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The Backyardigans Pablo Nickelodeon Nick Jr. Character Image

Me + My Friends photo 1

Backyardigans Unaired Pilot Character Designs



Snobbish Look


General Information
Gender: Male
Color: Blue with yellow tummy and yellow beak
Classification: Penguin
Mother: Pablo's Mother
Series information
First appearance: Me and My Friends (unaired)
Pirate Treasure (aired)
Last appearance: Nickelodeon's Mega Music Fest
Speaking voice: Zach Tyler Eisen (season 1)
Jake Goldberg (seasons 2-4)
Singing voice: Sean Curley
List of characters

Pablo is a blue anthropomorphic penguin and the deuteragonist of The Backyardigans.

Pablo's voice was provided by Zach Tyler Eisen in the first season and by Jake Goldberg in seasons two through four. His singing voice is provided by Sean Curley throughout the entire series. In the live performance, Musical Playdate, Curley provided Pablo's voice for both speaking and singing. A new actor, Vincent Agnello, took Jake's place in 2012 as an understudy for merchandise, such as video games.


Pablo is good-natured and tries to make everyone happy. He is an imaginative, frenetic penguin often shown to be somewhat tightly wound. He thinks, speaks, acts and reacts quickly, but by no means is he a birdbrain. Pablo is always ready to help his backyard playmates as they explore the High Seas, the Frozen North, or the Wild West. He may not be the most agile or graceful of the friends, but he is enthusiastic and determined.

In season one, Pablo got worried often and had a "panic attack" in almost every episode he appeared in (exceptions include It's Great To Be A Ghost!, Monster Detectives, and The Yeti). In season two, Pablo does not get worried as frequently. In season three, he shows no sign of being afraid to try new things, with the exception of the episodes Pirate Camp and Caveman's Best Friend. The panic attacks were brought up again in an episode from the fourth season, The Flipper! (though in this instance, he was more excited than panicky).


Pablo Turnaround

Pablo turnaround (click to animate)

Pablo's head, arms, back and toes are of a dark blue color. His chest and legs are a pale yellow. His arms end in mitten-like flippers. He wears a blue bowtie and a blue-and-yellow beanie hat with a red propeller. He has a yellow beak and a pink tongue. Pablo is the only major character with toes.


Pablo has appeared in many episodes of The Backyardigans, though is absent in Chichen-Itza Pizza. His first appearance was in Me and My Friends, the unaired live-action pilot. His first appearance in an aired episode was in Pirate Treasure. His last appearance in an episode of The Backyardigans is in The Tale of the Not-So-Nice Dragon. His last appearance in any aired animation is in Nickelodeon's Mega Music Fest.

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