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===Other Nick Jr. Pilots===
 
===Other Nick Jr. Pilots===
*[[Blue Prints (partially found unaired pilot episode of "Blue's Clues" animated/live-action TV series; 1994-1995)]]
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*[[Blue Prints (partially found unaired pilot episode of "Blue's Clues" animated/live action TV series; 1994-1995)]]
 
*[[Dora the Explorer (partially found unaired pilot episodes of Nick Jr. animated series; late 1990s)]]
 
*[[Dora the Explorer (partially found unaired pilot episodes of Nick Jr. animated series; late 1990s)]]
 
*[[Super Why? (partially found stop-motion Nick Jr. pilot of PBS Kids CGI series; 1999)]]
 
*[[Super Why? (partially found stop-motion Nick Jr. pilot of PBS Kids CGI series; 1999)]]

Revision as of 05:26, 25 July 2021

Backyardigans nd pilot logo.jpeg

The pilot's title card.

Status: Partially Found

The Backyardigans is a CGI animated series that premiered on Nick Jr. in 2004. However, its development history stretches back from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. A CGI-animated pilot for the show (then titled Backyardigans) was produced in 2002 by series creator Janice Burgess, that was based upon a rejected pilot from 1998 called Me and My Friends.

Production[edit | edit source]

The pilot was produced at Nickelodeon Digital animation studio in New York. It was animated using motion capture, but due to the major difference between the dancers and the character model's proportions, the animation looked too floaty, as Burgess wanted more precise movements.

Because of that, the animators had to change the movements manually to make them work properly, using footage of live-action dancers as a rough guideline.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Little is known about the pilot's plot, other than Pablo, Tyrone, and Uniqua. Despite this, Austin and Tasha were not present. Also, Austin the Kangaroo seems to be completely absent from the pilot, even from concept art. This was later worked into the show's plot. though some screenshots and a few seconds of footage are available, more was allegedly found in a YouTube video that has since been deleted.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

A six-second clip from the pilot.
A promo for Nick Jr. shows with a single second clip of the pilot.

Screenshots[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

The Backyardigans[edit | edit source]

Other Nick Jr. Pilots[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]