Arthur: The Princess Problem

Arthur: The Princess Problem

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 6:30am - 7:00am

The Princess Problem

Bara Levin

D.W. loves the Princess Platoon series--until she realizes that it doesn’t represent everyone. 

After Arthur's friend, Lydia, tells D.W. she doesn't like the Princess Platoon series because she's never seen one with a disability, D.W. tries to prove her wrong. After realizing there is none, Lydia shows D.W. a story about a real-life princess who had a disability. Arthur airs Friday, September 27, 2019 at 6:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV.

With Lydia's help, D.W. shows her friend, Emily, the true qualities of a princess and that just because she doesn't look like one of the princesses from the Princess Platoon, she still deserves to be included in the princess tea parties. 

This Arthur episode is part of Move to Include, a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to promote inclusion for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Through programming and special events, WXXI and the Golisano Foundation look to build a more inclusive community by inspiring and motivating people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.