The French production company, Xilam Animation will produce an original CGO animated pre-school series, Oggy Oggy, based on the hit franchise Oggy and the Cockroaches, for the streaming platform, Netflix.
In the new series, Oggy is freed from the ceaseless tyranny of the cockroaches and lives in a fantasy world inhabited by vibrant community of cats. Oggy Oggy is a 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 programmes,” said Marc du Pontavice, chief executive officer, 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 pre-school target audience. By expanding its footprint, the brand is expanding its global audience.”
Dominique Bazay, director, kids and family international originals, Netflix, added: “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.”
Oggy Oggy will join the robust Netflix original preschool offering for kids aged two to six, 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, and YooHoo to the Rescue.
Other previously announced Netflix preschool originals that launch soon include DreamWorks Archibald’s Next Big Thing, Go! Go! Cory Carson, and Chico Bon Bon.
Xilam retains second window global linear television distribution, and merchandising rights.