Hugging Dinos and Whatnots

Barney, BJ and Baby Bop hugging Julie and Leon from The Puzzle Place and Kino from Kino's Storytime in Kids for Character.

Kids for Character is a video that was released on April 23, 1996.


Learn the 6 pillars of character with the Kids for Character kids and more TV show characters like Barney, The Puzzle Place gang, The Magic School Bus cast, Lamb Chop, Binyah Binyah, and Babar.

Song List

  1. It's Your Character that Counts
  2. Six Simple Words
  3. Respect
  4. It's Not Fair (from Lamb Chop's Play Along)
  5. Go Underneath the Broomstick (from Gullah Gullah Island)
  6. Friends and Family (from Gullah Gullah Island)
  7. Kids for Character


  • Barney
  • Baby Bop
  • BJ
  • Min (only in the Barney segment)
  • Shawn (only in the Barney segment)
  • Tosha (only in the Barney segment)
  • Julie Woo (from The Puzzle Place)
  • Ms. Frizzle (from The Magic School Bus)
  • Lamp Chop (from Lamb Chop's Play-Along)
  • Binyah Binyah (from Gullah Gullah Island)
  • King Babar (from Babar)
  • Michael
  • Sarah
  • Joey
  • Maria
  • Patrick
  • Katie
  • Eddie Coker
  • Other characters that include; The Cat in the Hat, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble (from The Flintstones), Yogi and Boo Boo Bear, George Jetson, Kino (from Kino's Storytime), Thomas the Tank Engine, Spot the Dog, Scooby Doo, Garfield, Peter Rabbit, Madeline, Woody Woodpecker, and Ronald McDonald.



Barney Kids for Character BTS
  • The prototype version of the Lyrick Studios logo can be seen on the VHS cover. Also this is the first Barney video to be released by Lyrick Studios but it was not shown on the tapes until 1997.
  • This video marked:
    • The first time Jeff Gittle directed for Barney. He would return to directing 2 years later for the Barney & Friends episode What's in a Name?
    • The first Barney video to have Joseph Philips as a music director.
  • The Barney segment was filmed at or around the same time as the filming for Once Upon a Time (judging from the fact that Shawn and Tosha wear the same outfits in both).
    • Although BJ doesn't appear during the Barney Segment in this video, he appears in the middle and in the end of this video.
  • This video is dedicated with respect and admiration to the memory of Barbara Jordan, a founding board member and national co-spokesperson for the Character Counts Coalition.
  • This video was filmed at Universal Studios, Florida.
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