Sid The Science Kid: The Movie in the Works
The Jim Henson Company and Nine Eyes Tone & Shanghai Animation Film Studios have teamed up to produce a new CGI animated movie based on Sid the Science Kid. The series is Henson’s latest series utilizing digital puppetry, and is currently part of the PBSKIDS preschool lineup.
Sid the Science Kid: The Movie will be The Jim Henson Company’s first animated movie to be screened in both 3D and standard HD. The rights will be represented by The Jim Henson company all over the world, including theatrical, DVD, and digital. They will be meeting with international buyers at MIPTV on April.
The movie will of course feature Sid and his classmate Gabriela. The story revolves around the two entering a science experiment contest and winning the chance to visit a new modern science museum before it opens to the public. During the visit, they encounter contest winners from another country as well as a quirky robotics scientist whose rogue robot requires the kids to band together, in order to save the day.
“The Sid the Science Kid television series has proven to be incredibly popular in many key territories around the world. We know there is high demand for 3-D movies across all platforms so the time is right to extend the brand into its first, full-length feature, with our new co-production partners Nine Eyes Stone & Shanghai Animation Film Studios,” said JHC CEO Lisa Henson during the joint announcement.