Toronto, Canada March 16, 2017: Sinking Ship Entertainment is wrapping season two of ODD SQUAD, the Emmy Award-winning kids’ series. ODD SQUAD is produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company for TVOKids and PBS. The live action-comedy series for kids 4-8 now airs on major broadcasters worldwide and is a top-rated show around the globe.
In October 2016, Sinking Ship Entertainment were approached about fulfilling a child’s wish through Make-A-Wish® Canada. A deeply rewarding experience the cast and crew will never forget. This year, after 160 fifteen minute episodes, countless creatures and gadgets, the production company has partnered with Make-A-Wish® Canada to bring the fans of the series some unique opportunities including behind the scenes immersive set tours, taking place Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9th 9:00am-6:00pm.
Tickets are free with a $5 donation, purchased online in advance to secure a tour spot. Fans will have the opportunity to visit Odd Squad Headquarters, check out Ms. O’s office, see the gadgets in the lab and meet some of their favorite cast members. Official limited edition merchandise will be available for purchase as well as one-of-a-kind props and set pieces including authentic framed costumes, signed scripts, gadgets, agent badges and more. In addition to the set tours and merchandise available on set, there will be an online charity auction where fans from across the country will have the opportunity to secure their own piece of the magic, all for a good cause.
Millie Davis (10), who plays Ms. O in the series, is happy to wrap season two with such a special event “Make-A-Wish gives kids experiences and opportunities to do things they wouldn't normally get to do. They make lots of kids happy everyday, granting their wishes and helping them through their difficult times by putting smiles on their faces. I am proud to be a part of any event that can help to make kids feel stronger and better about themselves.”
“We’re delighted to partner with Sinking Ship Entertainment to bring this exciting event to ODD SQUAD fans across the country, and help make wishes come true! Wishes provide hope, inspire young minds to think beyond their medical condition and dream big, and give them the much-needed happiness that they deserve. A very big thank you to the Sinking Ship Entertainment team for making this difference for our wish kids.” -Meghan McGill, Senior Manager, Fund Development, Make-A-Wish® Canada
Millie Davis and Make-A-Wish Canada representatives are available for press interviews.
For information about the Set Tours, Charity Sale and Online Auction please go to our Facebook event page.
For more information please contact Alexis Grieve
Sinking Ship Entertainment is a multiple Emmy® Award winning production, distribution and digital company specializing in kids’ live action CGI blended series. Since its launch in 2004, Sinking Ship has produced over 500 hours of content, filmed in over 35 countries and built 34 playgrounds. The company has rapidly earned a reputation for high quality, ground breaking original series and companion interactive experiences. Most recently, the Kidscreen Hot 50 ranking of all kids’ companies in the world listed Sinking Ship Entertainment as #3 for Kids Production, #7 in Kids Distribution and #7 in Kids Interactive. Sinking Ship was also named the #1 Kids Production company by Playback Magazine Canada, won 4 Daytime Emmy® Awards and the Canadian Screen Award for Best Preschool Series and Best Children’s series for ODD SQUAD. The company operates a Toronto based VFX and Interactive Studio, home to over 125 shipmates.
The Fred Rogers 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, and 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.