Caillou's First Full-Length Animated Movie! When winter comes to Caillou's house, this curious 4-year-old tackles all kinds of big boy activities like helping Daddy shovel snow, making holiday presents for his family and e... more »ven discovering the traditions of other little boys and girls around the world! And when Caillou learns about the spirit of the holidays, your little one will follow right along! Kids love Caillou for his real-world perspective on the life of a preschooler. Moms love Caillou for being a friend with whom their children can identify. Filled with the excitement and anticipation of holiday happenings, kids of all ages will love celebrating the season with Caillou! More than 90 minutes of frosty fun and eight all-new songs, too!DVD Features:
Challenges:Six Caillou challenges
Interviews:Animated interview with Caillou
Other:Two holiday songs; 'Twas the Night Before Christmas story« less
This is a really cute movie that every Caillou fan should own. Thankfully there are no puppets! As the parent I found it enjoyable and interesting when it was discussed how other countries celebrate the holidays. Your little one will love it!
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Great Story, Special Features Lacking
George Buttner | Dayton, Ohio United States | 11/14/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Looking at "Caillou's Holiday Movie," it's obvious that the staff of the show was going for someting a little different. Stories in the show itself are only an average of five minutes long, but this is a full ninety-minute presentation.The writers and animators seem to have been successful and the result is a great story with beautiful musical interludes that kids will enjoy watching. There's a lot to be learned about holiday traditions from around the world, much of it coming from a twelve days of Christmas calendar that Caillou receives as present from Daddy. Although there are no puppet segments, most of the best characters are present in the story, including some favorite guest characters that are nice references to past stories. Fans of Rosie will also enjoy the movie and the special way in which she surprises everyone in Caillou's family.If buying the DVD, note that while the story is good, the special features really aren't much to cheer about. The Caillou interview bonus doesn't actually relate to the movie, but is actually more of a cute filler segment in which Sarah attempts an interview with Caillou for her school, but can't get straight answers out of Caillou and then experiences technical difficulties. The "singalongs" are simply cut from the movie, they don't even have lyrics at the bottom of the screen or close-captioning to follow along. Finally, the promotion of "six Caillou challenges" is somewhat miselading. There are a two games including, each with three levels, for a total of six "challenges.""
Beautiful Holiday Movie
A. Ortiz | Newark, NJ United States | 12/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD came with bonus extras (games, etc) but I am only reviewing the movie as that is what I have watched; 12 times since we opened it 2 days ago to be exact. My son loves Caillou. So it was natural that he would enjoy this movie. As a matter of fact, he loves it and has become quite the remote control/TV/DVD hog since having this movie. The other reviewer is correct as the movie is all animation without the puppet segments. But you know what I prefer it that way. My son always mistook Rexy and the other puppets as interruptions and they never held his attention for too long. The movie has very beautiful songs and truly gets in the spirit of Christmas, giving, love, family, friendship, etc. I do not want to spoil the movie for others but it is kid friendly packed with morals. Now I am a sociologist so I may be just a bit biased but I absolutely loooove how the creators added how other cultures in the world celebrate Christmas not just the U.S. (Puerto Rico, Germany, Austria, Mexico etc.) They also gave a bit of historical background (How the Christmas tree came about, etc) This is a nice touch for anyone who shares a different background or just would like their children to know how other little children celebrate Christmas! This is the best Caillou ever. Feliz Navidad!"
Caillou's First Feature Length Movie
Janet Boyer | Pennsylvania | 11/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When winter comes to Caillou's house, this curious 4 year old tackles all kinds of big boy activities like helping Daddy shovel snow, making holiday presents for his family and even discovering how other little boys and girls around the world celebrate the season.
This DVD is over 90 minutes long featuring 8 new songs.
Special features include:
*animated interview with Caillou *2 holiday songs *'Twas the Night Before Christmas Story *Six Caillou challenges
Languages: English, French, and Spanish
I admit, I'm not a big fan of Caillou as an adult. I think the illustrations are simplistic and flat, and Caillou is usually a whiny brat. So, it was with a little trepidation that I bought this holiday DVD last year. I have to say, though, that it's a fine holiday movie and much more engaging than the show. Caillou doesn't whine, but appears curious and thoughful.
My son doesn't use the Bonus material, but really enjoys Caillou's first feature-length holiday movie."
This is a fun holiday movie!
Syrielle | Suburbs, USA | 11/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My 2-year old loves Caillou. Add in snow, songs, decorations, holiday cheer, sledding, Santa and gifts and you've got a winner! She is learning the catchy new Caillou songs that I even enjoy. One of the best things is the movie is all Caillou..none of the Rexy/Teddy segments they have on the PBS show. From an educational standpoint, the kids will learn holiday customs from around the world. Hopefully they will also catch onto the giving and sharing theme emphasized throughout the hour and ten minute movie. This is a fun, festive movie with Caillou and his family and friends. Even the older kids should enjoy it!"
If they like Caillou, they will LOVE this!
bbsjvs | Kirkwood, NY United States | 11/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My boys are age 3 and 4. The four year old's eyes sparkled and the three year old just smiled as they watched. Kids grow up so fast....its nice to see them enjoy something that is calm and sweet. Its a nice movie. Caillou did not whine and ask so many stupid questions."