Monday, March 18 2013 14:33

PBS KIDS starts airing "new" episodes of CAILLOU...

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It was just about a month ago when I posted a blog in support of CAILLOU. The little guy is a longtime fixture here at Rock Father HQ, and like most parents of small children, I've seen the available episodes of CAILLOU more times than I can count. I say "available" because all of the episodes haven't been aired in the U.S., nor are they readily-available on DVD or on-demand in any kind of complete form. Now, PBS KIDS has started airing some "new" episodes of the popular show.

In my last post, I noted that "they don't really make new episodes" of CAILLOU - and that is true. But the most recent season to be produced (Season 5 - 2010) may never have been shown in the U.S. until now (there's an extensive episode listing over at TV Guide).

From what I can tell, there was no formal announcement from Cookie Jar Entertainment regarding this batch of episodes, but depending on where you live, they either started running last Monday or today (as they did on WTTW, our local PBS affiliate in Chicago). There's an immediately notable difference in quality, as I believe this season is the first to be produced in full HD. It's widescreen, the colors are bright... and so far I dig what I'm seeing. In fact, the little guy even gets introduced to Comic Books in "Caillou Cares," finding himself obsessed with a "mutant spider from cosmic space."

Are your little ones watching CAILLOU?

For more on CAILLOU, visit http://pbskids.org/caillou/ or check your local PBS station for dates and times. 

Want some cool Caillou merchandise for your little ones? Check out the official store over at Ty's Toy Box! 

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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