Arthur is a American animated educational television series for children ages 4 to 8, created by Cookie Jar Group (formerly known as Cinar) and WGBH for PBS. It first aired on October 7, 1996.
Bespectacled aardvark Arthur Read demonstrates to kids how to deal with such childhood traumas and challenges as homework, teachers and bullies. He also has to contend with his sisters, but loves playing with his friends: tomboy Francine, foodie and best pal Buster, super smart Brain, rich girl Muffy, geography expert Sue Ellen, and all of his friends. Arthur lives with his sisters, D.W. and Kate and parents, Jane and David. Arthur also has a dog named Pal.