Animated series include :
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Pompadour.
- Moral Event Horizon: The unnamed hunter can be excused for killing Babar's mother, as he's... well, a hunter, but he irrevocably crosses the Horizon in his attempt to burn down Celesteville for the sole sake of continuing to hunt.
- Nightmare Fuel: The Hunter.
- The Beasts of Misfortune and Haste that plague Babar's nigthmare in episode 4, inspired by a Nightmare Sequence in Babar The King that was also pretty scary (especially it's adaptation in the Babar, King of the Elephants movie.)
- Also, the titular ape from the episode Conga the Terrible (a King Kong Expy), before revealed to be a Gentle Giant.
- Tear Jerker: When Babar discovers his dead mother.
Movie includes :
- Awesome Music: "The Best We Both Can Be."
- "The Committee song" as well. IT's probably the only song in existence that makes beaucracy sound fun.
Original books include :
- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Babar The King is filled with these, particularly the series of tragic accidents and Babar's resulting Nightmare Sequence towards the very end.
Babar and the Adventures of Badou
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Jake, the messy little fox kit.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Hoot is a female hyena who is one of the good characters. 4 years later, The Lion Guard introduced another one.