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Two episodes from a new series of LazyTown will be shown in Movie Theater Sambíóin Kringlunni as part of the International Film Festival in Reykjavík, which takes place from September 28 to October 8, 2006.
“The Movie Theater in Kringlunni is one of only 900 cinemas in the world that can show content in “High Definition”. This is therefore a truly unique event”, says Raymond Le Gué, the producer of the LazyTown series, who has worked with Dolby in recent weeks to prepare the series for these shows.
“I’ve always said that it’s not difficult to make me happy, as long as it’s the very best. When we tested the LazyTown episodes in their best quality in the Movie Theater Sambíóin Kringlunni last week, I was completely speechless. The quality were absolutely incredible and finally we saw all the results of the work we’ve put into LazyTown, to make the show the most advanced kids content in the world. Those who make their way to Kringlunni to see LazyTown on the big screen will undoubtedly have to be as surprised as we are.” says Magnús Scheving.
When preparations for the first shooting in LazyTown started about three years ago, it was decided to go full steam ahead and record the episodes in “High Definition”, which simply means that the work is done at a higher resolution than normal, resulting in much better image quality. With that decision, LazyTown became the first television program for children recorded in such quality. However, “High Definition” is not yet in general use, neither in cinemas nor on television, and so the public has not yet been able to enjoy the shows in full quality. Now, however, the opportunity arises as LazyTown has prepared two episodes from a brand new series for “High Definition” screenings on the big screen.
After watching the film in the cinema, there will be a so-called professional gathering at the LazyTown Studios at 4:00 PM, where Magnús Scheving, director and author of LazyTown, and Raymond Le Gué, producer, will present the production setting of the show and provide answers to questions.
“I think many Icelanders do not realize that in the middle of an industrial district in the lava in Garðabær there is one of the most advanced studios in the world. It’s unique because that’s where all the work on the show takes place. Apart from the filming itself, it includes costume and set design, editing, special effects, film score, sound editing, color editing and everything else needed to deliver a world-class finished product”, says Raymond.
In addition to watching today’s film, there will be three family viewings of the two LazyTown episodes on Sunday, October 8, 2006, in celebration of International Film Festival Family Day in Reykjavik.