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Nintendo Wii Headed to LazyTown?
If ever a TV show conversion was perfect for the Wii...
By Jared Black 04/21/2007 18:02:44 PST

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LazyTown

Spotted first by Cubed3 (we think), an article in The Economist raises the possibility that a LazyTown game may be in the works for the Nintendo Wii.

The article notes that the show is incredibly expensive to produce ($800,000 per episode), and thus licensing and merchandising opportunities are a key component of financing its long-term success. Specific to the Wii, the article notes that "talks are under way with Nintendo to create a video game" for the Wii, hinting that it isn't quite in production just yet.

Personally, I think the show could work well on the Wii. Frequently shown on Nickelodeon, it teaches healthy habits to youngsters, including eating properly, exercise, studying, and the value of perseverance. An active game in that vein would certainly fit in well with the Wii's motion controller, although I sincerely hope gamers aren't forced to recreate Sportacus' crazy somersaults and flips. That man can move like some kind of crazy acrobatic robot.

Source: The Economist

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