DINOSAURS, CENTIGURPS, A HYDRACLOPS!!
NEW ODD SQUAD DVD – “CREATURE ENCOUNTERS”
Daytime Emmy®-Winning Live-Action PBS KIDS Series ODD SQUAD Helps Kids Build Key Math Skills with “Oddly Fun” Mix of Math, Mystery, and Humor
Things are about to get very odd…! PBS Distribution today announced the release of “ODD SQUAD: CREATURE ENCOUNTERS” on DVD, the latest title from the multiple Emmy-winning live-action PBS KIDS series ODD SQUAD from The Fred Rogers Company. The new DVD, available just in time for Halloween, features five “odd” stories from the popular series, including a special extended adventure called “6:00 to 6:05.”
When it comes to dealing with bizarre situations and unusual creatures, the agents of the Odd Squad are always ready for the challenge. Fans can join agents Olive and Otto as they interrogate a mummy, a unicorn, and a robot that escaped from library books; work to find a powerful weapon capable of defeating the Hydraclops; and travel back in time to prevent dinosaurs from destroying headquarters. Using their wit, courage, and math and problem-solving skills, Olive and Otto work to save the day and set things right!
“6:00 to 6:05“ (extended adventure)
In this extended adventure, dinosaurs break out of the dinosaur room in Odd Squad headquarters and Olive and Otto must travel back in time to save the day.
“How to Interrogate a Unicorn”
When characters escape their books in the library, Olive and Otto must figure out how and why it’s happening and put a stop to it.
“The Trouble with Centigurps”
When Otto accidentally releases 100 small furry creatures in headquarters, he recruits Oscar to help get them back before Ms. O finds out.
“Rise of the Hydraclops”
In order to save humanity, Olive and Otto must locate a treasure chest that Oscar buried.
Olive and Otto must find a way to stop Obfusco’s plant from taking over headquarters.
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” and “Outstanding Directing in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s Series.”
This 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).
Visit www.shoppbs.org to grab a copy for your family today!
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.
ODD SQUAD: CREATURE ENCOUNTERS
Street Date: September 13, 2016
Run Time: Approx. 75 Minutes