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Babar is an animated cartoon created for the viewing purpose of young adolescences and younger children. The series was produced in Canada, and is based on the works of author Jean de Brunhoff's Babar books, which later were continued by Jean's son Laurent de Brunhoff. Babar, the main character is an elephant, but not just any old elephant. Babar is king of the elephants!

The series is mainly built around Babar himself, his royal family and friends, and the many adventures that have taken place throughout his life. The king recounts all of these storied adventures to his children. It all started when he was orphaned and taken in to live with Madame (The Old Lady) in Paris. She taught Babar a number of things especially in regards to city life and the ways of the world. As Babar inevitably got older he returned to the jungle, when the other members of his homeland caught wind of how much he had learned, and how bright he was they made him king.

Other important characters throughout the series include, Celeste, Babar's wife and ruling queen of "Celesteville", appropriately named after her of course. Also their four children, among them are the triplets, Pom, Flora, and Alexander. Joining them not far behind is Isabelle, who though may be the youngest, seems to follow in her Father's footsteps the most. All the children take to adventure along with Babar, and Celeste in later episodes of the series. Arthur, the prankster of the royal family is Celeste's brother, and can always be counted on to pull a stunt or two. Many friends are introduced to the series as well, like Zephir a monkey who is very close with the family.

A reoccurring theme is that of the challenges that may come forth during Babar's adventures, but his ability to rise to the occasion, even in the face of his most difficult tasks. He also always finds a positive outlook for every negative situation. Babar worldwide is one of the most popular kid friendly cartoon characters, and remains a role model for young children everywhere.

11:30 pm on HBO
6 Seasons, 126 Episodes - Canceled
April 9, 1989
Animation & Cartoons
6.5/10
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  • Once Babar and his family journey through this final land they should be able to reach the fabled Land of Happiness. This of course, is easier said than done! The family comes across a beautiful castle nestled in the clouds and it turns out that this castle belongs to Babars old friend Max, the man that gave him the map! After they enter the magical palace the children and Zephir get separated from Babar and Celeste, they must save Alexander from a ghost, rescue a family of mice, and prove to be wise and kind like their parents. This test has been designed by Max to see whether the children learned all of the necessary values and morals essential to live a life of happiness. The children pass with flying colors and Babar and his family are led to the highly anticipated Land of Happiness. As it turns out, Celesteville is their final destination, proving that there truly is no place like home.

  • Babar and his family find themselves in the middle of a championship treasure hunt! The children are sure they can win, after all, they go on treasure hunts all the time back home in Celesteville! But they didnt count on the fox team who wins every year. At first, Babar and his family are discouraged when they find themselves losing the treasure hunt, but soon find out the real reason the foxes are winning... they cheat! Everyone knows you must have mental as well as physical strength to win a championship treasure hunt; and Babar and his family have both! After a long and exhausting hunt, Babars team wins the race and the foxs teams respect. Maybe it is true, cheaters never prosper and hard work does pay off in the end!

  • Babar and his family arrive in a town where everything is made out of treats and every store they go into has better tasting delicacies than the last! That is, until they find a bakery with the worst tasting cakes in the land?

  • Babar and his family arrive in a town where everything is made out of treats and every store they go into has better tasting delicacies than the last! That is, until they find a bakery with the worst tasting cakes in the land. Every one of his cakes is burnt! This poor young baker must pass the inspection of the Prince or he will lose his shop forever! Fortunately, Celeste is a master baker herself and she teaches the baker the tricks of the trade. The Prince however is flabbergasted when he finds raisins in one of the cakes and the group is banished to the town jail. The family retaliates with kindness however and they throw the Prince a party with the most delicious of treats and of course - no raisins! The Prince is overjoyed and once again, the family departs having saved their friends bakery and showing the Prince that kindness is much better than being mean.

  • When the balloon lands on a small island in the middle of the ocean, they come across a giant sea turtle who shows them the way to their next land of adventure. Sheldon, the turtle, casts a magic aura allowing Babar, Celeste, Zephir and the children to explore a land beneath the sea. When they arrive, they come across the most beautiful kingdom made from the coral reef. Everything isnt quite as perfect as it seems however, Princess Sandy is being forced to marry the evil Octolunga. The family must think of a way to save the princess from a terrible fate. In the end, they manage to teach the villain the important lesson that Bullies always lose in the long run.

  • Looking for the next Land of Adventure, the family balloon crashes and falls into a large crevasse. This time, they find themselves in an enchanted underground city. Their happiness is cut short however, when three mischievous mole brothers appear, steal the family map and disappear! Babar and his family run after the moles to get the map back but the moles know the underground much better than our travelers do and love playing tricks! Babar manages to save their map, but most importantly the family teaches the brothers how to keep themselves entertained and out of trouble.

  • Babar, Celeste, Zephir and the children, come across a spring filled with mysterious water in this land of adventure. Surprisingly, the water allows them to float in the sky!

  • Babar, Celeste, Zephir and the children, come across a spring filled with mysterious water in this land of adventure. Surprisingly, the water allows them to float in the sky! Alexander gets carried away and flies far away from the others, running into a dangerous condor. After being saved by a mother eagle, Alexander is introduced to her son Igor who has a fear of flying. Alexander is able to teach his new friend to overcome his fear and Igor realizes that hell never learn to do new things unless he tries them.

