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The Backyardigans Setting Up In Your Backyard

In advance of MIPTV, Nelvana Enterprises announced an agreement that provides worldwide home entertainment rights for THE BACKYARDIGANS to FremantleMedia Enterprises for all territories, excluding Canada and the U.S.

This landmark deal will see up to 60 episodes of the popular CG series available internationally on DVD for the first time.

Season 1 will be available in Japan, with Seasons 2 and 3 to be offered in many global territories except for Canada and the U.S., where they are already available.

Produced by Nick Jr. and Nelvana Studios, THE BACKYARDIGANS is a musical-adventure series for children ages two to five, featuring five high-spirited friends -- Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha, Uniqua and Austin -- who use their vivid imaginations to go on epic journeys without ever leaving their backyard.

Each song-filled episode is designed to get children singing and dancing along -- like a reggae-inspired pirate adventure or a hip-hop hoe-down.

In 2007, THE BACKYARDIGANS won Canada's Gemini Award for Best Preschool Series, and Nelvana animator Jeff Astolfo won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.