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Henson sends Sid to the movies

The Jim Henson Company has sold shows including Pajanimals and Sid the Science Kid into numerous territories and lined up a big-screen outing for the latter.

Sid the Science Kid

Sid the Science Kid

The US kids company has sign its first coproduction agreement with a Chinese company, Nine Eyes Stone & Shanghai Animation Film Studios, to produce the Sid feature film.

Among the TV deals, ABC (Australia) and TVNZ network TV2 (New Zealand) will broadcast Sprout preschool series Pajanimals, which follows four friends who go on journeys of discovery.

Season one of CGI series Dinosaur Train has gone to Disney Channel (Germany), Nickelodeon (UK), TV2, Latvian TV and Botswana Television. Discovery Kids (Latin America), E-Vision (UAE) and TVO (Canada) have all licensed season two.

Finally, TVB Pearl (Hong Kong) and One Batswana Television (Botswana) have acquired season one of Sid, with Discovery Kids, France 5 and Thai PBS signing up for season two. Noga (Israel) has renewed the first season.

The new feature film, Sid the Science Kid: The Movie, will be produced in 3D and HD. Sid showrunner Bradley Zweig is penning the script and executive producing. Jim Henson’s Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford and Nine Eyes’ Al F Barry also executive produce, with David Miller producing.

Jim Henson takes all theatrical, television, DVD and digital rights outside China and will debut the project at MipTV.

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