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 - S02E02 - Samurai Pie(Aired: 16 Oct. 2006) Samurai Pie Maker Tyrone must train apprentice Austin to make the Great Pie for Empress Tasha, while fending off a raid from pie stealing Ninjas Uniqua and Pablo.
The Backyardigans - S02E03 - Scared of You(Aired: Oct. 2006) Mad Scientist Tasha sends her humble assistant Austin on a journey to bring three monsters back to her laboratory - Mummy Tyrone, Werewolf Uniqua, and Vampire Pablo.
The Backyardigans - S02E04 - Whodunit(Aired: 17 Oct. 2006) Sherlock Holmes style detective, Pablo, travels to Mystery Manor to find out who stole Lady Tasha's jewels. Among the suspects are Butler Tyrone, Mr. Austin Frothingslosh, and Inspector Uniqua Underhood.
The Backyardigans - S02E06 - The Secret of Snow(Aired: 15 Dec. 2006) In this special holiday episode, Uniqua travels Way Up North to ask Ice Lady Tasha to tell her the secret of snow. During her adventures Uniqua befriends cowboy Pablo and Tarzan Tyrone, who join her on her quest.
The Backyardigans - S02E07 - The Swamp Creature(Aired: 19 Oct. 2006) Swamp Tour Guides Uniqua and Pablo promise to show tourists Tasha and Austin the Swamp Creature, even if they have to trick them by pretending to be the creature themselves. Little do they know what lurks deep in the swamp.
The Backyardigans - S02E09 - Special Delivery(Aired: 2006) Uniqua, Pablo, and Tasha are a biker gang called the "Do-Gooders". Tyrone is a mailman, delivering valentines. When the bikers find Tyrone's lost mailbag, they try to return it to him - only for Tyrone to think that he is being chased.
The Backyardigans - S02E12 - Movers of Arabia(Aired: 2006) Movers Uniqua and Pablo are hired by the new Sultan of Arabia, to safely move his magical treasures from a cave in the desert to his new royal palace. Can they complete the job without using all of the genie's three wishes?
The Backyardigans - S02E13 - Cops and Robots(Aired: 2006) It's a robotic chase through space, as "The Bad Bots," Tasha and Pablo, travel to the Floating Robot Factory to reprogram all the world's robots from good to bad. Can they make it before cops Uniqua and Tyrone catch them?
The Backyardigans - S02E15 - Best Clowns in Town(Aired: 2006) Uniqua, Pablo, and Austin are clowns searching for a circus to join. When they accidentally make Ringmaster Tyrone - who hates clowns - miss his train to the city, they try to show him how funny and kind clowns can be.
The Backyardigans - S02E16 - Save the Day(Aired: 22 Mar. 2007) Tasha is the world's most determined fisher-lady who is oblivious to the dangers of the sea. And despite being saved time and again by diligent Harbor Patrollers, from things like sharks and a sinking boat she insists to fish!
The Backyardigans - S02E17 - Into the Deep(Aired: 27 Jun. 2007) Deep-sea explorers Tyrone and Pablo, with their incredible submarine, plunge to the deepest part of the ocean to discover the rare mermaid. Meanwhile, the mermaids will do anything to protect their mermaid garden from intruders.
The Backyardigans - S02E18 - News Flash(Aired: 31 Aug. 2007) Tyrone and Pablo are proud corn farmers who must convince anchors Tasha and Uniqua that corn, and its astonishing attributes, is breaking news.