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Encyclopedia > Arthur (TV series)
Arthur
Format Children's television series
Created by Greg Bailey/ based on the series of books by Marc Brown
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
Flag of Canada Canada
No. of seasons 14
No. of episodes 155 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 30 minutes (approx. 11 minutes per episode)
Broadcast
Original channel PBS
Original run 1996 – present
External links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary
Common rating
United Kingdom U
United States TV-Y

Arthur is an American and Canadian educational television series for children, which airs primarily on PBS in the United States; Radio-Canada, Knowledge Network and TVO in Canada; and BBC One in the UK, among other stations and networks. Childrens television series are television programmes designed for and marketed to children, normally aired during the morning and afternoon hours, mainly before and after school. ... Greg Bailey (born ????) is a bassist and musician. ... For other persons of the same name, see Marc Brown. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The following is an episode list for the television series Arthur. ... PBS redirects here. ... Television content rating systems are a method of giving television viewers an idea of the suitability of a television program for children and/or adults. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Télévision de Radio-Canada[1] is a Canadian French language television network. ... Knowledge Network (call sign CKNO) is a public television educational television network in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... TVOntario, officially the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, is an educational public television broadcaster in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ...


Arthur generally revolves around Arthur Timothy Read, an anthropomorphic aardvark, and his daily interactions with his peers and family. The series often deals with social and health-related issues that affect young children. There is a strong emphasis on the educational value of books and libraries. The television series is based on the Arthur book series, which is illustrated and written by Marc Brown. In 1994, Cinar (now Cookie Jar Entertainment) began production of the animated series, which would eventually debut on PBS two years later. Arthur Read is the title character of the PBS childrens television series Arthur, which was created by Marc Brown. ... Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ... For other uses, see Aardvark (disambiguation). ... For other persons of the same name, see Marc Brown. ... ... The Cookie Jar Company (formerly Cinar Inc. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ...

Contents

Setting

Arthur Read, the title character of the series, is an eight-year-old aardvark who lives in the fictional town of Elwood City. He is a third-grade student at Lakewood Elementary School. Arthur's parents, David and Jane, are full-time workers, who take care of him and his two sisters, Dora Winifred (D.W.) and Kate. Arthur also has several friends who come from various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Arthur is the title character of the PBS childrens television series Arthur which was created by Marc Brown. ... For other uses, see Aardvark (disambiguation). ... FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ...


The exact whereabouts of Arthur’s hometown have been indirectly revealed as New England.[citation needed] While Elwood City bears strong resemblance to the Boston area, there are references to Brown's hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania in some episodes (for instance, a sign for the Millcreek Mall can be seen clearly in a few episodes). More evidence of a New England location would be the portrayal of the fictional city's professional baseball team, the Elwood City Grebes, as a fictional representation of the real life Boston Red Sox, referencing baseball lore such as The Curse of the Bambino and vaguely, the rivalry between the Red Sox and the New York Yankees, by having the Grebes' World Championship (reference to World Series) opponent being the Crown City Kings, with Crown City, featured in other episodes, being apparently a representation of New York City. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... “Erie” redirects here. ... The Millcreek Mall is a one-level shopping complex located about five miles south of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania on Peach Street and Interstate 79. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Babe with the Red Sox (Rookie portrait, 1915) Copyright Baseball Antiquities http://www. ... The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is one of the longest and the most bitter rivalries in professional sports. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Production

