Barney & Friends

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Barney & Friends
Also known asBarney
GenreChildren's television series
Created bySheryl Leach
Based onBarney and the Backyard Gang
by Sheryl Leach
Voices ofBob West
Duncan Brannan
Tim Dever
Dean Wendt
Julie Johnson
Patty Wirtz
Michaela Dietz
Opening themeBarney Theme Song
Ending themeI Love You
Composer(s)Bob Singleton (1992–1994 (primary), 1995-2002 (secondary))
Joe Phillips (1995–present)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons14
No. of episodes268
Executive producer(s)Michael Hirsh
Piratck Loubert
Cilve A Simth
Scott Dyer
Sheryl Leach (1988–1998)
Kathy Parker (1988–1993)
Dennis DeShazer (1988–2002)
Randy Dalton (2002–2005)
Karen Barnes (2006–2009)
Production location(s)Allen, Texas (1992–1993)
Irving, Texas (1995–2000)
Carrollton, Texas (2002–2009)
Running time30 minutes (1992–2005, 2008–2009)
15 minutes (2006–2007, 2010)
Production company(s)Nelvana
HIT Entertainment (2001-2017)
DistributorThe Lyons Group (1992-1994, US)
HIT Entertainment (1993-1996 (Non-US), 2001–2022 (Worldwide))
NBCUniversal Television Distribution (2022-present (United States))
Original networkTVOKids
PBS (1992-2015)[1]
PBS Kids (1999-2005)
Peacock (2021-present, seasons 10-12 episodes and movie only) Nick Jr
Picture formatNTSC (1992–2008)
HDTV 1080i (2009–2010)
Original releaseApril 6, 1992 (1992-04-06) –
November 2, 2010 (2010-11-02)
Other websites

Barney & Friends is an American children's television series that is mostly targeted at children between the ages of 2 and 8. It was created by Sheryl Leach and produced by Nelvana and HIT Entertainment. It premiered on PBS on April 6, 1992. The series is about Barney, a purple anthropomorphic Tyrannosaurus rex who gives educational messages through songs and small dance routines with a friendly, optimistic attitude.[2][3][4][5] Madison Pettis portrayed Bridget in 2010 episodes.

The last episode aired on November 2, 2010. Reruns aired on Sprout from 2005 until 2015, and have aired since December 17, 2018 under Sprout's new name Universal Kids. It also aired internationally and on Peacock for "I Love You, You Hate Me on October 12, 2022, and a controversial reboot animated series will be premiered on 2024.

Main characters[change | change source]

Dinosaurs[change | change source]

Broadcast[change | change source]

TVO Knowledge Network and YTV (Canada) PBS Kids (United States) PBS (Thailand) EBS 1 (South Korea) TiJi (France) Playhouse Disney (Spain Latin America and Portugal) Okto (Singapore) .

References[change | change source]

  1. Carter, Bill (March 21, 1994). "A Cable Challenger for PBS As King of the Preschool Hill". The New York Times. Retrieved August 14, 2010.
  2. Gorman, James (April 11, 1993). "TELEVISION VIEW; Of Dinosaurs Why Must This One Thrive?". The New York Times. Retrieved August 14, 2010.
  3. "Stuuuupendous!". Time. December 21, 1992. Archived from the original on March 29, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2010.
  4. Cerone, Daniel (April 3, 1993). "Dinosaur Is a Star, Spreading Love With Hugs, Kisses, Songs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  5. "Barney the launching pad". Los Angeles Times. January 30, 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  6. Sager, Rebekah (2018-01-23). "The Guy Who Played Barney the Dinosaur Now Runs a Tantric Sex Business". Vice. Retrieved 2020-06-11.