LazyTown is an Icelandic children's television program that features a cast and crew from Iceland, the UK and the US. The show has been highly successful, airing in over 100 countries and more than a dozen languages.
The series started out in 1996 as a live-action play, under the title Áfram Latibær ("Go on Lazytown!"). After its success, a second play was made titled Glanni Glæpur í Latabær ("Robbie Rotten in LazyTown"). This second play introduced the character Glanni Glæpur (Robbie Rotten) as a villain. Instead of incorporating puppets, all characters were played by live actors, with the exception of a bird puppet in the second play.
During the shift to the televised version many changes were made. For example, Pixel (Goggi Mega) in the first play was a white male child, who was bald and had electronic goggles on at all times. In the second play, his image was changed to be more like a standard technical addict, with green hair, a silver shirt, and dozens of various electronics at his disposal. Some characters did not make it to the TV version, or were drastically changed.