Arthur

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  • TV-Y
  • 1996
  • 25 Seasons
  • 7.4  (14,458)

Arthur is an animated American television show designed for children about the adventures of an eight year old aardvark called Arthur Read. The show revolves around Arthur's friends and family taking on issues that could be faced by most children in their everyday lives; the majority of issues tackled are based on health problems, such as cancer and social issues including the birth of a sibling. The second longest running animated show in the U.S. behind The Simpson's, Arthur is a co-production between Canadian production company Cookie Jar and U.S. station WGBH. In the U.S. the show is aired on the Public Broadcasting System network; around the world Arthur is shown on networks including Australia's Nickleodeon and the BBC in the U.K. Over 180 episodes have been animated since the show was first broadcast in 1996. Children's author and illustrator Marc Brown created the fictional town of Elwood City and the Read family for a series of children's books that form the basis of the Arthur show. A number of spin offs from the Arthur books and television shows have been produced using the characters in the Arthur books, including Arthur's classmates Buster and Muffy. Elwood City is frequently visited by celebrity guests, such as Lance Armstrong and Neil Gaiman. Arthur and his friends do not age in the television show, remaining eight years old throughout in the elementary school class taught by Mr. Ratburn. The world around Arthur and his community changes to include modern technology and current events, including the changing figure of the U.S. President.

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Seasons
Blabbermouth/All Grown Up
4. Blabbermouth/All Grown Up
October 28, 2021
Buster is hurt when he learns his friends don't trust him to keep a secret. Then, the gang finds a mysterious fortune telling game at the library and gets a hint of what their futures could hold.
Listen Up/Arthur's New Old Vacation
3. Listen Up/Arthur's New Old Vacation
October 27, 2021
When Francine's Bubbe passes away, Muffy tries to understand how she can help her friend. Then, when Arthur's family goes on the same vacation they take every year, he and Buster try to make it more exciting.
Making Conversation/A Cloudy Day
2. Making Conversation/A Cloudy Day
October 26, 2021
Talking to adults makes George want to hide under a table! When he learns he must go to a grown-up party, he turns to his friends for help. Then, Arthur and his friends learn that old silent films can be just as much fun as the movies they’re used to.
Binky Wrestles with a Story/All Will Be Revealed
1. Binky Wrestles with a Story/All Will Be Revealed
October 25, 2021
Binky imagines like he's wrestling for real./Something will be revealed.
Description

Arthur is an animated American television show designed for children about the adventures of an eight year old aardvark called Arthur Read. The show revolves around Arthur's friends and family taking on issues that could be faced by most children in their everyday lives; the majority of issues tackled are based on health problems, such as cancer and social issues including the birth of a sibling.

The second longest running animated show in the U.S. behind The Simpson's, Arthur is a co-production between Canadian production company Cookie Jar and U.S. station WGBH. In the U.S. the show is aired on the Public Broadcasting System network; around the world Arthur is shown on networks including Australia's Nickleodeon and the BBC in the U.K. Over 180 episodes have been animated since the show was first broadcast in 1996.

Children's author and illustrator Marc Brown created the fictional town of Elwood City and the Read family for a series of children's books that form the basis of the Arthur show. A number of spin offs from the Arthur books and television shows have been produced using the characters in the Arthur books, including Arthur's classmates Buster and Muffy. Elwood City is frequently visited by celebrity guests, such as Lance Armstrong and Neil Gaiman. Arthur and his friends do not age in the television show, remaining eight years old throughout in the elementary school class taught by Mr. Ratburn. The world around Arthur and his community changes to include modern technology and current events, including the changing figure of the U.S. President.

Arthur is a series that is currently running and has 25 seasons (277 episodes). The series first aired on October 7, 1996.

Where to Watch Arthur

Arthur is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Arthur on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV, PBS and Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    October 7, 1996
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (14,458)