Vic the Viking

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Vic the Viking
GenreChildren, Action, Comedy
Based onVicky the Viking
Written byVarious
Directed byÉric Cazes
Country of originFrance
Austria
Original language(s)English
French
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes78
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jim Ballantine
  • Jérome de Baecque
  • Katell France
  • Avrill Stark
Running time10 minutes
Production company(s)ASE Studios Pty Limited
Studio 100 Animation
in association with Flying Bark Productions
Release
Original networkNetwork Ten (Season 1)
Eleven (Season 2)
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release6 July 2013 –
2014

Vic the Viking is a French-Austrian children's television series, aired on Network Ten on 6 July 2013 later on Eleven on 9 November 2013. It was based on the German-Austrian-Japanese 1974-1975 Anime series Vicky the Viking.

The main characters are Vic, a young, frail and ingenious Viking boy; his father Halvar, the Captain of the Drakkar and chief elect of 'Flake' the home village, and the villagers, mainly the other plunder crewmen, including druid Urobe, the ever-quarreling companions Tjure and Snorre, the simple giant Flaxe, squeaky-voiced navigator Gorm and bard Ulme; also Vic's bossy mother Ylva, mischievous urchin-rival Gilby, who is jealous that Vic is allowed to sail with the men, and Vic's equally inquisitive little Cousin, Ylvi. Halvar's sworn enemy is the Rascally captain Sven and his crew of incompetent oafs, but most episodes have other antagonists.

The series has been aired overseas, as in Flanders by Ketnet since autumn 2013 (dubbed in Dutch). In the UK it is aired on Pop.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Start date End date
1 26 July 4, 2013 (2013-07-04) November 9, 2013 (2013-11-09)
2 52 November 16, 2013 (2013-11-16) June 2, 2014 (2014-06-02)

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. in season Title Director Written by Original airdate
1"Almost Treasure's Island"Éric CazesThierry Gaudin4 July 2013 (2013-07-04)
2"Thor's Thunder"Éric CazesFabrienne Gambrelle4 July 2013 (2013-07-04)
3"Grist for the Mill"Éric CazesFabrienne Gambrelle11 July 2013 (2013-07-11)
4"The Magic Lantern"Éric CazesHadrien Soulez Larivière11 July 2013 (2013-07-11)
5"Shooting Star"Éric CazesAlexandre Reverend18 July 2013 (2013-07-18)
6"The Highest Viking"Éric CazesAlexandre Reverend18 July 2013 (2013-07-18)
7"A Wind That'll Tear the Horns Off a Viking"Éric CazesAlexandre Reverend27 July 2013 (2013-07-27)
8"Knock on Wood"Éric CazesRobin Lyons and Andrew Offiler27 July 2013 (2013-07-27)

Season 2 (2013-14)[edit]

Feature film[edit]

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