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Caillou – Caillou’s Family Favorites (PBS DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C-     Episodes: B-



Caillou is yet another positive, forward-thinking TV series aimed towards developing children that continues the long line of such healthy viewing PBS has offered since it began as NET.  The pleasantly animated show is also getting issued in DVD and after several four-episode volumes, we have received the Family Favorites disc adding up to “14 adventures” in all.


I had never seen the show and was happy with the pleasant attitude it offered, along with a child-safe consistency that we see little of on TV.  The title character is navigating his world well and is sadly more the exception than rule in TV aimed at a young age group.  Let’s hope the show continues well into the HD era.


The 1.33 X 1 image is likely first-generation with good, simple animation throughout.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is also clean and decent.  Extras include character biographies, DVD-ROM printable coloring pages, parent’s info and interactive games.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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