The series' reggae-style theme song was recorded by Ziggy Marley. A remixed techno version of the song (under the name "Believe in Yourself") was used over the closing credits to the sixth season. Many celebrity guest stars have appeared on the show, including Art Garfunkel, Fred Rogers, Michelle Kwan, Joshua Redman, Koko Taylor, The Backstreet Boys, Yo-Yo Ma, Johnny Damon, Alex Trebek, Matt Damon, and Frank Gehry, each providing the voice for their anthropomorphic animal counterpart. Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a piece that is written specifically for that show and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For the comic book character previously known as Techno, see Fixer (comics). ... Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing (1980) Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American white gollywog and actor, best known as half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. ... Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American educator, minister, songwriter and television host. ... Michelle Wing Kwan (關穎珊) (born 7 July 1980) is an American figure skater and media celebrity who has won nine U.S. championships, five world championships, and two Olympic medals. ... Joshua Redman (born February 1, 1969) is a prominent American Neo-bop jazz saxophonist who records for Nonesuch Records. ... Koko Taylor (Undated photograph) Koko Taylor sometimes called KoKo Taylor (born September 28, 1935 as Cora Walton, on a farm just outside Memphis, Tennessee) is an American blues musician, popularly known as the Queen of the Blues. ... The Backstreet Boys, or BSB, are a boy band and pop group formed in 1992 by manager Lou Pearlman that grew to considerable popularity in the late 1990s, but quietly slipped away from the charts by the early part of the 2000s. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ma Yo-Yo Ma (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (b. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Alex Trebek, with his once-iconic mustache, hosting a 1986 episode of Jeopardy! George Alexander Trebek (born as Giorgi Suka-Alex Trebek [1] on July 22, 1940) is an Emmy Award-winning Canadian-American television personality and game show host whos best known as the host of the game... Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ... Frank Owen Gehry, CC (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg, February 28, 1929) is a Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. ...


Although the program is primarily produced by WGBH of Boston, Massachusetts, the production of the animated portions of the show is done in Montreal, Quebec. This includes the writing, animation, and voice-acting. In fact, the entire cast of Arthur lives in Montreal or Toronto. The only segments of the show which are filmed outside of Canada are the "And Now a Word from Us Kids" interstitials, filmed at elementary schools/other sites in and around Boston. Beginning in Season 11 the "Word From Us Kids" segment was replaced by a segment called "Postcards from You" where live action videos sent in by kid viewers were spotlighted, 2 per episode. Boston redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ...


References to Cinar and WGBH appear often on the show. In one episode, Francine and Buster are shown playing a table hockey game in which one team's players wear shirts in the Montreal Canadiens' signature colours with Montreal-based Cinar's logo on them and the other team's wear shirts in the Boston Bruins's colours with Boston-based WGBH's sting logo on them. Subsequent episodes that involve hockey also depict players wearing these sweater designs. (In one episode, it is inferred the team with the WGBH/Bruins kit are Elwood City's "home team".) In another episode, "The Big Blow-Up," a racecar driver wears a jersey with "Cinar" written on it and a car with "WGBH" written on it. In "Prove It", The Brain introduces D.W. to science while watching a non-animated episode of Nova, a science series also produced by WGBH. Table hockey being played Table hockey is a sport played on Stiga table hockey games. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nova is a popular science television series from the USA produced by WGBH and can be seen on PBS and in more than 100 countries. ...


Awards

The series has been acknowledged with the George Foster Peabody Award and four Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Children's Animated Program. In 2002, TV Guide ranked Arthur Read No. 26 on its list of the "50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time."[1] The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly referred to as the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting. ... The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ... TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ...


Cast and characters

Characters

This is a list of characters that are featured in the PBS Kids GO! series Arthur. ...

