Caillou is a fictional character who first appeared in an illustrated children’s book when he was much younger than in the television series. In the book, Caillou is depicted as a baby who had just turned nine months old. The book’s publishers concluded that, as he got older, giving the character hair would render him unrecognizable, so they decided to leave him bald instead.
Caillou’s baldness may make him unique, but Chouette Publishing explains on its website that they believe it teaches children that being unique isn’t just okay; it’s normal. “We think it helps youngsters understand that being unique isn’t just okay, it’s normal.”
In addition, the website for the television show showed that young children that watch the program frequently miss out on noticing this specific aspect. According to what is said on the website, the fact that he is bald does not appear to affect children in the slightest. “Not only do they never mention it, but when our focus groups were asked to think about why Caillou has no hair, they just laughed and answered, ‘He just doesn’t have any hair!'” [Not only do they never say it but.
Why Is Caillou Named Caillou?
Given that it is the French word for “pebble,” Caillou is an unusual choice for a name. And the Baby Name Wizard claims that it is “not historically used as a name,” so that’s another strike against it. Why, therefore, did the producers of the Canadian children’s show “Caillou” decide to give the main character this name?
It turns out that the artist of the cartoon, Christine L’Heureux, chose the name after the work of psychologist Francoise Dolto. She would invite youngsters to bring her pebbles (called “callous”) in exchange for consultations. This was all part of Dolto’s idea to respect children as people.
It makes sense for L’Heureux to choose a name derived from a psychoanalyst, given that the television series and the children’s books based on it were developed in collaboration with renowned child psychologists and psychoanalysts for “creating rich and fully developed content.”
However, there is yet another reason that the name Caillou could have been selected in the first place. The word “Caillou” can also mean “bald head,” and seeing as how the cartoon figure is commonly referred to as “the bald youngster,” this makes complete and utter sense. Although many people are curious about why Caillou is bald, the website for the show says that it doesn’t disturb any of the younger viewers.
Is Caillou Canadian?
The French-Canadian novelist Hélène Desputeaux is the inspiration for the children’s novels that the Canadian television show Caillou is based on. The show was first carried on Canadian networks Télétoon and Teletoon.
However, the official website for the program debunks the fan theory that Caillou is bald because he suffered from cancer and lost his hair.
They explained that Caillou was initially designed as a baby who was nine months old, and the showrunners feared that if they gave him hair as he got older, he would no longer be recognizable to viewers.
As a result, he became famous as a young child who was bald, and the executives decided that they would use Caillou’s appearance to convey important ideas.
The show’s writers sought to convey to young viewers that it’s okay to be unique and different from others; even if Caillou’s baldness sets him out from other people, this is one of the themes they wanted to impart.
How Tall Is Caillou?
Caillou has a height of 5 feet 11 inches, which converts to around 180 centimetres when measured in metric terms.