Five high-spirited best friends Uniqua, Austin, Tyrone, Tasha and Pablo, who are animals, use their vivid imaginations to create musical and interactive adventures in their backyard.

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LaShawn Jefferies ...  Uniqua 81 episodes, 2004-2013
Jonah Bobo ...  Austin 78 episodes, 2004-2013
Sean Curley Sean Curley ...  Pablo 78 episodes, 2004-2013
Thomas Sharkey Thomas Sharkey ...  Austin 60 episodes, 2004-2009
Jake Goldberg ...  Pablo 60 episodes, 2006-2013
Jamia Simone Nash ...  Uniqua 59 episodes, 2004-2009
Kristin Klabunde Kristin Klabunde ...  Tasha 45 episodes, 2004-2009
Lizzie Waterworth Lizzie Waterworth ...  Austin (UK) / ... 42 episodes, 2004-2013
Naelee Rae ...  Tasha 40 episodes, 2004-2007
Gianna Bruzzese ...  Tasha 38 episodes, 2007-2013
Jordan Coleman Jordan Coleman ...  Tyrone 36 episodes, 2006-2009
Gabriella Malek Gabriella Malek ...  Tasha 33 episodes, 2007-2013
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Follows five high-spirited young friends - Uniqua, Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha and Austin - who rely on their vivid imaginations to embark on amazing, epic adventures. In every episode, the backyard transforms into a new fantastic, photo-real landscape that serves as the backdrop for completely original, story-driven musicals. Broadway-caliber music spanning a variety of genres and cutting-edge 3D dance choreography propel the stories forward. Written by volunteer

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Uniqua is not a real animal and is instead a unique creature, hence her name. See more »

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[repeated line]
Tyrone: *That* certainly is convenient
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits, the Nick Jr. Productions logo shows the 2 kids in clay animation playing with one another alongside colors spreading. See more »

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Referenced in Homestar Runner: Most in the Graveyard (2008) See more »

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Fantastic mini musicals for children
15 January 2005 | by JphilipSee all my reviews

5 computer animated animal characters go on musical adventures in their backyards. Each episode has a theme, such as the kids being pirates, vikings, jungle explorers, and arctic adventurers. Usually it is 4 of the 5 main characters, and each episode ends with the imaginary setting morphing back into the backyard with the kids retiring to one's home for juice and a snack.

What sets this show above most is the remarkable musical and singing component. These kids can sing (especially tasha). Each episode varies in creativity, but the music and singing are consistently first rate. The shows are essentially 25 minute mini -musicals and the musical themes are fun, like the 50's, swing, jazz, and pop.

Parents with preschoolers who have had their fill of the same old purple stuff will find this dramatically refreshing. It is always a plus when a children's program is equally enjoyable by adults.

I hope they keep producing these for a long while.


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11 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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