Voice cast

  • Michael Yarmush - Arthur Timothy Read (1996-2000)
  • Justin Bradley - Arthur Timothy Read (2000)
  • Mark Rendall- Arthur Timothy Read (2001 and 2003)
  • Cameron Ansell - Arthur Timothy Read (2004-current)
  • Simon Peacock - Arthur's dog Pal (2001-current)
  • Michael Caloz - Dora Winifred "D.W." Read (1996-1998)
  • Oliver Grainger - Dora Winifred "D.W." Read (1999-2001)
  • Jason Szwimer - Dora Winifred "D.W." Read (2002-2006)
  • Robert Naylor - Dora Winifred "D.W." Read (2007-current)
  • Sonja Ball - Jane Read
  • Bruce Dinsmore - David Read/Binky Barnes
  • Luke Reid - Alan "The Brain" Powers (1996-1999)
  • Stephen Crowder - Alan "The Brain" Powers (2000-2001)
  • Alex Hood - Alan "The Brain" Powers (2002-2005)
  • Paul-Stuart Brown - Alan "The Brain" Powers (2005-current)
  • Daniel Brochu - Buster Baxter
  • Holly Gauthier-Frankel - Fern Walters
  • Jodie Resther - Francine Alice Frensky
  • Brigid Tierney - Jenna Morgan
  • Maggie Castle - Molly MacDonald
  • Melissa Altro - Mary Alice "Muffy" Crosswire
  • Tamar Koslov - Prunella Deegan
  • Eramelinda Boquer - Rubella Deegan
  • Patricia Rodriguez - Sue Ellen Armstrong (1996-2005)/Catherine Frensky (1996-2003)
  • Jessica Kardos - Sue Ellen Armstrong (2005-current)
  • Alexina Cowan - Catherine Frensky (2003-current)
  • Mitchell David Rothpan - George Nordgren (1996-2001)
  • Evan Smirnow - George Nordgren (2002-2004)
  • Eleanor Noble - George Nordgren/Lundgren (Season 9-current), Perky Newswoman (2002, 2004)
  • Hayley Reynolds - Nadine
  • Sally Isherwood - Emily (2005)
  • Vanessa Lengies - Emily (1996-2005; 2006-current)
  • Joanna Noyes - Grandma Thora Read
  • Tracy Braunstein - Kaitlyn "Baby Kate" Read (2001-current), Sally (2001)
  • Ellen David - Bitzi Baxter
  • A.J. Henderson - Edward Crosswire/Grandpa Dave
  • Arthur Holden - Mr. Ratburn/Bionic Bunny/Announcer
  • Walter Massey - Principal Herbert Haney
  • Albert Gravelle - John Morris (1996-2002)
  • Brownen Mantel - Mrs. Sarah MacGrady
  • Kate Hutchison - Paige Turner
  • Susan Glover - Miss Woods (1996-1998)
  • Samuel Holden
  • Jane Woods
  • Jonathan Koensgen - Tommy Tibble (1996-2003), The Tibbles (2003-current)
  • Ricky Mabe - Timmy Tibble (1996-2003)
  • Mark Camacho - Oliver Frensky
  • Jane Wheeler - Mrs. Barnes (Binky's Mom)
  • Nicholas Wheeler-Hughes - James MacDonald (2003-current)
  • Frank Welker - Arthur's dog Pal (1996-2000)

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Arthur's Missing Pal Cast

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Episodes

Each episode of Arthur runs a half-hour. Episodes consist of two completely self-contained 11-minute stories separated by a one to two-minute live-action interstitial called And Now a Word from Us Kids (or, in some cases, a permutation of that title more specific to its contents). The live-action segments almost always feature children from elementary schools (generally in the Boston area) presenting subjects they are currently learning about or projects they have been working on in their classes. (The subjects covered here relate to the first cartoon segment in the half-hour.) This segment is seen exclusively on PBS telecasts of the show, filling space otherwise used for commercials, which are generally forbidden on PBS. There is also a relatively new segment that sometimes appears at the end of the second 11-minute episode called "And Now a Word from Marc Brown" where he shows the viewers how to draw various main characters from the show. In 2007, the show began encouraging viewers to send in "video postcards" (similar to those used in the spin-off show Postcards from Buster), which are now shown in the interstitials of new episodes. The following is an episode list for the television series Arthur. ... In television, interstitials refers to short programming which is often shown between movies or other events. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ...


Arthur franchise

Television

In addition to the television series, the Arthur franchise has spawned three hour-long movies, which are often run on PBS during pledge drives. The latest, Arthur's Missing Pal, was produced by Mainframe Entertainment and is the first animated Arthur project to make use of three-dimensional computer-generated imagery. [1]. Arthur's success has also lead to the spin-off series, Postcards From Buster. Pledge is a verb, meaning to promise solemnly, and a noun, meaning the promise or its maker or its object. ... Mainframe Entertainment is a Canadian computer animation and design company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Los Angeles, California, USA. It produces childrens computer animation TV series. ... This article is about process of creating 3D computer graphics. ... Computer-generated imagery[1] (also known as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics or, more specifically, 3D computer graphics to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Postcards from Buster, also called Busters Postcards, is a childrens television series, containing both animation and live-action that airs on PBS, and is a spin-off of the Arthur cartoon series. ...


