Turner Asia Pacific has acquired two additional seasons of animation content creator Xilam’s comedy series ‘Oggy and the Cockroaches’
The series in 4K will be delivered from 2017 across Turner’s channels including Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Pogo. The partnership between Xilam and Turner has seen the slapstick comedy series steadily build its popularity since 2013, when Cartoon Network picked up the fourth season, and become one of the channel’s top-rated series.
The new deal secures Turner’s rights over the show, after also acquiring the fifth season last December.
In the fifth season, the battle goes on between Oggy and the roaches as they travel back in time through the ages and meet icons such as Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci and the Cyclops, as well as rocketing forward into the year 3000.
Mark Eyers, Chief content officer for Turner Asia Pacific kids channels said, “We all know that cockroaches have some serious survival skills, and there’s just something about Oggy and his mischievous friends that continues to connect with kids. By extending the relationship with Xilam, Turner has kept hold of a proven hit to further boost its leadership position in the region.”
Marc du Pontavice, the founder and CEO of Xilam Animation mentioned that he was thrilled that the Oggy And The Cockroaches partnership with Turner will continue, “Oggy’s worldwide success continues to hit new highs, and we are thrilled to pursue the partnership with Turner and Cartoon Network that helped build and expand Oggy as a phenomenon throughout Asia.”