Lyrick Studios is a production company/distributing company was founded as "The Lyons Group" in 1988. It was best known for their production and distribution of "Barney" and more. The company was later bought out and was replaced by "HIT Entertainment".


Established in mid-1988 as The Lyons Group, the company began producing and distributing some direct-to-video episodes of Barney & Friends for the character's creator, Sheryl Leach. The Barney programs began airing on the Public Broadcasting Service on April 6, 1992. The company developed the Wishbone series for PBS in 1995, a show about a talking dog living in the fictional town of Oakdale, Texas. The series was filmed at the studio and on location in Plano, Texas.[2]


  • Barney & Friends (1992-2001)
  • VeggieTales (1998–2001)
  • Wishbone (1997–2001)
  • Barney's Great Adventure (PolyGram Release 1998) (After Lyrick Studios defunct in 2001, Universal Studios released it to DVD. 2003–present)
  • Kids for Character (1996)
  • Kids for Character: Choices Count (1997)
  • Groundling Marsh (US/Canadian distribution) (1997–1999) (video releases only)
  • Joe Scruggs (1997)
  • Shelley Duvall's American Tall Tales and Legends (1998)
  • Shelley Duvall's Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1998)
  • The Wiggles (US/Canadian distribution) (1999–2001)
  • 3-2-1 Penguins! (2000–2001)
  • Bob the Builder (US/Canadian distribution) (2001)
  • Kipper (US/Canadian distribution) (2001)


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