Oggy and the Cockroaches: Next Generation

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Oggy and the Cockroaches: Next Generation
GenreSlapstick comedy
Directed byKhalil Ben Naamane
Voices of
Music byVincent Artaud
Country of originFrance
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producerMarc du Pontavice
ProducerMarc du Pontavice
Running time43 minutes
Production companyXilam Animation
DistributorXilam Animation
Release
Original networkGulli (France)
Frisbee and K2 (Italy)
Netflix (worldwide)
Original release8 November 2021 (2021-11-08) –
present
Chronology
RelatedOggy and the Cockroaches
Oggy Oggy

Oggy and the Cockroaches: Next Generation (French: Oggy et les Cafards: Nouvelle Génération) is a French animated series produced by Xilam Animation for the streaming service Netflix. It is a reboot of Xilam's long-running animated series, Oggy and the Cockroaches.[1][2][3][4][5] Like the original series, it focuses on the wacky antics of Oggy and the trio of mischievous cockroaches that inhabit his house. Aside from the titular characters, the series also introduces the addition of the seven-year old Piya – an optimistic elephant from India who unintentionally adds onto Oggy's daily struggles.

Unlike Oggy Oggy, both of which had episodes that last 22 minutes and contain three self-contained segments, Next Generation's episodes last for 43 minutes with six segments each. The series noticeably tones itself down compared to Oggy and the Cockroaches, with a focus on Oggy's friendship with Piya. However, like the original, the reboot still lacks any actual dialogue – characters frequently express themselves with a variety of noises.

Voices were provided by Hugues Le Bars, within re-used audio clips for the eponymous characters - new recordings were made for this show due to his death in 2014, and Kaycie Chase as Piya, the latter of whom also performed the opening theme. Vincent Artaud, who also became the new composer for the original (since its fifth season onwards) among other Xilam titles (like Zig & Sharko), also returns as the composer for this incarnation. Due to the show's lack of dialogue, it only has one dub.

Plot[edit]

Oggy is an anthropomorphic cat living in the modern suburbs, who shares his home with three trouble-making roaches – Joey, Dee Dee and Marky – who usually desire to drive him insane in a variety of ways. Oggy's Indian friends are also on vacation, dropping off their daughter; Piya, a 7-year old elephant, to be his new roommate. While Oggy will also have to deal with being her new caretaker – and by extent, father figure, the cockroaches will use her fun-loving, caring nature to their advantage.

Characters[edit]

The characters from the original series had received changes for this reboot – while Jack, Bob and Olivia are now minor characters, Oggy and Olivia's relationship remains vague (as they were married in the original's season 4 finale), Kevin (a new character) now lives with Bob, and some characters have received changes in personality – some of them having redesigns.

Main characters[edit]

  • Oggy - A dorky, yet protective and loyal father figure. He is a light blue cat with detachable black ears, green eyes and a red nose. In this incarnation, he has matured considerably as he no longer cries over minor things, even though he still freaks out easily. He is especially protective over Piya and any of his prized belongings, all of which are yarn. Oggy enjoys fishing, and does so at a faraway lake. He is the main arch-nemesis of the cockroaches, who he is easily annoyed by. He is also the current caretaker of Piya, seen as her uncle – he even met her when she was still a baby.
  • The Cockroaches - The eponymous trio who live with Oggy and frequently irritate him. They are not as absurd and extreme with their pranks as the original incarnations, but are still as mischievous as ever. They no longer live in a gaudy-looking and dirty bedroom, but rather clean ventilation pipes instead. They still freely roam around Oggy's house rather often and follow him wherever he goes, usually to cause mischief and steal some food. In some episodes the cockroaches are a bit kinder (i.e. A day Out, The Birthday Truce).
    • Joey - The leader. He has a left pink and right yellow eye (a minor change from his original design), a light purple head and a pink body. While he is the smartest, he can get too eager about his newest prank. He is not as hot-headed or greedy as the original incarnation.
    • Marky - He has curly antennae, pink eyes, a light green head and gray body. Assists Joey and Dee Dee throughout the series. Like the original's episode "Baby Doll", he gets foolishly lovestruck over Piya's doll in "The lost doll", to the point where he annoys the other cockroaches.
    • Dee Dee - He has light green eyes, a large orange head, and a fat blue body (therefore much more pudgier than his original design). He mostly assists Joey and Marky throughout the series. He also is usually the most gluttonous of the cockroaches, to the point where he will eat things that are unpalatable, or otherwise inedible.
  • Piya - An optimistic and playful Indian elephant. Peach pink and fat in build, she wears a pink and yellow shirt, with dark brown hair tied into a braided ponytail. She usually acts like a typical child, but is also a neat freak with a fear of spiders. She is also protective towards anyone and anything. A variety of gags revolve around her trunk, whether it's as an extra hand or to blow strong winds. She is Oggy's "niece" and sometimes the cockroaches' playmate, mostly unaware of what they do – until they either go too far or get her in trouble with Oggy, usually causing her to turn against them.

