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Caillou

Season 3 Episode 17

Caillou's Holiday Movie

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 AM Oct 07, 2003 on PBS
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Caillou's Holiday Movie
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Caillou's Interview (Warm-up clip) Caillou is interviewed by Sarah, but the interview goes awry when Gilbert snatches Sarah's question list and the tape recorder ate the tape. Caillou's Holiday Movie/Caillou: Vive Le Fêtes!(Feature) Caillou is looking forward to Christmas, but it seems to be taking an especially long time to come. To help keep track of time, he's given a "12 Days of Christmas" calendar, with removable ornaments that each day reveal a Christmas tradition from somewhere around the world. He learns that Christmas is a time of giving and sharing and Rosie does too - although the way in which she shares is a big (and delightful) surprise to everyone. He also participates in a Christmas parade, a Christmas play and learns about Hanukkah from his friend Leo and his Mom.moreless

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    Vanessa Lengies

    Vanessa Lengies

    Boy/Girl (Season 1) (English Language version) (voice)

    Jonathan Koensgen

    Jonathan Koensgen

    Leo (English Language version)

    Tim Gosley

    Tim Gosley

    Deedee (sometimes captioned as "Deidi") (English language version)

    Bob Stutt

    Bob Stutt

    Gilbert Felinieus Cat (English language version)

    Holly Gauthier-Frankel

    Holly Gauthier-Frankel

    Julie (English language version), Cailette Singer

    Nathalie Coupal

    Nathalie Coupal

    Maman de Caillou (@ Doris) (French language version)

    Charlotte Bernard

    Charlotte Bernard

    Máre de Léo/Dame ágée/Jeune Lutin (French soundtrack)

    Guest Star

    Sophie Léger

    Sophie Léger

    Léo (French soundtrack)

    Guest Star

    Jesse Vinet

    Jesse Vinet

    Kid Elf (English soundtrack)

    Guest Star

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • The star that Caillou creates for his Christmas tree alternates between one that looks perfectly cut and has perfect symmetry and a somewhat sloppy one that looks like it was cut out by, well, a kid.

      • Close-captioning spells the name of one of the horses on which Caillou rides at the Christmas tree farm as both "Blackie" and "Blacky."

      • Sarah's school Christmas play is extremely short, about two minutes long at best.

    • QUOTES (10)

    • NOTES (19)

      • "Caillou's Holiday Movie" is not known to have ever aired on PBS in the United States, but has aired at least once on Teletoon in Canada.

      • The French-Canadian artist Marilou performs the song "Everyday" in both English and French. The movie has two official soundtracks (the former in English and the latter in French), although they are only available from Canadian merchants. The soundtrack includes expanded versions of many of the songs, including "Everyday." It also has many additional songs not featured in the film, such as "Riding in Santa's Sleigh," "We Wish You a Caillou Christmas" and "One Wish."

      • Daddy's watch is an hour behind, suggesting that perhaps it isn't actually broken. If he and the family live in an area that observes Daylight Savings Time, then it's possible he simply forgot to "Spring Forward." On the other hand, it would be a very long time for Daddy to never notice that his watch was running behind.

      • For those who have the DVD (United States release, possibly others), use the "Angle" button on your remote control(or if your DVD player uses a menu-based system, choosing a different angle from the angle menu) during the closing credits to alternate between credits for three different languages. Note that this only changes the credits, not the audiotrack (Editor's note: This also works for the short opening title sequence). Also, if you use the "Language" button on your remote control (or if your DVD player use a menu-based system, changing the language in the Soundtrack menu) while the movie is playing, you can change the language selection of the movie on-the-fly.

      • For a family with two kids, the refrigerator in the kitchen of Caillou's house is rather bare. There's only what appears to be heart-shaped card on it, but one would expect it to be covered with drawings and other assorted items.

      • If you live in the US, you can get a US$2.50 rebate on the purchase of the DVD or video. The offer expired on Febuary 9th, 2004.

      • When Caillou looks and sees that his cookies he sat in the front of the fireplace have been eaten, you can see Gilbert's footprints all around them, suggesting that Santa never had so much as a shot at them.

      • The version of "T'was a Night Before Christmas" that was told in the movie was abridged.

      • Lots references to past Season 2/1US and Season 3/2US episodes.

      • The Canadian version of the DVD and Video was released on October 28th, 2003. It is distributed by Sony Wonder. It features a different box art, and according to Amazon Canada, both English and French versions are sold separately (unlike the US version, in which both English and French versions, plus an extra Spanish dub, are integrated into one disc). Other differences are unlikely.

      • Cast doing Triple duty:

        Charlotte Bernard - Mére de Leo, Dame ágée and Jeune Lutin [French soundtrack]
        Louise Choinière - Firewoman Sylvie, Dame ágée and Lutin [French soundtrack]

      • Cast doing double-duty:
        Jesse Vinet - as both both Rosie and Kid Elf.
        Pauline Little - as Grandma and Elderly Woman (one of Grandma's senior center friends)
        Jennifer Morehouse - Firewoman Stacie and Elderly Woman (another of Grandma's senior center friends)
        Sophie Léger - Sarah and Léo [French soundtrack]
        Violette Chauveau - Mousseline(@ Rosie) and Clémentine [French soundtrack]
        Alain Souvage - Père Noël/Facteur [French soundtrack]

      • Annie Bovaird receives a "starring as" credit in the closing credits, while the rest of the cast (including Annie Bovaird again) appears in a list with the names of their characters by the voice actor/actress. Marlee Shapiro is listed as "Storyteller" rather than "Narrator."

      • There are new voices for the following characters:
        Caillou - Annie Bovaird
        Sarah - Amanda Jane Tilson (credited as Amanda Tilson)
        Leo - Vince Davis
        Léo - Sophie Léger

      • There are no puppet segments.

      • [EDIT] According to Amazon as of 6th of October, the amount of games on the DVD has been bumped up from two to six.
        [EDIT 2] According to Agent0042, it turns out that the 6 games thing was just a marketing gimmick. There are still 2 games on the DVD, but each game has 3 levels.

      • Working title: Caillou: The Movie

      • DVD special features include:

        Two holiday songs with Caillou and friends – eight new songs in all!
        Animated interview with Caillou
        Two Caillou challenges - Caillou's Memory Game and Caillou's "Odd Man Out" Game
        Trailer of various Tom and Jerry DVDs and a Powerpuff Girls Christmas Special DVD
        Feature available in English, French and Spanish

      • Approximate length: 73 minutes

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