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Vic the Viking
Genre Children, Action, Comedy
Based on Vicky the Viking
Written by Various
Directed by Éric Cazes
Country of origin France
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 78
Executive producer(s)
  • Jim Ballantine
  • Jérome de Baecque
  • Katell France
  • Avrill Stark
Running time 10 minutes
Production company(s) ASE Studios Pty Limited
Studio 100 Animation
in association with Flying Bark Productions
Distributor Studio 100
Original network Network Ten (Season 1)
Eleven (Season 2)
ABC (Season 3)
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 6 July 2013 (2013-07-06) – 2014 (2014)

Vic the Viking is a French-German-Austrian-Dutch-Australian children's television ABC series, which began on Network Ten on 6 July 2013, and continued on Eleven on 9 November 2013. It was based on the German-Austrian-Japanese 1974-1975 anime series Vicky the Viking. The show aired 39 episodes for a total of 78 segments, and ended in 2014.

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

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

Season 1 (2013)

No. in season Title Director Written by Original airdate
1 "Almost Treasure's Island" Éric Cazes Thierry Gaudin 4 July 2013 (2013-07-04)
2 "Thor's Thunder" Éric Cazes Fabrienne Gambrelle 4 July 2013 (2013-07-04)
3 "Grist for the Mill" Éric Cazes Fabrienne Gambrelle 11 July 2013 (2013-07-11)
4 "The Magic Lantern" Éric Cazes Hadrien Soulez Larivière 11 July 2013 (2013-07-11)
5 "Shooting Star" Éric Cazes Alexandre Reverend 18 July 2013 (2013-07-18)
6 "The Highest Viking" Éric Cazes Alexandre Reverend 18 July 2013 (2013-07-18)
7 "A Wind That'll Tear the Horns Off a Viking" Éric Cazes Alexandre Reverend 27 July 2013 (2013-07-27)
8 "Knock on Wood" Éric Cazes Robin Lyons and Andrew Offiler 27 July 2013 (2013-07-27)
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