LazyTown to get the UK moving more with major Department of Health Tie Up

15 03 2011

UK Government to use Sportacus in drive to improve Children’s Health

LazyTown

The UK Government, quite rightly believes that the stars of the BBC’s LazyTown can help to turn young people on to physical activity and healthy eating.

They have held talks with Magnús Scheving, the show’s creator and superfit action hero central character, about how its success can help the government’s drive to tackle the couch potato culture.

LazyTown, aimed at four- to seven-year-olds and screened on the CBeebies channel, is widely admired. In it the athletic, acrobatic Sportacus, played by Scheving, tries to persuade the children ofLazyTown to take part in physical activities and to ignore junk food-eating Robbie Rotten, who wants them to be lazy.

The Conservative Government first turned to Scheving when in opposition and he attended a party ideas-finding session on obesity hosted by David Cameron. The Icelander won plaudits from UK health professionals by walking on to the stage of a National Obesity Forum conference on his hands.

A Government spokesman said, “Hitching to the LazyTown chariot stands a very good chance of succeeding with pre-school and primary school kids. Sportacus is a cult with kids, and Magnús Scheving and his team are brilliant marketers.”

 

Fantastic news indeed and again indicates that the opportunity to exploit LazyTown in movement based computer games experiences is a significant one with this message continuing across the World.

This news in the UK comes swiftly behind the news that LazyTown have a new US broadcast partner in NBC.

Contact Simon Kay via simon@atnewmedia.com if you would like to know more concerning interactive games and apps opportunities for LazyTown.

 

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