The Backyardigans is a Canadian-American 3-D CGI-animated children's TV series, created by Janice Burgess. It features 5 animal children, who imagine that their backyard becomes an adventure place. It is a co production of Treehouse TV, and the Canadian animation studio Nelvana. Debuting on November 22, 2004, it was originally directed by Robert Scull. Dave Palmer began directing the show in the middle of Season 01, and has directed all episodes since. It aired on CBS from October 2004 until September 2006. Music for the show is written by Evan Lurie, of The Lounge Lizards, and Douglas Wieselman. The characters were designed by children's book author and illustrator Dan Yaccarino. On April 30, 2006, Nelvana and Nickelodeon jointly announced that twenty new episodes were ordered for the upcoming fall schedule. In the UK, the second season debuted on October 30, 2006. The third season was released in Canada in March 2008, and the series made its Australian debut in the same year. A fourth season has been produced and is currently being released in Canada as of February 22, 2010. Four DVDs from this series were released on October 13, 2009 (Robot Repairman), January 5, 2010 (Join the Adventurers Club), March 30 (Escape From the Tower and July 14, 2010 (Operation Elephant Drop)
The Backyardigans - S01E03 - The Yeti(Aired: 11 Oct. 2004) Pablo announces that he is the Yeti - a hairy, smelly creature of the frozen north. He leads Uniqua, Tasha, and Tyrone on a Yeti-chase into the frozen north.
The Backyardigans - S01E07 - Riding the Range(Aired: 15 Oct. 2004) Lonesome Cowboy Tyrone rides for Texas, headed for a hip-hop hoe-down. Uniqua, Pablo, and Austin search the western desert for a bandit who steals cattle and horses.
The Backyardigans - S01E16 - Eureka!(Aired: 20 Sep. 2005) Uniqua and Tasha are brilliant dinosaur scientists, and Pablo and Tyrone are crusty, dusty prospectors. Join them as they search for a treasure.