Tuesday, January 09, 2007

European Backyardigans

Backyardigan fans in Europe will now have a chance to enjoy Backyardigans-themed attractions when a new Nickelodeon area opens at a German theme park this summer!

Nickelodeon and Movie Park Germany have gotten together to create a Nickland at Movie Park Bottrop-Kirchhellen in April, 2007. Besides The Backyardigans, Nickland will feature SpongeBob SquarePants, Jimmy Neutron, Dora The Explorer, My Life As A Teenage Robot, and Danny Phantom. It will be the first Nickelodeon themed park in Europe.

It doesn't look like the Backyardigans themselves will be there, unfortunately. The only on-site Nickelodeon costumed-characters will SpongeBob, Patrick, Dora the Explorer and Jimmy Neutron, according to the press release.

Fans will also have to wait to actually go on a Backyardigans ride. The first two attractions to premiere will be Jimmy Neutron's 'Atomic Flyer,' a suspended coaster and 'Splash Bash,' a romp through the undersea world of SpongeBob SquarePants. The rest of the rides and areas will be introduced later. No word yet on just how long from now is "later."

(By the way: the press release used the phrase "The Backyard Dwarves" at one point. Does anyone know what that is? Is that a show, or is that an English translation of the German title for The Backyardigans? "Many new formats such as the educationally valuable pre-school series, Dora the Explorer and Backyardigans -- The Backyard Dwarves, superhero cartoon Danny Phantom, the science magazine Research Express as well as comedy series' such as Drake & Josh, and Zoey 101 will be available exclusively on NICK.")


  1. Well, in Quebec it's Les Melodilous, which is just as bad.

  2. So, what would that translate to in English?

  3. "The Singers," I guess. Pretty wild!

  4. Glad you should mention this.
    In English, it's "The Backyard Dwarves", but in German they would be called Die Hinterhöfezwerge. And through a rough translation, this is what the theme song would probably sound like in German:

    Hallo, ich bin Pablo.
    Der Tyrone meines Namens.
    Ich bin Uniqua.
    Ich bin Tasha.
    Und der Austin meines Namens.
    Und wir sind...Hinterhof Freunde, Die Hinterhöfezwerge!
    Zusammen im Hinterhof wieder!
    Im Ort, wo wir gehören.
    Wo wir wahrscheinlich ein Lied singen werden.
    Und wir tanzen vielleicht entlang.
    Wir haben die ganze breite Welt in unserem Hof, zu erforschen!
    Wir finden immer Dinge die wir nie haben gesehen vor, deswegen jeden Tag, sind wir hinter für mehr, mit Ihren Freunden, Die Hinterhöfezwerge!

    Copied it off my post at backyardiganfans.com

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