Review: "Babar: The Classic Series" The Complete First Season: Babar Begins


Let’s face it, talking animals are bizarre. The idea is fun and entertaining, but sometimes the execution can be shaky, especially when talking animals are placed side-by-side with talking humans with no language barrier, and especially when said talking animals are completely naked and prance around in the jungle with a human civilization right down […]

"Babar and Father Christmas": Good Christmas Gifts Come In Elephant-Sized Packages

Babar the Elephant is a children’s literary character who has seen a couple of adaptations, including a charming, fairly-long running series from the late 80s by Nelvana. Now, in the age of digitally restored and remastered theme-based single disc DVD releases, the 80’s Babar cartoon (or The Classic Series as the case calls it) returns […]

"Olivia" and "Babar" - Help Yourself to the Pig, but Don't Miss the Elephant

Much better royalty will be found in eOne Entertainment’s DVDs of the 1980’s Babar cartoon that aired originally on HBO. I recall thinking they were quite enjoyable at the time, and revisiting them now reinforces that opinion. Based on the series of children’s books by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff, Babar focuses on the adventures […]

"Babar" Finds a Home in Germany

German broadcaster KI.KA has picked up rights to the first 26 episodes of Babar and the adventures of Badou, a new CG-animated series that updates the classic Babar stories and adds his eight-year-old grandson and his friends to the cast, Nelvana Enterprises said today. The series, which will debut on Canada’s YTV in November, will […]

"Twilight" Producers License "Babar" for CGI/Live-Action Hybrid Movie

The Deadline weblog is reporting that Temple Hill (producers of the Twilight series of movies) has licensed the rights to the Babar the Elephant from Nelvana and the Clifford Ross Company, with an eye to producing a live-action/CGI hybrid movie akin to Alvin and the Chipmunks and the recently released Marmaduke. (via TZ member PowerZord)

"Babar," "Max & Ruby" Get New Deals

Babar and the Adventures of Badou will be coming to new international territories under a raft of deals announced by Nelvana today. The Canadian animation house has secured outlets for the new, CG-animated Babar on Playhouse Disney Japan, ABC TV Australia, TV New Zealand, TV2 Norway, YLE 2 Finland, DR TV Denmark, Thai PBS and […]

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