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Back at the Barnyard (also known as Barnyard: The Animated Series) is a Nickelodeon computer-animated television series that is a spin-off from the 2006 film, Barnyard. The series aired from September 29, 2007 to September 18, 2010 on Nickelodeon. 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.[1]

Back at the Barnyard
GenreAnimated sitcom
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
Composer(s)Guy Moon
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52 (78 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Steve Oedekerk
Jed Spingarn
Producer(s)Maragret M. Dean
(Season 1)
Paul Marshal
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)O Entertainment
(season 1)
Omation Animation Studio
(seasons 1–2)
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
DistributorViacom International
Original networkNickelodeon (2007–10)
Nicktoons (2011)
Picture format480i (4:3 SDTV)
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 (2006)



The plot generally revolves around Otis, a cow, and his barnyard friends. Otis wants to horse around, but has to be responsible and protect the inhabitants of the Barnyard. He and his friends Pip the mouse, Abby the cow (who replaced Daisy in the film), Pig the pig, Freddy the ferret, Peck the rooster, Duke the sheepdog, and Bessy the cow have many crazy adventures, while at the same time help Otis protect the farm. The setting is unknown but it is heavily implied to be in the fictional Arizona town of Oedeville. Otis and his friends have to overtake many obstacles like preventing Mrs. Beady from proving that animals know how to talk and distracting the farmer, so that they can throw a party. In many episodes, Otis gets himself in a sticky situation where his friends have to come to the rescue, resulting in him learning a lesson. Sometimes, the animals dress up like people when out in public, which nobody notices except Mrs. Beady.



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

Internet popularityEdit

Viewer Mail TimeEdit

In the episode "Hypno-A-Go-Go", Pig interrupts the middle of the episode with a mock message viewer called "Viewer Mail Time". It has then been used in several YouTube videos where Pig interrupts a dramatic event in a movie or TV show for Viewer Mail Time. An example is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, where Flint goes into the spaghetti tornado, or in Avengers: Infinity War when Thanos snaps his fingers to erase half of humanity, where the anticipation is completely broken by the gag.

Ask Dr. PigEdit

In this mock TV show, Pig describes various health symptoms. In one Ask Dr. Pig episode, Pig is describing bullying when someone breaks into the hospital and has a big fight with Dr. Pig.

Video gameEdit

Back at the Barnyard:
Slop Bucket Games
Publisher(s)Play THQ
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.[2]


  1. ^ "Back at the Barnyard | TV Guide". Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  2. ^ Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games for DS - GameRankings

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