Icelandic children's television series

LazyTown is a preschool children's television series. It was educational children to be healthy and exercise. The program was created by 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.

Created byMagnús Scheving
Based onÁfram Latibær!
by Magnús Scheving
Written byMark Valenti
Opening theme"Welcome to LazyTown" performed by
by Jón Jósep Snæbjörnsson
Ending theme"Bing Bang" (Instrumental)
ComposerMáni Svavarsson
Country of originIceland
Original languagesEnglish
No. of series4
No. of episodes78 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
Running time24 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkNickelodeon (Nick Jr.) (US))
Cartoonito (Series 3–4)
RÚV and Stöð 2 (Iceland)
ReleaseAugust 16, 2004 (2004-08-16) –
October 15, 2007 (2007-10-15)
ReleaseMarch 13, 2013 (2013-03-13) –
October 13, 2014 (2014-10-13)
LazyTown Extra

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

Basis of the program


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.