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 and geography expert Sue Ellen.
Did You Know?
While some of the child characters such as Arthur, D.W., and the Brain have been voiced by child actors, other child characters such as Buster, Francine, and Binky have been voiced by adult actors. Muffy is the only character whose original voice actress, Melissa Altro
, began voicing the character as a child and has continued to provide her voice as an adult (despite the noticeable maturation of her voice in the more recent seasons). See more
In the opening sequence, D.W. is shown turning the pages of the book with her left hand, yet when it cuts to a close-up, her right hand is on the book. See more
Arthur is seen in a freeze frame waving bye to the viewers after the end credits See more