I have some very exciting news to share with you about a birthday celebration fit for a king…King Babar, that is!
The iconic elephant with his instantly recognizable signature green suit and yellow crown turns 80 in the new year. The star of the classic literary-based brand that has won over generations of children and families with his imaginative adventures is set to win over a new generation, while those who grew up with Babar get to rekindle their own fond memories in a BIG way.
Did you know?
**Babar was first brought to life in the 1930s by Jean de Brunhoff in a house just outside Paris.
**When Jean passed away at the untimely age of 37, his son, Laurent, took up the torch and made Babar his own, writing and illustrating the many books that followed.
**Laurent continues to write and illustrate the Babar books today, helping to ensure that the Babar legacy lives on for kids and families worldwide.
**The lovable elephant has appeared in more than 100 books in 17 languages as well as multiple TV series and specials and even a feature-length film.
**Over 42 Babar titles have been published to date with more than 10.1 million copies sold in the U.S. alone.
Babar (is Back!) at Retail
As part of all the 80th birthday activity, the look and feel of the vintage Babar brand will be showcased in a range of new products launching at specialty toy and book stores nationwide this holiday season. The new collection of Babar products will mark the beloved brand’s widespread reemergence at retail after more than ten years, paving the way for a whole new generation of fans and allowing those who grew up with Babar to share the magic of the regal yet relatable character and his imaginative adventures with their own young charges.
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