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Austin

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Name
Austin
Species
Kangaroo
Gender
Male
Occupation
None
Interests
Pretending, adventuring
Relatives
None known
Friends
First Appearance
Last Appearance

Austin is a major character in the series. He is the "new kangaroo on the block," so he doesn't yet know the other kids really well. He is somewhat hesitant to express his opinions, and slow to take the lead. He is often left out and rarely takes the role of the lead character in episodes, however, in most of the roles he plays, Austin ends up being a very important character in the adventures his friends have. When he overcomes his shy feeling, he gets the respect he deserves. Austin is very sweet and kind, and has a big heart. He is possibly the most sensitive one of the group. Throughout his adventures, he frequently takes the role of a humble servant, or a faithful assistant, putting his friends' needs ahead of his own and helping them in any way he can, as shown in episodes like Race Around the World, Castaways, Scared Of You, and The Legend Of The Volcano Sisters. He's not one to ask for recognition, but even so, he receives a lot of love and support from Pablo, Tyrone, Uniqua, and Tasha for all that he does for them.

Austin is voiced by Jonah Bobo all throughout the series. His singing voice is provided by Thomas Sharkey in seasons one, two, and three and Nicholas Barasch in season four.

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Personality

Austin is depicted as a timid, but funny loving purple anthropomorphic kangaroo who moved into the block recently. Though generally shy during the course of season one, Austin starts to come out of his shell, revealing a smart, friendly, and imaginative child. Although rarely appearing in the spotlight, he does take the role of the lead character in some episodes.

In season one, Austin's voice was a little bit raspy, but from season two and onward, this feature disappeared. Austin's shy trait also disappears in the last two seasons, possibly caused by the show's crew trying to make it more realistic, with Austin getting to know the other children as the years pass by, similar to actual children. Also, as the series progresses, Austin takes the role of more antagonists and villains, such as Mayor Stinkypants and the Gloom Meister.

Austin is one of the Backyardigans, and also the least featured of the five main protagonists. The house he lives in is purple, to match the color of his skin. He has a toy robot named Robot Roscoe.
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Austin goes on adventures with his friends Uniqua, Pablo, Tyrone, and Tasha. He is smart, friendly and imaginative. He can sometimes be shy, but he is extremely helpful and he has a big heart.
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Looks

Austin is tall and his entire body is purple. He has a light blue shirt with a yellow line in the middle. He wears blue pants that are rolled up. His nose is dark purple and his eyebrows are dark purple. He has long ears with dark centers on the top of his head. Austin has a tail which comes out of the center of the seat of his shorts and trails on the ground.

Appearances

Austin has appeared in many episodes of The Backyardigans. Unlike the other four main characters, he did not appear in the live-action pilot Me + My Friends or in the unaired animated pilot. His first appearance was in Knights Are Brave And Strong, the first episode of The Backyardigans. To see more, go to List of Austin's Appearances.

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Evolution

The evolution between Austin in seasons 1 and 4

Trivia

  • Since Austin did not appear in any episodes of the unaired season, he is considered the new kangaroo on the block.
  • Austin is the only character to wear pants as part of his daily attire.
  • With exception of Los Galacticos, whatever Austin wears in a role, his tail is always visible.
  • The only episode showing Austin's shy personality was in the episode CastawaysThis is oddly used as his main personality trait on many Nickelodeon and Treehouse descriptions.
  • Austin can play the drums.
  • Austin was absent for 31 episodes, making him the least frequent main character to appear.
  • Austin is implied to have moved into the neighborhood prior to Pirate Treasure.
  • In total height, Austin is the tallest of the Backyardigans because of his ears.

Slideshow

  • Lieutenant Austin the AstronautGo to Mission To Mars
  • Cowboy Austin Playing the DrumsGo to Polka Palace Party
  • Inspector AustinGo to Le Master Of Disguise
  • Austin the TarzanGo to The Heart Of The Jungle
  • King AustinGo to Knights Are Brave And Strong
  • Austin the RacerGo to Race Around The World
  • Austin and Tyrone as the Abominable BrothersGo to The Action Elves Save Christmas Eve
  • Austin the AnnouncerGo to Horsing Around
  • Caveman Austin with BoyGo to Caveman's Best Friend
  • Caveman AustinGo to Cave Party
  • Austin the Pirate CaptainGo to Pirate Camp
  • Austin the PirateGo to Pirate Treasure
  • Emperor AustinGo to High Tea
  • Austin the SmartGo to The Legend Of The Volcano Sisters
  • Austin as the Grabbing GoblinGo to Tale of the Mighty Knights
  • Austin the ServantGo to The Key To The Nile
  • Castaway AustinGo to Castaways
  • Cameraman AustinGo to News Flash
  • Austin in the Backyard
  • AustoclesGo to Who Goes There?
  • Austin the Garbage CollectorGo to Garbage Trek
  • Austin the AssistantGo to Scared Of You
  • Magic MirrorGo to Break Out!
  • The Funnyman BoogeymanGo to The Funnyman Boogeyman
  • Undercover Contact AustinGo to International Super Spy
  • Austin the Robot RepairmanGo to Robot Rampage
  • Austin the GenieGo to Movers Of Arabia
  • Deputy Austin with a ping pong paddleGo to Blazing Paddles
  • Austin-JiGo to Elephant On The Run
  • Austin as Gloom MeisterGo to Flower Power
  • Austin as Bloom MeisterGo to Flower Power
  • Captain HammerGo to Race To The Tower Of Power
  • Austin as Mayor StinkypantsGo to Robin Hood The Clean
  • Austin as Mayor Stinkypants (Now Clean)Go to Robin Hood The Clean
  • Ensign AustinGo to Garbage Trek
  • Don AustinGo to The Masked Retriever
  • Austin the WolfGo to Escape from Fairytale Village
  • Mr. Austin FrothingsloshGo to Whodunit
  • The God of LaughterGo to Match On Mt. Olympus
  • Austin as grabbing goblin
  • Austin on the Theme Song
  • Austin's silly face
  • Austin talking to Roscoe
  • Austin got surprised
  • Don Austin and Monkey toes friend
  • "Boo Flower girl" says Gloom Meister
  • Godess of laughter
  • Basketball Austin
Characters
Main Characters
UniquaPabloTyroneTashaAustin
Recurring Characters
ShermanHermanGiant ClamDragonRobotRobot RoscoeCan't-See-'Ems
Minor Characters
AliensAsian ElephantBlaargBlue StreakBoingaBoyBugsButterflyClementineCommon HouseflyCowDinosaur SkeletonDolphinsElephantsFlaposaurusGilded Golden ButterflyGrabbing TreeHarveyHorsesHugsLadybugLightningMagic CarpetMia HammMolassesMommy MartianMr. Austin Frothingslosh's CatNot-So-Nice DragonOld PaintPainted HorsesPalPelePolka-Dot DonkeysPolka-Dotted PonyPrincessPrincess Cleotasha's HorseQuick SilverRalphyRex RobotRobot RacquelRobot RebaRobot RipleyRobotsRobot Rampage RobotsR. O. V. E. R.Santa ClausSea SquirtSea MonsterSeatriscuitSharksShooting StarSlugSpooky VoiceThunderToronadoTyrone's FatherUniqua's MotherUnnamed Male HippoWormans

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