History YMMV / Babar

8th Dec '17 11:37:13 AM Hedging
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: The reason for the 1999 film's huge failure. Besides the fact that it came out long after the brief renaissance in Babar's popularity that the tv series sparked had ended, and most of it's original fans had grown up, it was a completely new adaptation of the original books, with nothing for fans of the original series to experience nostalgia with.
29th Oct '17 5:40:35 PM themisterfree
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* PeripheryDemographic: The show's primary target audience is children eight and under, but has surprisingly intelligent writing, dramatic and/or humorous stories, child-friendly but effectively funny gags, well-developed and likable characters, Creator/TaraStrong as the voice of Young Celeste, an AmbiguouslyGay character, {{Shout Out}}s to more adult works of fiction, and a handful of {{Parental Bonus}}es, all of which make it quite enjoyable for older viewers as well. ''WesternAnimation/BabarAndTheAdventuresOfBadou'' on the other hand....[[TastesLikeDiabetes not so much.]]

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* PeripheryDemographic: The show's primary target audience is children eight and under, but has surprisingly intelligent writing, dramatic and/or humorous stories, child-friendly but effectively funny gags, well-developed and likable characters, Creator/TaraStrong as the voice of Young Celeste, an AmbiguouslyGay character, {{Shout Out}}s to more adult works of fiction, and a handful of {{Parental Bonus}}es, all of which make it quite enjoyable for older viewers as well.well- this was likely due to airing on HBO and hence being able to get away with this type of stuff. ''WesternAnimation/BabarAndTheAdventuresOfBadou'' on the other hand....[[TastesLikeDiabetes not so much.]]
29th Oct '17 4:41:19 AM Shadowgazer
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* NightmareFuel:
** Babar's mother gets shot by a hunter on the second page of the first book, ''The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant''. Very dark beginning for a children's book.
** The first book also has an illustration showing the old King of the Elephants taking the poisonous mushroom that killed him and then writhing on the ground, his skin a livid green.
** There is a memorable NightmareSequence in ''Babar The King'' with the Beasts of Haste and Misfortune threatening Babar.
24th Oct '17 5:23:54 PM schoi30
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* HilariousInHindsight: Hoot is a female hyena who is one of the good characters and friends with a lion, in contrast to the [[ScavengersAreScum usual portrayal of hyenas]] in media and the animosity between lions and hyenas in real life. 4 years later, ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' introduced another such hyena.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Hoot is a female hyena who is one of the good characters and friends with a lion, in contrast to the [[ScavengersAreScum usual portrayal portrayal]] [[HeinousHyena of hyenas]] in media and the animosity between lions and hyenas in real life. 4 years later, ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' introduced another such hyena.
28th Sep '17 9:10:18 AM Hedging
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: So the hunter returns in ''Babar's Triumph'', still wanting to hunt the animals in spite of his discovery that they are now civilized and intelligent and armed with more men and guns than ever. So how does he go about it? Does invade Celesteville with his fellow hunters in a similar manner to Rataxes in ''Babar: The Movie''? No. Does he try to kidnap Madame as hostage in order to make the elephants surrender? No. Does he even try to capture them and sell them since circuses and zoos would probably pay through the nose for talking elephants? Not even. His attack merely consists of...starting a fire to burn the jungle down...kind of a let down, isn't it?
27th Sep '17 9:09:43 PM schoi30
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* HilariousInHindsight: Hoot is a female hyena who is one of the good characters and friends with a lion, in contrast to the [[ScavengersAreScum usual portrayal of hyenas]] in media and the animosity between lions and hyenas in real life. 4 years later, ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' introduced another one.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Hoot is a female hyena who is one of the good characters and friends with a lion, in contrast to the [[ScavengersAreScum usual portrayal of hyenas]] in media and the animosity between lions and hyenas in real life. 4 years later, ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' introduced another one.such hyena.
27th Sep '17 9:09:17 PM schoi30
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* HilariousInHindsight: Hoot is a female hyena who is one of the good characters and has a lion for a friend, in contrast to the [[ScavengersAreScum usual portrayal of hyenas]] in media and the animosity between lions and hyenas in real life. 4 years later, ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' introduced another one.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Hoot is a female hyena who is one of the good characters and has friends with a lion for a friend, lion, in contrast to the [[ScavengersAreScum usual portrayal of hyenas]] in media and the animosity between lions and hyenas in real life. 4 years later, ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' introduced another one.
27th Sep '17 9:02:46 PM schoi30
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* HilariousInHindsight: Hoot is a female hyena who is one of the good characters and friends with a lion, in contrast to the [[ScavengersAreScum usual portrayal of hyenas]] in media and the animosity between lions and hyenas in real life. 4 years later, ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' introduced another one.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Hoot is a female hyena who is one of the good characters and friends with has a lion, lion for a friend, in contrast to the [[ScavengersAreScum usual portrayal of hyenas]] in media and the animosity between lions and hyenas in real life. 4 years later, ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' introduced another one.
27th Sep '17 9:02:03 PM schoi30
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* HilariousInHindsight: Hoot is a female hyena who is one of the good characters and is friends with a lion, in contrast to the [[ScavengersAreScum usual portrayal of hyenas]] in media as well as the animosity between lions and hyenas in real life. 4 years later, ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' introduced another one.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Hoot is a female hyena who is one of the good characters and is friends with a lion, in contrast to the [[ScavengersAreScum usual portrayal of hyenas]] in media as well as and the animosity between lions and hyenas in real life. 4 years later, ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' introduced another one.
27th Sep '17 9:01:04 PM schoi30
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* HilariousInHindsight: Hoot is a female hyena who is one of the good characters, in contrast to the [[ScavengersAreScum usual portrayal of hyenas]] in media. 4 years later, ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' introduced another "good" female hyena.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Hoot is a female hyena who is one of the good characters, characters and is friends with a lion, in contrast to the [[ScavengersAreScum usual portrayal of hyenas]] in media. media as well as the animosity between lions and hyenas in real life. 4 years later, ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' introduced another "good" female hyena.one.
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