Caillou (partially found British dub of Canadian animated series; 2008)
Caillou is a Canadian educational children's television series that was first shown on Télétoon and Teletoon, with its first episode airing on the former channel on September 15, 1997; the show later moved to Treehouse TV, with its final episode being shown on that channel on October 3, 2010. The series is based on the books by author Christine L'Heureux and illustrator Hélène Desputeaux. It centers on a 4-year-old boy named Caillou who is fascinated by the world around him. A British dub was made to port Caillou to the British children's television market, though it has not resurfaced after it stopped airing on Cartoonito.
History[edit | edit source]
Starting in 2008 and lasting until the week of February 27th, 2012, Cartoonito aired a British dub of Caillou but only the first season was aired. Cartoonito would usually only air the show during the Early Morning hours between 4:00 A.M. and 7:00 A.M., making it even less likely that people who taped Cartoonito would even have footage of this dub, briefly before the show was taken off of the air, its time slot at 6:50 A.M., was replaced by Cartoonito Karaoke, and when the show was removed from the lineup completely, it was replaced by Fireman Sam.
Caillou has a deeper voice in the UK dub, which is proven by some of the clips found. According to YouTubeFan43, in the British theme song, Caillou's mom's voice is redubbed, but oddly Caillou's voice when he is singing is not.
Availability[edit | edit source]
While Caillou is currently available in the UK via Tiny Pop, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, and Tiddlers TV, currently, the Canadian dub of Caillou is used for rebroadcasts. No home media of the series has been released in the UK, making the British dub harder to find.
The Cartoonito page for Caillou has been found. It does have some video clips, but they don't play, as the videos were not correctly archived for them to play.
An older Cartoonito page for Caillou has been found, and the videos on that page don't require Flash, but they require Windows Media Player. The videos on that page don't work as none of the .wmv videos for any of the pages have been archived either, downloading or playing the pages will either leave a blank screen, or show that the website that sources the file has not been archived.
Another Cartoonito page has been found which says has Caillou games and might have videos of the UK dub on it. The page archive goes up to 2016, and the games do not seem to be working.
A promo for Cartoonito UK using a snippet from the British version of Caillou's crying from the infamous episode "Caillou Joins the Circus" was found by JaredCaptainAmerica43, though it is very brief.
Episode List[edit | edit source]
|1||Caillou Makes Cookies/Caillou Isn't Afraid Anymore/Caillou Hates Vegetables/Caillou's All Alone/Caillou Tidies His Toys||Lost|
|2||Caillou Learns to Drive/Caillou's Big Friend/Caillou's Colours/Caillou Mails a Letter/Caillou Learns to Swim||Lost|
|3||Caillou at Daycare/Caillou Joins the Circus/Caillou is Afraid of the Dark/Caillou's Friends/Caillou Visits the Doctor|
|4||Caillou Plays Baby/Caillou's Hiding Place/Caillou's Rainy Day/Caillou Rakes the Leaves/Caillou's Getting Older||Lost|
|5||Caillou Goes Shopping/Caillou in the Bathtub/Caillou Gets Dressed/Caillou's Teddy Shirt/Caillou Goes Around the Block||Lost|
|6||Caillou's Birthday Present/Caillou and Gilbert/Caillou's Summer Good Night/Caillou is Scared of Dogs/Caillou Goes to the Zoo||Lost|
|7||Caillou At The Beach/Caillou's New Shoes/Caillou's Snowman/Caillou is a Clown/Caillou's Special Friend||Lost|
|8||Caillou Goes Camping/Caillou Learns to Skate/Caillou Makes a New Friend/Caillou and Daddy/Caillou Grows Carrots||Lost|
|9||Caillou's New Babysitter/Caillou Goes to a Theme Park/Caillou's School Bus/Caillou Sleeps Over/Caillou Hurts Himself||Lost|
|10||Caillou Looks for Gilbert/Caillou's Surprise Breakfast/Caillou's Missing Sock/Caillou Goes to Work/Caillou's Quarrel||Lost|
|11||Caillou's Big Slide/Caillou Walks a Dog/Caillou Watches Rosie/Caillou Gets Sick/Caillou's Phone Call||Lost|
|12||Big Brother Caillou/Caillou Flies on a Plane/Rosie Bothers Caillou/Caillou Goes Birdwatching/Caillou and the Doll||Lost|
|13||Caillou's Big Kick/Caillou the Jungle Explorer/The Caillou Show/Caillou Loves Halloween/Caillou's Picnic||Lost|