NEW ODD SQUAD DVD – “THE O GAMES” – FROM PBS DISTRIBUTION ARRIVES JUNE 28
NEW ODD SQUAD DVD – “The O Games” –
FROM PBS DISTRIBUTION ARRIVES June 28
Daytime Emmy®-Winning Live-Action PBS KIDS Series ODD SQUAD Helps Kids Build
Key Math Skills with ‘Oddly-Fun’ Mix of Mystery and Humor
Arlington, Va. – May 25, 2016 – Things are about to get very odd…! PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing “ODD SQUAD: THE O GAMES” on DVD, the latest title from the hit live-action PBS KIDS series ODD SQUAD. This new DVD featuring five stories from the popular series, one of which is a special extended adventure, will be available to fans nationwide beginning June 28.
In the story “The O Games,” select Odd Squad agents square off in several crazy math challenges – from the blob toss to the 25 centigurp dash – for a chance to be Ms. O for a day and run Odd Squad! Agent Otto is chosen to compete, but so is the villainous Odd Todd, Agent Olive’s former partner! Will Odd Todd strategically eliminate each of his competitors so he can win the competition and shut down Odd Squad forever?
Also featured on the new DVD is the story “Bad Luck Bears.” When a basketball behaves oddly at practice, the Bears’ coach seeks the help of the Odd Squad to set things straight. During a meeting at headquarters, Otto discovers that bad things happen to the Bears whenever the number 13 is involved. As the Odd Squad works to eliminate any 13s on the players, the Bears learn how different number combinations add up to 13.
“THE O GAMES” (SRP $12.99) has a run time of approximately 75 minutes and includes the following stories:
“The O Games” (extended adventure)
Odd Squad agents compete in several games to determine who gets to be Ms. O for the day.
“Bad Luck Bears”
When odd things start happening to the Bears basketball team, Olive and Otto must get to the bottom of the mystery – before the big game.
“Whatever Happened to Agent Oz?”
Olive tells Otto the story of what happened to Octavia’s partner, Agent Oz.
“Not So Splash”
In the middle of summer, Olive and Otto must figure out why parts of the town are turning snowy and cold.
When Olive catches a case of The Skips and goes missing, rookie agent Otto must solve his first case by himself.
When the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards were announced earlier this year, ODD SQUAD won four awards, including: “Outstanding Writing in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series,” “Outstanding Directing in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series,” “Outstanding Costume Design/Styling,” and “Outstanding Hairstyling.”
ODD SQUAD is a live-action series aimed at helping kids ages 5-8 learn important math skills. The show focuses on two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to save the day whenever something unusual happens. ODD SQUAD is created by Tim McKeon and Adam Peltzman and produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company. ODD SQUAD 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.
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ODD SQUAD: THE O GAMES
Street Date: June 28, 2016
Run Time: Approx. 75 Minutes