List of Babar episodes

This is a complete list of episodes from the animated television show Babar, which was based on the famous book series for children, Babar the Elephant. The series aired from 1989 to 1991, and returned for one season in 2000.


Season 1 (1989)

No. Cartoons Original air date
1"Babar's First Step"April 2, 1989 (1989-04-02)
This story begins to tell the classic tale of Babar's early life with his mother and all the other elephants in the jungle, and how his life is shattered when a hunter kills his mother and he must cope on his own.
2"City Ways"April 9, 1989 (1989-04-09)
Forced to run away from the jungle by the hunter, Babar makes his way to the city only to find it just as dangerous and confusing. Motherless and alone, Babar is befriended by the Old Lady, who tries to teach him how to fit into her world, with his ultimate test at a society dinner in his honour.
3"Babar Returns"April 16, 1989 (1989-04-16)
Babar leaves the Old Lady and city to return to the jungle so he can bring the other elephants his new-found knowledge. However, he discovers that despite the fact that his old friends are still running from the hunter, they resist trying out any of his "new" ideas.
4"The City of Elephants"April 23, 1989 (1989-04-23)
As the elephants' new king, Babar's first decree is to build a city for all the elephants. However, not only does Babar have to contend with the fact that Lord Rataxes is also trying to build a city, his own obsession to see his dream city completed on time creates insurmountable problems.
5"Babar's Triumph"April 30, 1989 (1989-04-30)
When the hunter returns to threaten Babar's kingdom, Babar faces his greatest challenge as king when he unites lord Rataxes and everyone in the jungle in an all out effort to fight the hunter and repel him, once and for all. (Note: this episode can be seen in the citizenship segment of the video Kids for Character)
6"Babar's Choice"May 7, 1989 (1989-05-07)
At an important palace ball, Babar's advisors Cornelius and Pompadour jeopardize Babar's relationship with Celeste by forcing Babar to take the visiting dignitary's daughter to the dance instead of her.
7"Race to the Moon"May 14, 1989 (1989-05-14)
Babar's hopes of rebuilding an old theater dedicated to his mother are jeopardized when all his subjects get caught up trying to build a rocketship in a silly attempt to beat lord Rataxes to the moon.
8"No Place Like Home"May 21, 1989 (1989-05-21)
Babar decides to let a young circus boy live in the palace, but when the boy regrets his decision and wants to return to his circus home, he discovers it might be too late since the circus has been captured by lord Rataxes.
9"An Elephants Best Friend"May 28, 1989 (1989-05-28)
Times are hard for Babar when lord Rataxes stops all pomegranate shipments from reaching Celesteville. However, when Babar finds a pet warthog in the jungle, Rataxes suddenly says he's willing to negotiate. What Babar doesn't realize is the warthog belongs to lady Rataxes, and Rataxes has to grab it back before she or Babar discover that he lost it on purpose.
10"The Show Must Go On"June 3, 1989 (1989-06-03)
When Babar organizes a world class ballet to be performed in Celesteville, the star of the show, a temperamental prima ballerina, makes problems for his friends in the cast and crew and turns Babar's production into a disaster.
11"To Duet or not to Duet"June 10, 1989 (1989-06-10)
Babar is scheduled to perform a duet with a great pianist at a concert. However, he refuses to admit that the piece of music is too hard for him, so he procrastinates practicing until he feels so guilty that it begins to affect his job as king.
12"The Missing Crown Affair"June 17, 1989 (1989-06-17)
When Babar's crown goes missing, amateur sleuth Zephir decides to help Babar solve the mystery. However they both get panicky when all the clues point out that Babar's closest friends stole the crown as the first step to taking over his kingdom.
13"The Phantom"June 24, 1989 (1989-06-24)
Babar meets "The Phantom" for the first time and when construction crews are about to tear down the building, it's up to Babar to stop them from destroying his home, and a secret friendship.[1]
  1. Babar: The Movie (28 July 1989)

Season 2 (1989)

