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There is just something about the show Arthur that just makes me excited to watch it. Probably because it is like the cartoons from my childhood. It is based on the best-selling children’s books by Marc Brown where you join the world’s most famous aardvark, eight-year-old Arthur Read, and his family and friends as they stand up to bullying, learn about teasing, think about friendship, and much more in this new DVD.
ARTHUR, based on the best-selling books by Marc Brown, is television’s longest-running children’s animated series. Over the past 15 seasons, ARTHUR has remained one of the highest-rated weekday children’s series on PBS among children 4-8. ARTHUR has won numerous awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA, and six Daytime Emmys®—four for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program. ARTHUR is produced by WGBH Boston and 9 Story Entertainment. Executive producers are Carol Greenwald (WGBH), Vince Commisso (9 Story), and Marc Brown (Marc Brown Studios). Directed by Greg Bailey. Funding for ARTHUR is provided by public television viewers. Corporate funding is provided by Chuck E. Cheese’s®.
Of course nothing gets you more interested in a DVD than a good clip to give you a taste for the program.
Episodes on this DVD include:
- The Last Tough Customer – The Tough Customers realize it’s time to quit bullying and set out to find a new hobby, but can Molly ever truly change her ways?
- Brain’s Chess Mess – Brain starts a chess club at school to improve his game and beat Los Dedos, the local chess master. Who knew the best player in the club would be…Rattles–!?
- So Funny I Forgot to Laugh – Arthur thinks his jokes about Sue Ellen’s new sweater are all in good fun but Sue Ellen’s feelings are hurt. Has Arthur become…a bully?
- The Best Day Ever – It’s a beautiful afternoon and everyone is reminiscing about their “best days.” Everyone, that is, except Arthur. Is it possible he doesn’t have one?
I enjoy the cartoon because it gives great mini lessons with each episode that are done in a good way for younger kids to understand but are not at all “preachy.” Big Sis said she likes the show because “Arthur and his friends are fun and nice to each other.” With a lot of news media covering bullying lately I was happy to see PBS kids tackle a topic that can affect even the youngest of kids and they did a great job in this DVD. I want both my kids to stand up to bullying and this was the perfect DVD to help show them the right way.
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