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Voice(s) Ricet Barrier (French, 1974-75)
Jean-Pierre Nicolet (French, 2001)
Marie Facundo (French, 2019-)

Michael Flanders (UK English, 1975)
Allen Swift (US English, 1977)
Bruno Ben Tovim (UK English, 2020-)

Species Barbapapa
Gender Male
Residence The Barbapapa house
Family Barbapapa (father)
Barbamama (mother)
Barbabravo (brother)
Barbabright (brother)
Barbalala (sister)
Barbazoo (brother)
Barbalib (sister)
Barbabelle (sister)
Pets Lolita (dog)
See gallery

Barbabeau (in French: Barbouille) is a male Barbapapa and one of the main characters of Barbapapa. He is one of the seven Barbababies in the Barbapapa family. He is gray with black fur covering his entire body.

Official Description[edit]

"Barbabeau is hairy and he is an artist. He is rarely separated from his sketchbook."

"Drawing, painting, sculpting, modeling, Barbabeau knows everything."

"In the grip of creative torments he can sometimes be very sensitive."[1]


Barbabeau is normally joyful and easily excitable; the only time he's upset is when he loses his fur or his paint. He often feels extreme emotions, and can be a bit sensitive at times.



Barbabeau has appeared in all three TV series, however he was not in every episode.

1974 series[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Season 2[edit]

Around the World[edit]

One Big Happy Family![edit]

Things shifted into[edit]

1974 series[edit]

Foreign voice actors[edit]

Language version Actors
Dutch Leen Jongewaard (1974, season 1)
Aart Staartjes (1974, season 2)
Hebrew Yitzhak Shim'oni (1974, Channel 1)
Yuval Dor (1974, Hop!)
Shir Cohen (2020-)
Hungarian Imre Sinkovits (1974)
Bálint Maszlag (2020-)
Italian Oreste Lionello (1974, "Le avventure di Barbapapà" compilation)
Claudio Lippi (1974, Rai Uno)
Paolo de Santis (all other television adaptations)
Polish Maksymilian Michasiów (2020-)
Spanish (Spain) Amelia Jara (1974, TVE)

Name in other languages[edit]

  • German - Barbabo
  • Hebrew - ברבא-נוי
  • Italian - Barbabarba
  • Japanese - バーバモジャ (Romaji: Baabamoja)
  • Korean - 바바보 (Roman: Bababo)
  • Portuguese - Barbatinta
  • Spanish - Barbabello


Barbabeau's name contains the French word "beau" which means handsome or beautiful. His Spanish name contains the word "bello" which is the Spanish equivalent.

His French name derives from the word "barbouiller", which means to scribble, but also means "dirty".[2]

His Italian name, "Barbabarba," refers to how his hair resembles a thick beard.

His Japanese name, "Barbamoja," is derived from the Japanese word "もじゃもじゃ" (Romaji: mojamoja), which means "shaggy" when referring to hair.