No. Cartoons Original air date
14"The Gift"August 20, 1989 (1989-08-20)
Babar goes out of his 'way' to find the Old Lady a unique gift for her birthday.... the tail feather of the "Way Out Bird" who can only be found on top of the treacherous "Way Out Peak".
15"School Days"August 27, 1989 (1989-08-27)
King Babar recalls a time when he was a young boy living in the City. Babar and his friends were picked on by the school bullies and made to feel like outcasts because they all looked 'different'.
16"Between Friends"September 3, 1989 (1989-09-03)
When Zephir and Celeste have an accident they soon find themselves battling out their trial in court. Babar is caught in the middle, forced to be the Judge of who is guilty of causing the mishap.[2]
17"King Tuttle's Vote"September 10, 1989 (1989-09-10)
Rataxes 'king-naps' King Tuttle, the Tortoise King, so he cannot sign Babar's treaty that would force Rataxes to stop dumping garbage into the river.
18"Elephant Express"September 17, 1989 (1989-09-17)
When Rataxes refuses to let Babar build a railway through Rhinoland, Babar is forced to detour through a jungle inhabited by a strange monster known as the 'Polomoche'.
19"Peer Pressure"September 24, 1989 (1989-09-24)
King Babar recalls having to make a tough decision between loyalty to friendship and loyalty to the law, when a group of boys he knows are about to cause trouble at a local junkyard.
20"Tour De Celesteville"October 1, 1989 (1989-10-01)
Babar has chosen Arthur to be his partner in the annual bike race. However, he soon wonders if he should have chosen somebody better, when he learns there are two Cheetahs also in the race, who are willing to 'cheat' to win.
21"Rhino War"October 8, 1989 (1989-10-08)
When Babar fails to fill out the proper papers to ship fairground supplies through Rhinoland, a General in Rataxes' army uses this as an excuse to declare war on Celesteville.
22"Double the Guards"October 15, 1989 (1989-10-15)
Thinking that an assassin is after Babar, Pompadour and Cornelius refuse to leave his side... much to the regret of Babar, who is trying to have a quiet dinner with Celeste.
23"Monkey Business"October 22, 1989 (1989-10-22)
When Babar finds out that Zephir would rather play practical jokes than keep guard of the Royal Peanut Patch, Babar decides to teach him a lesson. However, the plan backfires when Babar learns that Rataxes' Rhino Rampage is heading straight for the peanut patch and Babar has made sure there's no way he or Zephir can call for help.
24"The Intruder"October 29, 1989 (1989-10-29)
King Babar's children decide to help their father overcome one of his problems by telling him about the time when they thought there was a monster in the Palace.
25"Conga the Terrible"November 5, 1989 (1989-11-05)
Cornelius believes that he's becoming quite useless, when his age causes Babar and his friend to get shipwrecked on an island that's home to a monstrous gorilla.
26"Remember When...?"November 12, 1989 (1989-11-12)
Babar's children recall the time when they accidentally went up in a balloon and entered a terrible storm, forcing Babar and Celeste to use every bit of their courage and resourcefulness to save them.[3]

Season 3 (1990)

No. Cartoons Original air date
27"Special Delivery"April 1, 1990 (1990-04-01)
With Babar and Celeste spending all their time tending to the needs of her new baby sister Isabelle, Flora's feelings of being unwanted ultimately lead her to run away from home.
28"The Celesteville Enquirer"April 8, 1990 (1990-04-08)
When Flora decides to do a newspaper story about Real Life of the Royal Family, the royal homestead is thrown into a panic as her photographs prove to be embarrassing to everyone in the palace.
29"To Tell Or Not to Tell"April 15, 1990 (1990-04-15)
When Pom and Alexander are left to baby-sit their little sister Isabelle, their preoccupation with covering up some palace mischief allows Isabelle to go missing.
30"Witches Potion"April 22, 1990 (1990-04-22)
Believing that magic is the only hope of Flora surviving a deadly snakebite, Alexander ventures into the dark forest to find an old lady he thinks is a witch.
31"Fathers and Sons"April 29, 1990 (1990-04-29)
When Alexander and Victor use the father-son events of a family picnic as a way to determine which of them has the best dad, Rataxes cheating not only costs him the race, but the admiration of his son.
32"Uncle Arthur and the Pirates"May 6, 1990 (1990-05-06)
When Uncle Arthur, the world traveller and adventurer, shows up at the palace, his tall stories propel Babars children into getting themselves mixed up in a dangerous dock side escapade.
33"My Dinner With Rataxes"May 13, 1990 (1990-05-13)
While visiting Rhinoland to celebrate the peace treaty between their two kingdoms, Babar and Rataxes get caught up in a battle of one-upmanship which jeopardizes their attempts to rescue their lost children from a treacherous labyrinth.
34"The Coin"May 20, 1990 (1990-05-20)
When Babar has to honor an old promise and grant the wish of anyone who returns pieces of an old coin to him, his entire kingdom is put in jeopardy as Rataxes shows up with a piece and demands to be made King of Celesteville.
35"A Charmed Life"May 27, 1990 (1990-05-27)
Burdened by the insurmountable demands of running his kingdom and family, Babar wishes he was never King. To his surprise and dismay, he gets his wish. Celesteville has become, Rataxesville!
36"A Tale of Two Siblings"June 3, 1990 (1990-06-03)
Stuck baby-sitting his little sister Isabelle, Alexander spends the afternoon making up a fairytale which ultimately draws them closer together.
37"The Unsalted Sea Serpent"June 10, 1990 (1990-06-10)
When a mysterious creature is sighted in the Celesteville lake, Babar calls upon a famous undersea explorer to help him protect it from the clutches of Rataxes.
38"Ghost for a Day"June 17, 1990 (1990-06-17)
Babars health is in question when he accredits his strange behavior to mysterious visits from the Old Elephant Kings ghost.
39"Boys Will Be Boys"June 24, 1990 (1990-06-24)
When Babar sets off with Uncle Arthur and Zephir to renew a childhood treasure hunt Rataxes seizes the opportunity to try and beat him to it.

