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LazyTown wins BAFTA

Icelandic TV series LazyTown won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards for best international children’s program in London on Sunday.

LazyTown’s creator Magnús Scheving, and who plays Sportacus in the series, walked up the stage on his hands to accept the award.

“We are thrilled about this award,” Kjartan Már Kjartansson, PR director for LazyTown tells icelandreview.com. “The BAFTAs are in our opinion the most important awards in the world of television. The British are in the lead when it comes to making children’s programs, and in fact, all television programs. This is like winning the Olympics.”

LazyTown is broadcast in 103 countries and has tens of millions of viewers. The children’s program has received many awards in Iceland and abroad.

“It has positive influence on children,” Kjartansson says. “The show teaches children a healthy lifestyle. Not just eating healthy food, but being kind, doing well in school and going to bed early.”

LazyTown has plans to turn the series concept into a movie and a live play, to be put on stage in theaters around the world, using local actors and athletes. The company has also started selling LazyTown products and is trying to get the show aired in more countries.

LazyTown creator Magnús Scheving is pictured along with producer Raymond P. Le Gué, co-director Jonathan Judge and main actress Julianna Rose Mauriello.

To read more about LazyTown, click here.

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