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Also known asCaillou's New Adventures (revival series)
Created byOriginal series:
Hélène Desputeaux
Christine L'Heureux
Revived series:
Based onOriginal series:
Caillou book series by Hélène Desputeaux
Opening themeI'm Caillou!
Ending themeI'm Caillou! (Insturmental)
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)French
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes144 (list of episodes)
Production company(s)Original series
Cinar (Seasons 1-3)
Cookie Jar Entertainment (Seasons 4-5)
Clockwork Zoo (Season 5)
Revival series
DistributorCinar (1997-2003)
Cookie Jar Entertainment (2006-2010) (Original series)
WildBrain (Revival series)
Original networkOriginal series:
Télétoon (Seasons 1-4, French)
Teletoon (Seasons 1-4, English)
Treehouse TV (Season 5)
Revived series:
Audio formatOriginal series:
Dolby Surround
Revived series:
Dolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseOriginal series:
September 15, 1997 –
October 3, 2010
Revival series:
November 24, 2016 –
Other websites

Caillou is an Canadian children's television show based on a series of books by author Christine L'Heureux and illustrator Hélène Desputeaux.[1][2] Caillou was first voiced by Bryn McAuley, then Jaclyn Linetsky. Due to her death in 2003, Jaclyn was replaced with Annie Bovaird.

About the show[change | change source]

The show is about a young boy named Caillou who lives with his mother Doris, his father Boris, his little sister Rosie, and his pet cat Gilbert. Mr. Hinkle lives next door to Caillou's house.

Caillou was 4 years old and wore a gray shirt in season 1. Later, he wore a yellow shirt in season 2, 3, 4, and 5. In season 4 and 5, Caillou started going to preschool. Many parents have criticized the show, due to Caillou's behavior. The series was given a web series called Caillou's New Adventures in 2016. In July 2022, NBCUniversal announced that Caillou will be revived on Peacock in 2023.

Broadcast airs[change | change source]

The series originally aired on Teletoon in Canada. It also aired on PBS Kids, Sprout and Cartoonito in the United States, The show will also be shown in the upcoming Nick Jr. series Kawaii Club.

Episodes[change | change source]

Caillou has a total of five seasons[3] of 144 half-hour episodes,[4] as well as the 90-minute movie Caillou's Holiday Movie.[5]

Caillou series overview
Seasons Episodes Original airdates
Premiere Finale
1 65 September 15, 1997 July 5, 2000
2 20[6] September 4, 2000 July 2, 2002
3 13[7] November 15, 2002 October 7, 2003
4 20[8] April 3, 2006 September 23, 2008
5 26[3] September 11, 2010[9] October 3, 2010

Book series[change | change source]

In 1989, the first Caillou book of the Caillou book series was made.

Episodes[change | change source]

Episode Name First aired Episode description Notes Episode number in season
Caillou Makes Cookies[10] September 15, 1997 Caillou makes cookies... until he makes a big mess and needs to clean his mess. First Appearances of: Caillou, Gilbert, Mommy, Daddy, Rosie. Some airdates of this episode online are incorrect. 1
Caillou’s Not Afraid Anymore[11] September 16, 1997 Caillou is afraid of Mr. Hinkle, until he learns he is a kind man. This episode first aired on September 16, 1997. Some websites, say this episode first aired in 1998 though it first aired in 1997. 2
Caillou Hates Vegetables September 17, 1997 Caillou hates veggies. It is possible this episode aired on September 17, 1997. 3
Caillou’s All Alone September 18, 1997 Caillou is alone. Unknown 4
Caillou Tidies His Toys September 19, 1997 Caillou learns to tidy his toys. This episode aired probably on September 19, 1997. 5

References[change | change source]

  1. "At last, the 2005 Caillou agreement is made public RAAV". Archived from the original on 2016-03-27. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  2. "L'entente secrète de 2005 dévoilée". Le Devoir (in French). Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Animation Portfolio: CAILLOU • Sea Monster". Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  4. "DHX Media – Distribution – Caillou – Catalogue – Pre-School". Archived from the original on January 17, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  5. "DHX Media – Distribution – Caillou's Holiday Movie – Catalogue – Pre-School". Archived from the original on March 24, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  6. "Come Learn With Caillou! – Free Online Library". Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  7. "Caillou . Parents & Teachers . Episodes Descriptions . Season 3". Archived from the original on October 10, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  8. "New Caillou" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 14, 2007. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  9. "For the Kid Inside!". The Cookie Jar Company. September 8, 2010. Archived from the original on November 18, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  10. Buy Caillou, Season 1 - Microsoft Store en-CA
  11. Caillou: Caillou's Not Afraid Anymore Full Episode | TV Guide