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Postcards from Buster; Ciao Buster

Ciao Buster (Italy) PBUS 301 SD BASE

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Postcards from Buster
Ciao Buster
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Buster, one of the most popular characters on ARTHUR will accompany his airline pilot father as he flies the fictional Latin rock group Los Viajeros on a concert tour of the United States, with forays into Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Buster will stay in touch with his friends back home via a small, hand-held digital video camera. These first-person video "postcards" will be in the form of live-action, P.O.V.-style footage of the places visited in the show. Narrated by Buster, they are woven seamlessly into each animated story. "It's important for children to experience cultures different from their own," says WGBH executive producer Carol Greenwald. "Putting Buster on the road and immersing him in real-life settings via the live-action 'postcards' is a perfect vehicle to teach children about the rich and complex cultural life that exists across America." Series release date: 2004

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301 Ciao Buster (Venice, Italy)

Buster and Bo go on a rare father-son vacation to the ancient, magical city where the streets are water and the buildings are palaces-Venice, Italy! During the course of his adventures in Venice and its lagoons, Buster learns all about this enchanting city where there are no cars and everything from mail delivery to buses is done by boat. Even though Bo considers himself a master map-reader, like so many tourists before them, the Baxters get hopelessly lost among the winding byways, palazzos, alleys and canals.



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