Oggy and the Cockroaches

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Oggy and the Cockroaches
Oggy and the Cockroaches tittle.jpg
Oggy, Dee Dee, Marky, and Joey eat the same sandwich.
GenreSlapstick Comedy
Action, Adventure, Romance
FormatAnimated television series
Created byJean-Yves Raimbaud
Developed byMarc du Pontavice
Directed byOlivier Jean-Marie
Country of originFrance
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes270 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Marc du Pontavice
Running time7 minutes per episode
Production company(s)Gaumont Film Company
Xilam
Broadcast
Original channelTF1
Picture format(SDTV) (Season 1-3)
(HDTV) (Season 4)
Original run28 November 1998 – present
 
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Oggy and the Cockroaches
Oggy and the Cockroaches tittle.jpg
Oggy, Dee Dee, Marky, and Joey eat the same sandwich.
GenreSlapstick Comedy
Action, Adventure, Romance
FormatAnimated television series
Created byJean-Yves Raimbaud
Developed byMarc du Pontavice
Directed byOlivier Jean-Marie
Country of originFrance
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes270 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Marc du Pontavice
Running time7 minutes per episode
Production company(s)Gaumont Film Company
Xilam
Broadcast
Original channelTF1
Picture format(SDTV) (Season 1-3)
(HDTV) (Season 4)
Original run28 November 1998 – present

Oggy and the Cockroaches (also known as Oggy et les Cafards in French, often shortened to Oggy) is a French animated comedy series produced by Xilam and Gaumont Film Company.

Synopsis[edit]

The show centers on Oggy, a content, blue cat, who would prefer to spend his days watching television and eating - if not for the three roaches in the household: Joey, Dee Dee and Marky (named after members of the punk group Ramones). The trio seems to enjoy making Oggy's life miserable, which involves mischief ranging from (in most cases) plundering his refrigerator to such awkward things like hijacking the train Oggy just boarded. Oggy usually finds creatures accompanying him to the end of the episode, such as crabs, clams, a horse, a very technologically advanced child, a puppy, and an octopus. However, it's not always Oggy who wins.

The cartoon relies on slapstick humour, much like its "ancestor", Tom and Jerry, only amplifying the level of extremities up a notch. While traditional slapstick cartoon characters prefer dropping anvils and pianos on each other, this show sometimes uses buses or submarines. Despite these, however, most gags are easily accessible and enjoyable for younger viewers. Since dialogue is kept to a minimum, the humour is entirely visual.

Main characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

In other media[edit]

Album[edit]

An album named in French Oggy et les Cafards : Le Show du Chat is released in France,[3] in CD version and in dematerialised version on 6 September 2010.[4]

Comics[edit]

A French comic series is adapted from the cartoon, first started out in 2010. It is published by Dargaud, written by Diego Aranega, drawn and colourised by Frévin, also known as Sylvain Frécon.[5]

Media information[edit]

Five DVDs came out in 2003 within the United States, with 12 episodes each. In 2005, several VHS's were released in NYC.

On 8 October 2008, a French DVD boxset of the complete first series plus the pilot and the episode Working Cat, is available. On 6 September 2010, three French DVD boxsets of the complete first series, of the complete second series and of the complete third series are available. On July 2011, a French DVD boxset containing all episodes from the season 1, from the season 2 and from the season 3 is available.

Magazine[edit]

A magazine version, called Oggy et les Cafards, le mag came out in France in 2009 (2 issues),[6] then again in 2011.

Film[edit]

The film Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie (originally Oggy et les Cafards, Le film) was released to theatres on August 7, 2013.

Broadcast[edit]

Oggy and the Cockroaches originates in France where it was broadcast on networks France 3, Canal+, and Gulli. The series is also broadcast internationally. In Australia the series has aired on ABC1 and ABC3. In Canada the series has been broadcast on YTV and VRAK.TV. Oggy has been broadcast on SABC 1 in South Africa. In the United Kingdom, the series was broadcast on CITV, Fox, POP and Toon Disney. In the United States, the series began airing on Fox Kids in 1998.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with Marc du Pontavice" (in French). Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  2. ^ "Article on Oggy and the Cockroaches" (in French). Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  3. ^ Jeansanteuil (2010-12-29). "Oggy et ses cafards, le dessin animé culte enfin en cd et dvd !" (in French). Le Post(fr). Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  4. ^ "Nouveau en DVD et CD : Oggy et les cafards !" (in French). Fémin Actu. 2010-07-15. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  5. ^ "Oggy and the Cockroaches in comics" (in French). Dargaud. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "NoOok - L'Atelier graphique des éditeurs". NoOok.fr (in French). Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  7. ^ "1 - Magazine Oggy et les Cafards en commande sur ZePresse.fr" (in French). ZePresse.fr. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  8. ^ "Picture of the n°1 of 2011 of the magazine Oggy et les Cafards, le mag". sc.turbopige.com (in French). Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  9. ^ "2 - Magazine Oggy et les Cafards en commande sur ZePresse.fr" (in French). ZePresse.fr. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 

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