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MIPCOM: Talking Toons with Xilam’s Du Pontavice

We had a chance to catch up with Marc Du Pontavice, president of Xilam Animation, who is attending MIPCOM with his brand new animated series Mr. Magoo. Du Pontavice is the mastermind ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Forum News: E.U. Support Plan and 2017 Honorees

A new E.U. Preferential Animation Support Plan was announced this week at the Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, France. The new program zeroes in on the promotion, financing and retaining ... Continue Reading →
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Xilam Launches ‘Oggy’ App Worldwide

French studio Xilam has released a fun new app, in conjunction with its global animated hit Oggy and the Cockroaches. The game invites fans to enjoy a wild race between the titular ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Brands on Top in APAC

Turner’s children’s brands in Asia Pacific — Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami — combined forces over the last year to create the region’s No. ... Continue Reading →
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Xilam Series Post Record YouTube Numbers

Paris-based animation producer Xilam has crunched its digital distribution numbers, and has found that its shows are performing exceptionally well with viewers worldwide — just ... Continue Reading →
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Xilam, Lagardere Active Ink Exclusive ‘Oggy’ Deal

Xilam Studio and France’s No. 1 kids’ broadcasting group Lagardere Active (including channels Gulli, Canal J and TiJi) announce ahead of MIPTV an exclusive broadcasting ... Continue Reading →
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Xilam to Open New Lyon Production Facility

French animation studio Xilam (Oggy and the Cockroaches) has announced plans to expand its operations with a new production facility in Lyon, opening next year. The company has been ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Oggy and the Cockroaches’ Season Set for CN Asia-Pacific

Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific has picked up the fifth season of Xilam’s Oggy and the Cockroaches (78 x 7). The season is set to premiere in 2017 and will be available in Ultra HD. ... Continue Reading →
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Global News Bytes

+ The U.K.’s Novel Entertainment is once again participating in ITV’s Text Santa charity campaign, this year with its lovable troublemaker Horrid Henry. Activities include ... Continue Reading →
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Distribution Deals Make the Scene at Annecy

Deals for animated features have been heating up at the Annecy Film Festival. Among the major announcements made in the trades around or during the festival, which kicked off Monday ... Continue Reading →