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...
“It was a lot of fun and a great honor, both for me personally and for the LazyTown project as a whole,” says Magnús Scheving, who yesterday was awarded the PROTOS prize of the Universidad de Panamericana in Mexico City, one of Mexico’s most prestigious universities.
This is the second year that the PROTOS award has been given, where it goes to parties who have achieved excellent results in communicating information to society in a positive and constructive way. Last year, the award was given to TV reporter Valentína Alazraki, for her outstanding coverage of the Vatican for 25 years, where Mexico is the second most populous Catholic nation in the world.
Magnús says that he felt a great interest in LazyTown during his month-long journey across the world, which ends tomorrow. “I went to Australia and New Zealand, among other things, and saw that those areas are going to be a very big market for LazyTown.”
“Then I was in Switzerland, where I had a meeting with the health authorities in that country, as well as meeting with three-time Wimbledon champion, the German Boris Becker. He lives in Switzerland and is very interested in working with us on a healthy lifestyle for children and teenagers in that country, and he is a big fan of the shows,” says Magnús.
Magnús is meeting with agents in Hollywood today with the intention of making a film about LazyTown. After that, it’s time to go to Iceland.