Monday, January 5, 2015

"CAILLOU'S FURRY FRIENDS" ARRIVES ON DVD, TOMORROW, JANUARY 6TH (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


ANIMAL ADVENTURES ABOUND IN THE NEW DVD



Street Date: January 6, 2015
Genre: Kids
Run Time: Approximately 58 Minutes
SRP: $12.99
Format: DVD


I still can't believe that the hit preschool series, Caillou, has been around for 25 years.  I remember first watching this animated series when I started babysitting in high school, and then again when I would babysit my nieces and nephews.  I always loved this animated series about Caillou, a four-year old boy, who had a wonderful imagination and wanted to learn about everything around him.  And, once I welcomed my girls, I was happy to see this series still airing PBS Kids, so that we could enjoy together. :-)

In addition to watching Caillou each morning, and then again in the evening with episodes we had previously recorded, my girls have a nice Caillou DVD collection going. And, they were excited when I received tomorrow's release, CAILLOU’S FURRY FRIENDS", as it features some of their favorite animal episodes. This upcoming DVD has 7 full-length already aired episodes that will delight Caillou fans. 

Here is more from the recent press release announcing this upcoming DVD release, which also shared more about the seven episodes...

"PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing seven stories from PBS KIDS’ popular CAILLOU series on the new DVD “CAILLOU’S FURRY FRIENDS.” From learning wild creatures are better in their natural habitat to helping return a lost dog to its owner, “CAILLOU’S FURRY FRIENDS” features heartfelt animal adventures the entire family will enjoy!

CAILLOU’S FURRY FRIENDS” will be available on DVD January 6, 2015. The DVD run time is approximately 58 minutes and its SRP is $12.99. The DVD contains special features including coloring pages and activities.

Caillou is a 4-year-old boy who delights in the small wonders of the world around him, embellishing everything he sees with his rich imagination. Thanks to his vivid imagination, ordinary, everyday events quickly become exciting adventures in which Caillou can play “make-believe.” CAILLOU is designed for preschoolers and focuses on role-playing and “make-believe.” CAILLOU is produced by DHX Media. CAILLOU airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings). The stories included on this DVD are listed below.

Dog Dilemma
When Sarah gets a new dog, Caillou is actually a little jealous. All Sarah wants to do is play with her new pup! Caillou feels a little annoyed with the dog...until he dog-sits for an afternoon and realizes Sarah’s dog is actually pretty great. He and Sarah talk about their feelings, and they decide it’d be fun for all of them to play together. 

Caillou’s Cricket
Caillou inadvertently brings a cricket in the house and decides it’ll be fun to keep it as a pet. When the cricket gets loose and Caillou goes on a wild-cricket hunt, he’s suddenly able to see things from the cricket’s perspective...and decides to put the cricket back outside where it belongs.

Caillou’s Cross-Hop
Caillou doesn’t want to hold hands and obey safety rules...until he discovers a bunch of tiny frogs that need help crossing the street. Realizing it’s hard work helping others to cross the road safely, he has a new appreciation for Mommy and Daddy’s rules.

Kitty Conundrum
Caillou finds a tiny kitten while desperately searching for his beloved Rexy. He wants to keep the kitten, even though Mommy and Daddy say ‘no’ – they have Gilbert! When Samantha comes to the door to claim her lost kitten, “Whiskers,” Caillou fetches the kitty...and finds Rexy!  He remembers it isn’t fun losing something you care about, and happily returns the kitty to its rightful owner.

Lost and Found
When things begin to go missing around the house – like Mommy’s keys – Mommy blames Gilbert. Caillou is sure Gilbert didn’t take them...and he sets out to prove it!  Together, Caillou, Mommy and Rosie backtrack through the house and eventually discover Caillou’s theory was right – Gilbert didn’t take the keys – Mommy left them in the door handle!

Play with Me!
Caillou has no one to play with!  Mommy, Daddy, and Rosie are all busy, and Caillou is bored and frustrated...until he meets a ladybug who inadvertently shows Caillou that his family members aren’t the only ones who are busy – so are the birds and squirrels and ants. Caillou comes to realize that everyone is busy sometimes – even animals and insects – and he decides to get busy too...drawing his new friends.

Caillou Roars
After watching a nature show about lions, Caillou decides he wants to be a lion! He roars and paws his way around the house, causing Mommy and Daddy to remind him that there’s a time and place for everything. Caillou realizes the downside of being a lion when his ‘roars’ scare a baby in the park. He decides there really is a time and place for everything – and sometimes, he just needs to be a boy. 

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We received this DVD right before the holidays, and it has come in handy, keeping the girls busy while preparing for holiday guests, and then engaging the little ones and having them play and use their own imaginations to act out scenes from the cute episodes they saw while watching this new DVD release.  I have lost count on how many times the girls have watched this DVD.  But, each and every time they watch it, they find new things they love about the episodes, and ask for more Caillou. 

If you have a Caillou fan in your house, then you will want to make a point to pick up this DVD when it arrives in stores tomorrow, to share with your little ones.  They, too, will be excited to add CAILLOU’S FURRY FRIENDS to their growing Caillou DVD collection, and watch this DVD over and over again, at home and in the car.

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About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs.  Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer-and mobile-device-based browsers.  For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/ or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

About DHX Media
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and marketing of family entertainment.  DHX Media owns, markets and distributes over 10,000 episodes of entertainment programming worldwide and licenses its owned properties through its dedicated consumer products business.  DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, and the multi-award winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media's full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system and our production partners.

PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns’s films, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming. As a multi-channel distributor, PBS Distribution offers consumers high-quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming. PBS Distribution is also a leading source for factual content for international broadcast, cable and satellite services.


Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

2 comments :

  1. I wasn't aware that there was a new dvd coming out. Thanks, Robin, for all your great reviews!

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  2. This looks super cute for the kids love anything PBS puts out.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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