MIPJunior Spotlight: Xilam Animation


CANNES: Xilam Animation is promoting its slapstick comedy Oggy and the Cockroaches at the market.

Season five takes viewers back in time to show that the battle between Oggy and the cockroaches has been going on forever. Xilam is also offering brand-new episodes from seasons six and seven and remakes of classic stories from the first two seasons, all produced in 4K.

For twins Olivia and Stan, every day is an adventure in the comedy series Paprika. The series “is important for us because it is a preschool show,” says Marc du Pontavice, the CEO of Xilam, noting that it reflects how the company is expanding beyond its comedy forte. Du Pontavice also highlights the second season of Zig & Sharko, which centers on a starving hyena who is determined to devour the mermaid from the lagoon.

Du Pontavice adds: “We are well-known for comedy but [are] expanding our slate.”