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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:

PBS

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Artur See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Arthur is one of the longest running animated shows to exist, topped as of 2018 only by The Simpsons, which just celebrated the release of its 30th season. As of November 2018, Arthur has had 21 released seasons, an animated film, a book series, four hour-long TV specials, and a line of coinciding products including toys, dolls, games, coloring books, clothing and children's hair products. See more »

Goofs

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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Soundtracks

Arthur Theme Song
Composed by Judith Henderson and Jerry Devilliers
Performed by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
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This Show is Rad!
14 August 2000 | by aldeheidSee all my reviews

Arthur is such a great show because, it has everything for kids like learning, playing, and kids sticking up with each other. It's much like watching "Flying Rhino Junior High" and "Recess", too. I had first seen this show back in 1996 (right before 1997). Let me tell you a few funny parts: Arthur imagines that he was Oliver Twist; Buster shrieks after he daydreams about the substitute teacher (which was Mr. Ratburn's sister); Francine sings loud while beating her drums and interupted everywhere in Elwood City; and D.W. pretends to be Arthur and pretends to be the audiences sleeping. Oh, yeah. D.W. makes fun of Arthur's Crunch cereal commercial song that's with the line, "my brother stinks like a piece of cheese." Man. I wuv this show and it rocks!


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