Vic the Viking
|Vic the Viking|
|Genre||Children, Action, Comedy|
|Country of origin||France
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||78|
|Running time||10 minutes|
|Production company(s)||ASE Studios Pty Limited
Studio 100 Animation
in association with Flying Bark Productions
|Original network||Network Ten (episode 1-17)
Eleven (episode 18-26)
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original release||6 July – 28 December 2013|
Vic the Viking is a French-Australian children's television series, aired on Network Ten on 6 July 2013 later on Eleven on 9 November 2013. It was based on the 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 Sister, Ylvi. Halvar's sworn enemy is the Rascally captain Sven and his crew of incompetent oafs, but most episodes have other antagonists.