Oggy and the Cockroaches

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Oggy and the Cockroaches
GenreComedy
Slapstick
Created byJean-Yves Raimbaud
Developed byMarc du Pontavice
Directed byOlivier Jean-Marie
Voices ofDon Michael Paul
Greg Eagles
Matt Hill
Sam Vincent
Tony Sampson
Tara Strong
Peter Kelamis
Music byHugues Le Bars, Hervé Lavandier (Season 1–4)
Hugues Le Bars (Season 1–4)
Vincent Artaud (Season 5–7)
Country of originFrance
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes184
Production
Executive producer(s)Marc du Pontavice
Producer(s)Marc du Pontavice
Editor(s)Laure Charossuett
Lou Bouniol
Patrick Ducruet
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Gaumont Film Company
Xilam
Release
Original networkFrance 3
Canal+ Family
Gulli (France)
Fox Network (1998-1999)
Cartoon Network (2000-2009, US)
Nickelodeon (2015, US)
Nicktoons (2015, US)
Picture format(SDTV) (Season 1–3)
(HDTV) (Season 4)
(UHDTV [4K]) (Seasons 5–7)[1]
Original releaseSeptember 6, 1998 (1998-09-06) –
January 30, 2019 (2019-01-30)
Chronology
Followed byZig & Sharko
Related showsSpace Goofs
Pakdam Pakadai (Indian adaptation)
Other websites
Website

Oggy and the Cockroaches is a French animated television series. It was created in 1998, by Jean-Yves Raimbaud. The main characters are Oggy, Joey, Marky, Dee Dee and Jack. Season 4 onwards include the additions of Olivia and Bob. It is slapstick comedy with a good deal of comic violence.[2] The 5th and 6th seasons premiered on June 30, 2017 and on May 16, 2017 based off of the chronological themes of the movie. Season 7 premeired on March 19, 2018 while season 8 premeired on May 7, 2020 remaking previous episodes.[3]

The show got adapted into a film in 2013, titled Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie, centering around Oggy's adventures in four timelines. In September 2020, the show was reported to be rebooted as Oggy and the Cockroaches Next Generation, a series about Oggy taking care of a seven-year old female elephant named Piya from India. In August 2021, a CGI spin-off centering around a younger Oggy was made for younger children, called Oggy Oggy.

Characters[change | change source]

Main[change | change source]

The Cats:[change | change source]
  • Oggy (voiced by Don Michael Paul) is a laid-back cat with some childlike aspects.
  • Jack (voiced by Greg Eagles) is Oggy's cousin, he is moreso rough-and-tumble.
The Cockroaches:[change | change source]
  • Joey (voiced by Tony Sampson) is the leader. Some of his schemes may involve his want for money.
  • Marky (voiced by Sam Vincent) is the laid-back brother of the trio.
  • Dee Dee (voiced by Matt Hill) is the glutton of the trio. He's also an opera singer and does detective work in two separate episodes.

Recurring[change | change source]

  • Monica (voiced by Tara Strong) is Oggy's twin sister who's a tomboy in rollerskates. She was also Jack's love interest.
  • Bob (voiced by Peter Kelamis) was Oggy's neighbor, who gets angry whenever Oggy unintentionally stumbles upon his property.
  • Olivia (voiced by Tara Strong) is a female cat who loves nature and doesn't mind the cockroaches. Debuted in season 4 as Oggy's crush.

Cast[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Oggy and the Cockroaches - Xilam". xilam.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  2. "Oggy and the Cockroaches". Common Sense Media Inc. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  3. "FOX has renewed Oggy and the Cockroaches for Season 5, to air in 2017". waitwith.us. Archived from the original on January 30, 2017. Retrieved November 26, 2016.