Laurent de Brunhoff continues the work his parents started with the Histoire de Babar in 1931. Jean de Brunhoff gave an image to Babar (an elephant with strong human characteristics). The story was an immediate success in France and two years later it became a classic in the UK. Many years later it is still a joy to read. My mother bought in Paris the animated album for her grandchildren in 2007.
Laurent de Brunhoff gave and gives Babar a long continuity with many titles which make children and adults alike enjoy art and many other disciplines. The video below is very interesting.