YMMV / Babar

Animated series include:

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 bureaucracy sound fun (well that, and the "Bureaucrat Song" from Futurama).

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.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Besides the Nightmare Sequence in Babar The King that has already been mentioned, there was an illustration in the first book, The Story of Babar, The Little Elephant, 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.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Critics of the books have said that Babar journeying to France, discovering civilization, and bringing it back to his homeland (where everyone is quick to adopt it) has a Mighty Whitey feel to it, and acts as a justification for colonization.

Babar and the Adventures of Badou