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Genre Animation
Country of origin Canada
No. of episodes 92 (list of episodes)
Running time 24-30 minutes
Production company(s) Four Me Productions (Seasons 2–3)
Caillou Productions (Seasons 1, 4–5)
Cinar (Seasons 1–3)
Cookie Jar Entertainment (Seasons 4–5)
PBS Kids (Seasons 2-5)
Distributor Cookie Jar Entertainment
Original network HBO Family/Fox Kids (season 1)
PBS Kids (seasons 2-5) (U.S.)
Teletoon (seasons 1-4)
Treehouse TV/TFO (season 5) (Canada)
Original release September 15, 1997 (1997-09-15) – December 14, 2016 (2016-12-14)

Caillou is an Canadian children's TV show based on the series of books by author Christine L'Heureux and illustrator Hélène Desputeaux. Caillou was first voiced by Bryn McAuley, then Jaclyn Linetsky, but due to her death in 2003, Jaclyn was replaced with Annie Bovaird.

About the show

The show is about a young boy named Caillou who lives with his mom, Doris; his dad, Boris; his little sister, Rosie; and his pet cat, Gilbert. Mr. Hinkle lives next door to Caillou's house and Caillou has a babysitter named Julie. In the first season, Caillou was 4 years old and wore a gray shirt in season 1, but later, he wore a yellow shirt in season 2, 3, 4, and 5. In season 4 and 5, Caillou started going to school. Many parents have criticized the show, due to Caillou's behavior.

Broadcast airs

The series originally aired on PBS Kids in the United States and Teletoon in Canada.


Caillou has a total of five seasons of 144 half-hour episodes, as well as the 90-minute movie Caillou's Holiday Movie.

Caillou series overview
Seasons Episodes Original airdates
Premiere Finale
1 65 September 15, 1997 July 5, 2000
2 20 September 4, 2000 July 2, 2002
3 13 November 15, 2002 October 7, 2003
4 20 April 3, 2006 September 23, 2008
5 26 September 11, 2010 October 3, 2010

Book series

In 1989, the first Caillou book of the Caillou book series was made.

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