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Babar: The Movie (1989)

In his spectacular film debut, young Babar, King of the Elephants, must save his homeland from certain destruction by Rataxes and his band of invading rhinos.

Director:

Alan Bunce

Writers:

Jean de Brunhoff (characters), Laurent de Brunhoff (characters) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Pinsent ... King Babar (voice)
Elizabeth Hanna Elizabeth Hanna ... Queen Celeste / The Old Lady (voice)
Lisa Jai Lisa Jai ... Isabelle (voice) (as Lisa Yamanaka)
Marsha Moreau Marsha Moreau ... Flora (voice)
Bobby Becken Bobby Becken ... Pom (voice)
Amos Crawley ... Alexander (voice)
Gavin Magrath Gavin Magrath ... Boy Babar (voice)
Sarah Polley ... Young Celeste (voice)
Stephen Ouimette ... Pompadour (voice)
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... Cornelius (voice)
John Stocker John Stocker ... Zephir (voice)
Charles Kerr Charles Kerr ... Rataxes (voice)
Stuart Stone ... Arthur (voice)
Carl Banas Carl Banas ... Old Tusk (voice)
Ray Landry ... Croc (voice)
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Storyline

In his spectacular film debut, young Babar, King of the Elephants, must save his homeland from certain destruction by Rataxes and his band of invading rhinos.

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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

28 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Babar Movie See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$297,155, 30 July 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,305,187
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Rataxes: [Having just arrived before his army soldiers, Rataxes sits beside a table] The time has come to play our hand. The army's ready, now here's the plan.
[Draws his knife and holds it over a map]
Rataxes: At dawn we march on the Elephant Land!
[laughing wickedly]
Boy Babar: [watching on a ledge overhead with Celeste] No!
Rataxes: By night, we'll reach the city wall. By morning... WE! SHALL RULE! THEM ALL!
[slams his dagger into the map]
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Connections

Followed by Babar: King of the Elephants (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

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Great Children's Movie
1 July 2007 | by Ilikequiche101See all my reviews

My parents bought this for me on video when I was a toddler and I just loved it. It's an exciting new story. It has some fun songs in it and an interesting story-line. Babar is telling his children the story of his childhood, so the movie takes place mostly in Babar's past. It's a cute depiction of his childhood relationship with Celeste and the rhinos. It also includes our favorite monkey and rhino villain. I remember really liking the music. It's a high-spirited adventure. I have happy memories of watching it as it was one of my favorite movies as a kid, which is why our VHS copy is in such terrible shape. If you have the opportunity to see this, I recommend it. It's designated for children, but I still enjoyed watching it with my little sister. I loved the "Babar" books, so I was more familiar with the character than perhaps the children of today are. Give it a chance. It's an enjoyable movie based off of a very lovable elephant.


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