Music albums

Main article: Arthur TV soundtracks

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ActiMates

In 1998, both Arthur and D.W. were made into Microsoft ActiMates, sophisticated toy dolls who could interact with children, with each other, with certain computer software and the Arthur website, and also with the Arthur television show and videos. Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Actimates is a series of toys released by Microsoft. ...


To get the ActiMates to interact with the TV show or the videos, a hockey-puck-shaped transmitter device called a TV Pack must be purchased separately and connected to the video-out connector of the TV set, while to have the ActiMates to interact with the specialized computer software (developed by Creative Wonders and published by Microsoft) and the website, another hockey-puck-shaped transmitter device called a PC Pack must be purchased separately and be connected to the MIDI/game port connector of the PC. Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or MIDI, is a system designed to transmit information between electronic musical instruments. ...


For the TV show and videos, the TV pack reads coded information from a thin bar-code-like strip along the left edge of the screen and retransmits it to the ActiMates. This strip is typically invisible when viewed on a normal television, but can be seen by other means, such as watching Arthur on a computer screen by using a TV tuner card, or by sending the tuner signal from a VCR to a video monitor that is capable of overscanning, which is possible on many professional-grade video monitors.


Meanwhile, interaction between the specialized software and the website with the ActiMates is a little more complicated. The software makes use of a special programming library called "ToyAPI", which communicated with the ActiMates via the PC Pack. The website, on the other hand, makes use of special script files embedded in each page. These script files are parsed by a special plugin that you'll be prompted to download and install on your first visit to the page. This plugin reads the script and send instructions to the ActiMates, again through the PC Pack.


Due to the difference in functions between the PC Pack and TV Pack, the ActiMates will not interact with the Arthur TV show if the show is being watched on a computer monitor using a tuner card with the PC Pack plugged in. Likewise, it will not interact with a TV that is connected to a computer and has a TV Pack is plugged into the TV.


Microsoft discontinued the ActiMates line shortly before season 5 aired, most possibly due to a lawsuit pertaining to patent infringement[2] and the fact that sales were dropping. It has been noted that post-season 4 episodes of Arthur have not included any ActiMates code. Newer videos and DVD releases of the show does not carry ActiMates code either. The enhancements on the website were removed when the site was redesigned in 2002 and thus the ActiMates would no longer interact with the website. Likewise, re-releases of the ActiMates software by Creative Wonders do not interact with the ActiMates because the library that controls the PC Pack has been replaced with a dummy library file (reports state that the software will resume interaction with the ActiMates if the library file is replaced with the original one).


Video games

  • Arthur's Absolutely Fun Day Mattel Interactive/The Learning Company/Ed Magnin and Associates (GBC): Released between 1998 and 1999, this game has you piloting the head of Arthur throughout a map of part of Elwood City and partaking in minigames so he could go visit the amusement park.
  • Arthur: Ready to Race Mattel Interactive/The Learning Company (PSOne): Released between 1999 and 2000, This game has Arthur scouring around for parts to build a cardboard box racer. It consists of mostly minigames which the player partakes to gain parts, although the player is only confined to exploring a small area in Elwood City. The graphics are 3D CGI style with three pre-rendered CGI cutscenes. The voice acting in the game is not done by the original voice actors.
  • Living Books: There were several interactive storybooks in the Living Books series based on Arthur, including Arthur's Teacher Trouble.
  • Arthur's Pet Chase: Arthur's first side-scrolling adventure, similar to Super Mario Bros..

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DVD Sets

  • Arthur DVD sets are announced, Season 10 is going to be released before Seasons 1 - 9. Season 10 is announced for release by WGBH Boston Video on March 25, 2008.