Season 4 (1991)

No. Cartoons Original air date
1"Alexander the Great"7 January 1991 (1991-01-07)
Alexander's flying skills get him into hot water when he crash lands his plane in the jungle and makes friends with a tribe who invite him for dinner.
2"Cruel to Be Kind"14 January 1991 (1991-01-14)
Babar learns that honesty is the best policy when Zephir takes up the palace duties of Pompadour and Cornelius, with disastrous results.
3"A Pair of Queens"21 January 1991 (1991-01-21)
Flora's pen pal arrives, believing Flora is queen of Celesteville. Afraid to tell the truth, Flora convinces Pom and Alexander to help her keep up the illusion.
4"Rowing Pains"28 January 1991 (1991-01-28)
Alexander learns a hard lesson about responsibility when he lets his rowing team and Zephir down.
5"Arthur's Object"4 February 1991 (1991-02-04)
When two inept thieves make off with Arthur's treasured statue, Babar is called in to solve the mystery.
6"The Diaperman Cometh"11 February 1991 (1991-02-11)
When a baby elephant is abandoned on the doorstep of the Rhino palace, Rataxes finds himself acting as an unwilling father.
7"Time Flies"18 February 1991 (1991-02-18)
After witnessing the arrival of a mysterious time traveler, Alexander has a hard time getting anyone to believe his story.
8"Insecurity System"25 February 1991 (1991-02-25)
A fault in the Rhino Security system traps Cornelius and the children inside the Rhino Place, and it's up to Cornelius to devise an escape before its too late.
9"Kings of the Castle"4 March 1991 (1991-03-04)
As part of a school project to promote understanding and co-operation, the children convince Babar and Rataxes to change places for the day. Forced to deal with the other's problems, Babar and Rataxes learn it isn't easy to walk a mile in somebody else's shoes.
10"What's Mine Is Mine"11 March 1991 (1991-03-11)
After a calculating con man lures Arthur into throwing away his life savings for a worthless mine, Zephir and Arthur plan to teach the thief a lesson.
11"The Scarlet Pachyderm"18 March 1991 (1991-03-18)
When Rataxes seals the border between Rhinoland and Celesteville, it's up to the mysterious night raider known as The Scarlet Pachyderm, to save the day.
12"All Played Out"25 March 1991 (1991-03-25)
Babar and the children have no idea just how much they've been taking Celeste for granted, until she wins the lead role in Basil's new theater production.
13"Radio Riot"1 April 1991 (1991-04-01)
A successful radio show shoots Zephir to superstar status with the children of the Kingdom. Unfortunately his questionable advice on "dealing with your parents" triggers a confrontation between generations.

Season 5 (1991)

