WGBH Openvault

Arthur; Arthur’s Dummy Disaster; Francine and the Feline


WGBH EE Master

License Clip

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

This program has not been digitized yet or cannot be made available on Open Vault.

Arthur’s Dummy Disaster; Francine and the Feline
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 Dummy Disaster: When painfully shy George brings a ventriloquist dummy to school, a popular kid is born! Suddenly, everybody want's to hang with George and his witty wooden pal, Wally. George and Wally remain inseparable, though, and the gang eventually gets pretty tired of talking to a dummy. Can George make it on his own?

Francine and the Feline: Arthur thinks the best pet to have is a dog, and Francine probably would have agreed -- that is, until little Nemo came along. Francine can't help herself -- she's falling for a cute little kitten! What will Arthur think?



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Social Issues
Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
CINAR (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Arthur; Arthur’s Dummy Disaster; Francine and the Feline,” 08/19/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FC1D0FB2504A459D8A5C1A335BF1C263.
MLA: “Arthur; Arthur’s Dummy Disaster; Francine and the Feline.” 08/19/1998. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FC1D0FB2504A459D8A5C1A335BF1C263>.
APA: Arthur; Arthur’s Dummy Disaster; Francine and the Feline. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FC1D0FB2504A459D8A5C1A335BF1C263
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.