A Real Quality Production
George Buttner | Dayton, Ohio United States | 04/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Caillou's Treasure Hunt & Other Adventures" is a superb DVD production that is great for any "Caillou" fan. Rather than airing individual episodes of the show, the DVD instead splices together content skits and segments for various episodes. Normally viewers might find this sort of editing annoying, but this works really well for "Caillou," a skit/segment show by nature. "Caillou's Treasure Hunt" features delightful adventures in which Caillou finds a baby bird, goes a field-trip with his daycare and has a pretend-safari with Rosie and his babysitter Julie. The second portion is "Caillou's Furry Friends," with animal adventures including, naturally, Gilbert and a very educational segment about dogs with jobs. Included throughout are are fun puppet segments and interludes featuring musical numbers or adventures with real kids.The DVD menu is organized such that you can play all, or you can skip easily or if you or your kids have already seen certainly segments or want to bypass the non-Caillou material. Each includes a video-picture display that helps to quickly identify what's in each scene-selection.Also included with the DVD are great bonus features. The best is probably the bios, which are segments pulled from the television series in which Caillou speaks on himself or one of his family members, or occasionally, a puppet-character does the talking. These segments are no longer aired on television, making this a nice bonus. There is also a matching game, DVD-ROM coloring and message to parents containing content found in the FAQ at the official website.Pick up "Caillou's Treasure Hunt and Other Adventures" today for some of the best of "Caillou.""