This coming March 25, 2013, Sid the Science Kid: The Movie will be making its broadcast premiere on PBS KIDs. A co-production between the Jim Henson Company and Chinese partners Nine Eyes Stone Pictures and Shanghai Animation Film Studios Group, the movie marks the first ever full length feature for the award-winning series, and continues the show’s mission of engaging preschoolers’ natural curiosity in the world around them.
Sid the Science Kid: The Movie focuses on Sid and his friend Gabriele as they go on an 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 rewarded with 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.