Barney & Friends

Barney & Friends is a children's television show formed in the United States, mainly aimed at preschoolers, starring a huge purple dinosaur named Barney.

Origin and development of show

Barney, with his purple body absolute with a green belly and yellow toenails, was created in 1987 by Sheryl Leach of Dallas, Texas. While stuck in one of the city's frequent traffic jams, she was thinking about video ideas which would appeal to her young son. She then brought together a team which created a series of home videos, the first being (Barney and the Backyard Gang) which also starred artist Sandy Duncan. Barney has attached in with (Baby Bop) and (B.J.)

Barney & Friends

Although the videos were a unassuming regional success, Barney only became a mega hit when picked up by the Public distribution System and debuting as "Barney & Friends" in 1992. For several years, the show was taped at the Color Dynamics Studios facility at Greenville Avenue & Bethany Drive in Allen, Texas, after which it moved to The Studios at Las Colinas in Las Colinas, Texas. Currently, the series shoots in a northern suburb of Dallas. The TV series and videotapes are dispersed by HIT Entertainment.

Barney & Friends was made probable by HIT Entertainment, Connecticut Public Television, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Chuck E Cheese's, Chef JR., Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Mead Johnson, Public Broadcasting Service), and listeners Like You.