Saturday, October 1, 2016


PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing seven stories from the PBS KIDS series CAILLOU on the new DVD “CAILLOU THE COURAGEOUS.” From overcoming a fear of spiders to trying something new, Caillou empowers preschoolers to take on life’s little challenges and to explore the world around them in this new DVD.

In select stories on this DVD, Caillou demonstrates perseverance, determination, and courage. In “Caillou Climbs,” Caillou is nervous and scared to climb a rock wall at the local community center. After speaking with the instructor named Samantha, Caillou overcomes his fear and gains the courage he needs to climb the wall and ring the bell at the top! Also featured is the tale “Caillou Roller Skates.” When Caillou goes to the park to try out his new roller skates he has a difficult time skating. After meeting his friend Daniel, who is a great skater, he’s determined to keep practicing in order to improve.

CAILLOU THE COURAGEOUS” will be available on DVD October 11, 2016. The DVD run time is approximately 60 minutes and its SRP is $12.99. The stories featured on this DVD are listed below. Episodes of CAILLOU are also available for digital download.

Caillou Climbs
Mommy takes Caillou and Clementine to an indoor rock climbing wall, but Caillou doesn’t want to give it a try. It’s much too intimidating! Caillou overcomes his fear by literally taking things one step at a time. 

The Spider Issue
After looking at a spider alien comic book with his older pal, Andre, Caillou becomes afraid of spiders. He’s nervous around the house, until Daddy tells him some spider facts and shows him how cool spiders can really be...and Caillou has to agree; they ARE pretty cool! 

Caillou Roller Skates
Caillou wants to learn how to roller skate...until he realizes roller skating is very difficult. With a little help and guidance from his friend, Daniel, Caillou decides to keep practicing, so his skills will improve – just like Daniel’s did! 

Caillou’s Shadow
Caillou likes it when Miss Martin calls him a “shadow scientist” much so, he’s afraid to admit he doesn’t know everything about shadows. When Caillou’s curiosity gets the better of him, he learns it’s much easier to find the answers you’re looking for when you ask questions. 

Say Lettuce!
Caillou wants to take a picture of a bunny rabbit in Grandma’s garden, but it proves a harder task then he originally thought. With a little perseverance (and a little lettuce from the garden) he finally sees the task through to the end – and gets a photo he’s proud of!

You’re Not Miss Martin!
Caillou isn’t too happy when Miss Martin is away and his preschool class has a substitute teacher – Mrs. Shelley. She does everything differently and isn’t familiar with the usual routines. When Caillou tries to see things from Mrs. Shelley’s perspective, he decides to give her another chance...only to realize how wonderful Mrs. Shelley really is...even if she isn’t Miss Martin.

Jeffrey and Jason are having fun making up silly names for their classmates. But they don’t realize they’re hurting others’ feelings. Caillou isn’t sure what to do – until a chat with Daddy inspires him to speak up and tell Jeffrey and Jason how he feels. When the twins realize their jokes aren’t funny to everyone, they decide to stick to calling only each other silly names. 

Lovable four-year-old Caillou has a boundless imagination that makes every experience an opportunity for fun and play. By sharing in his incredible adventures, children can “make believe” along with Caillou and find new ways to understand and enjoy the world around them. Produced by DHX Media, CAILLOU is designed for preschoolers and airs on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

My Thoughts

I have four kids between the ages of four and fifteen, and they have all grown up enjoying the antics of Caillou. This DVD includes even fantastic episodes that teach you all about trying new things and learning to be brave. They include:

Caillou Climbs
The Spider Issue
Caillou Roller Skates
Caillou's Shadow
Say Lettuce!
You're Not Miss Martini!

My kids just loved this DVD and have already watched it several times. If you have a fan of Caillou in your household, this is a DVD you'll want to have in your library.