Back at the Barnyard
Otis and the "Jersey Cows" ride motorcycles toward the camera, with the series' logo superimposed on top of them.
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
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 29, 2007 (2007-09-29) –
November 12, 2011 (2011-11-12)

Back at the Barnyard (originally advertised as Barnyard: The Series)[1] is an American CGI animated television series based on the 2006 film of the same name serving as a direct sequel to it.[2] This was the second Nickelodeon TV series to be based on a film, with the first being The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. It aired from September 29, 2007, to September 18, 2010, on Nickelodeon for two seasons.[3] The show was a co-production between Omation Animation Studio and Nickelodeon Animation Studio. The last five episodes aired from September 12 to November 12, 2011, on Nicktoons.[4]


Following the film's events, Otis and his friends continue going on various misadventures and trying to keep their anthropomorphism a secret from humans.[5]


Main article: List of Back at the Barnyard episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
FilmAugust 4, 2006 (2006-08-04)N/A
126September 29, 2007 (2007-09-29)February 23, 2009 (2009-02-23)Nickelodeon
22621February 25, 2009 (2009-02-25)September 18, 2010 (2010-09-18)
5September 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 exclusively for the Nintendo DS, a system not among the platforms the Barnyard tie-in game was released on to promote the preceding film. It received generally negative reviews from critics, with a score of 49 from review aggregator Metacritic.[6]


  1. ^ "(DVD) Barnyard: The Series 2006 announcement",, 2006, retrieved February 5, 2024
  2. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 55–56. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Back at the Barnyard | TV Guide". Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  5. ^ Ball, Ryan (September 10, 2007). "Barnyard Gets Debut Date". Animation Magazine. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  6. ^ "Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games". Metacritic. Retrieved December 12, 2022.