Jim Henson comes up with winning formula for children’s science show
Left to right: Henson’s Peter Schube, Discovery Kids Latin America’s Bilai Joa Silar and Henson’s John Hyde and Sam Ewing
The Jim Henson Company has sold its newest pre-school animated show to Discovery Kids Latin America and a trio of Canadian public broadcasters.
TVO, SCN-Saskatchewan and British Columbia’s Knowledge join Latin America’s largest children’s channel in picking up Sid The Science Kid (40 x 30 mins), a computer animation that combines modern theories of teaching science with music, fun and an inquisitive central character.
“The response at MIPCOM has been great, and we’re really thrilled to announce these deals,” said Henson’s head of international sales, new programming, Sam Ewing (right).
“When I was at school, the best teachers were the ones that made me laugh. That’s what Sid The Science Kid does.”
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