The Backyardigans is an American–Canadian CGI-animated musical TV series created by Janice Burgess, It is a co-production of Nelvana and Nickelodeon Animation Studio. The series debuted on October 11, 2004 and ended on July 12, 2013; reruns of The Backyardigans continued to air on the Nickelodeon family of channels in the United States until 2015. The show airs on Treehouse TV in Canada. In 2015, the first season was included as part of Nickelodeon's Noggin app, a mobile application featuring episodes of older Nick Jr. programs.
The series was based upon a live-action pilot produced in 1998 titled Me and My Friends.