Caillou

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Caillou
Caillou logo
Created byHélène Desputeaux
Christine L'Heureux
Based onCaillou book series by Hélène Desputeaux[1][2]
Country of originCanada
United States
South Africa (Season 5)
Original language(s)
  • French
  • English
  • Afrikaans (Season 5)
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes92 (whole)
345 (segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Running time5 minutes
Production company(s)
  • CINAR (Seasons 1-3)
  • 9 Story Entertainment (Season 4)
  • Cookie Jar Entertainment (Seasons 4-5)
  • Atomic Cartoons (Season 5)
  • Clockwork Zoo (Season 5)
Distributor
  • CINAR (1997–2004)
  • Cookie Jar Entertainment (2004–2010)
  • 9 Story Entertainment (2006-2010)
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1997-2010)
Release
Original network
  • Télétoon (Seasons 1-4, French)
  • Teletoon (Seasons 1-4, English)
  • TFO (Season 5, French)
  • Treehouse TV (Season 5, English)
Picture formatSDTV 480i (1997-2008)
HDTV 1080i (2009-2010)
Audio formatStereo
Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseSeptember 15, 1997 (1997-09-15) –
October 3, 2010 (2010-10-03)
Other websites
Website
Production website

Caillou is an Canadian children's TV show based on the series of books by author Christine L'Heureux and illustrator Hélène Desputeaux.[3][4] Caillou was first voiced by Bryn McAuley, then Jaclyn Linetsky, but 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 mom, Doris; his dad, Boris; his little sister, Rosie; and his pet cat, Gilbert. Mr. Hinkle lives next door to Caillou's house and Caillou has a babysitter named Julie. In the first season, Caillou was 4 years old and wore a light gray t-shirt in season 1, but later, he wore a yellow t-shirt in season 2, 3, 4, and 5. In season 4 and 5, Caillou started going to pre-school. Many parents have criticized the show, due to Caillou's behavior.

Broadcast airs[change | change source]

The series originally aired on PBS Kids in the United States and Teletoon in Canada.

Episodes[change | change source]

Caillou has a total of five seasons[5] of 96 half-hour episodes,[6] as well as the 90-minute movie Caillou's Holiday Movie.[7]

Caillou episodes Overview
Season 1 Caillou 92 Episodes (September 15, 1997 - October 3, 2010)
Season Episodes Date of Episodes Created:
  1. Caillou at Daycare (April 2, 1997)
  2. Caillou and Gilbert (April 2, 1997)
  3. Caillou Goes to the Zoo (April 2, 1997)
  4. Caillou's New Babysitter (April 2, 1997)
  5. Caillou and Daddy (April 2, 1997)
  6. Caillou's Big Slide (April 2, 1997)
  7. Caillou Walks a Dog (April 2, 1997)
  8. Caillou Is Sick (April 2, 1997)
  9. Caillou's Phone Call (April 2, 1997)
  10. Caillou Makes Cookies (December 15, 1997)
  11. Caillou's Not Afraid Anymore (April 3, 1998)

Book series[change | change source]

In 1987, the first Caillou book of the Caillou book series was made.

References[change | change source]

  1. "At last, the 2005 Caillou agreement is made public" Archived 2016-03-27 at the Wayback Machine. Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec. Retrieved on November 2, 2015.
  2. Baillargeon, Stéphane (October 8, 2015). "L'entente secrète de 2005 dévoilée". Le Devoir. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  3. "At last, the 2005 Caillou agreement is made public | RAAV". www.raav.org. Archived from the original on 2016-03-27. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  4. "L'entente secrète de 2005 dévoilée". Le Devoir (in French). Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  5. "Animation Portfolio: CAILLOU • Sea Monster". Seamonster.co.za. Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  6. "DHX Media – Distribution – Caillou – Catalogue – Pre-School". Distribution.dhxmedia.com. Archived from the original on January 17, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  7. "DHX Media – Distribution – Caillou's Holiday Movie – Catalogue – Pre-School". Distribution.dhxmedia.com. Archived from the original on March 24, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2014.