The first feature-length movie based on the Sid the Science Kid series, aptly named Sid the Science Kid: The Movie, will make its broadcast debut on PBS Kids on March 25, followed by a DVD and iTunes release on April 2.
The movie is a co-production between The Jim Henson Company and Chinese partners Nine Eyes Stone Pictures and Shanghai Animation Film Studios Group and follows Sid and his friend Gabriela through their adventure in The Super Ultimate Science Museum. 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.
Select PBS stations across the US will be hosting Sid-themed movie premiere events with hands-on educational activities throughout the month of March. Additionally, DVD distributor NCircle Entertainment is sponsoring events for kids and families at children’s museums in more than 20 cities across the US in April.
The Jim Henson Company is handling all ancillary distribution of the property including licensing, video and merchandising.