Netflix and French production company Xilam Animation announced that Xilam will produce an original CGI animated preschool series titled Oggy Oggy, based on the global hit franchise Oggy and the Cockroaches, which has reached 800 million households around the world over the last 20 years.
In the new series, Oggy is freed from the ceaseless tyranny of the cockroaches and lives in a fantasy world inhabited by a vibrant community of cats. Oggy Oggy is a very special little cat, full of curiosity and enthusiasm, who likes to engage with his neighbours and set off on fun adventures.
“We are delighted with this new collaboration with Netflix, a testimony of their commitment to offering children around the world access to high-quality programs,” said Marc du Pontavice, CEO of Xilam Animation. “With this new development of our successful series Oggy and the Cockroaches, Xilam intends to establish the Oggy universe as one of the most important franchises for the preschool target audience. By expanding its footprint, the brand is expanding its global audience.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Marc and his team to expand Oggy’s universe. Xilam is one of France’s most prolific producers, having developed a distinct expertise in non-dialog animated comedy for kids. We’re certain Oggy’s kindness and sweet charm will warm the hearts of preschoolers everywhere,” commented Dominique Bazay, director, kids & family international originals, Netflix.
Oggy Oggy will join the already robust Netflix original preschool offering for kids aged 2-6, which includes series such as Ask The StoryBots, Chip and Potato, Mighty Little Bheem, Motown Magic, Super Monsters, True and the Rainbow Kingdom, Word Party, YooHoo to the Rescue and DreamWorks’ recently launched Archibald’s Next Big Thing, as well as upcoming pre-k originals Go! Go! Cory Carson and Chico Bon Bon.
Xilam retains second window global linear television distribution, and merchandising rights. The studio, which produced Netflix’s animated feature Oscar contender I Lost My Body, is one of Europe’s leading animation companies and produces original children’s and family titles across all platforms. Founded in 1999 by du Pontavice, Xilam owns a catalogue of more than 2,000 episodes and four feature films, with successful brands such asOggy, Zig & Sharko and Paprika.