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Editor's Note: On Thursday May 20, The Jim Henson Company notified us that this weekend's family day has been postponed until a later date. For more information visit Henson.com.

Courtesy of The Jim Henson Company
May 5, 2010

The Jim Henson Company’s Family Day at the Egyptian Theater will feature an exciting line up of children’s favorite characters and activities including Sid from “Sid the Science Kid,” Buddy from “Dinosaur Train,” Red Fraggle from “Fraggle Rock,” Ditch from “Wilson & Ditch: Digging America” and Courtney Watkins from “The Possibility Shop.”

To celebrate the June 21 premiere of Sid’s “No School Singalong Special!” Sid himself will be on hand to meet with kids and parents, and welcome them to a dynamic and interactive investigation station hosted by local PBS affiliate KCET/Los Angeles where kids can investigate, explore and discover!

Also in attendance will be Buddy the T-rex from “Dinosaur Train,” the new hit series on PBS KIDS. Additional special guests include Red Fraggle, star of the hit series “Fraggle Rock,” with world-renowned puppeteer Karen Prell; Paul Rugg, star of the PBSKIDS GO! Web destination “Wilson & Ditch: Digging America,” who will demonstrate the Emmy Award winning Henson Digital Puppetry Studio; and creative Guru Courtney Watkins, star of the online creativity destination “The Possibility Shop” featured on Disney Online’s FamilyFun.com*

The Jim Henson Company Family Day

WHEN: May 22, 2010, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

TICKETS: Adults - $11, Kids - $9. Tickets can be pre-purchased online at www.americancinematheque.com/indexegyptian.html or www.fandango.com.

Schedule of Events

10:00 AM: Co-presented by the Producers Guild of America/New Media Council as part of the Saturday 2.0 series, a screening will take place of A Better World: Living in Harmony beginning with a rarely seen episode of “Fraggle Rock” (1983), the TV series that contrasts three communities - the musical Fraggles, the industrious Doozers, and the giant Gorgs - who all co-exist in a carefully balanced underground world far below those mysterious silly creatures who live above ground (the humans).

Next is "Song of the Cloud Forest" (1989) directed by Jim Henson which features a blend of music, puppetry and animation resulting in a vibrant landscape of color that echoes the natural beauty found in the real world's rain forest. Starring a brightly colored cast of puppet animals, the show celebrates the beauty of this natural environment while educating the audience of the real dangers threatening the survival of both the rain forest and its inhabitants.

11:30 AM: Premiere of “Sid the Science Kid:” “No School Singalong Special!”

12:00 PM: Premiere of “Dinosaur Train:” “Pteranodon Family World Tour,” “Gilbert the Conductor”

12:30 PM: “Wilson & Ditch: Digging America:” Two comical gopher brothers explore America

12:45 PM: “The Possibility Shop:” Creative Guru Courtney Watkins demonstrates how to turn ordinary afternoons into extraordinary creative adventures for the whole family

*10:30 AM – 2:30 PM Activity stations and photo opportunities in the courtyard

For more information visit www.Henson.com or www.americancinematheque.com/indexegyptian.html.

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