Backyardigans: Die Hinterhofzwerge (English: The Small Backyard Animals) is the German dub of The Backyardigans. It was aired in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
The dub premiered on January 30th, 2006, on Nickelodeon Deutschland with the episode "Der Piratenschatz".
In jeder Folge dieses animierten Abenteuer-Cartoons mit Musical-Elementen verwandeln die fünf fröhlichen Vorschulkinder Uniqua, Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha und Austin den hinterhof ihrem Haus in eine fantastische 3D-Landschaft. Dazu brauchen sie nichts weiter als ihre Vorstellungskraft, und schon gehen die fünf Freunde auf eine abenteuerliche Reise. Ihre Zuschauer animieren sie immer wieder zum Mitsingen und Mittanzen.
(In each episode of this animated, adventure cartoon with musical elements, five high-spirited preschool kids - Uniqua, Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha, and Austin - turn their backyard into a fantastical 3D landscape. All you need is nothing more than your imagination, and you're five friends on an adventurous journey. You're always inspired to sing and dance along with them.)
Episodes were broadcast on Nickelodeon Deutschland from 2006 until 2014.
Nickelodeon Deutschland aired the entire series. The aspect ratio of the episodes is presented in 4:3 fullscreen.
The series was distributed on home video by Paramount Home Entertainment in 2010 and by JustBridge Entertainment from 2011 until 2013. Only episodes from the first season were released.
In season 1, episodes 6-10, Soraya Richter performed her dialogue exclusively, rather than her musical vocals, which were sung by an unknown understudy. In episode 13, Richter returned to perform Tasha's musical vocals once again for the rest of the series.
For unknown reasons, Soraya Ricther left Tasha's introduction line in the intro from the first 2 seasons, while the other four cast members re-recorded their respective character's introduction lines.
The vocal portion of the theme song wasn't re-recorded for the third and fourth seasons.