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Nelvana and the Clifford Ross Company Partner with the Animals Observatory to Launch Premium Babar Capsule Collection

Babar Nelvana Clifford Ross Company Animals Observatory Capsule

Nelvana, a world-leading international producer, distributor and licensor of children’s animated and live action content, along with the Clifford Ross Company and Spanish fashion brand The Animals Observatory, announce the launch of a premium line of Babar apparel for kids, available internationally in stores and online. The Babar capsule collection features vintage artwork designs of the iconic elephant on fashion-forward tops, pants, dresses, accessories and more.


“Babar’s distinctive style and brand values are known worldwide, allowing us to constantly explore unique partnership opportunities with premium fashion brands,” said Camille Froget, Senior Licensing Manager, EMEA & LATAM, Nelvana. “The Animals Observatory has established itself as a leader in creative clothing for kids, built on the motto ‘be a good animal, true to your instincts.’ This is something that Creative Director Laia Aguilar regularly draws inspiration from and repeats to her kids, and it aligns perfectly with the Babar brand. We feel privileged to work with Laia and her globally renowned team at The Animals Observatory, as well as our esteemed partners at the Clifford Ross Company, to offer children a premium apparel line that features our beloved Babar.”


The line is designed to captivate both children and adults alike with its playful essence and sense of imagination weaved into every eclectic piece. Drawing inspiration from art, nature, and other beautiful elements that inspire Laia Aguilar, kids will enjoy dressing in comfortable, easy-to-wear, and fun items suitable for any occasion.


“This new capsule captures the first Babar tales,” said Laia Aguilar, Creative Director at The Animals Observatory. “A selection that features earth and ecru colours on classic patterns for short-sleeved shirts and dresses, bucket hats, swimwear and even a delightful vest, all of them showcasing illustrations from this time-honoured story.”


The Animals Observatory and Babar capsule collection is available now via The Animals Observatory online store with worldwide shipping options, as well as fashion stores that carry The Animals Observatory products. For additional licensing opportunities, e-mail