‘Arthur’ Is Officially Old: Here’s Why (and How) the PBS Icon Is Finally Growing Up

‘Arthur’ Is Officially Old: Here’s Why (and How) the PBS Icon Is Finally Growing Up
The rhythm of the street is certainly in for a big change: After 25 years, “Arthur” will be an adult.

Yes, you read that right. Our favorite childhood aardvark icon is leaving third grade now that the beloved PBS animated series is coming to a close. The final season will conclude with a four-episode flash-forward to reveal the grown-up versions of Arthur and his friend group.

Arthur, potentially married, dealing with taxes, and tired from a real-life job?! We can’t wrap our brains around it, either.

Thankfully, audiences will have the chance to relive Arthur’s adolescence as part of a special 25th-anniversary marathon featuring over 250 episodes and movie specials. The marathon will air on PBS Kids and live-stream on the PBS Kids YouTube channel from Feb. 16 to 21, culminating in the “Arthur” extended universe flash-forward sequence.

“For more than 25 years, Arthur and his friends have kept viewers learning and growing through their true-to-life experiences,
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