Watch The Backyardigans
- 4 Seasons
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.