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Icelandic children's programme nominated for an Emmy award

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  • The creator Magnús Schevin created Lazy Town and plays the part of Sportacus. Photo/GVA

The Icelandic children‘s television programme Lazy Town, known as Latibær in Icelandic, has been nominated for the International Emmy Kids Awards in the ‘Kids: Preschool’ category. The educational television series was created by former gymnast champion and fitness aficionado Magnús Scheving.

The International Academy has been presenting kids Emmys annually since 2012. This year, 24 nominees compete in six categories. The award ceremony will take place on 5th of April next year

LazyTown tells the story of Sportacus, a athletic superhero, and the people of Lazy Town through live-action and puppetry. The show has been aired in over 170 countries and dubbed into more than twenty language

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