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!


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