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DVD Available from PBS Distribution on August 14, 2018
Episodes of the PBS KIDS Series Also Available Now on Digital HD

Arlington, VA – May 30, 2018 – Today, PBS Distribution announced the upcoming release of the new DVD “ARTHUR: D.W. AND THE BEASTLY BIRTHDAY,” featuring two episodes from television’s longest-running children’s animated series and one of the top-rated kids series on PBS KIDS, ARTHUR. Children get to join in on the fun with everyone’s favorite aardvark, Arthur, and his sister, D.W. as they celebrate their birthdays!
ARTHUR: D.W. AND THE BEASTLY BIRTHDAY” ($6.99 SRP) will be available on August 14, 2018 and has a run time of approximately 70 minutes. Episodes of ARTHUR are also available for digital download. 
Episodes on this DVD include:
D.W. and the Beastly Birthday
Time to put on your party hats and dancing shoes – D.W. is turning five! When her birthday doesn’t go as planned, D.W. runs away to the magical island of Ukubonga. Meanwhile, Arthur has skipped her birthday party to go on a school trip to the planetarium – but instead of transporting him into outer space, it transports him 4 years into the future! This is one party you don’t want to miss. 
Arthur’s Birthday” 
 Only four more days until Arthur’s birthday party! But to Arthur’s horror, it turns out Muffy’s having her birthday party on the very same day. Muffy quickly raises the stakes – anyone who doesn’t go to her party can’t be her friend. Can Arthur find a solution that will make everyone happy?

ARTHUR, based on the best-selling books by Marc Brown, is television's longest-running children’s animated series. Over the past 21 seasons, Arthur has remained one of the highest-rated weekday children’s series on PBS among children 4-8. ARTHUR has won numerous awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA, and seven Daytime Emmys®-four for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program. ARTHUR is produced by WGBH Boston and Oasis Animation, Inc. Executive producers are Carol Greenwald (WGBH) and Marc Brown (Marc Brown Studios). Directed by Greg Bailey. Funding for Arthur is provided by public television viewers. Corporate funding is provided by ABC Mouse®. For more information, visit and follow ARTHUR on Facebook and Twitter.

About PBS KIDS PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers children ages 2-8 the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital media and community-based programs. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn, including their teachers, parents and community. Provided by stations, the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream is available to more than 95% of U.S. TV households. Kidscreen- and Webby Award-winning provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning, including the PBS KIDS Video app, which is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Chromecast. PBS KIDS also offers parent and teacher resources to support children’s learning anytime and anywhere. For more information on PBS KIDS content and initiatives supporting school readiness and more, visit, or follow PBS KIDS on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is the leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms including digital distribution of OTT branded channels, TVOD, SVOD and VOD, as well as through theatrical licensing, DVD and Blu-ray sales, inflight entertainment and international licensing.   

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators over 4,000 programming hours of the highest quality factual, scripted and children’s programming, including films from producer Ken Burns, hit dramas from MASTERPIECE, entertaining and educational children’s series and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and many independent producers. For over 20 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations and producers.

Street Date: August 14, 2018
Genre: Kids
Run Time: Approx. 70 Minutes
SRP: DVD, $6.99
Format: DVD and Digital HD

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  1. Quite an interesting share! Looking for one of the reliable Chicago venues for my niece's birthday party next month. Simple and sober tea party with her friends and their parents is likely to be done. Lights snacks and beverages would be great. Of course, cake, sweets, candies and pies are a must in such parties.


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