Oddbods & Friends App Launches


Oddbods & Friends, a free app from One Animation, is now available in the U.S. across multiple OTT channels.

Aimed at kids up to 9 years old, the app has launched on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, with potential expansion to other platforms. Oddbods & Friends curates hours of animated content for the first time across One Animation’s full portfolio.

Titles available on the app, which was co-developed with Future Today, include the twice Emmy Award-nominated Oddbods, which follows the adventures of seven quirky and very loveable friends who celebrate individuality and acceptance in a fun, warm and inclusive way. The series is broadcast in over 180 countries worldwide with major broadcasters and platforms, including Disney, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Netflix and Amazon.

Also available is the all-new slapstick comedy series Antiks, which follows two sibling ants, Joey and Boo, who have an appetite for food, mischief and minuscule levels of mass destruction. Launched earlier this year, the show has already amassed 500 million views on YouTube.

Oddbods & Friends also features the comedy-adventure series Insectibles. Co-produced with ZDF, KIKA and Discovery Kids Asia, the multi-award-winning series has landed on major broadcast partners around the world, including Discovery Latin America and the Middle East, Sony Pop U.K. and Italy, Canal+ and Teletoon France, and SVT Sweden, among others.

The preschool series Rob the Robot, also on the app, is broadcast across 75 countries worldwide and is designed to engage, educate and entertain preschoolers, incorporating a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the latest educational research.

“The Oddbods & Friends app offers entertaining, award-winning, fun, and educational content for kids ranging from preschool to age 9, and we are thrilled to partner with Future Today to deliver our very own branded content offering, digitally, to reach kids and families across the U.S. anytime,” commented Michele Schofield, senior VP of content distribution at One Animation.

“One Animation prides itself on creating and delivering quality programming that not only educates but provides a full spectrum of entertainment that both children and their parents can enjoy in a safe environment,” said Vikrant Mathur, co-founder of Future Today. “We are proud to be a partner in the launch of Oddbads & Friends and do not doubt that kids will clamor to access this content!”