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This is the Official Online Press Office for the UK celebrations of the 80th Anniversary of Babar.

The classic children's character, Babar the Elephant, was created by the French painter, Jean de Brunhoff, in 1931, however the first Babar books were not published in the UK unitl 1933.  Since then, millions of British children have grown up with the memorable stories about the King of the Elephants, his wife Celeste, and large extended family.

UK celebrations to mark this important milestone in Babar's history will be announced in due course.