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Hachaverim Shel Barney (Hebrew: החברים של ברני, lit: Barney's Friends) is the Israeli co-production of Barney & Friends. The original co-production of this series aired from 1997-2000 on various networks in Israel (notably Telad and children's channel "Hop!") and has since been released on VHS and DVD.


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 early 90's, became entranced with the purple dinosaur, which inspired him to pursue the rights to produce an Israeli adaptation of the show. He approached Lyrick Studios in 1995, 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, Richard Leach, were devout Christians, Itzik 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 episodes could only be adapted from their US counterparts, with very few script changes. When the agreement went through, it cost Roll Communications $41,000 per episode to produce (Only $500 per episode went to Lyrick), making it one of the most expensive children's shows produced in Israel at the time.


Roll gave some of the Barney titles from the first season of the show to Clasikaletet for video release and they have been released on DVD as well. Sisu Entertainment distributed both the video and DVD releases in North America. Season 2 episodes were were also released on video in Israel, distributed by Five Star Entertainment.

Series Cast

  • Barney (voice) - Avi Taramin (אבי טרמין) and Yehoyachin Friedlander (יהויכין פרידלנדר)
  • Barney (costume) - Josh Sagi (ג'וש שגיא)
  • Buba Bon (voice) - Tzipi Mor (ציפי מור)
  • Buba Bon (costume) - Penny Abraham
  • Yana- Yana Kotlyar
  • Aviv - Ye'ela Lachmish
  • Dana  - Noy Ben-Ami
  • Amir - Amir Lakner
  • Nir - Nir Vaknin
  • Tom - Tom Baromer
  • Miki  - Ira Biram
  • Ran - Ran Bechor
  • Noa  - Etti Lijishal
  • Tal - Tal Balahusky
  • Yael - Yahab Schuster
  • Karen - Linoy Kapach (Season 1)
  • Mai - Mai Jacobson
  • Jodey - Nehemia Hadar
  • Karen - Nofar Brailovsky (Season 2)
  • Hillel - Hillel Greitzer
  • Isod - Ido Ben Yosef

Episode List

Season 1

  1. The Queen of Make-Believe (מלכת הדמיון)
  2. A Family is Love (משפחה זאת אהבה)
  3. Hands Up on Your Head (ידיים למעלה על הראש)
  4. Eating Right with Barney (לאכול נכון עם ברני)
  5. Four Seasons (עונות השנה)
  6. Shapes and Colors (צורות וצבעים)
  7. Music is Fun (מוסיקה זה כיף)
  8. Traveling with Barney (לטייל עם ברני)
  9. It's Fun to Share (לשתף בכיף)
  10. I'm Not Afraid Anymore (אני כבר לא פוחד)
  11. Happy Birthday (יום הולדת שמח)
  12. Aleph Bet (אלף בית)
  13. A Gardener Grows Grain in the Garden (גנן גידל דגן בגן)
  14. Be a Friend (להיות חבר)
  15. I Love Bugs (אני אוהבת חרקים)
  16. When I Grow Up (כשאהיה גדול)
  17. Five Senses (חמשת החושים)
  18. Hi, Neighbor! (שלום שכן)
  19. We Went on a Hike (לטיול יצאנו)
  20. Please and Thank You (בבקשה ותודה רבה)
  21. Carnival of Numbers (קרנבל המספרים)
  22. Doctor Barney Is Here! (כאן דוקטור ברני)
  23. Oh, What A Day! (אוי איזה יום)
  24. It's Good at Home (טוב בבית)
  25. Hafla (חאפלה)
  26. Everyone Is Special (כל אחד הוא מיוחד)

Season 2

  1. Play Safely (לשחק בטוח)
  2. On Barney's Farm (בחווה של ברני)
  3. A Goose on the Run (אווז במנוסה)
  4. Keep the Earth Clean (לשמור על העולם נקי)
  5. World Music (מוסיקה עולמית)
  6. Fall Festival (פסטיבל השלכת)
  7. Our Grandparents (סבא וסבתא שלנו)
  8. Classroom Helper (תורן הכיתה)
  9. Our Pets (חיות המחמד שלנו)
  10. Safari Visitors (מבקרים בספארי)
  11. I Can Draw Too (גם אני יודע לצייר)
  12. Colors of the Rainbow (צבעי הקשת)
  13. Sounds of the Forest (קולות היער)
  14. I Can Too! (גם אני יכול)
  15. Grown-Up for a Day! (גדולים ליום אחד)
  16. Healthy Teeth (שיניים בריאות)
  17. Animals From A to Z (חיות מאל"ף ועד ת"ו)
  18. Surprise Party (מסיבת הפתעה)
  19. There's Room for Everyone (יש מקום לכולם)
  20. International Carnival (קרנבל בינלאומי)
  21. A Warm Home (בית חם)
  22. Musical Cleaner (מנקה מוזיקלי)
  23. How Do You Count to Ten? (?איך סופרים עד עשר)
  24. Let's Go for a Ride in the Car (יוצאים לסיבוב במכונית)
  25. Pleasant Voyage (הפלגה נעימה)

Season 1 Gallery

Season 2 Gallery


See also

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