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Babar and the Adventures of Badou 

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An updated version of the classic series, following King Babar, and Badou, his 8-year-old grandson.

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Michael Stokes
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Gordon Pinsent ...  King Babar 33 episodes, 2010-2013
Dallas Jokic Dallas Jokic ...  Badou 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Samantha Weinstein ...  Chiku 26 episodes, 2010-2012
Dwayne Hill ...  Heropotamus 26 episodes, 2010-2011
Drew Adkins Drew Adkins ...  Badou 26 episodes, 2012-2013
William Healy ...  Badou 26 episodes, 2013
Dan Lett ...  Pom 19 episodes, 2010-2011
Dawn Greenhalgh ...  Queen Celeste 18 episodes, 2010-2011
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ...  Cornelius 17 episodes, 2010-2011
Isabel de Carteret Isabel de Carteret 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Catherine Disher 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Noah Lehman Noah Lehman 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Tyler Stevenson Tyler Stevenson 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Leslie Carlson 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Laura de Carteret 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Sergio Di Zio ...  Tersh 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Jayne Eastwood 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Scott McCord 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Jeff Pustil Jeff Pustil 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Samantha Reynolds Samantha Reynolds 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Adrian Truss ...  King Rataxes 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Molly Johnson Molly Johnson 14 episodes, 2010-2011
Lyon Smith 14 episodes, 2010-2011
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An updated version of the classic series, following King Babar, and Badou, his 8-year-old grandson.

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Animation | Family

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Flora and Alexander along with Isabelle are absent and it's unknown where they are, they've most likely moved away, Flora and Isabelle are now aunties while Alexander is an uncle. Flora and Isabelle are however mentioned and along with Just Flora and Alexander pictured when they were born revealed from the original series followed by the movie Babar: King of the Elephants. See more »

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Cute But Lacks the Emotional Depth and Characterization of the 2D Cartoon

Maybe this is only a matter of opinion, or just my nostalgia talking, but this series, while cute and certainly modern, simply doesn't feel right watching. The CGI doesn't suit the characters, Badou isn't particularly likeable, and the characters certainly aren't as endearing - moreover the older 1990's cartoon, while not perfect, was a show that adults and children alike could enjoy. Parents could watch it with their children and genuinely enjoy it. I loved the characters in the older series such as Basil, Pompadour and Troubadour, and they were very well-developed, fun and unforgettably unique. Luckily this new show does retain characters like Babar himself, and lovable old Cornelius (with their original voice actors, so kudos to the show for that; sadly Chris Wiggins has since passed away), but in TAOB, Cornelius is less developed and more of a comic relief, and Babar just doesn't have much screen presence anymore. Badou and his friends really aren't as fun to watch, nor are they endearing and memorable. The show is painfully childish to the point where most children I've babysat are put-off by it and find it "lame", whereas they enjoy the older version better, or neither version. It's a genuine attempt, but it simply doesn't capture the magic of the older cartoon or the original French Babar storybooks of the 1930's for that matter.


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6 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Babar - Les aventures de Badou See more »

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