The Jim Henson Company announces tiered release of “Sid The Science Kid: The Movie,” the new preschool adventure from NcCrcle Entertainment debuting on PBS KIDS March 25, and coming to DVD and iTunes on April 2.
Hollywood, CA -- Sid the Science Kid: The Movie,
a co-production with The Jim Henson Company and Chinese partners Nine Eyes Stone Pictures and Shanghai Animation Film Studios Group, is making its broadcast premiere on PBS KIDS on March 25 (check local listings) and young fans of the popular, award-winning series are in store for more fun when NCircle Entertainment releases Sid the Science Kid: The Movie on DVD and on iTunes April 2 ($12.99 SRP). The feature length program, the first-ever for the series, continues the show’s mission of engaging preschoolers’ natural curiosity in the world around them.
Select PBS stations across the U.S. will be hosting Sid-themed movie premiere events with hands-on educational activities throughout the month of March. Participating stations include KPTS/Wichita, WPBS/Watertown, WSRE/Pensacola, WYES/New Orleans, WEDU/Tampa, Mississippi Public Broadcasting/Jackson, WGTE/Toledo, KLRN/San Antonio, WYCC/Chicago, WFYI/Indianapolis, KUED/Salt Lake City, KNPB/Reno, Louisiana Public Broadcasting/Baton Rouge, PBS SoCal/Los Angeles, KACV/Amarillo, WNET/New York, WTCI/Chattanooga, WFSU/Tallahassee, WXXI/Rochester, WFWA/Fort Wayne and WHYY/Philadelphia. Select events will include meet and greets with Sid the Science Kid, red carpet arrivals and presentations by real scientists! To learn more, visit the Sid the Science Kid Facebook page.
Additionally, NCircle Entertainment is sponsoring more fun events for kids and families at children’s museums in over 20 cities across the U.S. in March and April. The venues include: National Children’s Museum (Washington) 3/20-3/30, Fernbank Science Center (Atlanta) 4/6, Discovery Museum Science & Space Center (Sacramento) 4/6-4/7, Carnegie Science Center (Pittsburgh) 4/13, Pacific Science Center (Seattle) 4/14, Perot Museum of Nature and Science (Dallas) 4/7. More information is available at the NCircle Entertainment Facebook page.
Sid the Science Kid: The Movie follows Sid and his friend Gabriela through their adventure in The Super Ultimate Science Museum. After winning a science contest in the “Junior Investigator” category for creating an awesome science experiment, Sid and Gabriela are awarded a special inside look at the new museum before it opens to the public. Once there, they meet quirky scientist Dr. Bonabodon, voiced by guest-star Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), who has designed robot tour guides of the future, including Bobbybot, his greatest creation. Sid and Gabriela also meet Yangyang and Niuniu, from China, the winners of the “Future Scientist” category. The four young scientists observe giant honey bees, investigate robots, and even encounter a Tyrannosaurus Rex! But when their robot guide short-circuits, Sid, Gabriela, Yangyang, and Niuniu must use teamwork to save the day. Together they learn that you can be a scientist at any age and that thinking like a kid is sometimes the best way to solve a problem.
The new feature was written by 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, Connie Wang is the executive producer and David B Miller is producer. The Jim Henson Company is handling all ancillary distribution of the property including licensing, video and merchandising.
Source: The Jim Henson Company
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.