Friday, July 29, 2016
ODD SQUAD: The Movie
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.
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.
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