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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 1, 1998
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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  • Starring: George Morris, Jennifer Seguin, Vanessa Lengies
  • Summary: "Growing Up is the Greatest Adventure of All"

    Welcome to the Caillou guide at TV.com! This show is about the life of a young bald boy named Caillou, his family and his friends. It is based on the books by Christine L'Heureux and Helene Despeteaux, which is highly popular in the Quebec
    area in Canada.

    There are actually two versions of the show. The first version premiered in late 1997, is only 5 minutes in length, consists of 65 episodes, and is fully animated. The plotline of this version is that a grandmother reads her grandchildren a Caillou book. While this version enjoys success in some countries outside the US, it was never formally aired in the US. The second version, which premiered in late 2000, has the show exended to 30 minutes, and has puppets, music and live action segments thrown in. The animation parts, however, are a mixture of the first version of the show with the "grandma reading to kids" part of the story lopped off and some new stories (the stories are completely original as of the U.S. second season.) You can usually tell when you're watching a story lifted from the first version because in these, Caillou wears a non-descript dull-grey shirt rather than the bright-yellow one he wears in the newer segments. It premiered in the US and is now airing side-by-side with repeats of the old version in Canada. It is also aired around the world, although some parts of the world still air the old version.

    In 2006, Caillou debuted even more new episodes. These new episodes now feature fantasy segments, but no longer any puppet segments or musical numbers performed by real children. Instead, Caillou performs a song in-between the second and third story segments of each episode. These new episodes have now finished their run, but if you missed any, watch for upcoming repeats on PBS.

    Both versions of the show are known to be available in 2 languages - French and English.

    The show is produced by Cookie Jar animation in Canada, known in older seasons as CINAR. It is available in Dolby Surround and with Close Captioning on selected networks.

    Note 1:The old (5-minute) version is listed in this guide as Season 1 episodes, while the new (30-minute) version are listed as episodes from Season 2 onwards. Also, due to the varying runtimes, the runtime entry is omitted on purpose.

    Note 2: The network in the information section was formerly Teletoon, as this was the first network to pick up the show. It has been changed to PBS to reflect that the airdates listed in the guide for the newer (and current) episodes of show reflect the dates that the program aired on PBS.

    Note 3: The new version is aired under the title "Caillou and Friends" on TeleToon Canada. This is done presumably to avoid title conflicts with the old version of the show.

    Note 4: Season 3-4/2-3US no longer contain any edited versions of first season episodes. They instead consist entirely of original stories.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Animation, Kids
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  1. Jul 24, 2013
    I remember liking this show. The only reason why is because caillou cries a lot, which is hilarious. YouTube Poops. They are 10000000000000000000000000 times funnier. I once got like- zero sleep because of laughing from the YTP's. If your kids want a hilarious show, none are for learning. If you want your kids to be great role models, choose Sesame Street. Expand
  2. Sep 1, 2012
    I see this hasent got any ratings yet
    But gaaaaaawd I watched this crap when I was a little guy and
    it gave me brain damage
    One of the
    worst animated shows I have seen in my entire life!
    It NEVER kept entertained when I watched it
    I would really not recommend this bullc**p for your child
  3. Jul 17, 2012
    Caillou. Oh, how I hate you. You're mean and rude, With the wrong kind of 'tude. Seeing this show is the worst thing to do. All silliness aside, Caillou has got to be the worst animated TV show I've ever seen. I can't think of why it got a second season, forget five. Caillou is a child, yes, but he's a child I wouldn't mind seeing get a good spanking. He thoroughly deserves it. Want a better role model for your kids? Try Arthur. Want your kids to grow into bullies? Here's the show to watch.

    Degrading, disrespectful, and a disgrace.