Friday, July 29, 2016

ODD SQUAD: The Movie

Both my kids are crazy about ODD SQUAD. (I have to admit a certain fondness for Agent Otto, myself.) So they were a little sad at first when Agents Olive and Otto were replaced by Agents Otis and Olympia, but they love the new characters, too.

Anyway, when they heard that there was a full-length movie coming out on Monday, August 1st, on PBS KIDS they were totally psyched. Whenever they happened to catch a promo of the movie while watching the show, they'd come running to remind me that we HAD to be home on the 1st so they could watch the movie. Their excitement doubled when they discovered that Otto and Olive would be on the show, too.

So when I had a chance to preview the show for PBS KIDS, I said, "YES!" The preview DVD and agent "gear" arrived a few days ago and my kids went nuts, racing to the TV to watch it.

The ODD SQUAD: The Movie does not disappoint. 

The creators went all out on this one with both actors and visual effects. In this episode, a rival group of adults that calls itself Weird Team arrives with a gadget that fixes any odd problem. As a result, Odd Squad is run out of business and all the agents are forced to disband and go back to their lives as regular kids. Using math skills and teamwork, the kids discover Weird Team isn’t actually solving problems, but just covering them up. The Season 2 cast teams up with the Season 1 cast to stop Weird Team and save the world from destruction by "Daves" (you'll have to watch the show to find out what this means!).

I could see now why Olive, Otto, and Oscar were replaced and why there will probably be new team members each season: they're growing up!! Otto and Oscar towered over all of the other agents. :) So to stay true to Odd Squad, new kid agents will be required.

My kids enjoyed this so much that every morning when I wake up, they're watching it, laughing. I said, "What's the deal? How many times are you going to watch this movie?" My son's response was, "We're going to watch it every day until it airs."


Ok. It's summer. I'll give them a pass.


Disclosure: I'm a PBS KIDS Ambassador which grants me access to upcoming shows, events, and more to share with my readers. All thoughts and opinions are strictly my own!

9 comments:

  1. My kids have this marked in their calendar! I was sad that Olive and Otto were gone too. But my kids seem to like Otis and Okympia just as much! Glad to hear the movie was a hit.

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    1. :) I do love this show. It's really fun and educational. Reminds me a little bit of the show Wishbone from when I was a kid.

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  2. OMG...Where did you get the badges?!?!? My son desperately wants one. I've made him one but it's not the same as having a "real" one. Odd Squad is his favorite show, and he's obsessed with the new movie! I went to the PBS website to see if they were sold there but had no luck.

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    1. Hey, Jenna. PBS has a stash. If you send me your mailing address, I'll see if they will send you one! Please use my contact page (link in my upper menu bar). Thanks!!

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    2. Hey Ms. Monica i want one of the badges for me Im been looking around to see how I can get one can you help me with it please. Of you can, would you reply me to my email account to colladojccd14@gmail.com

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    3. Hi, J. I'm afraid I don't have any extra. I would recommend that you can try contacting PBS KIDS directly on their Facebook page and see if they'll send you one.

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  3. Can I still get the Odd Squad badge? My daughter really wants to be in the show even the background agents that don't talk! I tried my hardest to find her a white long sleeve shirt, a red zip tie, navy blue pants, navy blue coat but the closest I could get was the shoes which are converse....but she really wants the badge so bad 🙂 Where are the "real" ones available? I tried buying a "wood" one but it kept breaking :(

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    1. Hi, I'm afraid I don't have any extra. You can try contacting PBS KIDS directly on their Facebook page, though, and maybe they'll send you one? The ones we have are plastic and don't flip open.

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    2. Oh, how exactly do you contact? I accidentally forgot my login information, is there any other way to contact which they will actually respond since they have over 1,000 emails a day.

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