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The Backyardigans: High Flying Adventures!

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

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All Rise...

Judge Roy Hrab used his imagination to pretend his six floor apartment had a backyard. However, a trip to the hospital for broken ribs revealed that he was hallucinating rather than pretending.

Editor's Note

Our reviews of The Backyardigans: Cave Party (published March 7th, 2006), The Backyardigans: It's Great To Be A Ghost (published May 10th, 2006), The Backyardigans: Mighty Match-Up! (published August 20th, 2008), The Backyardigans: Operation Elephant Drop (published July 18th, 2010), The Backyardigans: Surf's Up! (published May 30th, 2006), The Backyardigans: The Snow Fort (published January 10th, 2006), and The Backyardigans: Christmas With The Backyardigans (published December 12th, 2010) are also available.

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)
• None
Running Time: 99 Minutes
Release Year: 2008
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• All Ages
• Animation
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• "A Singing Telegram" Music Video
• "Who Goes There?" Music Video

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