animated series Arthur © Cinar Productions / Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) / WGBH Boston
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Arthur

The everyday adventures of 8-year-old Arthur Reed…

In school, he’s under the eyes of the stern, no-nonsense 3rd grade teacher Emil Ratburn III; while at home he endures his little sister D.W.’s nagging, plays with his dog Pal; while trying to find the time to watch TV and do his homework. Yet the aardvark mostly stumbles into misadventures and misunderstandings with his closest friends: best buddy Buster, competitive Francine, rich and spoiled Muffy, Alan Powers (better known as The Brain) and would-be-bully Binky.

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It seems kind of weird reviewing an animated show whose sole purpose is to educate the elementary set; however there seems to be a fine line separating good shows like...
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This television series is obviously tinged with educational stuff for children, but has aquired a cult like fan group over the years. I have to admit, it is adictable. I`ve watched...
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Sorry, but I find this a rather tedious, nice, and altogether boring series with nothing to particularly recommend it or otherwise. The characters are, to me, very uninteresting and overbearingly...
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This is a good series, and I watch it almost every day. It's made me and my parents laugh countless times, and D.W. is really funny. The lessons are good,...
Created by: Cinar Productions, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), WGBH Boston
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA / Canada
Featuring the voices of:
Michael Yarmush ... Arthur Timothy Read (1996-2001)
Justin Bradley ... Arthur Timothy Read (2001-2002)
Mark Rendall ... Arthur Timothy Read (2002-2004)
Cameron Ansell ... Arthur Timothy Read (2004-2006)
Michael Caloz ... Dora Winifred 'D.W.' Read (1996-1999)
Oliver Grainger ... Dora Winifred 'D.W.' Read (1999-2003)
Jason Szimmer ... Dora Winifred 'D.W.' Read (2003-2006)
Bruce Dinsmore ... David Read, Binky Barnes
Sonja Ball ... Jane Read
Joanna Noyes ... Grandma Thora Read
A.J. Henderson ... Grandpa Dave; Ed Crosswire
Daniel Brochu ... Buster Baxter
Ellen David ... Bitzi Baxter
Jodie Resther ... Francine Alice Frensky
Mark Camacho ... Oliver Frensky
Melissa Altro ... Mary Alice Crosswire
Luke Reid ... Alan 'The Brain' Powers (1996-2000)
Steven Crowder ... Alan 'The Brain' Powers (2000-2002)
Alex Hood ... Alan 'The Brain' Powers (2002-2006)
Patricia Rodriguez ... Sue Ellen Armstrong (1996-2003)
Jessica Kardos ... Sue Ellen Armstrong (2000-2006)
Directed by: Greg Bailey and Debra Toffan
Produced by: Greg Bailey, Geoff Adams, Diane Dallaire, Jacqui Deegan, Cassandra Schafhausen and Ronald A. Weinberg
Executive Producers: Marc Brown (II), Micheline Charest, Carol Greenwald, Toper Taylor and Pierre Valette
Musical Score by: Raymond C. Fabi and Judith Henderson
Writing Credits: Ken Scarborough, Judy Rothman Rofé, Peter Egan, Stephanie Simpson, Jennifer Byrnes, Cusi Cram, Joe Fallon, Peter K. Hirsch, Michelle Lamoreaux, Joseph Purdy, Nick Raposo, Dietrich Smith, Matt Steinglass, Terence Taylor, Mathayu Warren-Lane, Kathy Waugh and Sandra Willard
Based on: The books by Marc Brown.

The series has won multiple awards including three Daytime Emmy awards (TV equivalent of the Oscars) in the category of Outstanding Children’s Animated Program (in 1998, 1999 and 2001 respectively); as well as having won the Peabody Award in 2001 and the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards) Children’s Award for the Best International title in 2003.

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