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Arthur; Muffy Gets Mature; Just Desserts


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Muffy Gets Mature; Just Desserts
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84A - 84B

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

510: Muffy Gets Mature: When Muffy starts reading Mature Miss magazine, she searches for more sophisticated friends -- and finds worldlier companionship in the form of Francine's teenaged sister and her cool cohorts. But is Muffy in over her head?

509: Just Desserts: Arthur has a hard time resisting sweets, and one evening his overindulgence wins him an upset stomach and a series of rather 'Grimm' dreams... starring Mr. Ratburn as a child-eating witch, the Tibbles as seven dwarves, and a fearsome giant made entirely of food!

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