Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.
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J.T. Turner ...
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 Mary Alice Crosswire / ... (153 episodes, 1996-2016)
Daniel Brochu ...
 Buster Baxter / ... (141 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Binky Barnes / ... (140 episodes, 1996-2016)
Jodie Resther ...
 Francine Alice Frensky / ... (139 episodes, 1996-2015)
Arthur Holden ...
 Emil Nigel Ratburn III / ... (139 episodes, 1996-2015)
Sonja Ball ...
 Jane Read / ... (104 episodes, 1996-2016)
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The adventures of 8-year-old Aardvark Arthur Read. When he's not at home being hounded by his obnoxious, but scene-stealing little sister D.W. and his working class parents, he's finding educational misadventure at school with his pals: would-be bully Binky, pompous Francine, spoiled rich girl Muffy, genius Brain, and his best friend Buster. Arthur and the gang get into some pretty wild trouble sometimes, like the time Arthur and Brain are taunted by a dark-humored crossing guard, when Arthur, Brain and Binky find a key and fight about it, when Arthur and D.W. have to run the house when Mom and Dad fall ill, and many more. Based on the children's books by Marc Brown. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Long before the television series, Arthur appeared in a 1983 episode of the PBS show Reading Rainbow (1983), in an animated reading of the book "Arthur's Eyes" narrated by Bill Cosby. A 1988 Reading Rainbow (1983) episode featured an animated reading of the somewhat Arthur related "The Bionic Bunny Show" book narrated by Gene Klaven. See more »

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In "D.W.'s Baby", when D.W. is playing with her toy truck on the floor, it's brown, but when she offers it to Baby Kate, it's blue. See more »


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Arthur Theme Song
Composed by Judith Henderson and Jerry Devilliers
Performed by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
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Very good
10 February 1999 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Arthur is a very good animated show. Based on Marc Brown's wildly popular series of books for children, Arthur - a third-grader in an aardvark suit - and his anthromorphic family and friends attempt to make sense of one another and the world in general. Arthur has a pre-school sister, D.W., who just for fun annoys him. Very believable, and very good if your child is 4 to 8 years old. Grade A


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