No. Cartoons Original air date
1"The Lead Blimp"8 April 1991 (1991-04-08)
Arthur becomes a hero when his "lead blimp" tops the jungle popularity polls. But the blimp doesn't work yet and the greatly anticipated maiden voyage is only a few hours away.
2"Helping Hands"15 April 1991 (1991-04-15)
The kids decide to hold a yard sale believing the palace to be in financial trouble. But while looking for goods to sell, they mistakenly pick up Rataxes' "favorite" lamp.
3"The One That Got Away"22 April 1991 (1991-04-22)
Babar is out to catch the "biggest fish in all of Celesteville". But with the clumsy Flora as his partner, Babar's dream seems unlikely.
4"Every Basket Has a Silver Lining"29 April 1991 (1991-04-29)
When Pom makes the school basketball team as "towel boy" he lets Babar believe he's a top player. Yet Pom is in for trouble, when Babar makes plans to attend a game.
5"Victor Victorious"6 May 1991 (1991-05-06)
Determined to win Celesteville soap box derby, Victor "borrows" Pom and Flora's secret design. But when Alexander gets the blame, Victor wonders if winning means everything.
6"The Unsung Hero"13 May 1991 (1991-05-13)
Rataxes takes the credit when Basil saves Isabelle's life. Rataxes is hailed as a hero but finds his guilty conscience troubling him.
7"Friendly Agreement"20 May 1991 (1991-05-20)
Cornelius and Pompadour have a major disagreement and vow never to speak again. However, both are unaware that their silence could cost them their lives.
8"Oh, to be an Adult"27 May 1991 (1991-05-27)
When the kids turn eleven they decide they are now adults. Babar and Celeste are shocked when they announce their "adult" plans for their lives.
9"The Old Lady Vanishes"1 June 1991 (1991-06-01)
Babar agrees to clandestinely escort a top-secret briefcase to Paris. But the simple journey becomes complicated when the Old Lady mysteriously disappears from the train.
10"A Child in the Snow"2 June 1991 (1991-06-02)
Babar takes his family up into the mountains ostensibly for a winter holiday. But Babar is really searching for the mythical creature he saw as a child.
11"Never Cry Alien"3 June 1991 (1991-06-03)
Arthur pulls a prank, which has everyone believing aliens are landing. But the joke backfires on Arthur when he spots a real UFO and nobody believes him.
12"Robot Rampage"4 June 1991 (1991-06-04)
Arthur builds a flawed robot but will not admit his mistake. In trying to cover up the situation, things get out of control.
13"Mango Madness"5 June 1991 (1991-06-05)
Babar talks with Flora about the importance of always telling the truth. Yet Babar starts to regret those words when Flora does exactly that.


Season 6 (2000)

No. Cartoons Original air date HBO / PBS Kids air date
1"The Departure"23 September 2000 (2000-09-23)6 July 2002
19 January 2004
While being punished for their rowdy behavior, Alexander, Flora and Pom find their fathers old magic map in a dusty corner of the attic?
2"Adventures on Big Island"30 September 2000 (2000-09-30)13 July 2002
20 January 2004
Babar, Celeste, Zephir and the children arrive at their first destination only to find that everything on the island is bigger than usual. The plants are bigger, the fruit is bigger and even the people are bigger!
3"Land of Games"7 October 2000 (2000-10-07)20 July 2002
21 January 2004

After landing their balloon on a giant chessboard, the gang realizes that they have come across a land filled with games!

Note: This Episode Was Later Aired On Qubo NBC's Saturday Morning Block.
4"Land of Toys"14 October 2000 (2000-10-14)27 July 2002
22 January 2004
Alexander, Flora and Pom are overjoyed when they learn that their balloon has landed in a town inhabited by toys. Everyone appears to be happy until they follow their new friend Dora to a terrible factory for broken toys?
5"Land of Ice"21 October 2000 (2000-10-21)3 August 2002
23 January 2004
A large wooden door in the middle of the jungle leads the family to the beautiful Land of Ice. Inside however, things arent as playful as they had hoped?
6"Land of Pirates"28 October 2000 (2000-10-28)10 August 2000
While on a fishing adventure, Babar and his family get shipwrecked in a terrible storm. A pirate ship led by the Pirate Captain comes to their rescue and brings the family to the Pirate Mansion where a big feast is prepared?
7"Land of Witches"4 November 2000 (2000-11-04)17 August 2002
After following a path lined with flowers, the family finds themselves in a magical land inhabited by witches. The first friend they meet is a Witch-In-Training named Lulu?
8"Land of Mysterious Water"11 November 2000 (2000-11-11)24 August 2002
Babar, Celeste, Zephir and the children, come across a spring filled with mysterious water in this land of adventure. Surprisingly, the water allows them to float in the sky!
9"Land of The Underground"18 November 2000 (2000-11-18)31 August 2002
Looking for the next Land of Adventure, the family balloon crashes and falls into a large crevasse. This time, they find themselves in an enchanted underground city?
10"The Seabed Land"25 November 2000 (2000-11-25)7 September 2002
When the balloon lands on a small island in the middle of the ocean, they come across a giant sea turtle who shows them the way to their next land of adventure.
11"Land of the Treats"2 December 2000 (2000-12-02)14 September 2002
Babar and his family arrive in a town where everything is made out of treats and every store they go into has better tasting delicacies than the last! That is, until they find a bakery with the worst tasting cakes in the land?
12"Land of the Treasure Hunt"9 December 2000 (2000-12-09)21 September 2002
Babar and his family find themselves in the middle of a championship treasure hunt! The children are sure they can win, after all, they go on treasure hunts all the time back home in Celesteville!
13"Land of Happiness"16 December 2000 (2000-12-16)28 September 2002
Once Babar and his family journey through this final land, they should be able to reach the fabled Land of Happiness. That, of course, is easier said than done!


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