"Push the Red Button" airs, a pre-recorded and
condensed version of the live show in Dallas, Texas
in June 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 Odyssey—Family
Portraits—is is released as an exclusive
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
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
October 2012 Adventures in Odyssey:
The Official Guide, 25th Birthday Edition"
September 2012 The entire Adventures
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
September 2012 AIO Silver Celebration is
released in celebration of 25 years of Adventures
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
released for digital download: The Grand Design
with hard copy to to follow in September.
2012 Adventures in Odysseycelebrates its 25th birthday at the "AIO
Birthday Bash." An extended version of "Push the Red
Button" is performed live at Irving Bible Church in
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.
"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.
released for digital download: The Deep End,
with hard copy to to follow in June.
Odyssey's first e-book version of an
existing book is released: Voyage with the
Vikings, with more titles to follow.