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Arthur; Elwood City Turns 100


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Elwood City Turns 100
Program Number

705; 101A; 102A

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 and his friends commemorate their 100th episode in show-stopping style! Mr. Ratburn's class is chosen to stage a musical tribute to Elwood City for its centennial celebration ... which quickly becomes a drama of missed cues, inflated egos, and alien invasions. And that's just behind the curtain!



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Social Issues
CINAR (Series Producer)
Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
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