The Backyardigans

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The Backyardigans
File:The Backyardigans logo.png
Genre
Created byJanice Burgess
Directed by
  • Bill Giggie (season 1)
  • Mike Shiell (seasons 1–2)
  • Dave Palmer (seasons 3–4)
Voices of
Composers
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes80 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Running time21–23 minutes
Production companies
Original release
Network
ReleaseOctober 11, 2004 (2004-10-11) –
July 12, 2013 (2013-07-12)

The Backyardigans is a musical kids' television show created by Janice Burgess. The show's on Nickelodeon. It first aired on October 11, 2004. The last episode aired on July 12, 2013.

The show ran for 4 seasons totaling 80 episodes. Most episodes aired on Nickelodeon on weekday mornings. In 2009, the show was planned to continue beyond the 4th season.[1] However, in 2010, the show's creator Janice Burgess decided to move onto a different show: Nickelodeon's revival of Winx Club. Burgess worked as a creative director and writer for Winx Club before retiring from Nickelodeon in 2014.

Characters[change | change source]

  • Uniqua, a pink unique creature. Voiced by LaShawn Jefferies.
  • Pablo, a blue penguin. Voiced by Zach Tyler in Season 1 and Jake Goldberg in Season 2-4.
  • Tyrone, an orange moose. Voiced by Reginald Jr.
  • Tasha, a yellow hippopotamus. Voiced by Naelee Rae.
  • Austin, a purple kangaroo. Voiced by Jonah Bobo.

Episodes[change | change source]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
120[2]October 11, 2004 (2004-10-11)August 25, 2005 (2005-08-25)
220[3]October 9, 2006 (2006-10-09)January 17, 2008 (2008-01-17)
320[4]January 14, 2008 (2008-01-14)October 13, 2008 (2008-10-13)
420[5]October 26, 2009 (2009-10-26)July 12, 2013 (2013-07-12)[6]

Season 1[change | change source]

  1. Knights are Brave and Strong
  2. The Yeti
  3. Pirate Treasure
  4. The Heart of the Jungle
  5. Secret Mission
  6. Riding the Range
  7. The Key to the Nile
  8. The Snow Fort
  9. It's Great to Be a Ghost!
  10. Viking Voyage
  11. The Quest for the Flying Rock
  12. Surf's Up
  13. Race to the Tower of Power
  14. Castaways
  15. Eureka!
  16. Polka Palace Party
  17. Cave Party
  18. Monster Detectives
  19. Race Around the World
  20. High Tea

Home media[change | change source]

In the United States, the show's 80 episodes were released across a series of 21 DVD releases. Ten episodes of the first season were also released to VHS across five volumes. Viacom's Paramount Home Media Distribution published all of the show's video releases. Outside North America, Paramount released DVDs under a separate deal with Nelvana, with this worldwide deal later transitioning to Fremantle Home Entertainment.[7]

Broadcast[change | change source]

The show aired on Nickelodeon and the Nick Jr. Channel in the United States and Treehouse TV in Canada.

References[change | change source]

  1. Seitz, Patrick. "Animated kids' show 'The Backyardigans' began as a full-body puppet show". Tech-media-tainment. Archived from the original on 2021-06-02. Retrieved December 10, 2009.
  2. Cuthbert, Wendy (May 1, 2004). "Scales even out at the kids upfront". Kidscreen. Brunico Communications. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  3. DeMott, Rick (April 3, 2006). "Nick Jr. Starts Production on Backyardigans Season Two". Animation World Network. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  4. "The Backyardigans: Season 3". iTunes. Apple Inc. September 3, 2007. Archived from the original on June 18, 2011. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  5. "Nickelodeon Picks-Up Returning Animated Hits Including Seventh Seasons of Spongebob Squarepants and the Fairly Oddparents, Plus More Episodes of New Nicktoon Back at the Barnyard and the Preschool Favorite the Backyardigans". The Futon Critic. March 13, 2008. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  6. "The Backyardigans: Season 4". Amazon. Archived from the original on July 27, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2021. 'Pablor and the Acorns': July 12, 2013
  7. "FremantleMedia grabs 'Backyardigans' DVD rights". The Hollywood Reporter. March 28, 2008. Archived from the original on July 13, 2021. Retrieved July 13, 2021.