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
...  Mary Alice Crosswire / ... 152 episodes, 1996-2015
Daniel Brochu ...  Buster Baxter / ... 141 episodes, 1996-2015
...  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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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 "Arthur's Teacher Trouble" Prunella is in the grade above Arthur. In all other episodes, they are both in grade 3. 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 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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