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Arthur; Citizen Frensky; DW’s Backpack Mishap


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Citizen Frensky; DW’s Backpack Mishap
Program Number

606; 92B; 86A

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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Citizen Frensky

After visiting The Elwood City Times, Francine decides to start her own paper -- The Frensky Star! The tabloid, complete with embarrassing photos and sensationalized headlines, is a smashing success ... until all her friends stop speaking to her.

DW’s Backpack Mishap

Somebody stole D.W.'s backpack!! Who is this fluffy unicorn thief ... this Mary Moo Cow-napper? In the backpack left behind, D.W. finds clues in an assortment of exotic objects. Could the backpack thief be even more sinister than she imagined -- or just well traveled?



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