Babar Comes to America (1971)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The second NBC cartoon special inspired by Jean de Brunhoff's delightful "Babar" books, Babar Comes to America, like its predecessor Babar, the Little Elephant (1968), was produced by Mendelson-Melendez studios, and narrated by Peter Ustinvo. Based on Travels of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff and Babar in America by de Brunhoff's son Laurent De Brunhoff, the story finds Babar, elephant monarch of Celesteville, being invited to America to star in a movie. Accompanied by his wife Queen Celeste, Babar encounters all manner of difficulties as he makes his way to the States, but finally arrives in Hollywood--where he's in for quite a surprise. John Scott Trotter and Tom Adair provided the original songs for Babar Comes to America, which first aired on September 7, 1971.