Babar and the Adventures of Badou
Babar Badou Logo.jpg
Created byMichael Stokes
Based onBabar the Elephant (series)
by Jean de Brunhoff
Laurent de Brunhoff
Written byMichael Stokes
Directed byMike Fallows
Voices ofIsabel de Carteret
Catherine Disher
Dawn Greenhalgh
Dallas Jokic
Noah Lehman
Tyler Stevenson
Samantha Weinstein
Christopher Wigins
Ben Campbell
Les Carlson
Laura de Carteret
Sergio Di Zio
Jayne Eastwood
Molly Johnson
Dan Lett
Scott McCord
Jeff Pustil
Samantha Reynolds
Lyon Smith
Adrian Truss
Gord Pinsent
Drew Adkins
Willaim Healy
Theme music composerSteve D'Angelo
Terry Tompkins
ComposerJeff Danna
Country of originCanada
France
Original languagesEnglish
French
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes65 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersCorinne Kouper
Guillaume Hellouin
Doug Murphy
Colin Bohm
Clifford Ross
ProducerJane Sobol
Running timeApproximately
24 minutes
(12 minutes x2)
Production companiesNelvana Limited
TeamTO
LuxAnimation (seasons 1 & 2 only)
The Clifford Ross Company
DistributorNelvana Limited
Release
Original networkYTV (Canada)
TF1 and Disney Junior (France)
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
First shown inAustralia
Original releaseNovember 22, 2010 (2010-11-22) –
January 2, 2015 (2015-01-02)
Chronology
Preceded byBabar (1989–1991, 2000)

Babar and the Adventures of Badou is a computer-animated children's television series that premiered in 2010 based on the characters created by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff. The series takes place several years after the original series and has created new characters to the Babar universe, including Badou, who is Babar's 8-year-old grandson and the protagonist of the series.[1] The series is co-produced by Nelvana, TeamTO and LuxAnimation, in co-production with TF1 and with the participation of Playhouse Disney France/The Walt Disney Company France. 65 episodes were produced over three seasons.

The English version of the twenty-six episode series first premiered on September 6, 2010 in Australia on ABC2, in France on TF1's TFOU strand on November 8, 2010, and in Canada on YTV on November 22, 2010. Vice President and Managing Director of Jumbo Pictures, and Nelvana Enterprises, Colin Bohm explained "Nelvana is excited to bring Babar into the 21st century with a new 3D TV series as well as a comprehensive licensing program from TF1".[2] On September 16, 2010, Nelvana Enterprises has confirmed that the series would premiere in the U.S. on Playhouse Disney.[3] The show premiered on June 13, 2010.

Babar and the Adventures of Badou was renewed for a second season, which began airing on Disney Junior on March 25, 2013. The third and final season aired from 2014 to 2015.

Overview

The series follows the adventures of Babar's eight-year-old grandson Badou, who along with his friends and family, solves numerous mysteries, puzzles and situations in Celesteville. The city now features other animals besides elephants.[4][5]

Although the series features a majority of new characters to the Babar universe, some of the original characters remain though, such as Babar, Celeste and Lord Rataxes, with other original characters also involved.

Episodes

Main article: List of Babar and the Adventures of Badou episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 November 22, 2010 (2010-11-22) May 30, 2011 (2011-05-30)
2 26 August 5, 2013 (2013-08-05) January 20, 2014 (2014-01-20)
3 13 July 10, 2014 (2014-07-10) January 2, 2015 (2015-01-02)


Characters

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New characters

Main characters

Recurring characters

Antagonists

Original characters

Broadcast

Babar and the Adventures of Badou premiered on November 22, 2010 on YTV in Canada.[6] However, it was later moved to Treehouse TV.[7] The series has been sold to Disney Junior in the United States (It later aired on Qubo from December 30, 2019 to February 27, 2021, M-net in South Africa, and ABC in Australia.[8] CITV and Tiny Pop in the UK. In Russia, It premiered on Carousel. In The Middle East, it premiered on Spacetoon (along with Baraem and Jeem TV). In Italy, the series premiered on Frisbee.

References

  1. ^ Elliott, Stuart (November 13, 2012). "A New Coronation for the King of the Elephants". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  2. ^ Aaron H. Bynum (September 10, 2009). "Badou's Adventures Still on the Horizon". Animation Insider. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Press Release – Nelvana's New Babar Series to Debut in U.S. on Disney Channel". Corus Entertainment. September 16, 2010. Archived from the original on 19 September 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  4. ^ Aaron H. Bynum (March 23, 2009). "New 'Babar' CG Animation in the Works". Animation Insider. Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
  5. ^ Diane (August 8, 2010). "Fall 2010 new series on YTV". TV-EH!. Archived from the original on July 28, 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
  6. ^ "YTV's Playtime Block Premieres The CGI Animated Series Babar and the Adventures of Badou". CNW. PR Newswire. November 1, 2010. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  7. ^ "Treehouse Fall Lineup Celebrates the Power of Imagination and the Value of Learning with New Series and Returning Favourites". Corus Entertainment. August 16, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  8. ^ "Nelvana's New Babar Series to Debut in U.S. on Disney Channel". Corus Entertainment. September 16, 2010. Retrieved January 30, 2015.