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Arthur; Binky Barnes, Wingman; D.W. Tale Spins


Tr. 1-2 Full Mix Stereo, Tr. 3 SFX Mono, Tr. 4 Dialogue Mono

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Binky Barnes, Wingman; D.W. Tale Spins
Program Number

74A - 74B

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

407: Binky Barnes, Wingman: Does Binky have a favorite pastime? Not until citywide Bug Week, when suddenly all he can think about is butterflies. But is Binky's obsession with catching Big Blue Butterfly destined to make him the Captain Ahab of Elwood City? And what will become of Moby Dick... er, Big Blue, if it falls into Binky's clutches?

406: D.W. Tale Spins: What happens when you combine Greek Mythology with D.W.'s imagination? When Grandma Thora shows D.W. how to be a author of great stories without even knowing how to write, D.W. tells a fantastic tale (with a little help from Homer) that impresses even Arthur.

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CINAR (Series Producer)
Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Arthur; Binky Barnes, Wingman; D.W. Tale Spins,” 09/20/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A7C396F2D5014A9C9C253F01E55A38FC.
MLA: “Arthur; Binky Barnes, Wingman; D.W. Tale Spins.” 09/20/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A7C396F2D5014A9C9C253F01E55A38FC>.
APA: Arthur; Binky Barnes, Wingman; D.W. Tale Spins. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A7C396F2D5014A9C9C253F01E55A38FC
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