The Dodo, the #1 family-inclusive brand globally [Tubular Labs, July 2021], today announced its new original series, ROMAN TO THE RESCUE, geared toward families. The series, co-produced with Nomadica Films, follows 10-year-old rescuer Roman McConn, who has been featured on The Dodo’s “Dodo Heroes” and The Dodo Kids YouTube channel, on his journey to find homes and forever families for adorable shelter dogs. ROMAN TO THE RESCUE premieres Saturday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD and DisneyNOW, and begins streaming on Hulu on Wednesday, February 16.
On ROMAN TO THE RESCUE, Roman teams up with social media influencers and stars from Disney Channel to find homes for 17 loveable, unique, and adorable dogs. Their plan? To make next-level adoption videos that make the shelter dogs famous and help them find their perfect forever families. Get ready to watch lucky kids find the dog they’ve always dreamed of — and deserving dogs find their new best friend.
Jane Gould, executive vice president, Content Research, Insights and Scheduling, Disney General Entertainment said, “After partnering with The Dodo in 2019 on the “Odd Couples” shorts, we leapt at the opportunity to work with them again on this exciting and heartwarming new series. We hope that our viewers will feel empowered by Roman to make positive influences in their own communities.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with Disney XD on ROMAN TO THE RESCUE and bring The Dodo’s heartwarming, inspiring stories about the human-animal connection to viewers,” said Head of Kids Programming for The Dodo, David Glauber. “We are excited to continue creating family-friendly content that reaches young animal lovers and expands our massive audience of nearly 50M parents in the U.S.*”
ROMAN TO THE RESCUE marks The Dodo’s fourth made-for-TV premium program and second series for families, spearheaded by The Dodo and Group Nine Studios, the studios division of Group Nine Media.