Parents' Guide to

Babar and the Adventures of Badou

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Elephant prince's escapades teach kids social lessons.

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age 4+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 4+

Babar and the Adventures of Badou

Parents need to know that Babar and the Adventures of Badou is a reboot of the 80's TV show based on the books by Jean de Brunhoff. The series focuses on Babar's 8 year old grandson, Badou.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 4+

Such a Disappointment!

When this was announced to air on Tiny Pop, I was excited since I loved the 80s cartoon. However, this reboot turned out to be disappointing, very much so. It can easily be compared to the Franklin reboot (Franklin and Friends) in terms of how far removed from the original it is. If you look at some the books and compare it to this reboot, you'll notice that they don't really look similar. Instead, this reboot's animation looks poor and very low budget. This is not the Babar I loved when I was young. This reboot focuses more on Babar's grandson, Badou.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (5):

This lively series and its endearing characters are a great way to start conversations with your preschoolers about issues they face every day. Badou and his friends deal with bullies, struggle with personality flaws, and face temptations like cheating -- and the show puts these common issues into context that young kids can easily understand.

Just like Babar reinforces the lessons Badou learns, follow-up conversations with your kids will help them turn what they saw into useful techniques for navigating life. What's more, the show's efforts to diversify its cast both in appearance (Badou's friends are a variety of animals) and in personality reminds kids that respecting others can help forge strong relationships with people who are very different from ourselves.

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