Why did AIO take all the old characters off, but left Rodney on? I love his character but he has been in middle/high school for like 10 years now... - Submitted by Jen

It's nice to make your acquaintance, Jen! In answer to your question, I'm not entirely sure. Rodney Rathbone is just one of those characters that never grows up, yet manages to fit into the series just fine. If you didn't already know, Rodney is played by an actor that had already matured and grown up before the audio series began, so the voice you hear is the voice you get. Rodney didn't need to worry about his voice changing in the middle of the series, fortunately, because it had already changed! Steve Burns has an adaptable voice, one that remains constant, yet can change over time.

In regards to all the old characters, they were dropped from the series for the reason Rodney Rathbone wasn't. It was obvious when a character reached the teenage years, and while teenagers do listen to Adventures in Odyssey (look at me!), the series is geared for ages 8 and up. It used to be 8 to 12, but AIO decided to update their target audience when they found out parents were listening too.

And if you're curious as to why Rodney's still in high school... why do you think?


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