PBS Kids’ animated series’ Arthur has been around for the past two decades and has inspired its younger audience to open their minds about accepting differences and encouraged reading. As one of its top rated shows, Arthur has explored many stories and also celebrated many special occasions.
But in its twenty-year run, one thing the show has never done is celebrate the birthday of the sister of the title character. Now, Arthur for the first time in an all-new episode titled D.W. and the Beastly Birthday, which is set to air on May 29, with an encore date set to air on June 2.will celebrate the momentous occasion
In the new special, young viewers will learn a valuable lesson about handling disappointment as D.W.’s birthday celebration goes awry and she runs away to the magical island of Ukubonga. Meanwhile, Arthur skipped D.W.’s birthday party for a school trip to the planetarium and is transported four years in the future.
There will also be six new additional episodes set to air after D.W. and the Beastly Birthday. Here’s a list of those episodes along with their descriptions and airdates.
D.W. and the Beastly Birthday
Premiering 5/29, Encore 6/2
Time to put on your party hats and dancing shoes—D.W. is turning five! When her birthday doesn’t go as planned, D.W. runs away to the magical island of Ukubonga. Meanwhile, ARTHUR has skipped her birthday party to go on a school trip to the planetarium – but instead of transporting him into outer space, it transports him 4 years into the future! This is one party you don’t want to miss.
Lend Me Your Ear
ARTHUR, Buster, and Brain are worried when Mr. Ratburn isn’t acting like himself. He’s always pleased to see them…so what has made him change his tune?
The Butler Did It
When Mr. Crosswire gets a robot butler for Father’s Day, Muffy fears Bailey may be replaced.
Prunella’s Tent of Portent
At the Elwood City Picnic, Prunella pretends she can see the future at her fortune telling booth. But her best friend, Marina, doubts her mystical powers.
Mutiny on the Pitch
The Lakewood Elementary soccer team has had enough of Francine’s bossy behavior. To show the team how much they need her, Francine gives up her post to the most unlikely teammate…Buster!
The Hallway Minotaur
Attention Lakewood Elementary! There’s a new sheriff—er, hallway monitor—in town, and his name is George Lundgren.
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