The Octonauts is an animated British television series that aired 52 episodes in 2010-2011. Those episodes have now been available as a Disney Junior favorite since January 2012. The premise of the show is that the characters live in an OctoPod and travel the World’s oceans doing research, rescuing sea creatures and solving mysteries. Based on the books by Meomi, the series was created with the help of marine biologists Dr. Lara A. Ferry-Graham and Dr. Michael H. Graham. They were also involved in Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo. New episodes are being aired in the UK after a year hiatus and hopefully they will find their way to Disney Junior soon.
Here is the mystery…where are the toys? Well, in Great Britain as of right now. Several sites like Amazon or Ebay have limited supplies and you pay an outrageous premium. My little Octonaut had Octonaut toys on his list for Santa, which couldn’t be delivered. How is it the toy aisles weren’t filled with consumer temptation? Well, the wait is over. According to the Octonauts Facebook page, March 2013 will be the Fisher-Price launch of the under the sea madness.
I’m thrilled my son will have new toys from his favorite show. My wallet is scared to death. If you haven’t checked out this series on Disney Junior, give it a chance. It’s very informative and I was amazed how much my son retained. During a recent visit to the aquarium, he rattled off all he knows about Decorator Crabs to the amazement of the staff.
Mickey Mom is a Mom to Two Octonaut fans and secretly likes the show!
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