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Postcards from Buster; Vamos, Buster



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Postcards from Buster
Vamos, Buster
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Buster, one of the most popular characters on ARTHUR will accompany his airline pilot father as he flies the fictional Latin rock group Los Viajeros on a concert tour of the United States, with forays into Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Buster will stay in touch with his friends back home via a small, hand-held digital video camera. These first-person video "postcards" will be in the form of live-action, P.O.V.-style footage of the places visited in the show. Narrated by Buster, they are woven seamlessly into each animated story. "It's important for children to experience cultures different from their own," says WGBH executive producer Carol Greenwald. "Putting Buster on the road and immersing him in real-life settings via the live-action 'postcards' is a perfect vehicle to teach children about the rich and complex cultural life that exists across America." Series release date: 2004

Program Description


Buster travels across the world to Chile. Buster is thrilled to be heading to Chile, but when Muffy connects him to her friend Carolina, who wrote a book about saving dolphins from an oil spill in the Amazon, Buster is nervous that he’s not daring enough to keep up with the locals. His nervousness increases throughout his own adventures, which include a horseback excursion to “cascadas,” fossil hunting in the Andes Mountains, and a kayaking trip to see penguins. But when Carolina takes him to her favorite place of all, the poet Pablo Neruda’s house, Buster realizes that the best adventure has been exploring what makes Chile unique and writes his own ode to Chile.



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Chicago: “Postcards from Buster; Vamos, Buster,” 06/08/2010, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_13EE8021DCF541CCA7C4D376857B8BA4.
MLA: “Postcards from Buster; Vamos, Buster.” 06/08/2010. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_13EE8021DCF541CCA7C4D376857B8BA4>.
APA: Postcards from Buster; Vamos, Buster. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_13EE8021DCF541CCA7C4D376857B8BA4
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