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Arthur; D.W. Thinks Big; Arthur Cleans Up

09/20/1996

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Series
Arthur
Program
D.W. Thinks Big; Arthur Cleans Up
Program Number

125

Series Description

Each of the Arthur episodes consists of two independent stories that focus on themes and events central to children's lives. Whether it's facing down a bully, worrying about a new teacher, or being the very last person on earth to lose his baby teeth, Arthur and his friends manage to solve their third-grade dilemmas with imagination, kindness and a lot of humor. "What children love about Arthur is that he feels real to them," says Carol Greenwald, WGBH executive producer. "The emotions he experiences are universal. When Arthur triumphs over something, kids think they can, too. "The series will build on that sense of empowerment by showing how Arthur and his friends use effective, age-appropriate, problem-solving skills. Bringing a book-based series like Arthur to public television will also promote reading and writing skills. Series release date: 10/1996

Program Description

D.W. Thinks Big: Once again, Arthur gets to do everything. Mostly he gets to carry the ring in Aunt Lucy's wedding. "Why can't I carry the ring?" D.W. grumbles. "Because you're too little," Arthur reminds her. But D.W. gets her chance when the ring falls in between the church organ pipes. Suddenly it's a good thing to be little, because only D.W. can save the day! Based on a book of the same title by Marc Brown.

Arthur Cleans Up: Elwood City's park is in sad shape, and after grumbling about it, the kids find themselves volunteered to clean it up. And even though it's a lot of work, in the end they all decide it feels great to make a difference.

Duration

00:28:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Children's
Topics
Social Issues
Creators
Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
CINAR (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Arthur; D.W. Thinks Big; Arthur Cleans Up,” 09/20/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_057F4C61680843E0985220F85B66F22C.
MLA: “Arthur; D.W. Thinks Big; Arthur Cleans Up.” 09/20/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_057F4C61680843E0985220F85B66F22C>.
APA: Arthur; D.W. Thinks Big; Arthur Cleans Up. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_057F4C61680843E0985220F85B66F22C
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