Magnús Scheving received recognition from the Mediterranean Foundation on the fifth day for promoting increased health among children in Barcelona. The award is given every other year to those who have excelled in their work in the field of fitness and exercise. Magnús received recognition for LazyTown and his work in the interest of increasing children's health. Michelle Obama, the first lady o...
The TV series LazyTown received the first prize for dubbing in German at a festival held in Potsdam, Germany on January 27, 2006.
The TV series is shown in Germany on the TV station Super RTL, and the station took care of the dubbing in cooperation with the producers of the show in Iceland. In Germany, there is a rich tradition of dubbing foreign television content, and the Germans have achieved great skill in the profession.
The TV series of LazyTown was taken to Germany in August last year. At the awards ceremony in Potsdam, 42 TV series and films were nominated and awarded in a total of seven categories. Among the films nominated in the same category as LazyTown was the blockbuster Madagascar produced by DreamWorks.
“This is a great honor for us and for the German television station that has this done. We choose the voices and do the preparatory work, and they then perform the work in Germany” says Kjartan Már Kjartansson, spokesman for LazyTown.
He says that the series has been very well received in Germany. “It is doing very well there as elsewhere. The Germans are very happy and there is a lot of spirit in the people there. They want to do more and make better use of this” says Kjartan.
Filming for the next season of LazyTown will begin in Iceland in mid-February, and preparations are now in full swing. A total of eighteen new episodes will be recorded and they will be added to the 35 previously recorded for the first series. About 130 domestic and foreign filmmakers will be working here for the next few months, but it is believed that filming will last for four to five months.