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Arthur; Curse Of The Grebes, The; Do You Speak George

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Curse Of The Grebes, The; Do You Speak George
Program Number

135A; 135B

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

Season X (10): 1006 and 1009 See Also Individual Program Titles for Additional Assets. Broadcast: 2006

1006: The Curse of the Grebes: The Elwood City Grebes haven't won the Baseball Championship since 1918. But with the addition of three players -- voiced by real-life Red Sox players Johnny Damon, Mike Timlin, and Edgar Renteria! -- the title is finally within reach. There's one problem: Whenever Buster is at the game, the Grebes lose! Is Buster the team's curse?! Or can the players convince Buster that his loyalty as a fan is more valuable to them than winning?

1009: Do You Speak George?: Everyone at school is suddenly speaking their own made-up language. Whether it's the girls' secret code "Oola" or the boys' lingo "Arster-Buther," George can't make sense of what anyone is saying. Is creating his own language the answer? Or can he convince the kids to put their differences aside and start communicating again?

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Broadcast program

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