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< Arthur is a popular animated TV series that has run on PBS Kids for years. It's based on the popular book series by Marc Brown and follows the adventures of an eight-year-old aardvark named Arthur Read. The show has been running for 14 seasons since 1996 and is currently (2011) the longest running children's animated TV show in the United States. Arthur focuses on relationships with friends and family as well as the value of books.


The show centers around its main character Arthur Read. Arthur is eight years old, lives in Elwood City, and is in the third grade at Lakewood Elementary School. He has two younger sisters D.W. (Dora Winifred) who is in preschool and is often a main character on the show, and Kate, who is a baby. His mom, Jane, is an accountant and his Dad, David, is a chef. Arthur also has a dog named Pal.

Over the years Arthur and his friends have gone on a number of adventures and tackled all sorts of issues including getting a new bike, playing sports, how to be a friend, and much more.


There have been a number of great characters on the show over the years. Many of the characters have been played by several different actors as well.
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