Barney, the purple dinosaur, is coming back and this CG-animated series, Barney’s World, will be coming to Cartoonito on Cartoon Network and streaming on Max sometime in 2024. We hope that we still have the wonderful catchphrases from Barney, and it looks like we have confirmation that we are going to get all of his dinosaur pals, Baby Bop, Billy and friends. Barney’s World has the iconic Barney, but modernized with music-filled storylines with themes of love, community and encouragement. The show will be set in the local playground as they explore emotions with their preschool audience.
It is great to get a new generation to fall in love Barney and friends as their parents are probably familiar with this show, so Barney’s World should be a fun re-imagining of the show. We have to see how the animated version plays out, as we were really in love with the live-action version.
Warner Bros. Discovery announced today it has picked up the new CG-animated series “Barney’s World™” for Cartoonito on Cartoon Network and streaming on Max. The series, announced earlier this year as part of Mattel’s Barney franchise relaunch, will aptly be titled “Barney’s World” and will revamp the iconic character for modern audiences. Co-produced by Mattel Television and Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, “Barney’s World” will debut globally in 2024.
With all the heart and comfort of the original iconic dinosaur, “Barney’s World” is modernized with dynamic characters and music-filled storylines that highlight themes of love, community, and encouragement. Set in a local playground, Barney is joined by dinos Billy and Baby Bop and their three kid best friends. Throughout silly and imaginative adventures together, Barney helps kids explore big preschool emotions and shows them how to love themselves and others.
“Barney’s World” perfectly exemplifies our ‘best in animation’ approach. It strikes the right nostalgia chord for today’s parents and introduces this iconic dinosaur to a new generation of preschoolers,” said Michael Ouweleen, president, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Discovery Family, and Boomerang.
“Having grown up watching the original series, many of today’s parents have fond memories of laughing, singing and learning with Barney and his friends,” said Fred Soulie, senior vice president and general manager, Mattel Television. “We are proud to partner with Warner Bros. Discovery to reimagine this famed brand and bring a fresh and modern version of Barney to a global audience of families.”
“Barney’s World” will be executive produced by Fred Soulie and Christopher Keenan for Mattel Television and by Colin Bohm, Doug Murphy and Pam Westman for Nelvana.