LazyTown

Icelandic children's television series

LazyTown is a children's television musical series. It was educational and teached children to be healthy and exercise. The program was created Magnús Scheving, an aerobics champion who also plays the character Sportacus, and it is based upon his Icelandic stage plays. The series has won multiple awards.

LazyTown
File:LazyTown logo.png
Created byMagnús Scheving
Based onÁfram Latibær!
by Magnús Scheving
Starring
Country of originIceland
Canada (seasons 3-4)
Original language(s)
  • Icelandic
  • English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes78 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time24 minutes
Release
Original networkIceland
Sjónvarpið, Stöð 2
Internationally
Nickelodeon (Season 1–2)
Noggin (season 1)
Cartoonito (Season 3–4)
"Canada"
TVOKids (Season 3-4)
Picture formatHDTV 1080p
Original release16 August 2004 (2004-08-16) –
2 April 2016 (2016-04-02)
Chronology
Followed byLazyTown Extra
Other websites
Website

The show was very successful and has aired in many countries around the world.

Basis of the program change

The show features live-action characters and puppet characters in a colorful town called LazyTown. At the start of the series, the town's citizens are very lazy. The mayor's niece, Stephanie, comes to change that. An athletic superhero named Sportacus helps her. He teaches the children of the town to eat healthy food and exercise each day. However, their fun is often stopped by the town's laziest man, Robbie Rotten. He tries to make the children lazy again and tries to remove Sportacus and Stephanie from the town. Robbie's plans often fail. The show' has an educational message for viewers, and songs or dance numbers performed by the characters. Usually Stephanie is the lead singer or dancer.

Characters change