The Backyardigans (partially found unaired pilot episode of CGI animated series; 2002)
The Nick Jr. series "Backyardigans" is a widely recognized show by many. However, its development is found to stretch as far back as the late 1990s to the early 2000s. A CGI-animated pilot episode for The Backyardigans (then titled Backyardigans) was produced in 2002, but was based upon another declined pilot from 1998 called Me and My Friends.
Little is known about the pilot, though some footage is found in a video that has since been deleted. Some screenshots do exist. The trio of present characters are Pablo, Tyrone, and Uniqua. Despite this, Austin and Tasha were not present. Also of note is that Austin the Kangaroo seems to be completely absent, even from concept art. This was later worked into the story.
- Me and My Friends (partially found live-action pilot of "The Backyardigans" Nickelodeon CGI animated series; 1998)
- The Backyardigans Wikia page on the unaired pilot. Retrieved 08 Jun '15