Arthur was canceled after 25 years on the air, announces US broadcaster PBS

Arthur was canceled after 25 years on the air, announces US broadcaster PBS

Sad news for ’90s kids and memes lords – as the cult children’s show Arthur airs its final season next year, PBS has reported.

Arthur’s adventures with DW, Buster, Muffy, Binky and many more come to an end after 25 years on screen.

The show has so far aired 246 episodes since 1994, making it the second longest-running animated show in U.S. history – with just The Simpsons ahead of it.

Breaking the news, the show’s executive producer Carol Greenwald told IGN that the upcoming 25th season of the aardvark-centric show will be the last.

She said: “In the winter of 2022, Arthur’s 25th and final season will debut. Arthur will continue to be available on PBS KIDS for years to come.

“The producers… continue to work together on additional Arthur content, sharing the lessons of Arthur and his friends in new ways. “

She previously said on an Arthur-based podcast that the show ended two years ago.

Ms Greenwald told the Finding DW podcast: “I’m not sure if this was an evaluation issue or if it felt like it needed to be taken out. we finished the last episode, season 25 two years ago. “

As well as being an educational program, it also dealt with difficult issues for a children’s show, such as cancer, autism and dyslexia.

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He also revealed in 2019 that he was openly gay, with the show’s rat director Mr. Ratburn marrying a male mouse.

Arthur also had star power – with big names like Larry King, Idina Menzel, Matt Damon and even the Backstreet Boys lending their voices to the cartoon.

The show aired in a number of territories around the world, including the UK on the BBC.

But as long as it continues as a popular children’s TV show, it will also be known for the internet memes it has produced over the years – including the “Arthur’s Fist” meme and the TikTok sound. widely used: “This sign may not stop me, because I cannot read.” “

Not only that, but the theme song, Believe In Yourself by Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, is widely celebrated as one of the best opening songs of any children’s show.


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