Back at the Barnyard
Otis and the "Jersey Cows" ride motorcycles towards the camera, with the series
Screencap from the series' theme song
Created bySteve Oedekerk
Based onBarnyard
by Steve Oedekerk
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composer
Opening theme"Back at the Barnyard Theme Song" performed by Michael Fitzpatrick & Mickey Petralia
ComposerGuy Moon
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52 (97 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producer
  • Steve Oedekerk
  • Paul Marshal
Running time
  • 11 minutes
  • 22 minutes (specials)
  • 46 minutes (TV movie)
Production companies
DistributorViacom Media Networks
Original network
Original releaseSeptember 29, 2007 (2007-09-29) –
November 12, 2011 (2011-11-12)
Preceded byBarnyard

Back at the Barnyard (also known as Barnyard: The Series) is an American CGI animated television series based on the 2006 film Barnyard.[1] The second and final installment in the Barnyard franchise, the series aired from September 29, 2007, to September 18, 2010, on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons for two seasons.[2] The show was a co-production between Omation Animation Studio and Nickelodeon Animation Studio. The remaining episodes aired from September 12 to November 12, 2011, on Nicktoons.[3]


Following the events of the film, the series' plot generally revolves around Otis and his friends going on various misadventures and trying to keep their anthropomorphism a secret from humans.[4]


Main article: List of Back at the Barnyard episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
FilmAugust 4, 2006 (2006-08-04)
126September 29, 2007 (2007-09-29)February 24, 2009 (2009-02-24)Nickelodeon
22620February 25, 2009 (2009-02-25)September 18, 2010 (2010-09-18)
6September 12, 2011 (2011-09-12)November 12, 2011 (2011-11-12)Nicktoons


Main article: List of Back at the Barnyard characters

Video game

Back at the Barnyard:
Slop Bucket Games
Publisher(s)Play THQ
Platform(s)Nintendo DS
  • NA: October 20, 2008
  • AU: October 23, 2008
  • EU: October 24, 2008
Genre(s)Action game

Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games (released in European regions under the name Back at the Barnyard: Barnyard Games) is an action video game released by THQ in 2008 for the Nintendo DS. It received generally negative reviews from critics, receiving a 43.86% from GameRankings.[5]


  1. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 55–56. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  2. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 20. ISBN 9781476672939.
  3. ^ "Back at the Barnyard | TV Guide". Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Ball, Ryan (September 10, 2007). "Barnyard Gets Debut Date". Animation Magazine. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  5. ^ Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games for DS - GameRankings