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O Jardim dos Amigos (English: The Friends' Garden) is the European Portuguese dub of The Backyardigans.

The dub premiered in 2006 on RTP1 & RTP2 with the episode "O Tesouro Pirata".

Official description

From RTP: Para Paulo, Eugênio, Joana, Ticha e Afonso, cinco inseparáveis amigos e vizinhos, cujo pátio que partilham é palco das mais maravilhosas aventuras: ou um barco pirata que anda em mares revoltos, ou cenário de um conto de cavaleiros medievais, ou de uma corrida de caubóis pelas pradarias do oeste...
Em cada episódio, os nossos amigos vão viver uma aventura diferente repleta de acontecimentos e belas canções, ajudando as crianças a desenvolver a sua inspiração e criatividade.
Translation: For Paulo, Eugênio, Joana, Ticha and Afonso, five marvelous, neighboring friends, their yard they share is the stage of the most marvelous adventures: a pirate boat in rough seas, or the scenery of a tale of medieval knights, or a cowboy race in the prairies of the West...
In each episode, our friends will experience a different adventure full of events and beautiful songs, helping children to develop their creativity and inspiration.

Voice cast

Character(s) Actor
Joana (Uniqua) Paula Seabra
Paulo (Pablo) Ângela Marques
Eugênio (Tyrone) Joana Carvalho
Ticha (Tasha) Raquel Rosmanonho
Afonso (Austin) Rute Pimenta


Episodes

Main article: List of episodes

The dub consists solely of the series' first season. The other three seasons were not dubbed.

Season 1

# Original title Portuguese title Translation
1 "Pirate Treasure" "O Tesouro Pirata" Pirate Treasure
2 "The Heart of the Jungle" "O Coração da Selva" The Heart of the Jungle
3 "The Yeti" "O Yieti" The Yeti
4 "The Snow Fort" "O Forte de Neve" The Snow Fort
5 "Secret Mission" "Missão Secreta" Secret Mission
6 "It's Great to Be a Ghost!" "Que Bom É Ser Fantasma" What Good It Being A Ghost
7 "Riding the Range" "Montar no Deserto" Riding in the Desert
8 "The Key to the Nile" "A Chave de Nilo" The Key of the Nile
9 "Knights Are Brave and Strong" "Os Cavaleiros São Valentes e Fortes" Knights are Brave and Strong
10 "Viking Voyage" "Viagem Viking" Viking Voyage
11 "Castaways" "Náufragos" Castaways
12 "Race to the Tower of Power" "Corrida à Torre do Poder" Race to the Tower of Power
13 "The Quest for the Flying Rock" "Em Busca da Rocha Voadora" In Search of the Flying Rock
14 "Polka Palace Party" "A Festa no Palácio da Polca" The Party in the Polka Palace
15 "Surf's Up" "'tá no Surfar" Surfing's Alright
16 "Eureka!" "Eureka!" Eureka!
17 "Race Around the World" "Corrida à Volta do Mundo" Race Around the World
18 "Monster Detectives" "Detectives de Monstros" Monster Detectives
19 "Cave Party" "Festa das Cavernas Cave Party
20 "High Tea" "O Chá das Sete" ???


Broadcast

Episodes had been broadcast primarily in Portugal on RTP1 & 2, in 2006, and on Canal Panda.

Both RTP and Canal Panda only aired the first season, in PAL, presented in fullscreen format. The series was removed from the RTP lineup in 2006, the same year as the debut.

Distribution

O Jardim dos Amigos has been released on home video by RTP Videos, in Portugal. Videos were first released in 2006.

Trivia

  • The initial broadcasts on RTP1 & 2 retain the original English title cards and credits. Localized versions of these can be found on the DVD release.
  • Uniqua's Portuguese name, Joana, may be a reference to joaninha (ladybug).
  • Paulo is a direct translation of the name Paul, to which the name Pablo derives from.
  • The usual vocal characteristics of "Joana" can be characterized as a childish, nasally voice; however, there are instances where Paula Seabra's vocal direction is inconsistent; for example...
    • In Race to the Tower of Power, her vocal direction can be characterized as a lady-like falsetto throughout the duration of the episode
    • In Race Around the World, while her dialogue is spoken with her usual childish, nasally tone, her vocals are sung as if it was Seabra's mature natural tone.
  • The standard backing tracks distributed for episodes 9, 11, and 17 feature the entirety of the audio to not be pitch-corrected (unlike the rest of the episodes), therefore naturally being pitched up. However, like many dubs, the intro and end tune are modified to be manually pitch-corrected to match the original key of the tunes.
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