|Oggy and the Cockroaches|
Oggy et les Cafards
|Created by||Jean-Yves Raimbaud|
|Developed by||Marc du Pontavice|
|Directed by||Olivier Jean-Marie (seasons 1–4)|
Jean-Christophe Dessaint (seasons 5–7)
|Voices of||Hugues Le Bars (seasons 1–4)|
Michel Elias (Chatter Box only)
|Music by||Hervé Lavandier (seasons 1–2)|
Hugues Le Bars (seasons 1–4)
Vincent Artaud (season 5–7)
|Country of origin||France|
|No. of seasons||7|
|No. of episodes||501 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer||Marc du Pontavice|
|Producer||Marc du Pontavice|
|Running time||7 minutes|
|Production companies||Gaumont Multimedia (seasons 1–2)|
Xilam Animation (season 3 onwards)
|Original network||France 3|
|Picture format||(SDTV) (seasons 1–3)|
(HDTV) (season 4 onwards)
(4K UHDTV) (remastered episodes of seasons 1–3; seasons 5, 6 and 7 onwards)
|Original release||6 September 1998 –|
|Related shows||Space Goofs|
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Oggy and the Cockroaches (known as Oggy et les Cafards in French) is a French comedy animated children's television series produced by Gaumont Multimedia (first two seasons) and Xilam Animation (third season onwards), and created by Jean-Yves Raimbaud. The show employs silent comedy: characters either do not speak, or use unintelligible vocalizations and gestures; the Indian version of the show has Hindi dialogue dubbed over the animation. When the show started airing in 1998, it was successful in France and was eventually broadcast worldwide.
In September 2020, it was announced that the series will be rebooted as Oggy and the Cockroaches - Next Gen in where Oggy takes care of Piya, a 7-year-old female elephant from India. Furthermore, in January 2021, it was announced that the original series will be renewed. 
Oggy, an anthropomorphic cat, would prefer to spend his days watching television and eating, but is continuously pestered by three roaches: Joey, Marky and Dee Dee. The cockroaches' slapstick mischief ranges from plundering Oggy's refrigerator to hijacking the train he just boarded. In many situations Oggy is also helped by Jack, who is more violent and short-tempered than him and is also annoyed by the cockroaches. Bob, a short-tempered bulldog, also appears in the show, and is Oggy's neighbor.
- Oggy - Oggy is a cat with a light-blue body, green eyes, red nose, grey tummy and white feet. Oggy usually spends his time either watching TV or doing housework — when not chasing the cockroaches. Despite the constant mayhem caused by the cockroaches, Oggy has developed a sort of love–hate relationship with them, having lived with them for a long time. In the episode "The Ghost Hunter"/"Ghost Hunting", Oggy kills the cockroaches but is terrorized by the spirits. Whenever he finds himself alone in his house, he will eventually begin to miss the cockroaches along with their pranks (as seen in the episode "Priceless Roaches" and "So Lonely"/"Alone at last") followed by nothing interesting happening in his life. Oggy's house appears bigger on the inside, mainly featured in the roller coaster-like staircase scenes. In early episodes, Oggy, like his Tom and Jerry counterpart was the main punching bag in the series. However, in more recent episodes, Oggy has been portrayed as heroic, often triumphing over the cockroaches despite the beatings he takes from them. Oggy also has a fear of heights, as shown in season-1 and 7 episodes "The Rise & the Fall"/"Vertigo". However, in several episodes such as the season-4 episode "The Lighthouse Keeper", Jack has a morbid fear of heights instead of him.
- Cockroaches - The roaches are the gang of three cockroaches named : Joey, Marky and Dee Dee, who antagonize other characters, mainly Oggy and Jack. They love pranking them so much that if the cats were to leave, they would miss them (as seen in the episode "Moving Out").
- Joey - Joey (born 15 June 1991) is a roach with a purple-pink body, a pink right eye (originally red), a yellow left eye, purple-blue head, black nose and black feet. He is the leader and oldest of the three. Even though he is the shortest roach in the group, most of the time he is the most intelligent, always being the brain in the plans, but is sometimes forced to go solo because Marky and Dee Dee often think that his plans are stupid. He often thinks that there is nobody better than him; even sometimes he wants to become a leader of all. He loves money, but his efforts always fall short, usually ending with him getting swatted or beaten up.
