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:

28 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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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

The telephone in the Read's house changes from cord to cordless and from purple to white. See more »

Goofs

In "D.W.'s Baby", when D.W. is playing with her toy truck on the floor, it's brown, but when she offers it to Baby Kate, it's blue. 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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Great Message
23 June 2004 | by music310See all my reviews

This show gives off such a great message of friendship. Even though all the characters are so lovable, they each have their own unique flaws. Like how Arthur complains about D.W all the time or like when Muffy gets her snobby attitudes. Also when Francine gets competitive, and the brain brags about his I.Q. Then there's also how Binky can be a bully and how Fern isn't very social. Well, anyway, back to my point: They're all friends even though none of them are perfect, which is one of the main reasons why I love this show so much. Its not like one of those perfect, happy all the time "kiddy shows". This show represents life's imperfections and how to deal with them. Arthur and his friends have so much fun together because they except each other for who they are, which i think is definitely a message kids should learn early in their lives. Does anyone agree/disagree with me?


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