December 22, 2012
"Push the Red Button" airs, a pre-recorded and condensed version of the live show in Dallas, Texas in June 2012.



December 8, 2012
Jason Whittaker returns to Odyssey. Jack and Joanne Allen retire and give ownership of J&J Antiques Shop to Jason. ("Home Again")


The original cover of
Family Portraits, circa 1987.

December 2012
The original pilot series of 13 episodes preceding Adventures in OdysseyFamily Portraits—is is released as an exclusive download.

November 21, 2012
Adventures in Odyssey officially celebrates its 25th anniversary.


Cover for November 2012 edition of Clubhouse magazine. This edition included a special feature on Andy Pessoa and Gatlin Green, plus AIO trading cards in celebration of 25 years.

Actors Zach Callison, Katie Leigh, and Andre Stojka get ready to announce contestant Shona as the winner of "Get in the Show".


November 3, 2012
Focus on the Family's "Get in the Show: Ultimate Casting Call" finale event takes place in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Three finalists perform alongside Odyssey actors followed by a nationwide vote for the winner—coupled with a celebration of 25 years of Adventures in Odyssey. The event is also streamed online as a live webcast.

October 2012
"90 Day Devotions for Kids" released.


October 2012
Adventures in Odyssey: The Official Guide, 25th Birthday Edition" released.

September 2012
The entire Adventures in Odyssey audio series is officially made available for download in the iTunes Store.


Cover for September 2012 edition of Clubhouse magazine, featuring the debut of "Captain Absolutely" comics by Wooton Bassett.

September 2012
AIO Silver Celebration is released in celebration of 25 years of Adventures in Odyssey.


August 12, 2012
Former Indy 500 Driver Jeff MacPherson races in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in his custom painted Adventures in Odyssey Porsche race-car.


Odyssey artist Gary Locke's rendition of
Jeff McPherson racing at Pikes Peak with
John Avery Whittaker. This illustration was
autographed by Jeff McPherson at the event.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (or ‘The Race to the Clouds’) is a 12.4 mile race that includes 156 turns and 4,720 feet of elevation gain. The race has been an annual event since 1916.


August 2012
56th album released for digital download: The Grand Design with hard copy to to follow in September.

June 16, 2012
Adventures in Odyssey celebrates its 25th birthday at the "AIO Birthday Bash." An extended version of "Push the Red Button" is performed live at Irving Bible Church in Dallas, Texas.


Actors present at the Birthday Bash Live Show: Andre Stojka, Katie Leigh, Will Ryan, Jess Harnell, Townsend Coleman, Kimmy Robertson, Zach Callison, Chris Anthony, and Chuck Bolte.

Said of Dick Beals: "He was one of the great voice actors of all time,” Ron Simon, curator of TV and radio at the Paley Center for Media, told The Times on Wednesday. “He was one of those anonymous people who pioneered what animation would become today.” "
     - Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2012

May 29, 2012
Dick Beals, voice of Nicholas Adamsworth in Odyssey's early years, passes away.

May 12, 2012
Robert Mitchell returns to Odyssey for a visit. ("Something Old, Something New")


March 24, 2012
Eugene and Katrina Meltsner learn that they are unable to have children. ("To Mend or Repair")


March 3, 2012
Jason Whittaker faces his most difficult and life-changing challenge yet in "The Labyrinth".


Over 5,000 entries were received with
Christian bookstores participating in
auditions nationwide throughout the year.

February 8, 2012
"Get in the Show: The Ultimate Casting Call" is announced—a nationwide contest for children ages 6-15 to audition for an upcoming role on Adventures in Odyssey and serve as spokesperson for AIO throughout 2013.

February 2012
55th album released for digital download: The Deep End, with hard copy to to follow in June.


January 2012
Odyssey's first e-book version of an existing book is released: Voyage with the Vikings, with more titles to follow.


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