Animated series ‘Arthur’ to end after 25 years
The longest-running animated series “Arthur” will be ending in early 2022, after its 25th and the final season.
According to the show’s executive producer, Carol Greenwald, Arthur is the longest-running kids animated series in history and is known for teaching kindness and empathy.
However, after its end, the series will be available on PBS KIDS for years to come, she revealed.
The news of the show ending was first floated earlier this month in an interview featured in the July 13 episode of the podcast Finding D.W., where Arthur writer Kathy Waugh revealed that the show was no longer in production, and the final episode was completed years ago. “I think Arthur should come back,” she said.
“I know I’m not alone in thinking they made a mistake.”
Arthur started on airing in 1996, it is animated educational television series for children ages 4 to 8, developed by Kathy Waugh for PBS, and produced by WGBH.
he show is set in the fictional American city of Elwood City, and revolves around the lives of 8-year-old Arthur Read, an anthropomorphic aardvark, his friends and family, and their daily interactions with each other.