In a big boost for India-based mobile game company Nazara Technologies, France’s Xilam Animation has partnered with it to further expand its Oggy & the Cockroaches brand into gaming. The deal will have Nazara launch a number of new mobile titles inspired by the animated series with the first game set to be launched in Q1 2018 in Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. Nazara operates in 61 countries and has licensed mobile gaming rights to kids IP including Chhota Bheem, Motu Patlu and Mighty Raju. Non-dialogue Oggy and the Cockroaches airs on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Targeting kids aged six to 11, the series is distributed in more than 160 countries worldwide.
French studio Xilam Animation, known for the sleeper hit Oggy and the Cockroaches, has recently secured a number of new deals across the Asian region ahead of the Asia Television Forum (ATF). The first batch of the new deals covers pre-sales for the new animated series Mr Magoo; in 2018, Cartoon Network Asia will be airing the 78 x 7 minute series in Southeast Asia, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, India and Indian subcontinent, and New Zealand. In India the company continues to make its mark– over the last 12 months, Xilam shows have been sold to Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, Sony as well as local Indian VOD platforms including Amazon India, Alt Digital and Hungama. Almost every Xilam property is airing in the country. Next, Cartoon Network Asia has also ordered sea
Xilam, the award-winning French animation production company, manages over 21 channels on YouTube. Xilam Animation’s digital channels have hit a massive milestone – the official YouTube channels for Oggy & the Cockroaches, Zig & Sharko, The Daltons and A Kind of Magic have collectively roped in more than 2 million subscribers. Oggy & the Cockroaches’ official channel just received its Golden Button from the team at YouTube for garnering over 1,300,000 subscribers. In addition, Oggy’s channel has reaped over 1,000,000,000 billion views in just three years following its inception in October 2014. Xilam’s Zig & Sharko show is also gaining momentum on YouTube with almost 730,000 subscribers on board, followed by Daltons, A Kind of Magic and Space Goofs. Marc du Pontavice,
Xilam Animation has appointed Morgann Favennec as its new Executive Vice President of Development and Global Sales. She joins Xilam at a time of rapid expansion across all the company’s areas of business including development, production and distribution with a growing number of new platforms and networks. A unanimously applauded professional and an important player in the global audiovisual market, Favennec has played a major role throughout her career in the success of numerous world-renowned programs such as the extremely popular Peppa Pig, Geronimo Stilton and Pat the Dog which quickly became powerful brand names in France and throughout the world. Working under Marc du Pontavice, Founder and President of Xilam, Favennec will be responsible for the development of the company’s com
Dream Theatre Pvt. Ltd., a brand management and licensing agency in India announced today that they have three major partnerships with Smiley CO, Mr Maker and Oggy and the Cockroaches. The strategic tie ups further consolidates Dream Theatre’s position in Entertainment and Lifestyle licensing. The Smiley CO tie-up, fortifies Dream Theatre’s Fashion and Lifestyle porfolio, The Mr Maker partnership allows Dream Theatre to take over the Art n craft genre with the hugely popular show and the Oggy partnership marks the arrival of one of India’s most popular shows on Kids television on shelves in the coming months. Dream Theatre will represent the three brands in India and drive the strategy and licensing for them. The Smiley Co licensing programme is one of the foremost in the lifestyle
Pure-play children’s content company DHX Media has licensed more than three dozen series for kids to Amazon Prime Video India. DHX Media titles licensed by Amazon Prime Video India include evergreen kids shows such as ‘Caillou’, ‘Inspector Gadget’ and ‘Strawberry Shortcake’, ‘Johnny Test’ and ‘Kid vs Kat’. DHX Media territory manager Thom Chapman says, “This volume deal highlights the scale of our library, and our ability to deliver a wide-ranging slate of great kids’ shows to leading streaming platforms as they expand globally. With Amazon Prime Video taking up our programming for the emerging SVOD market in India, we are boosting our international presence and underscoring our reputation as a trusted ‘go-to’ distributor of quality kids’ content.” This content deal follows a vast off
Amazon and Xilam Animation announce a multi-year content deal that makes Amazon Prime Video India the exclusive SVOD home of four existing and three upcoming seasons of the French studio’s popular toons Oggy & the Cockroaches and Zig & Sharko. Prime members in India now also have access to Xilam’s library of top-rated titles like Floopaloo Where Are You, A Kind of Magic, If I Were an Animal, Paprika and The Daltons. “Amazon Prime Video India is delighted to partner with Xilam Animation, creators of the world‐famous animated series Oggy & the Cockroaches that continues to entertain kids for nearly 20 years,” said Nitesh Kripalani, Director and Country Head, Amazon Video India. “This is an important milestone in the journey to offering the best kids’ entertainment to our Prim