Caillou's Holiday Movie (2003) Review
(More customer reviews)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."
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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 even 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 challengesInterviews:Animated interview with CaillouOther:Two holiday songs; 'Twas the Night Before Christmas story