One Animation lands Disney Channels US deal for Oddbods Halloween and Christmas specials

One Animation has secured a new deal with Disney Channels US to bring a package of long-form seasonal specials and shorts of the popular animated comedy series Oddbods to air across Disney XD, Disney Junior, and in DisneyNOW for the coming Halloween and Christmas period.

The Halloween-themed special Party Monsters and the Christmas-themed special The Festive Menace will air on Disney XD, Disney Junior, and in DisneyNOW. Also part of the package is pirate adventure Oddbeard’s Curse, and additional Halloween and Christmas shorts, which will air on Disney XD and in DisneyNOW.

Michele Schofield, SVP, content distribution at One Animation, said: “We are very excited this package of Oddbods seasonal content has found a home on Disney XD and Disney Junior in the US. Each of these episodes and shorts is brimming with the humour and charming adventures Oddbods fans know and love, and we look forward to bringing some seasonal magic to viewers over Halloween and Christmas with these dedicated specials and shorts.”

The latest deal builds upon Disney Channel US’ previous acquisition of season one of Oddbods short-form episodes, which first debuted on Disney XD in 2015 and later in DisneyNOW. Oddbods has also recently been nominated for its third International Emmy Kids Award, with season three of the show being shortlisted under the ‘Kids Animation’ category.

Oddbods is a three-time Emmy Award-nominated, non-dialogue comedy featuring seven highly unique pals. Together, despite their differences, they survive the perils of everyday life, unintentionally turning ordinary situations into unexpected, extraordinary and always humorous events.