Stephanie, an optimistic girl with bright pink hair, comes to live in LazyTown and meets a zany mix of townspeople, including the world’s laziest super-villain, Robbie Rotten. Fortunately for Stephanie, LazyTown is also under the watchful eye of Sportacus, an athletic, super-active SuperHero, who runs, jumps, flips and flies to the rescue in his futuristic AirShip – he always manages to save the day and to help the kids of LazyTown foil Robbie’s latest lazy schemes. The other kids of LazyTown are inquisitive, adventurous, playful, and like Stephanie and most other kids, just trying to figure out their own worlds. Each of them has strengths and weaknesses that all children can identify with. The show focuses on a formerly inactive neighborhood named "LazyTown", whose residents' athleticism has been stimulated through the arrival and encouragement of a newcomer named Stephanie, who promotes exercise and health amongst her fellow citizens. Aside from Stephanie's influence, the community also has been prodded through the example set by the admirable, athletically themed local superhero, Sportacus. However, the activity of residents is frequently tempted or jeopardized through the sinister intentions of Robbie Rotten, a deceptive, lazy man residing in an underground lair, who is angered by their enthusiasm for sports and desires for peace, and constantly devises schemes to restore LazyTown to its former state. The show is part live action, part puppetry, and part CGI animation.
It was filmed and produced at 380 Studios, a purpose-built studio near Reykjavík equipped with high-end HDTV production facilities and one of the biggest green screens in the world. The production floor area is 1,800 square meters (almost 20,000 square feet). The budget for each episode was approximately ISK 70,000,000 (US$1 million), about five times the average cost for a children's television programme at the time, making it "the most expensive children’s show in the world", according to Scheving. Read more on Last.fm.
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