"Zig & Sharko"
French animation studio Xilam Animation has been awarded a coveted Diamond Play Button for its hugely successful "Zig & Sharko" YouTube channel, which has now hit the 10M subscriber milestone. "Zig & Sharko" is only the fourth YouTube channel in France to reach this 10M mark.
Charles Courcier, Head of Digital Production at Xilam Animation, said: “The slapstick comedy, engaging characters, and non-dialogue style gives 'Zig & Sharko' broad international appeal and, as a result, the brand’s YouTube popularity continues to accelerate as fans all around the world seek out even more content to enjoy. We are honoured 'Zig & Sharko' has reached this remarkable milestone in its digital journey and to have this achievement recognised by YouTube.”
Following its launch in May 2015, Xilam’s Zig & Sharko YouTube channel has garnered 6BN views to date, with the most popular video receiving 125M views. The brand’s wider ecosystem on YouTube has also now accumulated 15M subscribers and 8BN views across both the global and localised channels, which includes Hindi, Russian, Brazilian, and German versions.
Xilam brings fans new YouTube content every week including exclusive and themed videos, making-of videos, behind-the-scenes content and more. A selection of episodes from the latest third season of Zig & Sharko is also available on the channel.
"Zig & Sharko" follows Zig, a hungry hyena who whether on the high seasons, beach, or an ocean liner, has one thing in mind: dining on Marina, the carefree mermaid. With help from Bernie, a genius hermit-crab, he comes up with the zaniest plans to capture her…but that’s forgetting Sharko, the shark with rippling muscles who will do anything to protect his mermaid honey.
The slapstick comedy, engaging characters, and non-dialogue style gives 'Zig & Sharko' broad international appeal and, as a result, the brand’s YouTube popularity continues to accelerate as fans all around the world seek out even more content to enjoy.” Charles Courcier Head of Digital Production at Xilam Animation