Barbapapa (partially found English dubs of French animated series; 1981)
|Barbapapa with his wife Barbamama and all their kids.|
Barbapapa is both the title character, and 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: https://www.ioffer.com/search/items/Barbapapa One of these was bought and its rips were donated by MrLeap in July 2017.
1-hour compilation of Barbapapa cartoons (UK English dub): https://1drv.ms/v/s!AqsjLYEl7OKojU24OcxhPQHVRdPM
Approx. 2-hr compilation of Barbapapa cartoons (US English dub) - ripped from 2-disc DVD set bought on iOffer: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AqsjLYEl7OKojU7EpJoXpxN6RXog
Fansite featuring info on the dubbed version, including a .wav file of the English intro: http://www.cartoonscrapbook.com/B/barbapapa1981.htm
Playlist of English Barbapapa song clips on the official Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7G4p8J0bY0ZPA0eYr4Yn6NPCEiauhS2B
Info on Barbapapa (Vol. 1) on the Pre-Cert Video website: http://www.pre-cert.co.uk/display.php?vId=UK05981
Info on Barbapapa (Vol. 2) on the Pre-Cert Video website: http://www.pre-cert.co.uk/display.php?vId=UK05982