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Jack - He is a green cat with a red nose, a gray muzzle, and a salmon-colored tummy. He is Oggy's cousin and Piya's "cousin once removed".
  • Olivia - She is a white cat, one of Oggy's neighbors and his girlfriend. In this incarnation, she is redesigned to look more lanky, but also lacks her yellow bow. She isn't as fond of nature as she is in the original series.
  • Bob - He is a large brown bulldog with a red, spiked collar, one of Oggy's neighbors and Kevin's uncle. He is brutish in nature and is not very fond of Oggy. In "Dog day afternoon", whenever Kevin would leave, he would miss him to the point of constantly sobbing over anything reminding him of Kevin.
  • Kevin - He is a small, orange puppy with a blue nose, and Bob's nephew. Kevin sometimes makes fun of Oggy, but agrees to challenge himself in obtaining a fishing badge in "Scout's honor". In "Dog day afternoon", he also hates going to school.
  • Piya's parents - Indian elephants – one a grayish blue and one grayish purple, respectively – who are very large to the point where their faces are not visible. Ever since they literally dropped off Piya to Oggy's house, they went on vacation for a long time. They are easily entertained by Oggy (as his distraction) when they came to check on their daughter, in "Please hold !". Oggy assumed they were overprotective over minor things, like if Piya had an injury.
  • A grizzly bear - It lives in a forest far away from the city. It lives carefree unless provoked, as it can become comically aggressive. It once interfered with Oggy and Piya's camping grounds.

Episode list[edit]

Unlike the original series, the official English titles do not have any extra capitalization.

