Icelandic Nickelodeon Kids Show Edited Itself at Bush Administration's Request
I think it's the stache that makes it wrong... no?
Editor's note: Due to complaint of copyright violation, this text has been removed. Email me for the link that used to be here before the copyright owners requested it be taken down. Or just take me at my word.
In case you aren't familiar with Lazy Town (I plead the 5th):
Sounds threatening, Mr Bush
LazyTown is an imaginative, almost-real place filled with colorful characters that every child and parent can identify with. Designed for audiences between ages four and seven years old, the television LazyTown is funny and fresh entertainment with vivid storytelling and energetic music…and a strong, positive message that reinforces healthy values among young viewers in the United States on Nick, Jr. (part of the Nickelodeon cable network) and on CBS. It also airs in Canada, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Iceland, and throughout Latin America.
LazyTown Entertainment is an independent entertainment and licensing company dedicated to creating nonviolent programming. Its strategy uses heavy doses of humor and music combined with high-quality production to create an enchanting cast of live and puppet characters that motivate children to make positive choices for their physical and social we ll-being.
Founded in 1995 in Reykjavik, Iceland, LazyTown has enjoyed continuous growth, attracting an ever-expanding family of investors and business partners that includes broadcasters, consumer products companies, publishers, apparel, and toy companies.
The creator and guiding force within LazyTown is Magnus Scheving,
a writer, world-class athlete, entrepreneur, and producer. Since its introduction in his bestselling book, Go, Go LazyTown!, he has built LazyTown into a household name beloved by children the world over. He was voted the Marketing Man of the year 2003 by The Icelandic Marketing Association and Entrepreneur of the Year 2003 by Channel 2 Broadcaster and the Icelandic Financial Newspaper.
[LT press release]