Saturday, September 10, 2016


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!

CREATURE ENCOUNTERS” will be available on DVD beginning September 13, 2016. The DVD has a run time of approximately 75 minutes and an SRP of $12.99. This stories included within this new DVD are below.

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.

Robert Plant
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).

My Thoughts

The Odd Squad is a cute series about a team of junior detectives who love to solve off the wall cases.  Along the way, they sing songs, dance, and help kids develop their math skills.  This DVD set is all about meeting interesting creatures like dinosaurs and unicorns. The disc features five fantastic episodes including:

6:00 to 6:05
How to Interrogate a Unicorn
The Trouble with Centigurps
Rise of the Hydraclops
Robert Plant

This is a really fun show and always teaches some interesting facts..  Overall, my children really enjoyed the show. It can be a little corny at times, but it's definitely a fun and educational program.