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Popularity with older fans

Although Arthur is directed primarily toward a child audience, over the years it has gained a substantial cult following among older viewers. The show regularly incorporates satirical parodies of adult-oriented topics and references to pop culture, including parodies of South Park, The Sopranos, Beavis and Butt-head, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, The Jerry Springer Show, Oprah and Law & Order. Many of the references and topics covered are ones with which the target audience most likely would not be familiar. In the episode Desert Island Dish, Francine holds up a cage containing a swallow and then shows a coconut, saying the bird was carrying the coconut. This is a subtle reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail and would only be picked up by older audiences. For other uses, see Child (disambiguation). ... This article does not discuss cultist groups, personality cults, or cult in its original sense of religious practice. See cult (disambiguation) for more meanings of the term cult. A cult following is a group of fans devoted to a specific area of pop culture. ... Satire is a literary technique of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject (individuals, organizations, states) often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. ... In contemporary usage, parody is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. ... Popular culture (or pop culture) is the widespread cultural elements in any given society that are perpetuated through that societys vernacular language or lingua franca. ... This article is about the TV series. ... This article is about the television series. ... Beavis and Butt-head is an American animated television series created by Mike Judge. ... Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist was an animated series that originally ran on Comedy Central from 1995 to 1999, and starred Jonathan Katz. ... The Jerry Springer Show is an internationally known[1] American television tabloid talk show, hosted by Jerry Springer, a former politician. ... The Oprah Winfrey Show is the longest-running daytime television talk show in the United States, and is hosted, produced and owned by Oprah Winfrey. ... This article is about the original television series. ...


The series is also noted for its self-referential humor. In one episode, Arthur's class is unnerved by an impending appearance in the regular mid-episode interstitial of a popular educational program, "The Magic Tool Box," a play off of the popular children's program The Magic School Bus, which, coincidentally, aired on PBS. The interstitial is called Let's Talk to Some Kids (a reference to Arthur's own interstitial, And Now a Word from Us Kids) and is presented the same way the "Us Kids" is presented (with hand-held "camera work" and children who speak in stilted sentences). Also, there was an episode where the gang wanted to enter a contest sponsered by a cartoon they watched that was very similar to Arthur, itself. Self-referential humor relies on a subject making light of itself in some manner. ... The Magic School Bus is a series of childrens books intended to teach scientific concepts to children. ...


The series also features a discernible, complex continuity, which is uncommon in children's cartoons. Although the episodes themselves are not in chronological order (a single episode may have one story that takes place in the winter and another that takes place in the summer), many episodes (particularly more recent ones) are rife with references to past events within the series' continuity, in particular D.W.'s missing snowball for which she blames Arthur, and the episode in which Fern makes a contest of the scariest story, Arthur makes a reference towards the underwear incident. These are often intended to amuse long-time viewers.


PBS funding

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References

  1. ^ About the Program. PBS Kids. Retrieved on 2007-09-11.

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Leslie Nielsen (from the Naked Gun films) narrates the adventures of a five-year-old and her friend, a pink... Kidsongs was a series of Music Videos for children that were first released on home video. ... Kratts Creatures is a childrens television program on PBS. The show is hosted by two brothers, Chris and Martin Kratt, who are later included in the spin-off Zoboomafoo, and Alison Baldwin (played by Shannon Duff), with Ron Rubin as the voice of Ttark the dinosaur. ... Charlie Horse redirects here. ... Libertys Kids is a 40-part animated television series produced by DiC Entertainment, originally broadcast on PBS Kids from September 2, 2002 to April 4, 2003. ... An opening screenshot from Long Ago and Far Away Long Ago and Far Away is an award-winning TV series that aired on PBS Television from 1989 until 1993. ... Mark Kistlers PBS series taught children, and adults, to draw using techniques such as perspective and shading. ... 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Although the series first aired in 1996, the original concept of the series was first conceived by Marc Brown in 1976.
Arthur originally started off as a children’s book series, which was illustrated and written by Brown.
Arthur appeared as a guest in hand puppet form in a 1999 episode of Mister Rogers Neighborhood (which Mister Rogers made a visit to Marc Brown's house, and later Arthur made a visit to the Neighborhood of Make Believe) and Mister Rogers appeared in an Arthur episode in animated form as an aardvark himself).
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