Case Number 13715: Small Claims Court

THE BACKYARDIGANS: HIGH FLYING ADVENTURES!

Nickelodeon // 2008 // 99 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge Roy Hrab (Retired) // May 28th, 2008

The Charge

"We've got the whole wide world in our yard to explore!"

The Case

The Backyardigans are Pablo (a blue penguin), Tyrone (an orange moose), Uniqua (a pink, polka-dot creature of unique origin), Austin (a purple kangaroo), Tasha (a yellow hippopotamus). The group of five youngsters uses their imaginations to turn their backyards and homes into fantastic adventures. In this land of make believe the members of the group assume different professions and personalities. But, most of all, each adventure is filled with lots of song and dance numbers.

The Backyardigans: High Flying Adventures! features four episodes from Season 3 of the series:

* "Fly Girl": Uniqua is a pilot delivering singing telegrams to Pablo, Tyrone and Tasha, in 1950s music stylings.
* "Who Goes There?": In this riff on Night At The Museum, Tyrone is a security guard at a museum. The music is set to a flamenco beat.
* "What's Bugging You?": Tyrone and Uniqua rid Tasha's house of pests to a rumba style.
* "Chichen-itza Pizza": Uniqua and Tasha deliver a pizza to Tyrone in ancient Mexico with the songs set to college fight and marching music.

The video and audio are pretty much perfect. The computer generated animation is bright and filled with detail while the audio delivers each song loud and clear.

The only extras are a couple of music videos.

Bright colors, catchy songs (if you're a youngster), silly and benign stories, decent quality animation, and cute characters...anything missing? Probably not, if you're a young kid. Of course, as with many children's shows, adults will grow weary after a few episodes. However, the youngsters are the target audience, so if you have any and they're fans of the The Backyardigans, get ready to pull out your wallet.

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Scales of Justice
Judgment: 77

Perp Profile
Studio: Nickelodeon
Video Formats:
* Full Frame

Audio Formats:
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)

Subtitles:
* None

Running Time: 99 Minutes
Release Year: 2008
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Distinguishing Marks
* "A Singing Telegram" Music Video
* "Who Goes There?" Music Video

Accomplices
* IMDb
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0439349/combined

* Official site
http://www.nickjr.com/shows/backyardigans/index.jhtml

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