PBS KIDS Debuts New Movie From Family-Favorite Series ODD SQUAD This January
Arlington, VA, December 7, 2017 – On Monday, January 15, PBS KIDS will premiere a brand new one-hour movie from the multiple Emmy Award-winning series, ODD SQUAD. In ODD SQUAD: WORLD TURNED ODD, agents Oona, Olympia, and Otis accidentally change the past and undo every odd case Odd Squad ever solved. The agents embark on a mission across time to set things right, using a variety of math skills and teamwork. Following the “odd” movie premiere, fans can stick around for a special sneak peek of PBS KIDS’ newest upcoming series, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC, which premieres February 19.
“We hear from families often about what an impact ODD SQUAD has had on them, and how much they enjoy watching it together,” said Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Children’s Media and Education, PBS. “With ODD SQUAD: WORLD TURNED ODD, we hope kids and parents continue to laugh and learn together as Agents Otis and Olympia use math and problem-solving to face their newest challenge.”
ODD SQUAD reaches 6.6 million viewers on-air*, and averages 20 million streams digitally** per month. Research has shown that ODD SQUAD has a positive effect on a variety of children’s math skills, including algebraic thinking, numbers, operations, and more.
The movie will air on PBS stations’ primary channels and on the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel (check local listings). WORLD TURNED ODD will also be available to stream for free starting January 15 on pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video App, which is accessible on a variety of mobile devices and platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One, and Chromecast. In addition, a new ODD SQUAD game, “Odd Squad Puppy Quest,” will be available on pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Games app.
ODD SQUAD is created by Tim McKeon (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Adventure Time, The Electric Company) and Adam Peltzman (The Electric Company, The Backyardigans, Wallykazam!), and produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company.
Movie Description (check local listings)
ODD SQUAD: WORLD TURNED ODD
Premiere and Streaming Date: January 15, and as part of PBS KIDS Family Night on the 24/7 channel and live stream on January 19-21
When Oona, Olympia, and Otis accidentally change the past, they undo every odd case Odd Squad ever solved. The agents embark on a mission across time to set things right.
*Source: Nielsen NPOWER L+7, 10/31/16-10/29/17, PBS Prog Avg Mo Reach, Std mo. unif., 6+ min, P2+, K2-11
** Source: Google Analytics Jan ‘17 – Oct ’17
About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers children ages 2-8 the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital media and community-based programs. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn, including their teachers, parents and community. Provided by stations, the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream is available to nearly 95% of U.S. TV households. Kidscreen- and Webby Award-winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning, including the PBS KIDS Video app, which is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Chromecast. PBS KIDS also offers parent and teacher resources to support children’s learning anytime and anywhere. For more information on PBS KIDS content and initiatives supporting school readiness and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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, engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated children’s TV series include DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, PEG + CAT and ODD SQUAD. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Sinking Ship Entertainment
Sinking Ship Entertainment is a multiple Emmy® Award-winning production, distribution and interactive company specializing in kids’ live action CGI blended series. Since its launch in 2004, Sinking Ship has produced over 500 hours of content and sold to over 200 countries internationally. The company has rapidly earned a reputation for high-quality, groundbreaking original series and companion interactive experiences. In 2016, the Kidscreen Hot 50 ranking of all kids’ companies in the world listed Sinking Ship Entertainment as #3 in Kids Production, #7 in Kids Distribution and #7 in Kids Interactive. Sinking Ship was also named the #1 Kids Production Company in 2016 by Playback Magazine Canada. Overall the company has won 12 Daytime Emmy Awards and a variety of other international awards including Canadian Screen Awards, Youth Media Alliance Awards, Fan Chile Awards, Parents’ Choice Awards, the Shaw Rocket Prize and the Prix Jeunesse International. The Toronto-based company is home to over 125 shipmates and, in addition to production, operates a VFX and Interactive Studio.
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