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James MacDonald is a preschooler on Arthur who attends the Elwood City Preschool, which is the same preschool that D.W. goes to. He and D.W. are also friends.

He has an older sister named Molly in the fourth grade who goes to Lakewood Elementary School. Unlike his older sister, James has a very kind and caring personality making him an easy target for being manipulated by the Tibble Twins.

Physical appearance

James wears a light green button down shirt with shorts. He wears ankle high green socks and brown shoes. In later episodes, he wears white socks. He also wears glasses.

Trivia

  • In early production material, he was named Jimmy.
  • In earlier episodes a rabbit similar to James (down to size, clothes, and even glasses) can be seen on the Mary Moo Cow TV show.
  • A running gag in the earlier seasons was James asking to go to the bathroom.
  • In the episodes, "Night of the Tibble" and "D.W. Swims with the Fishes", James has a pillow on his bed saying "Far West".
  • In "The Last Tough Customer", James was starting to become a bully because he saw his sister Molly act like that. After he yelled at Amanda, Molly told him that even though she bullied people it is not okay to act that way, and she told him to say sorry to Amanda.
  • During Career Day in "D.W. Aims High", he can be seen wearing a baseball cap and catcher's mitt, which suggests that he may want to play baseball when he grows up.

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