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Arthur: Aardvark for the Ages

Date: Sunday, October 13
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Location: 1A08

Speakers: Peter K. Hirsch, Carol Greenwald, David Steven Cohen, Greg Bailey, Ken Scarborough, Linda Simensky, Marc Brown

Come say "Hey! What a wonderful kind of day!" Celebrate Arthur, TV's longest running animated children's series with the Emmy-winning creative team behind the world-famous aardvark. With its 17th season debuting in November (and two more seasons in production), Arthur is second only to The Simpsons in animated longevity for any age group. Author and illustrator Marc Brown introduced Arthur in his award-winning 1976 book Arthur's Nose. Two decades and many volumes later, Brown's beloved characters were brought to animated life on PBS. Today, Arthur has over a million Facebook followers and has aired in over 80 countries worldwide. With a long list of glittering guest stars including Joan Rivers, Neil Gaiman, Matt Damon, Yo-Yo Ma and Mr. Rogers, Arthur remains a favorite among new fans and those who grew up watching it. Join Arthur creator Marc Brown, producer Carol Greenwald, director Greg Bailey, head writers Peter K. Hirsch and Ken Scarborough, and PBS Vice President of Children's Programming Linda Simensky in conversation about Arthur's evolution from page to screen, secrets of the show's ongoing and ageless appeal and why so many stars love being animated (and "animalated") into the world of Arthur and his pals in Elwood City. Q&A; will follow. Panel moderated by Emmy-nominated scriptwriter and lyricist David Steven Cohen (Arthur, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Strangers With Candy, Pee-wee's Playhouse).

Animation, Kids, TV

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