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Author Topic: Arthur episodes airing in other countries first before airing in the USA?  (Read 291 times)

dth1971

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Beginning in early 2009 through about before Summer 2009, I know the countries of Canada and United Kingdom/England began to air the remainder of Season 12 Arthur episodes and most of the Season 13 Arthur episodes before PBS in the USA ever got to air them. This happened again for a remainder of Season 14 and the whole Season 15 episodes for Arthur in the United Kingdom/England and Australia in Fall 2010 even when the first 5 Season 14 Arthur episodes were airing on PBS in the USA and on Canadian TV networks TVO/TVO Kids (Toronto, Ontario area) and Knowledge Network/Knowledge Kids (Vancouver, British Columbia area).

Odd to see despite Arthur produced by a Canadian animation studio (Cinar/Cookie Jar, and now 9 Story) airing in foreign countries before the US did, but without the "A Word From Us Kids" or "Postcards From You" semgents which WGBH in the USA handles for PBS Kids airings of Arthur.

Would the remainder of the Season 16 9 Story produced Arthur episodes air in Canada, UK/England, and/or Australia between November 2012 and early 2013 before PBS Kids in the USA airs these in Spring 2013?

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I think your season 16 question depends on 9 Story...did this first set air before the US airings?

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This isn't a problem with just Arthur, almost all animated series are aired overseas before they are in the U.S., of which I never understood why that is, but it is. I remember as a kid watching Cartoon Network, and being frustrated that other countries like England had already seen the new episodes of shows like Courage the Cowardly Dog like months before we ever got to see them.
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This isn't a problem with just Arthur, almost all animated series are aired overseas before they are in the U.S., of which I never understood why that is, but it is. I remember as a kid watching Cartoon Network, and being frustrated that other countries like England had already seen the new episodes of shows like Courage the Cowardly Dog like months before we ever got to see them.

So you'll never know before 2012 is over and early 2013 that YouTube shows one of the remaining Season 16 Arthur episodes yet to air in the USA imported/taped/DVR'd and transferend from Canadian/UK/Australian TV, especially if it is the 2 I am hoping for in early 2013 - "Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story" and "Sue Ellen Veggies Out".