Beloved Children’s Show ‘Arthur’ Comes to an End

Beloved Childrens Show Arthur Comes to an End

Abbie Nelson, Staff Writer

The beloved children’s series “Arthur” is coming to an end on Monday after 25 seasons.

The writer Kathy Waugh first revealed she planned to end the series during the “Finding DW” podcast over the summer saying “Arthur is no longer in production. We had our wrap party two years ago.”

The finale titled “Blabbermouth/ All Grown Up”, saw Arthur and his friends partaking in a fortune-telling game which gives them a hint of what their futures might hold in 20 years. The episode premiered on February 21.

Don’t worry according to a statement by executive director Carol Greenwald to CNN. The iconic series will still be available on PBS Kids. Social media posts by PBS this weekend promise that “Arthur is not going away. New Arthur content is coming.” The posts further went on to mention “a future podcast and digital shorts.”

Idaho Falls resident Jolee Nelson said “it’s so weird the series coming to an end. It has been my entire life. I remember watching it every day.”

Waugh wrote the series based on a popular book series by Marc Brown. The show has won four Daytime Emmys for being an outstanding children’s animated program in its 25 years. “Arthur” also is the longest-running children’s animated series in the US.

The program comes to a close after being renewed for four seasons in 2018.

“Arthur” follows the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good people.

The show first premiered in October 1996.

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