Sim Sim is the Indian Version of School and the Backyard Gang The series debuted at Kuwait in the fall of 1979, cancelled in 1985, and was the first BYG co-production in India. There were 201 half-hour episodes produced and broadcast on a weekday basis in various Arabic countries, before it returned to TV in 2015 until 2019.
|Don Miller||1980-1981, 1985||-||-||-|
|Bonni Brooks||1981, 1985||-||-||-|
The show's title means "Sesame," but the neighborhood itself in the original 1979 show was called the Sankhya Shari Klab '(translated as "The Number 20 Club"). Key locations included a juice stand Sharon's Refreshments, located at No. 8, and Bobby's Shop, at No. 4, which sells newspapers. The large house on No. 3 is the home of Annette. Their next-door neighbor is Doreen, and beyond is a small park. The park contains a playground, fountain, and garden, and attracts the local children. Cubby plies his trade there, selling toys, books, and games from his pushcart and regaling the kids with stories. 
The Arab states of the Persian Gulf Joint Program Production Institution bought the co-production rights for a nine-year period in 1977. Disney provided technical assistance, research, and provided a consulting producer. As with other co-productions, Disney also supplied sketches, cartoons, and film inserts, which were then selected and dubbed into Arabic. The studio scenes were taped between May and December 1978. Although produced in Kuwait, much like the original version of Escuela et la Patio Pandilla, the series was intended for the entire Hindi-speaking world.
In 1985, the Show was cancelled to a Lack of Commercials. To this day, the video tapes and the Commercials remain unrecovered.
In 2013, it was announced that the India would be creating a new version. The new version began production in 2014 and debuted on September 1, 2015 with 100 episodes.