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Babar 

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The adventures of the King of the elephants, his family, and friends.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Richard Binsley Richard Binsley ...  Additional Voices 78 episodes, 1989-2000
Lisa Jai Lisa Jai ...  Isabelle / ... 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Corrine Koslo Corrine Koslo ...  Lady Rataxes 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Dan Hennessey Dan Hennessey ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Greg Swanson Greg Swanson ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Loretta Jafelice Loretta Jafelice ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Philip Akin Philip Akin ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Michael Beattie ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Barry Belchamber Barry Belchamber ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Mairon Bennett Mairon Bennett ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Geoffrey Bowes Geoffrey Bowes ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Barbara Budd Barbara Budd ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Alyson Court ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Rob Cowan Rob Cowan ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Suzanne Coy ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Jeri Craden Jeri Craden ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Catherine Disher ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Greg Duffell Greg Duffell ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Jayne Eastwood ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Desmond Ellis Desmond Ellis ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Diane Fabian Diane Fabian ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Alan Fawcett Alan Fawcett ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Linda Feige Linda Feige ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Colin Fox Colin Fox ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
David Fox ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Don Francks ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Catherine Gallant Catherine Gallant ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Marvin Goldhar Marvin Goldhar ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Luba Goy ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Rex Hagon Rex Hagon ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Keith Hampshire Keith Hampshire ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Terri Hawkes ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Mark Hellman Mark Hellman ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Ellen-Ray Hennessy ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Taborah Johnson ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Hadley Kay Hadley Kay ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Gary Krawford Gary Krawford ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Michael Lamport Michael Lamport ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Ray Landry ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Chas Lawther Chas Lawther ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Sharon Lewis Sharon Lewis ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Peter MacNeill ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Judy Marshak ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Gordon Masten ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Jeremiah McCann Jeremiah McCann ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Melleny Melody ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Nick Nichols Nick Nichols ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Judith Orban Judith Orban ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Denise Pidgeon Denise Pidgeon ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Andrew Sabiston ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Linda Sorensen ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Tabitha St. Germain ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
John Tarzwell John Tarzwell ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Marlow Vella ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Christopher Ward Christopher Ward ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Thick Wilson Thick Wilson ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Sandy Winsby Sandy Winsby ...  Babar 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Noam Zylberman ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Gordon Pinsent ...  King Babar 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Dawn Greenhalgh ...  Queen Celeste 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Stuart Stone ...  Alexander / ... 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Elizabeth Hanna Elizabeth Hanna ...  The Old Lady 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ...  Cornelius 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Stephen Ouimette ...  Pompadour 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Jeff Pustil Jeff Pustil ...  Zephir 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Allen Stewart-Coates ...  Rataxes 65 episodes, 1989-1991
John Stocker John Stocker ...  Basil 65 episodes, 1989-1991
Marsha Moreau Marsha Moreau ...  Additional Voices 52 episodes, 1989-1991
Bobby Becken Bobby Becken ...  Pom 52 episodes, 1989-1991
Paul Haddad Paul Haddad ...  Uncle Arthur 40 episodes, 1989-1991
Noah Godfrey Noah Godfrey ...  Victor 39 episodes, 1990-1991
Keith Knight ...  Additional Voices 39 episodes, 1989-1991
Lea-Helen Weir Lea-Helen Weir ...  Flora 39 episodes, 1990-1991
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The adventures of the King of the elephants, his family, and friends.

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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 January 1989 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras de Babar See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Trivia

Arthur and Pompadour were the only two adult elephant characters on Babar who were never depicted as having tusks; the reason for this is never explained, although Arthur also never had tusks in the original book series illustrations, either. Fans have speculated that the characters' lack of tusks was either because they were younger adult elephants, because they suffered from some sort of illness or simply because it was easier and cheaper to animate the characters without tusks. See more »

Goofs

Troubadour is miscolored twice; instead of wearing his blue and white suit, he is wearing an orange suit as one solid color. See more »

Quotes

Pompadour: [panicking] Oh, if only we had time to set up a committee!
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Connections

Referenced in Paris, je t'aime (2006) See more »

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Simple, lovely and most of all children will love it!
27 February 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I certainly loved Babar as a kid, and have a soft spot for it now. I love how it is simple, and that it is lovely and cute. Children will definitely love it, and I do seriously think it is one of the better animated shows to come out in the 80s and 90s, most cartoons these days with one or two rare exceptions are awful with bad animation, lacklustre humour, poor music and lacks even juvenile appeal, or are shows that started off good and now are mediocre at best(Spongebob Squarepants I am looking at you!) Back on target, the animation in Babar is truly lovely, simple in design but has a certain elegance about it. Also the music is exceedingly pleasant, and the characters and story lines are endearing. Not only that, it is educational, and you learn good morals without feeling as though it is being forced down your throat. All in all, lovely to watch, really charming and I for one love who simple it was. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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