Xilam Animation Sends Series to Ecuador


Xilam Animation is growing its footprint in Latin America through a package deal with public broadcaster TC Ecuador.

The broadcaster has picked up a trio of kids’ series from the company: slapstick comedy Zig & Sharko (78×7 min.), seasons three through seven of flagship Oggy and the Cockroaches (339×7 min.) and A Kind of Magic (26×26 min.), which is based on character designs by illustrator Arthur de Pins. The shows will run on TC Ecuador over the coming year.

The deal comes on the heels of the premiere of Xilam’s preschool series Paprika, which bowed on Disney Junior last October across the region. Discovery Latin America is also slated to debut the company’s new kids’ comedy Mr Magoo, which is based on the classic 1960s cartoon of the same name.

Xilam has been expanding its online presence in Latin America as well, with the YouTube channels for Oggy and the Cockroaches and Zig & Sharko boasting 30,000 and 580,000 subscribers, respectively.

Morgann Favennec, executive VP of global sales development at Xilam, said: “As we continue to build upon the global success of our portfolio, Latin America is of increasing importance to our business and presents a significant growth opportunity across our lineup of kids’ animated comedies. This latest partnership with TC Ecuador highlights the universal appeal of our content, and we’re thrilled to have secured our first local Ecuadorian broadcast deals for Zig & Sharko and A Kind of Magic, in addition to giving audiences the chance to enjoy fun new adventures with Oggy and the Cockroaches.”