Monday, October 5, 2015


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

 Caillou: Caillou's HalloweenPeg & Cat: A Totally Awesome Halloween

New DVDs Available from PBS Distribution September 1 are
“Caillou: Caillou’s Halloween,” “Peg + Cat: A Totally Awesome Halloween,”
and “WordWorld: Halloween Fun”

With only 26 days until Halloween, are you and your kids getting into the holiday spirit yet?  Both of my girls have already picked out and purchased their costumes.  Savannah is going to be Everest from Paw Patrol, while Bella will be Ariel, the Little Mermaid.  I even picked up all the Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters, and fun craft kids to do the with the girls after we are done painting our pumpkins.  All these preparations are fun, but my family's favorite thing about the holidays, including Halloween, is watching holiday movies.  And, thanks to some recent PBS Distribution DVD releases my girls and I have been having a blast watching some of our favorite PBS Kids episodes all about Halloween.

Here is more about the three DVDs that have been on repeat in our house...

"PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing three new Halloween themed DVDs on September 1, 2015. Each of these DVDs features a PBS KIDS series – CAILLOUPEG + CAT, and WORDWORLD. From carving a jack-o’-lantern with Caillou to going on a trick-or-treating adventure with Peg and Cat, these DVDs include fun-filled laugh-out-loud stories full of Halloween excitement.

The three new DVDs available are “CAILLOU: CAILLOU’S HALLOWEEN,” “PEG + CAT: A TOTALLY AWESOME HALLOWEEN,” and “WORDWORLD: HALLOWEEN FUN.” Each DVD has an SRP of $6.99. More information about each DVD is below.

Caillou: Caillou's Halloween

CAILLOU’S HALLOWEEN” features 13 stories including “Caillou Loves Halloween,” “Pumpkin Patch Kid,” and “Caillou’s Halloween Costume.” In “Caillou’s Halloween Costume,” Caillou and Rosie are trying to pick out costumes as Halloween quickly approaches – but Caillou can’t decide what he wants to be. With help from Mommy and Daddy, a furry blue monster costume is created for Caillou so he can join Leo, a cowboy, and Clementine, a bumblebee, for trick-or-treating!
Peg & Cat: A Totally Awesome Halloween

Combine Halloween excitement with mathematical fun and you’ve got “PEG + CAT: A TOTALLY AWESOME HALLOWEEN.” This DVD features four adventures, two of which are Halloween themed – “The Parade Problem” and “The Halloween Problem.” In “The Parade Problem,” kids will learn about sorting and estimating as they watch Peg and Cat clean up a park to ensure the nursery school’s Halloween parade takes place. After watching Peg and Cat solve this problem, kids can join Peg, who dresses up as a mailbox, and Cat, who decides to be a fire hydrant, on a trick-or-treating adventure that features the duo using their math skills to divide up Halloween treats so that everyone gets a fair share. 

The PEG + CAT series is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education through the Ready To Learn Initiative, a program that supports the development of innovative educational television and digital media targeted at preschool and early elementary school children and their families, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

In the frightfully fun DVD “WORDWORLD: HALLOWEEN FUN,” join the WordFriends on adventures that demonstrate the connections between letters, sounds, words, and meaning. This DVD features five stories including “A Kooky Spooky Halloween” and “Sheep’s Halloween Costume.” In “A Kooky Spooky Halloween,” Pig is so worried about finishing his Halloween bags, because he’s missing the letter B, that he ends up sleepwalking. As he sleepwalks, collecting Bs along the way, everyone thinks he’s a ghost!


What I love so much about DVD releases like these are that they are not only jam packed with some of my girls' favorite episodes, but they are reasonably priced, making them affordable to pick up for the home and to even get an extra copy for the car or even the grandparents house.  :-)  While Halloween is still 26 days away, my girls are already in the spirit thanks to these fun, educational DVDs.  If you are looking for a fun way to get your little ones excited about Halloween, or simply want to add reasonably priced DVDs to their growing DVD collection, these three PBS Kids series DVDs are a must have. :-)


About DHX Brands
DHX Brands is the dedicated brand-management and consumer-products arm of DHX Media Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHXM; TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B) (, a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. DHX Brands specializes in creating, building and maintaining high-profile global entertainment brands within the children’s and young-adult markets. With expertise in brand development, licensing, marketing and creative, we develop brands which captivate and inspire through engaging content, first-class distribution, quality consumer products, immersive live experiences, and digital media. DHX Brands’ world-class portfolio includes Teletubbies, Twirlywoos, In the Night Garden, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Make It Pop!, Slugterra,  and Degrassi. DHX Brands has offices in London, Toronto and Los Angeles.

About The Fred Rogers Company

About CPB
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,400 locally-owned and -operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services. For more information, visit us at

About The Ready To Learn Initiative
The Ready To Learn Initiative is a cooperative agreement funded and managed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement. It supports the development of innovative educational television and digital media targeted at preschool and early elementary school children and their families. Its general goal is to promote early learning and school readiness, with a particular interest in reaching low-income children. In addition to creating television and other media products, the program supports activities intended to promote national distribution of the programming, effective educational uses of the programming, community-based outreach and research on educational effectiveness.  Proceeds from “PEG + CAT: A TOTALLY AWESOME HALLOWEEN” DVD will help support projects that further the goals and objectives of the Ready To Learn Initiative.

About WordWorld
“WordWorld” was developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the Ready To Learn initiative. Incorporating the latest research into the most effective ways for kids to build reading skills, “WordWorld” produces delightful educational experiences for preschool children, on screen, in print, and online. “WordWorld” is owned by General Word LP.

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, stations, and producers.
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. PBS Distribution offers consumers high-quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming, and is also a leading source for factual content for international broadcast, cable, and satellite services.


Street Date: September 1, 2015
Genre: Kids
Run Time: Approximately 100 Minutes
SRP: $6.99
Format: DVD

Street Date: September 1, 2015
Genre: Kids
Run Time: Approximately 60 Minutes
SRP: $6.99
Format: DVD

Street Date: September 1, 2015
Genre: Kids
Run Time: Approximately 60 Minutes
SRP: $6.99
Format: DVD

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

1 comment :

  1. thanks for the update - my youngest still loves Caillou!