The Backyardigans

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  • 2004
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.1  (3,869)

The Backyardigans is an animated television show for young children from ages two to ten. Unlike many other programs for children, this show features computer-generated animation. The program debuted on October 11, 2004 and aired for two years on America's CBS channel. Janice Burgess, a producer at the Nickelodeon television channel, created the show.

The television show revolves around five characters named Pablo, Uniqua, Tyrone, Tasha, and Austin. Together, these five friends use their imaginations to turn their backyards into fantastic worlds. Each episode focuses on the character's adventures in these imaginary settings. Some of the Backyardigan's adventures include traveling to space, surfing on the ocean and searching for a legendary treasure. During each episode, the characters must face and overcome challenges. At the end of each show, the imaginary world disappears when the characters are invited to a friend's house for a snack.

Music and dancing play a large role on show. Every episode features music from a specific genre, such as polka and salsa. Most episodes feature an alternative rendition of a popular or well-known song. The characters sing and dance as much as they narrate and act out the story. In addition to a voice actor or actress for the speaking roles, each character also has different voice talent to provide vocals for the musical segments. Each dance performed by the characters is filmed using a real dancer. The dancer's movements are recorded and then translated to the computer generated characters.

Each character on the The Backyardigans has their own unique personality. Pablo is blue and yellow penguin who frequently tries to take control of the group in stressful situations. However, he's not a very good leader and usually breaks down into a panic when a difficult situation arises. Tryone is an orange moose with a relaxed personality. Though he is Pablo's best friend, the two occasionally have arguments. Uniqua is not based on any particular animal species but bears a slight resemblance to a bug. This pink-colored creature is very friendly and a little mischievous. Tasha is a yellow hippopotamus with a sweet demeanor. She takes things more seriously than the other characters but still shows a silly side occasionally. Austin is a purple kangaroo who is quite shy compared to the other Backyardigans. He usually lingers in the background and rarely takes the lead. Together, the characters of The Backyardigans offer a diverse cast of fun characters for children to enjoy.

The Backyardigans is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (79 episodes). The series first aired on October 11, 2004.

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Flower Power
19. Flower Power
September 29, 2011
Uniqua is a flower seller in Garden City - a rather drab place. But once Gardner Pablo shows her a special flower in his greenhouse, everything changes for Uniqua. One prick on her finger transforms Uniqua into Flower Girl!
Catch that Train!
18. Catch that Train!
January 3, 2011
Uniqua is the engineer for Tsar Tyrone's royal train. This time, the Tsar needs to get to the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. With his faithful assistant, Pablo Pablovich by his side, Tyrone has everything he needs and is ready for a lovely trip. But when Uniqua and Pablo accidentally hit the brake on the train platform, the train takes off with the Tsar. And without them!
Pablor and the Acorns
17. Pablor and the Acorns
July 12, 2013
The Acorns, (Tasha, Tyrone, and Austin) are kindly Scouts who value outdoor adventure and helping those in need. But they are put to the ultimate challenge when they try to help Pablor, an evil dictator from outer space.
Super Team Awesome
16. Super Team Awesome
July 11, 2013
Tyrone is a tour guide for the world's only lava geyser, Old Gushie. When a loose boulder in the cavern threatens to cause a geothermal disaster, Tyrone calls for help. Not one, but three super heroes come to save the day!
The Magic Skateboard
15. The Magic Skateboard
July 10, 2013
Tyrone really wants to be a great skateboarder. He may not know all the tricks yet, but he's going to compete in one of the biggest skating competitions ever. Will the magic skateboard be his key to winning the competition?
Follow the Feather!
14. Follow the Feather!
July 8, 2013
The mystical Flying Polka Dotted Pony is one legend Explorer Tyrone is determined to find. With the help of a Mysterious Lady (Uniqua), Tyrone and his crew embark on a feather filled adventure in the Himalayas.
Tale of the Not-So-Nice Dragon
13. Tale of the Not-So-Nice Dragon
December 16, 2012
The Mighty Knights are back! But this time they are in trouble. The kingdom's Not-So-Nice Dragon has snatched up Knight Uniqua, Knight Tyrone, and King Pablo - leaving the Flighty Fairy and the Grabbing Goblin to save the day.
Dragon Express
11. Dragon Express
January 15, 2012
Fancy flying Dragon Jock Pablo is ready to start his first day on the job with Dragon Express, a package delivery service. Will he, and the very timid dragon rider, Austin, be able to make all their deliveries?
For the Love of Socks!
10. For the Love of Socks!
November 26, 2011
Tasha, Uniqua, Pablo, and Tyrone love their jobs making socks at the sock factory. But when the giant sock-making machine goes haywire, only the factory workers can save sockilization.
Attack of the 50 Foot Worman
9. Attack of the 50 Foot Worman
November 26, 2011
Scientist Pablo, along with his assistant Uniqua, is working on his biggest formula ever: a growth formula. But when a little worman accidentally gets in the way - the situation truly grows out of control.
Los Galacticos
8. Los Galacticos
June 5, 2011
Pablo, Tyrone, and Tasha are Los Galacticos, a Mariachi band. When they mistakenly board an intergalactic space ship, it rockets them into outer space. There they come across the evil alien Googors, Austin and Uniqua!
The Big Dipper Diner
7. The Big Dipper Diner
February 25, 2011
Waitress Uniqua and Cook Pablo meet their hungriest customer yet when Hugs, a sweet little space alien, drops into their space diner. But an almost identical space alien, the Blarg, is also in the neighborhood shrinking things!
Break Out!
6. Break Out!
November 5, 2010
Tasha and Uniqua are sister princesses locked in a tower. But today, that will all change - they are breaking out! Austin, the princesses' magic mirror, helps to guide them past the tower guards, Tyrone and Pablo.
The Amazing Splashinis
5. The Amazing Splashinis
May 27, 2010
The Amazing Splashinis, (Uniqua, Tyrone, and Pablo) will astound you with their incredible synchronized dives. But practicing their latest dive becomes close to impossible when they discover a Sea Monster in their pool!
Robot Rampage
4. Robot Rampage
May 20, 2010
Austin is a robot repairman in Mega City, a futuristic metropolis where robots do everything. But one day, all of the robots start breaking down. Austin must track down the Evil Professor Bug and stop those rampaging robots.
Elephant on the Run
3. Elephant on the Run
April 21, 2010
Park Ranger Tasha has a very important job for delivery agents Tyrone and Pablo: to get an endangered Indian elephant safely to the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary - and to avoid the bad guys who want to steal it.
The Action Elves Save Christmas Eve!
2. The Action Elves Save Christmas Eve!
December 6, 2009
It's Christmas Eve and Santa's Magic Sack is missing. This sounds like a job for Santa's Action Elves! Tasha, Uniqua, and Pablo are the stealthiest elves around. Are they crafty enough to get past the Abominable Brothers?
The Funnyman Boogeyman
1. The Funnyman Boogeyman
October 26, 2009
Austin might look like the scariest boogeyman around but he's actually the funniest. All he needs now is an audience. When two spooky hunters (Uniqua and Pablo) stop by, will he get the ovation he's been waiting for?
The Action Elves Save Christma
410. The Action Elves Save Christma
December 7, 2009
Noggin Classics: It's Christmas Eve and Santa's magical sack is missing! This sounds like a job for --- Santa's Action Elves! Tasha, Uniqua, and Pablo are the craftiest and stealthiest elves around.
Where to Watch The Backyardigans
The Backyardigans is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Backyardigans on demand at Apple TV Channels, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 11, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (3,869)