The Backyardigans

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The Backyardigans
Also known asBackyardigans
Created byJanice Burgess
Directed byBill Giggie (Season 1)
Mike Shiell (Season 1–2)
Dave Palmer (Season 3–4)
Voices ofLaShawn Tináh Jefferies
Jake Goldberg
Christopher Grant, Jr.
Gianna Bruzzese
Jonah Bobo
Composer(s)Evan Lurie (score/songs: music)
Douglas Wieselman (songs: music)
McPaul Smith (songs: lyrics) David Mansfield (one episode)
Country of originCanada
United States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes345 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Janice Burgess
Michael Hirsh
Robert Scull<br /Doug Murphy
Scott Dyer
Running time21–27 minutes
Production company(s)Nelvana
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
DistributorNelvana International[1]
FremantleMedia (home video)[2]
Original networkNickelodeon (US)
Treehouse TV (Canada)
Picture format480i (4:3 SDTV) (2004–2009)
1080i (16:9 HDTV) (2009–2010)
Original releaseOctober 11, 2004 (2004-10-11) –
July 14, 2013 (2013-07-14)[3]
Other websites

The Backyardigans is a Canadian-American animated musical TV series created by Janice Burgess aired on Nickelodeon from October 11, 2004 [3] in the United States.

Characters[change | change source]

  • Uniqua, a pink Uniqua (name of the species). Voiced by LaShawn Jefferies.
  • Pablo, a blue and yellow feathered penguin. Voiced by Zach Tyler in Season 1, Jake Goldberg in Season 2-4.
  • Tyrone, a red-haired orange moose. Voiced by Reginald Davis, Jr. in Season 1, Jordan Coleman in Seasons 2-3 and Chris Grant, Jr. in Season 4.
  • Tasha, a yellow hippopotamus. Voiced by Naelee Rae in Seasons 1-2 and Gianna Bruzesse in Seasons 3-4.
  • Austin, a purple kangaroo. Voiced by Jonah Bobo.

Episodes[change | change source]

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

Boardcast[change | change source]

The show airs on Nickelodeon Nick Jr. and Qubo in the United States and YTV and Treehouse TV in Canada.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nelvana Consumer Products/Distribution". Corus Entertainment. Retrieved 2015-08-10.[permanent dead link]
  2. "COMING SOON TO BACKYARDS AROUND THE WORLD -- THE BACKYARDIGANS ON DVD FROM FREMANTLE". Diana Pitt. Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-08-10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Backyardigans: Season 4". Amazon. Archived from the original on September 8, 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2020. 'Pablor and the Acorns': July 12, 2013