Saturday, April 7, 2012

SID THE SCIENCE KID™ Celebrates Easter with an All-New Episode on PBS KIDS

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (March 12, 2012) – SID THE SCIENCE KID™, the engaging and entertaining animated preschool series that encourages kids to explore and experience science, celebrates Easter with an all-new episode on April 3 on PBS KIDS (check local listings). In “Rock & Roll Easter,” Sid and his friends explore many different types of rocks in this fun adventure and investigation for the award-winning, curriculum-based series from The Jim Henson Company. Encore broadcasts are scheduled for April 6 and April 9.

Rock & Roll Easter!

It’s springtime and that means it’s time to hunt for Easter eggs in the backyard. Explorer Sid searches under every bush and behind every tree, and he finds all the eggs Mom and Dad have hidden. But wait, he also found…a big shiny rock! Could it be…a treasure? Elated, Sid brings it to school and the kids try to identify the mystery rock. This leads to a special Easter themed investigation where the kids don bunny ears to find and sort different kinds of rocks on an Easter Rock Hunt!

About Sid the Science Kid

Sid, the show’s energetic and inquisitive preschool star begins each episode with a new question and spends a fun-filled day finding answers with help from his friends and family. SID THE SCIENCE KID ( is part of a long line of successful preschool programming from The Jim Henson Company that includes the recent smash hit DINOSAUR TRAIN as well as FRAGGLE ROCK, BEAR IN THE BIG BLUE HOUSE, and PAJANIMALS. SID THE SCIENCE KID is produced using the revolutionary Emmy® Award-winning Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a proprietary technology that allows performers to puppeteer and voice digital characters in real-time, creating an unprecedented level of spontaneity, quality and interactivity.

SID THE SCIENCE KID airs on PBS KIDS with funding provided by The Boeing Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and VINCI Early Learning Systems. Additional funding is provided by MetLife Foundation, The Rose Hills Foundation, the S.D. Bechtel., Jr. Foundation, the Johnny Carson Foundation and The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. The Jim Henson Company is handling all ancillary use of the property including licensing, video and merchandising.

About The Jim Henson Company:

The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy® nominated "Sid the Science Kid," and "Dinosaur Train" as well as "Wilson & Ditch: Digging America" and "Pajanimals." Features include "The Dark Crystal," "Labyrinth," "MirrorMask," and "Unstable Fables" and television productions include "Fraggle Rock" and the sci-fi cult series "Farscape."

With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. Independently owned and operated by the five adult children of founder Jim Henson, the Company is also home to Jim Henson's Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry's top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand has recently launched the national tour of "Stuffed and Unstrung," a live puppet improvisational show named one of the top 10 “Best Stage Shows of 2010” by Entertainment Weekly.; join us on; and follow us at


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