Oggy and the Cockroaches: Next Generation

Oggy and the Cockroaches: Next Generation is a slapstick comedy 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 whom Oggy has to look after.

Oggy and the Cockroaches: Next Generation
Also known asThe New Adventures of Oggy
Genre
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 time22 minutes
43 minutes (Netflix)
Production companyXilam Animation
Original release
Network
ReleaseNovember 8 (2021-11-08) –
December 13, 2021 (2021-12-13)
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Unlike the original show and Oggy Oggy, both of which have episodes that last 22 minutes and contain three self-contained segments, Next Generation's episodes last for 43 minutes with six segments each (this is not the case in the Gulli version). The series drastically tones itself down compared to the original, 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. Archival recordings of Hugues Le Bars were used for the main characters (along with new audio), while Kaycie Chase voices Piya, the latter of whom also performed the opening.

Plot

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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 extension, father figure, the cockroaches will use her fun-loving, caring nature to their advantage.

Characters

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

Main

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  • Oggy - Piya's caring father figure, who is laid-back and cautious of the cockroaches – he is especially protective over Piya and any of his personal belongings. Although he is usually calm and collected, he can get a little goofy. He is a light blue cat with detachable black ears, green eyes and a red nose. Oggy keeps a collection of various yarn-based items and goes fishing as a regular hobby. 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, but are still as mischievous as ever. Instead of usually being inside dirty-looking vents, they freely roam around Oggy's house. They follow Oggy wherever he goes, usually to steal some food. In the series, They are Piya's playmates and don't let Piya know of the things they do. In spite of their antics, the cockroaches can be nicer at times, as seen in several episodes.
    • Joey - The leader. He has a left pink and right yellow eye, a light purple head and a pink body. While he is the smartest, he can get too eager, especially when it comes to the cockroaches' pranks. He is not as hot-headed as the original incarnation.
    • Marky - He has curly antennae, pink eyes, a light green head and a grey body. He still has a generic role like in the original series, and mainly assists Joey and Dee Dee. He can get oddly attached to specific objects, like Piya's doll in "The lost doll" (to the point where he annoys Joey and Dee Dee) and a light in "Creature comforts".
    • Dee Dee - He has light green eyes, a large orange head, and a fat blue body (much pudgier than his original design). He mostly assists Joey and Marky throughout the series and 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 cheerful 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 acts like a typical child – often having a playful yet gullible demeanor. She is also a protective neat freak with a fear of spiders. 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 usually seeing them as innocent – until they either go too far or get her in trouble with Oggy, usually causing her to turn against them.

Recurring

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  • Jack - He is a green cat with a red nose, a grey muzzle, and a salmon-coloured tummy. He is Oggy's cousin and Piya's "cousin once removed", being the tougher one compared to Oggy.
  • Olivia - She is a white cat, one of Oggy's neighbours and his girlfriend. She is redesigned to look more lanky (no longer resembling Oggy) but also lacks her yellow bow(possibly a result of the designs being simplified).
  • Bob - He is a large brown bulldog with a red, spiked collar, one of Oggy's neighbours and Kevin's uncle. He is brutish and is not very fond of Oggy. He also cares a lot for Kevin, to the point where in "Dog day afternoon", he constantly sobs hysterically after his nephew leaves for school.
  • Kevin - He is a small, orange puppy with a blue nose, and Bob's nephew. Kevin sometimes will make fun of Oggy, but other times, he won't – like when he agrees to challenge himself in obtaining a fishing-related badge, in "Scout's honor".
  • Piya's parents - Asian elephants – one a greyish blue and one greyish purple, respectively – are very large to the point where their faces aren't properly visible. They are friends of Oggy, though they aren't seen often. Ever since they dropped off Piya at 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!" – he also assumed they were overprotective over their daughter.
  • A grizzly bear - It lives in a forest far away from the city. It lives carefree unless provoked, as it can become comically aggressive. As such, it once interfered with Oggy and Piya's camping grounds.

Episode list

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In the title cards, the English titles do not have any extra capitalization.

No.TitleWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
1a"Out of Order"Hugo GittardKhalil Ben NaamaneJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
Piya is wrecking Oggy's house, but then she realizes that this is bad for him and works everywhere and makes everything perfect.
1b"A Day Out"Nicolas GalletJérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
Oggy, Piya, and the cockroaches go out on a trip near a forest.
1c"Pyjama Party"Boris Guilloteau
Annabelle Gervais
Amaury AllaireJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
Piya doesn't want to go to sleep, which is only enhanced by the cockroaches' attempts to make her stay up and ruin Oggy's night.
1d"The Canary's Song"Khalil Ben Naamane
Branca Cepelowicz
Jérôme FardiniJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
Piya wants a canary to sing for her, but the cockroaches mess with the canary's cage.
1e"Wool Ball Madness"Anastasia HeinzlLéa CoustyJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
Piya gets a package at Oggy's front door which contains a ball of yarn. Oggy quickly falls in love with the ball.
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"Bye-Bye, Cockroaches"Boris Guilloteau
Annabelle Gervais
Fabrice GuévelJuly 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)
5a"Eek, 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)
Oggy tries to make up with Olivia after a disastrous date, but Piya's well-meaning attempts to help and outside forces keep getting in the way.
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)
Piya tries all sorts of hijinks to grab ice cream instead of Oggy's food.
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

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The series was first distributed online on Gulli's French streaming services on November 8, 2021.[6] However, it was labelled as Oggy and the Cockroaches' eighth season. The series premiered worldwide on Netflix, on July 28, 2022. The series had its linear broadcast on Sony Yay in India, K2 in Italy, and Trans7 in Indonesia.

References

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  1. ^ "Xilam Animation Positions 'Oggy and the Cockroaches' Franchise for Long-Term Growth". 28 January 2021.
  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". 8 November 2021.
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