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Back at the Barnyard

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 premiered on September 29, 2007 on Nickelodeon. The show is produced by Omation Animation Studio, in association with Nickelodeon Animation Studios. The last episode aired on November 12, 2011 on Nicktoons. Reruns continued until September 24, 2017 when it was taken off the air.

Back at the Barnyard
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GenreSitcom
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 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Steve Oedekerk
Jed Spingarn
Producer(s)Maragret M. Dean
(Season 1)
Paul Marshal
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s) Omation Animation Studio
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
DistributorViacom International
Paramount Television
Release
Original networkNickelodeon (2007–2010)
Nicktoons (2011)
Picture format480i (4:3 SDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1 (2007–2010)
Dolby Surround 7.1 (2010–2011)
Original releaseSeptember 29, 2007 (2007-09-29) – November 12, 2011 (2011-11-12)
Chronology
Preceded byBarnyard (2006)
External links
Website

Contents

PlotEdit

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, 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. While the setting strongly resembles Arizona (the Grand Canyon has been depicted in some episodes, i.e. Cowman and Ratboy), some have questioned whether or not it is in Arizona or a made-up setting. According to the original film and an episode of the spin off, Oedeville (which Steve Oedekerk most likely named after himself) is 20 miles from the actual city of Phoenix. There is still debate of whether this should be the official location because there are many scenes in the show where the nature background does not look at all like Arizona (it is green and hilly, whereas Arizona is more of a desert-like area which is dry, arid and sandy). 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.

CharactersEdit

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedSeason DVD release date
First airedLast airedNetwork
126September 29, 2007February 24, 2009NickelodeonNovember 7, 2011
22620February 25, 2009September 18, 2010November 1, 2011
6September 12, 2011November 12, 2011Nicktoons

Internet popularityEdit

Viewer Mail TimeEdit

In the episode "Hypno-A-Go-Go", Pig interrupts the start 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.

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.

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