Sid the Science Kid” episode wins Genesis Award

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Sid The Science Kid

Sid The Sci­ence Kid

Save the Stump!”, an episode of The Jim Hen­son Company’s partly ani­mated PBS Kids series Sid The Sci­ence Kid, won in the Children’s Pro­gram­ming cat­e­gory Sat­ur­day at the 26th Gen­e­sis Awards, pre­sented by the Humane Soci­ety of the United States.

In the episode, Sid and his dad are clear­ing a space for a bas­ket­ball court. While sur­vey­ing the land, Sid sees a stump teem­ing with lit­tle crea­tures. Dur­ing a field trip to the Sci­ence Cen­ter, Sid and his friends learn that there are ani­mal habi­tats all around us, even in old stumps, and that if one habi­tat is destroyed, then all of the oth­ers (includ­ing ani­mals) are affected.

Save the Stump” was filmed in the desert habi­tat exhibit and the kelp for­est habi­tat exhibit in Ecosys­tems Desert and Kelp For­est Zone at the Cal­i­for­nia Sci­ence Cen­ter in Los Angeles.

In the Fea­ture Film cat­e­gory, Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury Fox’s ani­mated Rio lost to the same studio’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The Gen­e­sis Awards rec­og­nized Rise as the Out­stand­ing Fea­ture Film of the year for its exam­i­na­tion of the ethics of using chim­panzees in med­ical research.

Ain’t Nothin’ But Mut­ton Bustin’,” an episode of The Cleve­land Show, had been nom­i­nated for the Sid Cae­sar Com­edy Award. How­ever, it lost to The Col­bert Report — the win­ner for the sec­ond year in a row — for offer­ing a satir­i­cal twist on the whal­ing issue and a Utah legislator’s pro­posal to kill feral dogs and cats.

The Gen­e­sis Awards were pre­sented at a gala cer­e­mony at the Bev­erly Hilton in Bev­erly Hills, Cal­i­for­nia. The event will be shown as a one-hour spe­cial May 5 on Ani­mal Planet.

We paid trib­ute to an amaz­ing array of works that address ani­mal pro­tec­tion con­cerns, but the real win­ners of the HSUS’s 26th Gen­e­sis Awards are the ani­mals them­selves, who rely on these invalu­able voices to speak for them,” said Bev­erly Kaskey, senior direc­tor of the HSUS’s Hol­ly­wood Out­reach pro­gram and exec­u­tive pro­ducer of the annual Gen­e­sis Awards.

Host­ing the show was Car­rie Ann Inaba of Danc­ing with the Stars, who opened the cer­e­mony along­side Uggie, the show-stealing ter­rier from The Artist.

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