|Barney & Friends|
|Also known as||Barney|
|Genre||Children's television series|
|Created by||Sheryl Leach|
|Based on||Barney and the Backyard Gang|
by Sheryl Leach
|Voices of||Bob West|
|Opening theme||Barney Theme Song|
|Ending theme||I Love You|
|Composer(s)||Bob Singleton (1992–1994 (primary), 1995-2002 (secondary))|
Joe Phillips (1995–present)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||14|
|No. of episodes||268|
|Executive producer(s)||Michael Hirsh|
Cilve A Simth
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 time||30 minutes (1992–2005, 2008–2009)|
15 minutes (2006–2007, 2010)
HIT Entertainment (2001-2017)
|Distributor||The Lyons Group (1992-1994, US)|
HIT Entertainment (1993-1996 (Non-US), 2001–2022 (Worldwide))
NBCUniversal Television Distribution (2022-present (United States))
PBS Kids (1999-2005)
Peacock (2021-present, seasons 10-12 episodes and movie only) Nick Jr
|Picture format||NTSC (1992–2008)|
HDTV 1080i (2009–2010)
|Original release||April 6, 1992 –|
November 2, 2010
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. 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]
- Barney (voiced by Bob West in 1992–2001, 2024, Duncan Brannan in 1997-2002, Tim Dever in 2000-2002, and Dean Wendt in 2001–2010; performed by David Joyner in 1991-2001 and Carey Stinson in 2001-2010)
- Baby Bop (voiced by Julie Johnson)
- BJ (voiced by Patty Wirtz)
- Riff (voiced by Michaela Dietz)
Broadcast[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Carter, Bill (March 21, 1994). "A Cable Challenger for PBS As King of the Preschool Hill". The New York Times. Retrieved August 14, 2010.
- Gorman, James (April 11, 1993). "TELEVISION VIEW; Of Dinosaurs Why Must This One Thrive?". The New York Times. Retrieved August 14, 2010.
- "Stuuuupendous!". Time. December 21, 1992. Archived from the original on March 29, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2010.
- Cerone, Daniel (April 3, 1993). "Dinosaur Is a Star, Spreading Love With Hugs, Kisses, Songs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
- "Barney the launching pad". Los Angeles Times. January 30, 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
- Sager, Rebekah (2018-01-23). "The Guy Who Played Barney the Dinosaur Now Runs a Tantric Sex Business". Vice. Retrieved 2020-06-11.