Henson Signs New Deals for Sid and Dinosaur Train
The critically-acclaimed Sid the Science Kid television series has proven to be incredibly popular in many key territories around the world. The series is produced using the revolutionary Emmy Award-winning Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a proprietary technology that allows performers to puppeteer and voice digital characters in real-time, creating an unprecedented level of spontaneity, quality and interactivity. Sid the Science Kid airs on PBS KIDS in the U.S. with funding provided by The Boeing Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and VINCI Early Learning Systems. Additional funding is provided by MetLife Foundation, The Rose Hills Foundation, the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the Johnny Carson Foundation and The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
In Sid the Science Kid: The Movie viewers find Sid and his classmate Gabriela winning a science experiment contest and the opportunity to experience a new, modern science museum before it opens to the public. At the museum, they meet contest winners from China, and together they encounter a quirky scientist, voiced by special guest Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), who has designed robot tour guides of the future. When one of the robots goes haywire, it is up to Sid and his friends to work as a team to find the rogue robot and save the day.
The new feature film is written by long-time show-runner Bradley Zweig, who also serves as an executive producer. Other executive producers are Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford for The Jim Henson Company. For Nine Eyes Stone, Al F. Barry is the executive producer and David Miller is producer. The Jim Henson Company represents worldwide rights to the movie outside of China, including all theatrical, television, DVD and digital platforms and is also handling all ancillary distribution of the property including licensing, video and merchandising.
Source: The Jim Henson Company