Parents' Guide to

Babar: The Movie

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Animated elephant adventure has some peril.

Movie G 1989 70 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

A kids' film has intense peril moments

PG: somme brief intense peril

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (3):

Based on the 1931 French children's book series, Babar: The Movie is a spirited continuation of the televised HBO series. It's a surehanded blend of action, musical, and frolic that keeps the pace and doesn't overstay its welcome.

Kids will enjoy the elephants and nonstop action, parents will enjoy the clever resolution, and both parents and kids will find themselves humming to the fun sing-alongs, from the song that manages to make bureaucracy sound catchy, "Send It to Committee for Review" to the funny boast "Monkey Business."

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