No.TitleScript byStoryboard byOriginal release date
1a"Out of order"Hugo GittardKhalil Ben NaamaneJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
1b"A day out"Nicolas GalletJérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
1c"Piyama party"Boris Guilloteau
Annabelle Gervais
Amaury AllaireJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
1d"The canary's song"Khalil Ben Naamane
Branca Cepelowicz
Jérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
1e"Wool ball madness"Anastasia HeinzlLéa CoustyJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
1f"Mustache Man"Clément SavoyatChristophe PintoJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
2a"Dear diary"Julien DinseFabrice GuévelJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
2b"End of the line"Yani OuabdesselamAnh-Tu CaoJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
2c"Little spoiled neighbor"Hugo GittardChristophe PintoJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
2d"Nice little bear"Boris Guilloteau
Annabelle Gervais
Christophe PintoJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
2e"Water rush"Hugo GittardLéa CoustyJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
2f"Ding-Dong"Yani OuabdesselamRichard MérilJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
3a"Aliens welcome"Nicolas GalletRichard MérilJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
3b"Raw talent"Yani OuabdesselamAmaury AllaireJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
3c"Funny Friend"Hugo GittardFabrice GuévelJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
3d"Invincible Piya"Léo BocardJérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
3e"Creature comfort"Khalil Ben Naamane
Branca Cepelowicz
Richard MérilJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
3f"Safety first"Julien DinseFabrice GuévelJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
4a"Bad hair day"Boris Guilloteau
Annabelle Gervais
Gaël Le GourrierecJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
4b"Unhappy campers"Anastasia HeinzlFabrice GuévelJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
4c"The cone"Anastasia HeinzlJérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
4d"The hat of shame"Nicolas GalletAmaury AllaireJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
4e"Roller skates"Clément SavoyatRichard MérilJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
4f"Byebye Cockroaches"Boris Guilloteau
Annabelle Gervais
Fabrice GuévelJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
5a"Eeek, a clown !"Léo BocardJérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
5b"The last flower"Nicolas GalletRichard MérilJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
5c"Contagious"Philippe RicheChristophe PintoJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
5d"Piya's house"Nicolas GalletAmaury AllaireJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
5e"Oggy's relaxing day"Anastasia HeinzlLéa CoustyJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
5f"Birthday truce"Léo BocardRichard MérilJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
6a"Ach-who ?"Léo BocardLéa CoustyJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
6b"The lost doll"Philippe RicheChristophe PintoJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
6c"The hiking guide"Nicolas GalletLéa CoustyJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
6d"Piya takes to the moon"Nicolas GalletJérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
6e"Please hold !"Nicolas GalletRomain CisloJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
6f"Long face"Boris GuilloteauLéa CoustyJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
7a"One more picture ?"Hugo GittardLéa CoustyJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
7b"Timber !"Nicolas GalletRomain CisloJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
7c"The itsy-bitsy spider"Boris Guilloteau
Annabelle Gervais
Amaury AllaireJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
7d"Elephant nanny"Renaud GagnonRichard MérilJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
7e"The friend thief"Boris Guilloteau
Annabelle Gervais
Jérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
7f"Paint and suffering"Renaud GagnonAmaury AllaireJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
8a"The arrival"Laury Rovelli
Khalil Ben Naamane
Léa CoustyJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
8b"On strike"Annabelle Gervais
Anastasia Heinzl
Christophe PintoJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
8c"The amazing Oggy"Khalil Ben Naamane
Branca Cepelowicz
Yann ProvostJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
8d"In a pickle !"Nicolas GalletLéa CoustyJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
8e"The secret garden"Anastasia HeinzlRomain CisloJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
8f"Split-second"Clément SavoyatJérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
9a"The Butler"Jean HarlezCaroline LefevreJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
9b"The best uncle"Nicolas GalletRichard MérilJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
9c"A treasured secret"Hugo GittardFabrice GuévelJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
9d"Sibling rivalry"Christophe Le BorgneYann ProvostJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
9e"Runner up"Annabelle Gervais
Anastasia Heinzl
Romain CisloJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
9f"Mischief mishaps"Nicolas GalletJérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
10a"Find the top!"Léo BocardYann ProvostJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
10b"Dog day afternoon"Nicolas GalletYann ProvostJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
10c"A dreadful date"Nicolas GalletLéa CoustyJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
10d"A restless night"Alexandre SimardRomain CisloJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
10e"Teeny-tiny Oggy"Annabelle Gervais
Branca Cepelowicz
Jérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
10f"Venting frustration"Fanny CourtillotJérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
11a"Scout's honor"Khalil Ben Naamane
Branca Cepelowicz
Jérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
11b"Super Oggy"Renaud GagnonRomain CisloJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
11c"The Mooncat"Fanny CourtillotYann ProvostJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
11d"Copycat"Léa CoustyLéa CoustyJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
11e"It wasn't me!"Nicolas GalletCaroline LefevreJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
11f"Puppet show"Léo BocardLéa CoustyJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
12a"Package deal"Fanny CourtillotRomain CisloJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
12b"Butterflies only!"Boris Guilloteau
Alexandre Simard
Jérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
12c"Princess Piya"Nicolas GalletCaroline LefevreJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
12d"Off the rails"Khalil Ben Naamane
Branca Cepelowicz
Jérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
12e"Wrestling the past"Jean HarlezLéa CoustyJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
12f"Bad uncle!"Christophe Le BorgneYann ProvostJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
13a"A swell outing"Alexandre Simard
Phillipe Riche
Caroline LefevreJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
13b"Ice cream!"Alexandre SimardFabrice GuévelJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
13c"The imposter"Phillipe RicheRomain CIsloJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
13d"Dressed to impress"Phillipe RicheAnh Tu Cao
Fabrice Guével
July 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
13e"Oggy gets jacked"Phillipe RicheYann ProvostJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
13f"Mammoth problem"Alexandre SimardRomain CIsloJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)

Broadcast[edit]

The series was first distributed online on Gulli's streaming services in November 8, 2021.[6] However, it was labeled as Oggy and the Cockroaches' eighth season. The series premiered worldwide in Netflix, on July 28, 2022. In India, it also premiered on Sony YAY! on 24 October 2022 with the title brand new season of Oggy and the Cockroaches.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xilam Animation Positions 'Oggy and the Cockroaches' Franchise for Long-Term Growth".
  2. ^ "Spinoffs Proving a Success for French Animation Producer Xilam". 7 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Xilam Animation Positions Oggy and the Cockroaches Franchise for Long-Term Growth with Expansion into Trio of Brands: Oggy - Next Gen Reboot; Oggy Oggy Preschool Spin-Off; and Original Classic Series | live".
  4. ^ "Oggy and the Cockroaches Franchise Expands Globally". 27 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Xilam Animation expands 'Oggy and the Cockroaches' franchise into trio of brands". 27 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Oggy and the Cockroaches Next Generation Released in France on Gulli".
  7. ^ Oggy and the Cockroaches Next Generation | Brand New Season | Starts 24th Oct | Mon - Fri 11:30 AM, retrieved 2022-10-22

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