The most famous baldheaded cartoon child repeats.
On Friday, The Globe and Mail reports that U.S. streaming service Peacock has partnered with Halifax -based media company WildBrain to bring “Caillou” to TV as a computer -animated series.
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The deal is reportedly an “expansion of the Caillou universe,” with 52 new 11-minute episodes, along with five previously announced 44-minute “special Caillou families.”
Our first look at the new CGI series Caillou produced by Wildbrain studios
The 52 episodes (11 minutes each) revival will be screened by Peacock, along with five 44 -minute specials.
He’s always looking for a way back, isn’t he? pic.twitter.com/eA2maFK1rn
– TRAFON (s Backup Account) (@RiseFallNickBck) June 25, 2022
“This is another example of how we are restoring treasured brands from our evergreen library,” WildBrain president Josh Scherba said in a statement. “For more than 25 years, preschoolers have been associated with Caillou because they find themselves in stories that are so relevant.”
The original, traditional 2D animated film “Caillou”, based on the long -running picture book series, began filming in French in Canada in 1997, before being translated into English.
New episodes were made until 2010, and the series continued to air on networks, including PBS in the US, until 2021.
Despite initial praise from parents, children and critics, over time, “Caillou” has become one of the most polarizing children’s movies on TV, with National Post article in 2017 called it, “possibly the most ridiculed children’s program in the world.”
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On Twitter, that sentiment appears to be dominant, as users complain about the property’s new computer animated look, as well as the fact that it’s all rebooted.
Oh look. More content in Caillou without asking. https://t.co/v9Iy9cYrnb
– peeebs (@itspeeebs) June 25, 2022
I hate Caillou! That stupid little brat! And I betcha as an adult, he’ll be an incompetent kid. https://t.co/3UII1Xyfbt
– James Dahlbender (@PufftasticJames) June 24, 2022
Psychiatrist: CGI Caillou is not real, he can’t hurt you.
CGI Caillou: https://t.co/NpWz1yRsuz
– The Epic Frick 🌠COMMS OPEN🪐 (@FrickEpic) June 24, 2022
Caillou is back …
Well no … 😟 pic.twitter.com/nO3M9CCP3X
– Roger Rabbit (@RogerRabbitYT) June 24, 2022