"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 co...
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 of the United States, and the Barcelona Football Club Foundation also received recognition from the organization this year (2012).
Hrefna Björk Sverrisdóttir, LazyTown’s project manager, says the recognition is a great honor for Magnús and LazyTown. “There is a lot of good work that goes on behind the TV shows. LazyTown works closely with various governments and organizations to promote children’s health, and it is being recognized for that.”
Recently, the British national television BBC started showing Lazytown Extra again and about 2.48 million people watched the first episode. LazyTown is shown in around 170 countries around the world and around 500 million people watch them regularly. Filming is currently being prepared for the third season of LazyTown, and filming is scheduled to begin at the end of April, 2012.