Caillou (French pronunciation: [kaˈju]) is a Canadian educational children’s television series that was first shown on Télétoon and Teletoon, with its first episode airing on the former channel on September 15, 1997; the show later moved to Treehouse TV, with its final episode being shown on that channel on October 3, 2010. The series is based on the books by Hélène Desputeaux. It centers on a 4-year-old boy named Caillou who is fascinated by the world around him.
Caillou lives in a blue house at 17 Pine Street (as mentioned in the episode “Where I Live”) with his mother, father, and his younger sister, Rosie. He has many adventures with his family and friends and uses his imagination in every episode.
Each episode in Seasons 1–3 has a theme and is divided into several short sections that mix animation, puppet skits, and video of kids in real-life situations. In Seasons 4–5, episodes are divided in 3 short sections; the puppet segment was dropped, along with the “Real Kids” version of the segment.
During the first season, many of the stories in the animated version began with a grandmother (who is also the show’s narrator) introducing the story to her grandchildren, then reading the story from a book. Since the second season, the narrator/grandmother is an unseen character.
Caillou Animated Series – Part 1
Caillou Animated Series – Part 2