  • After following a path lined with flowers, the family finds themselves in a magical land inhabited by witches. The first friend they meet is a Witch-In-Training named Lulu. She impresses the group with all sorts of tricks but things start to go very wrong when Pom is turned into a pig! Unfortunately, Lulu has yet to learn how to reverse her spells and she must learn on her own how to undo these nasty tricks! Pom must be changed back to an elephant before the sun rises and so the family pulls together, teaching Lulu that teamwork will always win in the end.

  • While on a fishing adventure, Babar and his family get shipwrecked in a terrible storm. A pirate ship led by the Pirate Captain comes to their rescue and brings the family to the Pirate Mansion where a big feast is prepared. As it turns out, the Pirate Captain is a fan of grand tales of adventure and won't let everyone leave until he is fully entertained. Seeing that they are trapped, Babar and his family attempt an escape only to find the Pirate Mansion is under a secret attack by the Squid Pirates! It is up to them to return the favor and save their new friends from their enemies. In doing so, they teach everyone the invaluable lesson that, what goes around comes around.

  • A large wooden door in the middle of the jungle leads the family to the beautiful Land of Ice. Inside however, things arent as playful as they had hoped?

  • A large wooden door in the middle of the jungle leads the family to the beautiful Land of Ice. Inside however, things arent as playful as they had hoped. The family meets a very sad penguin whose food has been stolen by the neighboring polar bears! The only way to defeat these enemies is to put their heads together and trick the enemies, teaching everyone that things arent always as they seem.

  • Alexander, Flora and Pom are overjoyed when they learn that their balloon has landed in a town inhabited by toys. Everyone appears to be happy until they follow their new friend Dora to a terrible factory for broken toys?

  • Alexander, Flora and Pom are overjoyed when they learn that their balloon has landed in a town inhabited by toys. Everyone appears to be happy until they follow their new friend Dora to a terrible factory for broken toys. The evil Morpho has designed a machine called the Unfixilator that makes the broken toys disappear forever! Babar, Celeste, Zephir and the children show this misguided robot that fixing a problem is much better than throwing it away.

  • After landing their balloon on a giant chessboard, the gang realizes that they have come across a land filled with games!

  • After landing their balloon on a giant chessboard, the gang realizes that they have come across a land filled with games! Much to their disappointment however, King Nofun has banned all games from the land. It is up to Babar to convince this troubled royal that It doesnt matter if you win or lose as long as you have fun!

  • Babar, Celeste, Zephir and the children arrive at their first destination only to find that everything on the island is bigger than usual. The plants are bigger, the fruit is bigger and even the people are bigger!

  • While being punished for their rowdy behavior, Alexander, Flora and Pom find their fathers old magic map in a dusty corner of the attic?

  • While being punished for their rowdy behavior, Alexander, Flora and Pom find their fathers old magic map in a dusty corner of the attic. Much to the childrens surprise, Babar agrees that it is time for the family to embark on an adventure and explore other lands. The legend of the map says that if they voyage through all the lands that are marked with the royal crown, they will arrive at the Land of Happiness. Intrigued by the legend, Babar and his family decide to set out on the adventure of a lifetime!

  • Babar talks with Flora about the importance of always telling the truth. Yet Babar starts to regret those words when Flora does exactly that.

  • Babar talks with Flora about the importance of always telling the truth. Yet Babar starts to regret those words when Flora does exactly that.

  • Arthur pulls a prank, which has everyone believing aliens are landing. But the joke backfires on Arthur when he spots a real UFO and nobody believes him.

  • Babar takes his family up into the mountains ostensibly for a winter holiday. But Babar is really searching for the mythical creature he saw as a child.

  • Babar agrees to clandestinely escort a top-secret briefcase to Paris. But the simple journey becomes complicated when the Old Lady mysteriously disappears from the train.

  • When the kids turn eleven they decide they are now adults. Babar and Celeste are shocked when they announce their "adult" plans for their lives.

  • Cornelius and Pompadour have a major disagreement and vow never to speak again. However, both are unaware that their silence could cost them their lives

  • Rataxes takes the credit when Basil saves Isabelle's life. Rataxes is hailed as a hero but finds his guilty conscience troubling him.

  • Determined to win Celesteville soap box derby, Victor "borrows" Pom and Flora's secret design. But when Alexander gets the blame, Victor wonders if winning means everything.

  • Determined to win Celesteville soap box derby, Victor "borrows" Pom and Flora's secret design. But when Alexander gets the blame, Victor wonders if winning means everything.

  • When Pom makes the school basketball team as "towel boy" he lets Babar believe he's a top player. Yet Pom is in for trouble, when Babar makes plans to attend a game..

  • Babar is out to catch the "biggest fish in all of Celesteville". But with the clumsy Flora as his partner, Babar's dream seems unlikely.

  • The kids decide to hold a yard sale believing the palace to be in financial trouble. But while looking for goods to sell, they mistakenly pick up Rataxes' "favorite" lamp.

  • The kids decide to hold a yard sale believing the palace to be in financial trouble. But while looking for goods to sell, they mistakenly pick up Rataxes' "favorite" lamp.

  • Arthur becomes a hero when his "lead blimp" tops the jungle popularity polls. But the blimp doesn't work yet and the greatly anticipated maiden voyage is only a few hours away.

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