Back at the Barnyard

Back at the Barnyard (also known as Barnyard: The Series) is an American computer-animated television series based on the 2006 film Barnyard.[1] The series aired from September 29, 2007 to September 18, 2010 on Nickelodeon.[2] The show was a co-production between Omation Animation Studio and Nickelodeon Animation Studio. The remaining episodes aired from September 12 to November 12, 2011 on Nicktoons.[3]

Back at the Barnyard
Otis and the "Jersey Cows" ride motorcycles towards the camera, with the series' logo superimposed on top of them.
Screencap from the series' theme song
Created bySteve Oedekerk
Directed byTodd Grimes
T.J. Sullivan
Mike Gasaway
Spike Brandt
Tony Cervone
Tom Grevera
Bert Ring
Aaron Hammersley
Jim Schumann
Fred Gonzales
Nick Simotas
Voices ofChris Hardwick
Jeff Garcia
Leigh-Allyn Baker
Tino Insana
Cam Clarke
Rob Paulsen
Dom Irrera
Wanda Sykes
Fred Tatasciore
Maria Bamford
Steve Oedekerk
Theme music composerMichael Fitzpatrick
Mickey Petralia
Opening theme"Back at the Barnyard Theme Song" performed by Michael Fitzpatrick & Mickey Petralia
ComposerGuy Moon
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52 (78 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producersSteve Oedekerk
Jed Spingarn
ProducersMaragret M. Dean
(Season 1)
Paul Marshal
Running time11 minutes
22 minutes (specials)
48 minutes (TV movie)
Production companiesO Entertainment (Credited as Omation Animation Studio)
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
DistributorViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
Original networkNickelodeon (2007–10)
Nicktoons (2011)
Picture format480i (4:3 SDTV) 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1 (2007–10)
Dolby Surround 7.1 (2010–11)
Original releaseSeptember 29, 2007 (2007-09-29) –
November 12, 2011 (2011-11-12)
Preceded byBarnyard


Following the events of the film, the plot generally revolves around Otis, a cow, and his barnyard friends going on various misadventures and trying to keep their true nature as talking animals a secret from humans.[4]


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
FilmAugust 4, 2006 (2006-08-04)N/A
126September 29, 2007 (2007-09-29)February 24, 2009 (2009-02-24)Nickelodeon
22620February 25, 2009 (2009-02-25)September 18, 2010 (2010-09-18)
6September 12, 2011 (2011-09-12)November 12, 2011 (2011-11-12)Nicktoons


Video gameEdit

Back at the Barnyard:
Slop Bucket Games
Publisher(s)Play THQ
Director(s)Steve Oedekerk  
Composer(s)Guy Moon  
Platform(s)Nintendo DS
  • NA: October 20, 2008
  • AU: October 23, 2008
  • EU: October 24, 2008
Genre(s)Action game

Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games (released PAL regions under the name Back at the Barnyard: Cowlympics) is an action video game released by THQ in 2008 for the Nintendo DS. It received generally negative reviews from critics, receiving a 43.86% from GameRankings.[5]


  1. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 55–56. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  2. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 20. ISBN 9781476672939.
  3. ^ "Back at the Barnyard | TV Guide". Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Ball, Ryan (September 10, 2007). "Barnyard Gets Debut Date". Animation Magazine. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  5. ^ Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games for DS - GameRankings

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