Recently I was choosing channels at random, looking for interesting things to watch, and encountered the new CGI series of Franklin and friends. I watched the episode, out of curiosity. And soon experienced the shock of the century. The character I remembered as “Bóbr” was now a “Bobrusia”. The Beaver, who has always been pictured as a boy, somehow became a girl.
Okay, I realize they needed some girls in the series, but to change a character’s sex just like this? How did that happen?
It made me remember a similar occurrence from my childhood – I used to watch Care Bears. I am certain the Elephant was a boy at first and became a girl in the later series. Upper Power, was that a surprise.
The only logical explanation I see for this is – those characters were supposed to be girls from the start, but the people who created the Polish dubbing mistook them for boys. Since the characters are animals, I can see it happen. Unprofessional, but possible.
Therefore I would like to ask the English speaking audience: were those characters always girls or did they only become girls in the more recent series?
On a slightly different note – has Pom always been Babar’s eldest son? I am certain there was an episode in which Alex claimed he was the future king.