- Marky - Marky is a roach with a silvery-grey body, green head, black nose, pink eyes (originally red) and black feet. He is the tallest and middle roach of the three. He is suave heartbreaking and often doesn't really care about what the two others are doing. While he originally used to love causing mischief just like Dee Dee and Joey, he has grown to be more laid-back in later episodes, though he still enjoys hanging out with Joey and Dee Dee and causing general mayhem like he has always done. In most of the episodes he is shown with Dee Dee as his partner. His hobbies are dating puppets and reading books. He also has bad breath as revealed in the season-1 and season-6 episode "It's a Small World"/"Itsy-Bitsy Oggy". His eyes are red again in the ending of the episode "Teleportation" where he is stuck in ice cubes.
- Dee Dee - Dee Dee is a roach with a dark-blue body, orange head, black nose, green eyes and black feet. He is ever-hungry cockroach and youngest of the three. He mostly lives with Marky. His appetite sometimes reaches insane proportions, often resulting in the consumption of larger animals or other things that would otherwise be inedible (such as hyenas in one case and, due to the effects of a poisonous mushroom in another case, an insect. Other instances include the fish on the wallpaper in "Oggy's Clone"/"Oggy's Costume" and a clownfish in "Scuba Diving"). He is known to like opera. Sometimes it is shown that his feet are so foul-smelling that the juice they produce is toxic and can melt objects, as seen in "Caught in a Trap"/"High Security Fridge".
- Jack - Jack is a cat with an olive-green body, yellow eyes, red nose, pale Salmon-pink tummy and white feet. He is like the complete opposite of Oggy, as he is more short-tempered, violent and arrogant than him – a perfect target for the roaches to annoy. He often finds himself building huge machinery, such as roach-catching contraptions, most of the time resulting in them backfiring, making him less lucky than Oggy in most situations. He is also very interested in physics and chemistry (that is, the more explosive parts of it). Jack mostly lives and sleeps over at Oggy's house. At times, he also often bullies Oggy. Jack can come into Oggy's home without knocking and he often goes to see Oggy to help him against the roaches' pranks. He also owns a small green monster truck (look like a jeep), on which he and Oggy goes for journeys, beach or catching fishes. Jack seems to be the strongest character in the show. He likes to show off, challenge the roaches and date girls – mainly Oggy's sister Monica. He is sometimes seen trying to propose to Monica, but the cockroaches' pranks always make him stop short. In one episode ("Don't Rock the Cradle"/"Oggy the Babysitter") they seem to have a baby together and ask Oggy to babysit their child. In season-3 episode "Just Married", the wedding of Jack with someone another named 'Jessie' is shown, which cancelled at the end of the episode due to roaches. The relationship of Oggy and Jack in the series is not fully described. In most of the episodes he is shown as Oggy's cousin. But due to having a crush on Oggy's sister, he is may be Oggy's best friend or neighbour, though he drives the couple of feet between their houses whenever he visits Oggy.
- Bob - Bob is a fierce brown bulldog and Oggy's neighbor. He has severe anger management issues. A running gag of the show has shown Oggy, Jack or cockroaches doing something that accidentally crushes Bob or shaves his fur or destroys his house, with Bob then pummeling Oggy or Jack off-screen. He does not always pummel them as seen in a few episodes. He has some sort of friendship with them, as notably seen in "Olivia", "Steamed Out" and "Back to the Past!". He is known to like boxing. He also worked as a police officer shown in several episodes.
- Oggy's grandma - She is a very rarely seen character only appearing in three episodes; "Granny's Day" in season 1 and "Oggy's Grandma" in season 3, where she appears to be very strict with Oggy's mannerisms and in "Deep Trouble" beside Monica, as they support Oggy and Jack. She also seen in remastered episode of "Formula 1" in season 3 besides Monika. In the "Granny's Day" and "Oggy's Grandma", she attacks the cockroaches, and is actually attacked by them in Oggy's Grandma, one time getting her head flattened by the lid of Oggy's toilet. She also gets frequent, short-lasting bursts of energy from coffee, which aids her in defeating the cockroaches. In "Granny's Day", she captures Joey and Marky, but feels sympathy for them when Dee Dee cries on a picture of them with Joey and Marky crossed out. She is the least seen member of Oggy's family except for Oggy's parents, who were seen in a picture in "Oggy's Grandma". Oggy's grandma is the only female character to appear in the show to intentionally want to kill/defeat the cockroaches.
