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« Reply #345 on: September 11, 2010, 10:49:06 pm »
So I've been sick and stuck in bed for a few days... Today I saw this show for the very first time, and for some reason (I think it's a combination of non-existent nostalgia, serene musical score, and the overall idealistic upper class society) I find it completely fascinating / entertaining.

I present... Babar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMtO_oWdnu8&feature=related

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« Reply #346 on: September 11, 2010, 11:02:39 pm »
Awww.  I used to read the Babar books as a kid.  Do you know Babar is originally French?

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« Reply #347 on: September 12, 2010, 12:08:29 am »
BABAR!! Oh man, it's been years. This, Maya the Bee, Eureka's Castle, David the Gnome, that show about koalas...I can only hope kids these days have it as good as we did, or perhaps better.

I did not know Babar was French. I think there should be a reunion episode of Babar where they have a revolution...and an elephant named Louis.

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« Reply #348 on: September 12, 2010, 12:18:23 am »
BABAR!! Oh man, it's been years. This, Maya the Bee, Eureka's Castle, David the Gnome, that show about koalas...

Ahhhh!  I used to watch all of those!  I can't remember the name of the koala show.  Is it the one with two koalas (one of them is really small and pink, I think?) and a human girl?

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« Reply #349 on: September 12, 2010, 01:54:12 am »
Babar, huh? I also used to read those books. Just the other day, I found one of the books (Babar and the Ghost) in my room while I was cleaning up.
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« Reply #350 on: September 12, 2010, 01:57:44 am »
Our family owned one of the Babar movies.  I haven't seen it in a very, very long time, but I remember that it was about Babar when he was a child.  He was trying to rescue a group of his fellow elephants who had been captures (can't remember by whom).  The story started and ended, of course, with Babar talking to his children while they were in bed, and telling them this story.

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« Reply #351 on: September 12, 2010, 02:49:49 am »
Yeah, I think there might have been a couple different koala shows. All I remember about the show now is that the human girl who was keeping the koalas needed to have a eucalyptus tree in her backyard...? Or maybe the koalas made their home in the eucalyptus tree or something. Heck, it's probably impossible to have a koala show without a eucalyptus tree.

At that point in my life I started eating lots of lettuce, which helped me imagine being like the koalas from that show...true story.

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« Reply #352 on: September 12, 2010, 03:11:11 am »
That is...seriously adorable, Faust.  ^^

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« Reply #353 on: September 12, 2010, 11:37:16 am »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noozles

This is what you're thinking of Faust, I used to watch it, too. Great television!

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« Reply #354 on: September 12, 2010, 04:02:14 pm »
Yup, that's it.  I also used to watch The Adventures of the Little Koala.  Apparently there was a big koala craze in Japan at some point.

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« Reply #355 on: September 12, 2010, 05:42:13 pm »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrZQIayUnbA

His name is Cloud.

The rest is a slippery slope of fun into FF fandom.

Now officially one of the my favorite songs on teh internetz.

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« Reply #356 on: September 12, 2010, 06:53:52 pm »
Thanks guys, I guess that covers my mysterious memory of multiple koala shows. The fact that they were both made in Japan would probably explain my recollection of a Godzilla-like monster appearing in one of those shows...like, the kid went to a theatre with the pet koala, and it was a Godzilla movie. I think.

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« Reply #357 on: September 12, 2010, 11:34:28 pm »
I have one word for you, just one word: Duckula.

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« Reply #358 on: September 13, 2010, 12:00:47 am »
I have one word for you, just one word: Duckula.

I LOVED that show as a kid!  :D  Loved, loved, loved it.  I really should re-watch some episodes on YouTube.  I haven't seen the show since I was 8!

Thanks for reminding me, Thought!

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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #359 on: September 13, 2010, 05:26:28 am »
Haha speaking of kid's shows, are we?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pappyland

Used to watch that show every evening on Hallmark. Thanks to this guy I improved in drawing at quite an early age, sparking interests at random creativity and what I could do with just a bunch of crayons. But this show was also solely responsible for getting me myopic. Thanks a lot, Pappy fucking Drewit!

But hell, I still respect that guy.  8)