June 29, 2022
WildBrain has partnered with NBCUniversal’s streaming platform, Peacock, to produce 52 new 11-minute episodes of the animated series, “Caillou.” In addition, Peacock will become the home for five previously announced 44-minute Caillou family specials, currently in production.
“We’re delighted to join with Peacock to expand the Caillou universe,” says Josh Scherba, president, WildBrain. “This is yet another example of how we’re reinvigorating treasured brands from our evergreen library. For over 25 years, preschoolers have connected with Caillou because they can see themselves in these highly relatable stories. Caillou is a kid just like them, facing everyday problems and learning about the world around him. With a new look and stories where Caillou explores the world through wonderful flights of imagination, Caillou is better than ever. We’re confident that today’s kids – and their families – are going to love it.”
“We are overjoyed to work with the team at WildBrain for a new CG-animated version of the beloved ‘Caillou’ series that won over the hearts of young audiences from around the world,” says Kristofer Updike, vice president of kids’ content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Peacock is committed to enriching the minds of a new generation to promote emotional expression, creative thinking and dreaming big. We can't wait for parents and their kids to see these pivotal themes come to life in Caillou and in all of Peacock’s kids’ offerings.”
The five new Caillou specials will include episodes around Christmas, Halloween, the celebration of family, summer vacation and bullying.
WildBrain’s “Caillou” was originally created in Canada in 1997 and has been viewed in over 140 countries worldwide.
The existing Caillou content library of 234 2D episodes and five digital-first seasons remains available to stream worldwide. On WildBrain’s own AVOD network on YouTube, WildBrain Spark, “Caillou” is the number-one property, with more than 73 billion minutes of watch time in 21 languages. WildBrain manages global distribution rights for all Caillou content.
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