- Monica - She is Oggy's twin sister and Jack's love interest. In one episode ("Oggy the Babysitter"/"Don't Rock the Cradle"), they seem to have a child together. She visits Oggy's house every now and then. She is well known for being very active and likes to take on physical challenges such as sky diving and bungee jumping. She is sometimes seen skating around on her inline skates. Out of all the characters, she has the least number of appearances (even fewer than Bob). Monica has rarely appeared onscreen with the cockroaches or Bob (until her cameo only with Bob at the end of the 4th-season finale "Oggy is Getting Married! (Featuring Olivia)"). After season 2, she only appeared in two other episodes, one of them being "Deep Trouble". In a season-3 episode, she's instead seen wearing a magenta skirt and shoes instead of her rollerskates. This also marks her first appearance without them since her latest appearance in the season-2 episode "Don't Rock the Cradle" and without her baby in a later episode who, as mentioned before, also originated from that episode. The second and latest appearance after season 2 was the season-4 finale "Oggy Is Getting Married", where she makes a brief appearance at Oggy and Olivia's wedding as she sits next to Bob. It is unknown, but it is easier to assume she split up with Jack, as their child has never been seen again, that they've never been seen together or have been talking since season 2 and that during that same episode, Jack is staring/ogling at his new partner. She soon became friends with Olivia in the 7th-season episode "Sharing Oggy".
- Olivia - Olivia is a white cat with a yellow bow on her head, she is Oggy's girlfriend who first appears in season 4. She loves nature, even Oggy's main enemies, the cockroaches, leading to Oggy acting friendly to them every time she is around. She is aware of their mischief, so she does stop them when they are around by using some aggressive methods, from her anger to even a painful-looking fly swatter. She always breaks down when someone hurts any part of nature. She also cares a lot about her looks, as seen in the episode "Olivia's Pimple", where when she saw a pimple on her face, she refused to leave her house. In the season-4 finale "Oggy Is Getting Married", as the episode title implies, Olivia and Oggy get married after a trip to Venice, Italy and she currently becomes Oggy's wife. But their life after marriage is not shown in any season or episode.
- Lady K - She is a light yellow female cockroach introduced in the season-4 episode of the same name, and the roaches' new love interest (mainly Joey). She is the cockroach that lives in Olivia's house, which Olivia is not aware of. She hates Olivia for unknown reasons. She frequently attempts to use the cockroaches as her pawns to get what she wants or to get her job done.
- Pit – Pit is a silver dog appearing in season 4 living in same area as Oggy. He is also strong like Bob and appears in less episodes. He does not appear in front of any character in the show except Oggy, Dee Dee, Marky, Joey and Jack.
- Bobette – Bobette is the daughter of Bob who is introduced in Season 5. She is Jack's love interest, as seen in the episodes "Marky's Tournament" (in this episode, Marky also has a crush on her with Jack) and "Jackromeo and Bobette". She is seen in the episode "Emperor for a Day" as Napoleon's love interest.
- The Policeman - He is an unnamed human policeman who featured in some episodes wears a blue police uniform and hat who catches and arrests criminals. He is often seen in traffic or sometimes in Oggy's area. Sometimes Oggy or Jack accidentally annoy him (due to the cockroaches) and he beat or arrests them for the "crime". He appears in all seasons, except the fifth.
- The Doctor - He is an unnamed human doctor who sometimes visits Oggy's house, when Oggy gets sick. In the episodes "A Dog Day's Afternoon"/"Cute Little Puppy", it is shown that he has a pet puppy. He is also shown in the episodes "Missing In Action"/"Where is the exit?" as an artist (painter). He does not appear in season 5.
The characters of the series also made their appearance in many episodes of its related show Space Goofs, like in third episode "Venus Junior" Oggy, Joey, Marky and Dee Dee are seen on aliens television, in "Doodle", the pictures of Oggy, Jack and cockroaches are shown and Monika with Oggy is seen in the episode "The Aliens Show".
After a four-year gap in production, season 5 was released in late 2017 with two more seasons coming later. Season 6 episodes have begun airing on K2 while Season 5 will be previewed on Gulli.
