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Arthur; Looking For Bonnie; Secret Origin of Supernova, The

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Looking For Bonnie; Secret Origin of Supernova, The
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1310; 165A; 160B

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

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Looking For Bonnie, 165A

Famous rock musician Dean Lomax visits Elwood City and calls on George's dad to fix his equally famous guitar, named Bonnie. Legend says that Bonnie is magical, and Buster and George are convinced that just one strum will give them special powers. And during one late night sleepover, they sneak into Dad’s workshop to find out if it’s true…

Secret Origin of Supernova, The, 160B

Arthur is dismayed when he learns an energy drink endorsed by his favorite comic book character is full of sugar – it doesn’t give you any special energy or magic powers at all! Will Arthur be able to find any superheroes who aren’t out to make money – or can he create his own?



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Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
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