Oggy and the Cockroaches

Xilam raises €22.33m for company expansion

Xilam Animation has secured €22.33 million (£19.72 million) after selling some of its shares to investors. Xilam issued 446, 500 new shares for the lump sum, which accounts for 9.09% of the company’s share capital. Marc du Pontavice, chairman, CEO and founder of Xilam, will retain 54.31% of the voting rights in the company. The […]

UYoung brings Xilam series to China

Chinese kids entertainment firm UYoung has secured distribution rights to a number of animated series from French studio Xilam. The deal covers TV and VOD rights to seasons 2-4 of Oggy and the Cockroaches, preschool series Paprika and wildlife series If I Were an Animal. This marks the first time those shows will enter China, […]

Xilam restructures sales operation

Oggy and the Cockroaches producer and distributor Xilam has restructured its sales operation to cover specific geographical regions and territories. New recruit Jessica Delahaie as executive VP, media distribution, EMEA and Canada. She joins from Mediatoon Distribution, having previously been at French kids channel Canal J. Xilam has handed Marie-Laure Marchand, who joined the Paris-based […]

New Asian deal for Xilam’s Oggy

Cartoon Network has acquired the new season of slapstick toon series Oggy and the Cockroaches for its Asia-Pac channels. The fifth 78x7mins season will hit the Turner-owned channels in 2017. The popular series is produced and distributed by France-based Xilam, which teamed with Cartoon Network to coproduce season four of Oggy. “Over the past few […]

Oggy exits Cartoon Network, returns to Nick

French animated cartoon Oggy and the Cockroaches today returns to Nickelodeon in India after nearly three years on Cartoon Network. Viacom International Media Networks Asia said the show would be broadcasting locally on Nick, which is operated by VIMN and Network 18 Group joint venture Viacom 18. Nick India had begun airing the Xilam-distributed TF1 […]

AB, Arte and Xilam pick up French distribution gongs

French distributors’ trade body TVFI has awarded AB International Distribution, Arte France and Xilam Animation top honours in its annual awards. AB beat TF1 International and EuropaCorp to win the drama category for Desperate Parents, the comedy series from French prodco Elephant Story and which has sold as a finished show and a format. In […]