert RibbitonPriscilla PaddockPearl PaddockCaptain BeatrixMr. BoonchuyMrs. BoonchuyThe CoreDominoDomino IICloak-BotTerriDr. JanAlly and JessMolly JoHumphrey WestwoodMr. XDr. FrakesLeifBarrelMother Olm
Episodes
Season One: "Anne or Beast?/Best Fronds" • "Cane Crazy/Flood, Sweat & Tears" • "Hop Luck/Stakeout" • "The Domino Effect/Taking Charge" • "Anne Theft Auto/Breakout Star" • "Sprig Vs. Hop Pop/Girl Time" • "Dating Season/Anne Vs. Wild" • "Contagi-Anne/Family Shrub" • "Lily Pad Thai/Plantar's Last Stand" • "Toad Tax/Prison Break" • "Grubhog Day/Hop Pop and Lock" • "Civil Wart/Hop-Popular" • "Croak and Punishment/Trip to the Archives" • "Snow Day/Cracking Mrs. Croaker" • "A Night at the Inn/Wally and Anne" • "Family Fishing Trip/Bizarre Bazaar" • "Cursed!/Fiddle Me This" • "The Big Bugball Game/Combat Camp" • "Children of the Spore/Anne of the Year" • "Reunion"

Season Two: "Handy Anne/Fort in the Road" • "The Ballad of Hopediah Plantar/Anne Hunter" • "Truck Stop Polly/A Caravan Named Desire" • "Quarreler's Pass/Toadcatcher" • "Swamp and Sensibility/Wax Museum" • "Marcy at the Gates" • "Scavenger Hunt/The Plantars Check In" • "Lost in Newtopia/Sprig Gets Schooled" • "Little Frogtown/Hopping Mall" • "The Sleepover to End All Sleepovers/A Day at the Aquarium" • "The Shut-In!" • "Night Drivers/Return to Wartwood" • "Ivy on the Run/After the Rain" • "The First Temple" • "New Wartwood/Friend or Frobo?" • "Toad to Redemption/Maddie & Marcy" • "The Second Temple/Barrel's Warhammer" • "Bessie & MicroAngelo/The Third Temple" • "The Dinner/Battle of the Bands" • "True Colors"
Season Three: "The New Normal" • "Hop 'Til You Drop/Turning Point" • "Thai Feud/Adventures in Catsitting" • "Fight at the Museum/Temple Frogs" • "Fixing Frobo/Anne-sterminator" • "Mr. X/Sprig's Birthday" • "Spider-Sprig/Olivia & Yunan" • "Hollywood Hop Pop/If You Give a Frog a Cookie" • "Froggy Little Christmas" • "Escape to Amphibia" • "Commander Anne/Sprivy" • "Sasha's Angels/Olm Town Road" • "Mother of Olms/Grime's Pupil" • "The Root of Evil/The Core & The King" • "Newts in Tights/Fight or Flight" • "The Three Armies/The Beginning of the End" • "All In" • "The Hardest Thing"

Locations
AmphibiaWartwood SwampToad Tower Newtopia (Newtopia Castle) • Los Angeles
See also
Welcome to AmphibiaNo Big DealCalamity BoxSuspicious IslandFwagon
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