Barbapapa (partially found English dubs of French animated series; 1981)
Barbapapa is both the title character and the name of the "species" of said character, of a series of children's books written in the 1970s by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor, who resided in Paris, France. The books were originally written in French and were later translated into over 30 languages.
Barbapapa is a pink blob-like creature who can shapeshift. His name comes from the French "Barbe à papa" - literally "Daddy's beard" - the French term for cotton candy or candy floss. He has a wife and kids, who are also shapeshifting blob-like creatures of various colors.
The character was later adapted into an animated series, which was dubbed in English and had a short syndicated run in the United States in 1981. In June 2017, an hour of Barbapapa cartoons was found in English. There are also two releases of the US English dub on VHS and Betamax, though these are very rare.
There is also an alternate English dub that aired in the UK. DVDs with re-encoded VHS recordings of this dub are being sold on iOffer. One of these was bought and its rips were donated by MrLeap in July 2017.
- A 1-hour compilation of Barbapapa cartoons (from the UK English dub).
- Approx. 2-hr compilation of Barbapapa cartoons (from the US English dub) that was ripped from a 2-disc DVD set bought on iOffer.
- A fansite that featured info on the dubbed version, including a .wav file of the English intro.
- A playlist of English Barbapapa song clips on the official Barbapapa YouTube channel.
- Some information on Barbapapa (Vol. 1) from the Pre-Cert Video website.
- Some information on Barbapapa (Vol. 2) from the Pre-Cert Video website.
- The iOffer page where the alternate English dub is sold from. Retrieved 28 May '17