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Back at the Barnyard (BatB) is a Nickelodeon computer-animated TV series, based on Barnyard. The series premiered on September 29, 2007 and is produced by Omation, the animation division of O Entertainment, in association with Nicktoons Studios.

Each season consisted of 26 episodes.

This is Steve Oedekerk's second animated series for Nickelodeon. He was a co-creator of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, which was produced by DNA Productions. After DNA Productions' shutdown in 2006, many employees went on to work at O Entertainment (Later becoming Omation). In addition to Back at the Barnyard, Omation also produced a Jimmy Neutron spin-off titled Planet Sheen. Back at the barnyard aired Reran since September 12, 2012.


The series continues the adventures of Otis and his barnyard friends. Otis wants to goof around, but has to be responsible and protect the inhabitants of the Barnyard. He and his best friends Pip, Freddy, Peck, Pig, Abby, Bessy, and Duke have many crazy adventures, while at the same time, help Otis protect the farm. Abby was added to the series as Otis' new girlfriend, replacing Daisy from the film. Several other characters such as Miles and Maddy were absent as well.

Otis and his friends have to overtake many obstacles, like Mrs. Beady trying to prove that animals can talk and goals like to distract the Farmer so they can party and have their plans everyday.


The setting is unknown, but it is heavily implied to be in the fictional Arizona town of Oedeville (of which series creator Steve Oedekerk named after himself). While the setting strongly resembles Arizona (the Grand Canyon has been depicted in some episodes, i.e. "Cowman and Ratboy"), some have questioned whether or not it is in Arizona or a made-up setting. According to the original film and an episode of the series, Oedeville is 20 miles from the actual city of Phoenix. However, there is still debate of whether this should be the official location because there are many scenes in the series where the nature background doesn't look at all like Arizona — it is green and hilly, whereas Arizona is more of a desert-like area which is dry, arid, and sandy.

Voice cast


Regular cast

The original voices from the film reprised their roles for the series, with a few exceptions. In the series, Chris Hardwick replaces Kevin James as the voice of Otis and Leigh-Allyn Baker replaces Andie MacDowell as Etta. Others, such as Abby, were especially created for the series.



Returning Cast

New Cast

Guest stars

Japanese cast

In the Japanese version, many famous seiyu (voice actors) provide the characters' voices, all of whom returned from the movie to do the same voices for the TV series. For example, Rica Matsumoto, who is Bessy's Japanese voice, is better known as Satoshi (Ash) from the Pokemon meta series.


Beginning origin (2004-2007)

Around summer 2004, Steve Oedekerk began pre-production of creating a new film that stars barnyard animals called The Barnyard. Later, in fall 2005, Oedekerk has ended production of Jimmy Neutron after working with Butch Hartman with the last two Jimmy Timmy movies, which production officially closed November 2006, due to DNA Productions shutting down and the employees moving to O Entertainment. Through April and August 2006, commercial shorts and teasers begin to be released. Nickelodeon then released Oedekerk's film Barnyard in August 2006. After the film's successful reception, Nickelodeon has given the green light for his new CGI spin-off television series Back at the Barnyard, which was based on the film. In March 2007, Nickelodeon released promotional commercials for the new series during the 2007 Kids' Choice Awards.

Popularity (2007-2016)

Back at the Barnyard premiered on Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play. After its premiere, the new series was rated a big hit, and remained a popular Nicktoon into 2008. In fact, Back at the Barnyard characters Otis and Pip made appearances with Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), and Lil' JJ (Just Jordan) at the 2008 Kids' Choice Awards. During the return on Super-Stuffed Nicktoons Weekend, a brand new Back at the Barnyard film Cowman: The Uddered Avenger, which aired on November 29, 2008.

In March 2008, Nickelodeon gave the series another season, which debuted October 24, 2008. On August 29, 2009, Back at the Barnyard was presented a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Special Class Animated Program". The show earned a second Daytime Emmy in 2010, sharing the Outstanding Writing in an Animated Series with Disney's Phineas and Ferb.

On May 16th 2022 Back at the Barnyard for Weekday Mash Up reruns at 4:00am A week later Back at the Barnyard continued with other of Season 1 and 2 Episodes Weekdays at at 11am 5pm and Every Night at 10pm on May 28th 2022 Back at the Barnyard reruns again on weekends at 8am and Saturday Marathon’s at 1pm/3pm

On August 2022 Nicktoons announced that Back at the Barnyard is having a 15 years Marathon Starting on September 29th 2022 at 6am/September 30th 2022 12am and Host A MEGA MARATHON!!! on September 24th 2022


Main article: List of Back at the Barnyard episodes
Season Episodes First Airdate Last Airdate
Season 1 26 September 29, 2007 February 24, 2009
Season 2 26 February 25, 2009 December 30, 2016


  • The reason for Daisy, Miles (apart from the theme song), Daisy's son Ben, and Maddy (apart from the theme song), not being in the show is most likely because said characters were produced after the show has begun production.

Theme song

The theme song to Back at the Barnyard, which is over 40 seconds long, is written and performed by Michael Fitzpatrick and Mickey Petralia, and plays at the beginning of most episodes.


(The first part is lifted from the opening sequence of the film.)
Farmer: I'm just heading to the fields, Duke. I'll be back.
(The Farmer drives off)
Sheep: Clear!
(At this point, clips are shown from some of the episodes and the movie.)
Otis: All right!
Pip: Bedabunga!
From the haystacks, up to the hilltops,
We go on dancing, Tuesday boogie oogie through the night....
Otis: Ow. Ow. Okay, ow. Ow!
Do-si-do your partner now, gonna party 'til the morning light,
Do-si-do and don't cha know that's just the way we animals roll.
Snotty Boy: Ha-ha!
(He slams the barn door shut)


  • Volume 1: When No One's Looking

Release date: August 5, 2008 (8 episodes) 96 min.

  • Cowman: The Uddered Avenger

Release date: January 20, 2009 (1 TV Movie and 4 episodes) 97 min.

  • Volume 2: Lights Camera Moo

Release date: April 13, 2010 (8 episodes) 96 min.

  • Volume 3: Big Top Barnyard

Release date: TBA, 2010 (10 episodes) 120 min.