Xilam to produce first French animated Netflix Original

Oggy and the Cockroaches spin-off Oggy Oggy is heading to the streaming service, with Xilam retaining TV and consumer product rights

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 28.10.2019 | Watch

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Xilam Animation is to produce the first French animated original for Netflix.

Oggy Oggy, a pre-school spin-off of the studio’s hit animation Oggy and the Cockroaches, began development earlier this year at Xilam, and will join other kids’ series such as True and the Rainbow Kingdom, Word Party, and YooHoo to the Rescue on the streamer.

Xilam will retain second-window linear TV distribution rights, and handle licensed consumer products.

Marc du Pontavice, Xilam’s CEO, says: “We are delighted with this new collaboration with Netflix, a testimony of their commitment to offering children around the world access to high-quality programmes. 

"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 pre-school target audience. By expanding its footprint, the brand is expanding its global audience.”

Xilam Animation’s forthcoming pre-school series Oggy Oggy will be the first French animated Netflix Original.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Marc and his team to expand Oggy's universe,” adds Dominique Bazay, Director, Kids & Family International Originals, Netflix. 

“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 pre-schoolers everywhere.”


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