Caillou's Holiday Movie

Caillou's Holiday Movie

Caillou's Holiday Movie DVD Cover
Directed by Nick Rijgersberg
Produced by
  • Evelyn Antosz
  • André Auger
  • Natalie Dumoulin
  • Julie Lovelock
  • Lesley Taylor
  • Steven Valin
Story by Peter Svatek
Starring Annie Bovaird
Music by Leon Aronson
  • Mario Allard
  • Benjamin Arcand
  • Rachel Bernard
  • Cathy Boisvert
  • Frederic Bouchard
  • Chu Ying Chow
  • Sophie Codaire
  • Thierry Dansereau
  • Guy Dubé
  • Rouja Koleva
Edited by
  • Nathalie Rossin
  • Micheal Simard
Distributed by
Release dates
  • October 7, 2003 (2003-10-07)
Running time
73 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Caillou's Holiday Movie is a 2003 Canadian direct-to-video animated Christmas film directed by Nick Rijgersberg. The film is based on the Canadian TV series Caillou. It was released on VHS and DVD in October 7, 2003. It was re-released by NCircle Entertainment as part of Caillou's 25th Anniversary on November 11, 2014.

This is the first time that Caillou is voiced by Annie Bovaird, who would later voice him in the rest of the TV series' run. Bovaird replaced original voice actress Jaclyn Linetsky, who died in a car crash a month before the film's release. It is the only film based on the TV series.


It's a very special holiday for Caillou when he learns about Christmas traditions around the world and the importance of giving and sharing. When Caillou wonders just how many days there are left until Christmas, his Daddy gives him a Christmas calendar featuring holiday traditions from countries around the world in every window. Caillou also goes tobogganing, learns how to ski and plays Hanukkah games with his friend Leo. Caillou also gives away some of his toys when he learns about children around the world that are in need of toys such as his old ones he no longer plays with. Caillou's little sister Rosie also gets in on the Christmas fun. When Mom offers to help Rosie with making gifts, Rosie decides to try it on her own. The film features several songs performed by the cast of the film including "Where Christmas is Not The Same" and "Eight Days to Go" and "Everyday" performed by French artist Marilou.


Caillou's Holiday Movie was produced at Special 1 Productions Inc. Annie Bovaird takes over as the English voice of Caillou because the previous English voice of Caillou, Jaclyn Linetsky, who played Megan in the TV show "15/Love", died at the age of 17 in 2003, not long before the production was released. The film was directed by Nick Rijgersberg, written by Peter Svatek and produced by Evelyn Anyosz, Andre Auger, Diane Dallaire, Natalie Dumoulin, Louis Fournier, Julie Lovelock, Lesley Taylor and Steven Valin.



Caillou's Holiday Movie Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released December 14, 2010 (Canada)
Genre Soundtrack
Label Universal
Producer Jeffrey Zahn

The soundtrack features 18 songs. The score was composed by Jeffrey Zahn, but wasn't featured in the soundtrack. It was released in Canada on December 14, 2010, and is available on the Canadian iTunes Store.[1]


Mark Van Hook of DVD Verdict concluded that the film is inoffensive but bland, recommending it only to young children.[2]


On October 7, 2003 (the same day the VHS tape was released), a DVD for the movie was released. The DVD contains a few special features, including:

The film is presented in full screen and is in 2.0 Dolby Surround audio.

NCircle Entertainment and DHX Media re-released it as part of Caillou's 25th Anniversary on November 11, 2014.[3]

See also


  1. The album is available on iTunes Canada for 10 bucks
  2. Review on DVD Verdict
  3. NCircle Entertainment's Website showing Caillou's Holiday Movie.

External links

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