'Babar: The Movie'

The character from French children’s literature first appeared in “Histoire de Babar” by Jean de Brunhoff in 1931 and then found English success, as “The Story of Babar,” published in 1933. The title character is a young elephant who leaves the jungle, visits the city and returns with the benefits of civilization to his fellow elephants, becoming their king. It became an animated film in 1989, with Gordon Pinsent as the voice of King Babar, who tells a tale of battling evil rhinos. -- Kate O'Hare, Zap2it
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