Babar: The Movie

Babar: The Movie

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Director: Alan Bunce

Cast: Alan Bunce, Gordon Pinsent, Gavin Magrath, Elizabeth Hanna

     
 

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Based on the beloved children's books character, this animated family story focuses on the early days of lovable elephant Babar, before he rose to his current position of king. With the help of female elephant Celeste, the young Babar attempts to save a village from a group of bad-tempered rhinoceroses.See more details below

Overview

Based on the beloved children's books character, this animated family story focuses on the early days of lovable elephant Babar, before he rose to his current position of king. With the help of female elephant Celeste, the young Babar attempts to save a village from a group of bad-tempered rhinoceroses.

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
An alternate title for this 1989 Canadian animated feature might be Indiana Babar and the Rhinos of Doom. Babar, King of the Elephants, regales his children with an exciting bedtime story about his first days as the boy king, when the then-pint-sized pachyderm led the charge against Rataxes and his "rotten rhino troublemakers." The clever and brave Babar is determined to rescue his future queen, Celeste, who, along with her mother, has been imprisoned by Rataxes. Racing against time to foil an attack on Elephantland, he succeeds with the help of some jungle allies, including comical monkeys and a vegetarian croc. The harrowing scene in which the rhinos set a village aflame and enslave the adult elephants in front of their terrified children is an emotionally intense departure from the rest of the film's more lighthearted tone. Among the standout musical numbers is a witty ode to ruling by committee sung by Babar's elders, and a monkey showstopper about the ways of the jungle. Babar rules, and this briskly paced adventure is one that young viewers will never forget.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/28/1998
UPC:
0012232731638
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
NR
Source:
Family Home Ent

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gordon Pinsent Babar
Gavin Magrath Boy Babar
Elizabeth Hanna Queen Celeste
Sarah Polley Young Celeste
Chris Wiggins Cornelius
Stephen Ouimette Pompadour
John Stocker Zephir
Charles Kerr Rataxes
Bobby Becken Pom
Amos Crawley Alexander
Marsha Moreau Flora
Lisa Yamanaka Isabelle

Technical Credits
Alan Bunce Director,Screenwriter
Ted Bastien Production Designer
Yannick Bernard Producer
Carol Bradbury Art Director
John Laurence Collins Animator
John de Klein Screenwriter
Michael Hirsh Co-producer
Raymond Jaffelice Screenwriter
Milan Kymlicka Score Composer
Evan Landis Editor
Patrick Loubert Co-producer
Clive Powsey Art Director
Peter Sauder Screenwriter
J.D. Smith Screenwriter
Clive A. Smith Co-producer
Maribeth Solomon Score Composer

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