Monday, February 26, 2007

Third Season News

I ran across a press release today about Guru, the studio that does the animation for the Backyardigans. They have hired two new producers, Susan Ma and Skye Bjarnason.

According to the press release, Ma will "oversee [a] production team of 30 on season three of Nickelodeon Jr.’s popular animated show 'The Backyardigans'."

Good news, huh?

Wow - we don't even know what all the episodes for the second season will be, and now we can start wondering what the third season holds!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Blogging the Backyardigans

How the Backyardigans are touching the lives of bloggers:

Preschool Consumption Academy (or My Favorite New TV Show)
A dad deploring the abundance of "mission-oriented" children's programming. "The characters in the show discover a problem, then set out on some kind of adventure to solve the problem."

My favorite line: "I get a little too excited over new episodes, simply because you can watch the "Snow Fort" only so many times before your head threatens to explode."

The Toddler and the Cell Phone
A pirate says, "Arrrrggghhh!"

Monday, February 19, 2007

Backyardigans Birthday Card

favorite birthday card, originally uploaded by Right Moon.

Interesting! I haven't seen these cards anywhere yet. If you know where to get them, let the rest of us know!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine Backyardigans

Don't forget the new Backyardigans episode, "Special Delivery" airing today!

Nick Jr. also has plenty of new Backyardigans activities and printables on their website, perfect for a Valentine's Day project for you and your child.

Tyrone's Valentine's Maze - A printable maze for your child to color.

Nick Jr. Valentine's Day Stickers - Print this on sticker paper to get several stickers based on popular Nick Jr. shows, including Dora, Diego, Miss Spider's Sunny Patch, Blue and The Backyardigans.

Backyardigans E-Card - Send an Backyardigans pirate valentine with Uniqua and Pablo!

Valentine Lollipop Toppers - Uniqua and Tasha on an orange heart.

Backyardigans Valentine Frame - This blue frame features Pablo.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Volcano Sisters DVD Releases Today

Right now, out of all the Backyardigans episodes, The Volcano Sisters is the favorite in our house. About once a week my kids will ask me to play our Tivo recording of it. Then they'll pile the sofa cushions up into a small mountain and sit next to each other on it, every so often crying out, "Koo-Koo-Pele!"

Occasionally, just for variety, they'll holler, "We are mad!"

Well, today the new Volcano Sisters DVD releases, so I'm looking forward to heading out to get our own copy today. Watch for my review!

In the meantime, I thought it might be interesting to share with all of you some sites that talk about Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess.

Pele - In Hawaiian mythology, Pele is a goddess of fire, lightning, dance, volcanoes and violence, a daughter of Haumea and Kane Milohai. She lives on Kīlauea.

Pele, Goddess of Fire - Her poetic name, Ka wahine `ai honua, the woman who devours the land, is both creator and destroyer.

Friday, February 02, 2007

New Backyardigans Books in Spanish

Checking through Amazon I realized that there is a growing number of Backyardigans books available in Spanish now. This is great news for those Spanish-speaking fans looking for Backyardigan books and DVDs!

Unfortunately, I still haven't been able to find anyplace where there are Spanish language Backyardigans DVDs (if you know of anything, put a link in the comments!) Here are the list of Spanish language books available on Amazon right now, though:

Misión a Marte

Una Tarde En El Circo

Aventuras En La Selva

Vamos a Explorar

Aventuras En El Jardin