WGBH Openvault

Arthur; Arthur’s Pet Business; D.W. the Copycat

Arthur Home Video Master - “Arthur’s Pet Business”, “DW the Copycat” -Full Mix Ch 1&2, M&E Mix Ch 3&4, not captioned.

License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Arthur’s Pet Business; D.W. the Copycat
Program Number


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

Arthur's Pet Business: How can Arthur prove to his parents that he's responsible enough to take care of his very own puppy? "Get a job," suggests D.W., "and don't forget you owe me seven dollars." Within two days, Arthur's Pet Sitting Business has its first client. Meet Jaws--AKA "Perky"--enemy of mailmen and pet sitters alike. Based on a book of the same title by Marc Brown.

D.W. the Copycat: Yet another personality change for D.W., who's decided that from now on, she'll be just like Arthur. She'll walk like him, talk like him, follow him wherever he goes. How can Arthur persuade D.W. that the world is only big enough for one Arthur?

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Social Issues
Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
CINAR (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Arthur; Arthur’s Pet Business; D.W. the Copycat,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9199777F861A45A4A796088F6D9D09B2.
MLA: “Arthur; Arthur’s Pet Business; D.W. the Copycat.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9199777F861A45A4A796088F6D9D09B2>.
APA: Arthur; Arthur’s Pet Business; D.W. the Copycat. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9199777F861A45A4A796088F6D9D09B2
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.