The Backyardigans is a Canadian—American CGI-animated musical TV series created by Janice Burgess, It is a co-productions of Nelvana and Nickelodeon Animation Studio. The series first previewed on the Canadian network Treehouse TV on September 11, 2004. It made its official debut on Nickelodeon on October 11, 2004, and it finished airing in the U.S. on July 12, 2013. Reruns continue to air on the Nickelodeon family of channels. In 2015, the first season was included as part of Nickelodeon's Noggin app, a mobile application featuring episodes of older Nick Jr. programs.
Follows five high-spirited young friends - Pablo, Tyrone, Uniqua, Tasha and Austin - who rely on their vivid imaginations to embark on amazing, epic adventures. In every episode, the backyard transforms into a new fantastic, photo-real landscape that serves as the backdrop for completely original, story-driven musicals. Broadway-caliber music spanning a variety of genres and cutting-edge 3D dance choreography propel the stories forward.