Oggy and the Cockroaches originated from France, where it aired on networks France 3, Canal+ Family (seasons 3 and 4), Gulli and Canal J. Later, it also aired in India from 2009. In 2015, Nickelodeon started rebroadcasting the show's older episodes. Later, the series was also picked up by Sonic Nickelodeon. In the Philippines, the show started on TV5 in 2010. Later, in 2021 it moved to Kapamilya Channel. Season 5 started airing on Cartoon Network from 14 August 2017. In 2020, Sonic Nickelodeon again started airing season 4.
|1.||"Générique Oggy et les Cafards"||0:39|
|2.||"Gaga des Gags d'Oggy"||2:48|
|3.||"Interlude « Le Réveil d'Oggy »"||0:19|
|4.||"Matez le Matou"||2:19|
|5.||"Interlude « Un Chat Bien Botté »"||0:21|
|7.||"Interlude « Jack, un Ami qui vous Veut du Bien »"||0:22|
|8.||"Jack le Pote"||2:11|
|9.||"Interlude « Cafard-naüm »"||0:19|
|11.||"Interlude « Le Chat Volant »"||0:20|
|12.||"Dans l'Œil du Chat"||4:58|
|13.||"Interlude « Cat's Woman »"||0:20|
|15.||"Interlude « Blues Cat »"||0:24|
|16.||"Oggy le Chat Chou"||1:53|
|17.||"Interlude « Cafards à la Playa »"||0:52|
|18.||"Le Ragga d'Oggy"||2:54|
|19.||"Générique Oggy et les Cafards"||0:42|
|20.||"Oggy Never Falls in Love (Bonus in dematerialised version)"||3:36|
|2.||"Tribulations en Chine"||10:26|
|3.||"Le Train Complètement Fou"||7:51|
|5.||"37°2 Toute la Journée"||5:45|
A French comic series was adapted from the series, first started out in 2010. It is published by Dargaud, written by Diego Aranega, and drawn and colourised by Frévin, also known as Sylvain Frécon.
- 16 April 2010: Plouf, prouf, vrooo !
- 5 November 2010: Crac, boum, miaouuuuu !
- 23 September 2011: Bip...bip...bip...
An American comic was planned to be released in summer of 2019. The first issue was released on December 11, 2019, after being delayed two times. It is published by American Mythology Productions. The comic was released on a bi-monthly schedule was on a hiatus for four months after two issues were published due to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the comic book industry. Issue #3 was published on June 24, 2020. It is currently on hiatus as of October 23, 2020.
Five DVDs came out in 2003 in the United States, with 12 episodes each. In 2005, several VHSs were released in New York City.
On 8 October 2008, a French DVD box-set of the complete first season, plus the pilot and the episode "Working Cat", is available. On 6 September 2010, three French DVD box-sets of the complete first, second, and third seasons were made available. In July 2011, a French DVD box-set containing all episodes from seasons 1, 2 and 3 became available.
|#||DVD name||Release date|
|1||Volume 1||4 November 2003|
|2||Volume 2||4 November 2003|
|3||Volume 3||25 November 2003|
|4||Volume 4||25 November 2003|
|5||Volume 5||25 November 2003|
A magazine called Oggy et les Cafards, le mag came out in France in 2009 (two issues), then again in 2011.
The film Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie (originally Oggy et les Cafards, Le Film) was released to theatres on 7 August 2013.
Oggy Oggy which centers on a kitten version of Oggy is scheduled for release in 2020. It will be CG-animated. On October 24, 2019, it was announced that the series will be released on Netflix as the first French original series.
On 14 March 2015, TMZ reported that a young viewer had pointed out a brief image of a poster in the background with a woman's exposed breasts, shown in the episode "(Un)happy Camper!", which was broadcast on Nickelodeon in the United States on the same day, with some parents complaining about the incident to the network. However, the series aired in a timeslot (3:30 p.m. ET/PT) on the American Nickelodeon network, before most school-age children got home from school, so the incident did not gain mainstream media attention. The series continued to air on Nickelodeon in that timeslot until the season's episodes were exhausted, and it aired on sister network Nicktoons until 1 May 2015, likely solely for contractual purposes due to Nickelodeon's worldwide deal for the series which requires an airing on its American networks. For future airings of the episode worldwide, and on the official Oggy channel on YouTube, the poster image was replaced with a neutral beach scene.
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