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 / ... 152 episodes, 1996-2015
Daniel Brochu Daniel Brochu ...  Buster Baxter / ... 141 episodes, 1996-2015
Bruce Dinsmore ...  Binky Barnes / ... 140 episodes, 1996-2016
Jodie Resther ...  Francine Alice Frensky / ... 140 episodes, 1996-2016
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden ...  Emil Nigel Ratburn III / ... 140 episodes, 1996-2016
Sonja Ball 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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Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

2 September 1996 (Canada) See more »

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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

Arthur (1996) is the longest-running children's animated series in the U.S., and is currently the second-longest first-run animated series in the U.S., behind The Simpsons (1989). See more »

Goofs

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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I Love This Show!!
5 November 2005 | by PiperGilmore05See all my reviews

I am 19 years old and I still watch Arthur. This show is a very good series chock full of important life lessons. In each episode, there is a problem that the kids have to deal with that does actually happen in real life. Sometimes, the problems cannot be solved at the end of the show and the writers don't try to solve them. I think this is important as in real life not all problems can be solved. Arthur sets the bar for what children's television should be. It is a show that teaches about friendship, family, love, dealing with bullies, siblings, responsibility, growing up, and even death with grace and style. It's topics are very relevant in our society today. Arthur has been a hit in my family for years and will continue to be for many more to come. Based upon Marc Brown's popular Arthur Adventure series, Arthur is a class-A hit for all ages!


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