'Caillou: Things That Go!'
(DVD / TV-Y / 2015 / PBS Kids)
Overview: Vroom, Vroom! Explore all types of things that go with Caillou from trains and planes to boats and cars!
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.
Here on the brand new 'Caillou: Things That Go!' we join Caillou on his first plane ride and as he explores, and helps steer, a big sailboat! Caillou also takes the subway with Mommy, watches a big bulldozer at a construction site, and rides the school bus for the first time!
Oh, and trust me, there's so much more to view as in addition to these stories there are other tales included for your kids' enjoyment.
The 13 episodes included here on this brand new DVD are:
Caillou Flies on a Plane
Caillou's School Bus
Caillou Learns to Drive
Caillou Goes to the Car Wash
Caillou's Test Drive
The Big Boat!
Trip on the Subway
Caillou and the Bulldozer
As Good as New
Our Rocket Ship
The Lightning Ball Express
Caillou's Big Dig
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. These traits all come to the fore here in 'Things That Go!' where our central character may well get to have a fun time with some big machinery, but using his imagination and creativity also manages to learn important life lessons too.
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 whiny little voice is like nails on a chalkboard (personal opinion, sorry!) - 'Caillou: Things That Go!' does provide good story lines and creditable outcomes for kids. These are all Widescreen Presentations (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.