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Here's the Real (and Dark) Reason 'Barney & Friends' Was Canceled

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"Barney is a dinosaur from our imagination, and when's tall he's what we call a dinosaur sensation," ran the theme song of the popular children's television show. 

Exploring the crucial themes of friendship, family, and personal well-being, and heftier topics like overcoming envy or maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the show was the first to offer light-hearted edutainment.  

Despite the positive reviews, Barney & Friends was canceled in 2009. 

So, why did Barney end?