THE PLOT THUS FAR
The adventures of the King of the elephants, his family, and friends.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
The Canadian adaptation of Babar was a very simple cartoon with some short and simple stories involving all the characters, but it was still good. Babar in his childhood had his mother shot by hunters, but he was rescued and looked after by an old woman. As he grows up he learns to dress, walk and talk like a gentleman. Soon many elephants are like this and they build their own place out in the country.
The “School Days” DVD is a compilation of four episodes taken from the HBO run. We see Babar learning about working with others and trying to understand Rataxes of the Rhinos. Pom gets a chance to shine as the younger elephants try to join the basketball team. If that wasn’t enough, you also get to see the Elephants tackle the terrors of peer pressure.
The DVD comes with no special features. But, you get a rather strong transfer that makes every inch of the frame pop for standard definition. While it’s not HD clarity, it helps to bring to life the lush childhood story of an elephant that grew up with old humans to become an imperialist of his people. Try to say that’s not the only reading of the material. Oh well, it’s worth a purchase.
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