'Caillou: Fun & Games With Caillou'
(DVD / TV-Y / 2014 / PBS Kids)
Overview: Join Caillou as he learns the value of sharing and friendship, how to help others, and how great it is to spend time in the company of family with fun-filled summertime adventures the whole family can enjoy.
DVD Verdict: Since 1997, 'Caillou' has brought us the entertaining misadventures of a four year old boy - named Caillou. Each day he discovers something new and interesting with his mommy, daddy, and Rosie. Between Caillou segments are other segments featuring Caillou's pet cat Gilbert, Caillou's teddy bear, Teddy, and Caillou's toy dinosaur, Rexy; in puppet form.
Complete with six (6) episodes, they include: 'Sharing the Rocketship,' 'Coach Grandpa,' 'The Safety Helper,' 'No Tradebacks!,' 'Shoe Story,' and then 'Rollie Racers.'
As you would expect from a PBS Kids show, 'Caillou' (in general) deals with issues like fear of the dark, patience, being a good friend, being a good sibling, and other important facts of life. Here in 'Fun & Games With Caillou' he gets to learn the true meaning of friendship and sharing to realizing how great it is to spend time with family.
BUT, be warned as Caillou can come across as simply the biggest brat you've ever sat your children down in front of! Allow me to explain further. Caillou is constantly whining and disobeying. Granted, his parents do correct him eventually, but that all comes late in the day, of course.
Anyway, and aside from the vocal characterization of Caillou - whose whiney little voice is like nails on a chalkboard (personal opinion, sorry!) - 'Caillou: Fun & Games With Caillou' does provide good story lines and creditable outcomes for kids. These are all Widescreen Presentations (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Coloring Pages and Activities