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 ...
 Descriptive Narrator / ... 213 episodes, 1996-2015
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 Mary Alice Crosswire / ... 152 episodes, 1996-2015
Daniel Brochu ...
 Buster Baxter / ... 141 episodes, 1996-2015
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 Binky Barnes / ... 140 episodes, 1996-2016
Jodie Resther ...
 Francine Alice Frensky / ... 140 episodes, 1996-2016
Arthur Holden ...
 Emil Nigel Ratburn III / ... 140 episodes, 1996-2016
Sonja Ball ...
 Jane Read / ... 104 episodes, 1996-2015
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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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It is implied through supposed glimpses of the future that Arthur and Francine end up getting married after they grow up. See more »

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In the pilot episode "Arthur's Eyes" where Arthur does not wear glasses, Muffy is his classmate. Several episodes later is Muffy's introduction, where Arthur does have glasses. 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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My son and I love this cartoon!
11 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a wonderful cartoon. My son is 18 months old and he loves to watch it. This is a show that deals with stuff that kids go through every day. One episode that is one of my favorites deals with Arthur being teased because he is the only one in his class who hasn't lost a baby tooth.

I now see why children like Arthur and his friends so much. Kids of all ages can identify with him, not just eight year olds (Arthur and his friends are all in the third grade), but everybody can identify with the characters. Even adults can identify with the parents on the show.

Also, I like this show because each character is different (except for Timmy and Tommy Tibbles) both physically and personally. No two characters are the same, and the friends all accept each other's differences. I think that that is one thing that parents need to teach their kids: to accept the fact that no two people are exactly the same and that everybody is different. That is what makes everybody special.

I hope that parents watch this show with their kids. If you do, I think you'll approve of it for your children. I know I approve of this one!


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