Everyone’s favourite Aardvark, Arthur, is returning for a limited time thanks to PBS Kids. The much-loved cartoon Aardvark is returning to South African screens with Season 17 premiering Monday 3 July 2023 on DSTV channel 313 at 4 PM.
The premier will be a nostalgic moment for many parents who grew up watching this cartoon character and his many friends, and will now be able to introduce the adored character to their own children, continuing the legacy.
The animated series is aimed at viewers aged four to eight, helping foster an interest in reading and writing, encouraging positive social skills, and models age-appropriate problem-solving strategies.
More info about Arthur
The show chronicles the adventures of Arthur (an eight-year-old aardvark) through engaging, emotional stories that explore real issues kids face.
The comedy-like series tells stories from a kid’s point of view without moralising or talking down. Situations on Arthur develop in realistic ways and don’t always turn out as Arthur or his friends might expect.
The show has also been honoured with numerous awards, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and three Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program. Since its premiere, the series has been accessible through closed-captioning to viewers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
In addition, the show made history in 1997 when the series became the first daily program to be described for viewers who are blind or visually impaired. The series is supported by entertaining and educational activities for use on computers, mobile devices, and offline, found on the PBS Kids Website.
Watch this space for updates in the Television category on Running Wolf’s Rant.
To stay in the loop, subscribe to our Newsletter.
Alternatively, feel free to check out our Featured Posts or scroll down to view posts related to this one.
If you live in South Africa and you're looking for a live music gig or music festival to attend, feel free to check The SA Gig Guide on our sister site (SA Music Zone).
You're also welcome to feed your brain some knowledge on our other sister site, (Interesting Facts).