FIRST ODD SQUAD MOVIE DEBUTS ON DVD JANUARY 24
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FIRST ODD SQUAD MOVIE DEBUTS ON DVD JANUARY 24
“ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE” Features Guest Stars Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”) and Hannah Simone (“New Girl”) Along with Agents from Season 1 and 2 of the
Emmy-winning Hit Series on PBS KIDS
Arlington, Va. – December 7, 2016 – Things are about to get very odd…! PBS Distribution announced today the release of “ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE” on DVD, the first-ever movie from the multiple Emmy-winning live-action PBS KIDS series from The Fred Rogers Company.
When a rival agency called Weird Team, led by Weird Tom (Jack McBrayer), arrives on the scene with a gadget that fixes any odd problem, Odd Squad suddenly finds it doesn’t have any cases to solve and goes out of business – forcing the agents to close up shop and go back to their lives as regular kids! Using math and teamwork, they soon uncover that Weird Team’s gadget isn’t actually fixing the problems around town, but only covering them up. Olympia and Otis join forces with Olive and Otto to stop Weird Team – and save the world from destruction! Click here to watch a clip from “ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE.”
“ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE” will be available on DVD beginning January 24, 2017. The DVD has a run time of approximately 65 minutes and an SRP of $6.99. “ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE” is also available for digital download.
When the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards were announced in 2016, ODD SQUAD earned four Emmys, including “Outstanding Writing in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series” and “Outstanding Directing in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series,” adding to their string of Emmy wins.
The popular live-action series is aimed at helping kids ages 5-8 learn important math and problem-solving skills. ODD SQUAD is created by Tim McKeon and Adam Peltzman and produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company. The show airs daily on PBS KIDS (check local listings).
About The Fred Rogers Company
The Company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The Company’s highly-rated, award-winning children’s series include Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, and Odd Squad. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org.
About Sinking Ship Entertainment
Sinking Ship Entertainment is a multiple award-winning production and distribution company specializing in kids’ live-action CGI blended series. Since its launch in 2004, Sinking Ship Entertainment has produced over 250 hours of content, filmed in over 35 countries, and built 33 playgrounds. The company has rapidly earned a reputation for high-quality, groundbreaking original series and companion interactive experiences. Most recently in 2016, Sinking Ship was nominated for a Canadian record of 20 Daytime Emmy® Awards, and in March 2016 won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Preschool Series for “Odd Squad.” The company operates a Toronto-based VFX and Interactive Studio, home to over 125 shipmates. Find out more at www.sinkingship.ca.
About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS also offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning. The PBS KIDS Video App is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.
About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.
PBS Distribution offers a broad range of high quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming. PBS International offers factual content for broadcast, cable, and satellite services internationally. The PBS Distribution catalog includes films from Ken Burns, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming.
ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE
Street Date: January 24, 2017
Run Time: Approx. 65 Minutes