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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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Series cast summary:
J.T. Turner J.T. Turner ...  Descriptive Narrator / ... 213 episodes, 1996-2015
Melissa Altro ...  Mary Alice Crosswire / ... 157 episodes, 1996-2018
Daniel Brochu Daniel Brochu ...  Buster Baxter / ... 147 episodes, 1996-2018
Jodie Resther ...  Francine Alice Frensky / ... 146 episodes, 1996-2018
Bruce Dinsmore ...  Binky Barnes / ... 143 episodes, 1996-2018
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden ...  Emil Nigel Ratburn III / ... 141 episodes, 1996-2017
Sonja Ball Sonja Ball ...  Jane Read / ... 104 episodes, 1996-2015
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Storyline

Bespectacled aardvark Arthur Read demonstrates to kids how to deal with such childhood traumas and challenges as homework, teachers and bullies. He also has to contend with his sisters, but loves playing with his friends: tomboy Francine, foodie and best pal Buster, super smart Brain, rich girl Muffy and geography expert Sue Ellen. Written by Jwelch5742

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Official Sites:

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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Artur See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In "Buster and The Daredevils," Arthur and Buster meet Tobey and Slink at the comic book store and have a conversation. When Tobey says, "He's not a peanut, he's a pecan," the background suddenly changes to the park and then back to the comic book store. See more »

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In the opening sequence, D.W. is shown turning the pages of the book with her left hand, yet when it cuts to a close-up, her right hand is on the book. See more »

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Arthur Theme Song
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"Arthur" is the new "Peanuts"
17 January 2003 | by spenshel2See all my reviews

Don't let the PBS Kids label fool you--"Arthur" is really a show for grownups that children can enjoy as well. The writers constantly throw in witty cultural and pop cultural references that the kids (and many adults) don't catch. Here's an incomplete list of references/spoofs from the latest season (7) alone:

"Alan Greenspaniel" extolling the virtues of the "sock market" The famous artist "Andy Warthog" Dr. Phil MacGraw "Waiting for Godot" (Binky and Brain wait a long, long, long time to be picked up, while subsisting on carrots and turnips) A combined "Back to the Future"/"Bill and Ted" spoof N'SYNC Muffy the Vampire Slayer And everybody's favorite, Harry Potter.

Not to mention appearances by Larry King, the Backstreet Boys, and those guys from Car Talk. Seriously, it's becoming the "Simpsons" of public TV.

Some notable moments from previous seasons (again, incomplete):

A Teletubbies spoof that has them reciting Shakespeare. The poet William Carlos Williams shouting, "Free verse! Free verse!" "I am educational...I am educational..." "Is there someone inside your head watching everything you do on TV?" "The Contest"...a tour de force featuring spoofs of South Park, Dexter's Lab, and WWF. Bionic Bunny vs. Elias Howe. Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Redman in the same episode. The Spinach Heads. "Nancy Drew gets criminals to confess by wearing attractive pastels." Jekyll Jekyll Hyde Jekyll Hyde Hyde Jekyll... "It's like being dead, only there's homework." Hound. James Hound. "Initials? That's it? Didn't you give the kid a full name?" Buster's "Planet of the Apes" reverie. An introductory narration directly lifted from Boris Karloff's "Frankenstein" ("This story will thrill you and shock you...").

This show is great fun for everyone. I hope the high level of quality continues, and that the writers continue to come up with great ideas.


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