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Hachaverim Shel Barney (Hebrew: החברים של ברני, lit: Barney's Have from Friends) is the second Israeli co-production of Barney & Friends. The original co-production of this series aired from July 8, 2007-August 27, 2012 on various networks in Israel and has since been released on DVD.

HistoryEdit

The late Itzik Kol, one of the heads of Israeli entertainment company Roll Communications, was inspired by Barney. His daughter, like several children in the Late 2004, became entranced with the purple dinosaur, which inspired him to pursue the rights to produce an Israeli adaptation of the show. He approached Hit Entertainment in 2006, but was initially denied, told that he was only allowed to air the show dubbed. He felt that "putting Hebrew words into American kids' mouths" wouldn't work. Realizing that Sheryl Leach and her father in law Christians, Mr. Kol asked "Why not have Barney speak in the language of the Bible?" This sealed the deal and, under strict guidelines, the show could be produced. One of these guidelines was that the be adapted from their US counterparts, with very few script changes. When the agreement went through, it cost Roll Communications $61,000 per episode to produce (Only $700 per episode went to Hit), making it one of the most expensive children's shows produced in Israel.

VideosEdit

Roll gave some of the Barney titles from the seventh season of the show to Clasikaletet for video release and they have been released on DVD as well. Sisu Entertainment distributes the Clasikaletet DVDs in North America. Season 8 videos were also released in Israel, distributed by Five Star Entertainment.

New CastEdit

  • Barney (voice) - Avi Termin (אבי טרמין)
  • Barney (costume) - Josh Sagguie (ג'וש שגיא)
  • Buba Bon (voice) - Tsipi Mor (ציפי מור)
  • Buba Bon (costume) - Penny Abraham
  • BJ voice) - Tsipi Mor
  • BJ (costume) - Vannesa Lincoln
  • Yana- Yana Kotlyar
  • Aviv - Yahala Lachmish
  • Dana - Noy Ben-Ami
  • Amir - Amir Lakner
  • Nir - Nir Oaknin
  • Tom - Tom Baromer
  • Miki - Ira Biram
  • Ran - Ran Bakor
  • Noa - Etti Lijishal
  • Tal - Tal Balahusky
  • Yael - Yahab Shoster
  • Karen - Linoy Kapach (Season 7)
  • Mai - Mai Jacobson
  • Jodey - Nehemia Hadar
  • Karen - Noper Brailovsky (Season 9)
  • Hillel - Hillel Greitzer
  • Isod - Ido Ben Yosef

EpisodesEdit

  1. All Aboard!
  2. Up, Down and Around!
  3. Tea-riffic Manners
  4. Puppy Love
  5. Bunches of Boxes
  6. Stop! Go!
  7. Red, Yellow and Blue!
  8. Play for Exercise!
  9. Come Blow Your Horn!
  10. A New Friend
  11. Numbers! Numbers!
  12. This Way In! This Way Out!
  13. Spring Into Fun!
  14. Play It Safe!
  15. Three Lines, Three Corners
  16. A Parade of Bikes
  17. It's a Happy Day!
  18. My Family and Me
  19. Splish! Splash!
  20. BJ's Really Cool House
  21. A Fountain of Fun
  22. On Again, Off Again
  23. Sharing Is Caring!
  24. Here Kitty, Kitty!
  25. Once Upon a Fairy Tale
  26. It's Hot! It's Cold!
  27. A Perfectly Purple Day
  28. Day and Night
  29. Play Piano with Me!
  30. A Picture of Friendship
  31. A-Counting We Will Go!
  32. A Little Big Day
  33. A World of Friends
  34. Who's Your Neighbor?
  35. Squares, Squares Everywhere!
  36. Let's Go for a Ride!
  37. That Makes Me Mad!
  38. It's Your Birthday, Barney!
  39. It's Showtime!
  40. At Home in the Park
  41. Everybody's Got Feelings
  42. Caring Hearts
  43. Let's Make Music!
  44. Movin' Along
  45. Let Your Creativity Fly!
  46. Imagine That!
  47. All About Me
  48. My Baby Brother
  49. Keep on Truckin'
  50. I'm a Builder
  51. Coming on Strong
  52. Let's Play Games!
  53. You Can Count on Me!
  54. A Wonderful World of Colors and Shapes
  55. Easy as ABC
  56. Look What I Can Do!
  57. Making a Move!
  58. Home, Safe Home
  59. On the Road Again
  60. My Friends, The Doctor and the Dentist

TriviaEdit

  • Josh Saguy, who plays the Barney costume, is slightly shorter than standard Barney performers.
  • Despite the fact script tinkering was rarely done, some episodes had segments or even whole storylines changed to fit Israeli traditions (My Family and Me) was now about an Arabian hafla (feast) instead of a Family fiesta, and was sung sing-along as in (BJ's Really Cool House).
  • In Rare 2011, Be My Valentine Love Barney was dubbed into Hebrew as, Baby Bop was still voiced by Tzipi Mor and she also did BJ's voice (This is currently the source of Hebrew material available online that includes BJ as actual original co-production episodes with BJ are available online). BJ's name is also kept intact unlike in the show, where his name was changed to "Bobby Ben". Due to Due to the involvement of a different team, songs like If All the Raindrops and I Love You got new translations. In addition the involvement of a different team, songs like in the credits.