This June, Entertainment One invites families to discover the magical world of Jean de Brunhoff’s elephant king with the debut DVD release of Babar: The Classic Series: The Complete First Season. Originally seen on HBO, these 13 animated stories—never before available together as a complete season—follow Babar, his family, and friends as they encounter many challenges and adventures, all while teaching the most valuable lesson of all: despite life’s challenges, great things are possible if one never gets discouraged. As Babar says, “Long live happiness!”

First appearing in Histoire de Babar, Brunhoff’s 1931 storybook classic, Babar the Elephant, tells the story of the little elephant who leaves the jungle, visits a big city, and returns to share the benefits of civilization with his fellow elephants. Babar’s stories have been captured in best-selling books, motion pictures, and animated series.

Babar: The Classic Series: The Complete First Season will be released June 5 in a two-disc set for $19.98. For more information and news, follow Babar on Facebook.

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