"Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life"
French animation studio Xilam Animation announced that its brand new original series “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life” (36x7’) and “Oggy Oggy” (156x7’) are launching worldwide this summer on global streaming platforms Disney+ and Netflix, respectively. The launches mark the first time a pair of original series created and produced entirely in France will head to these international services.
“The launch of ‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life’ and ‘Oggy Oggy’ this summer is unprecedented on many levels and marks many significant milestones for Xilam. With ‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life,’ this is the first time Disney has entrusted a company based outside of the US or UK to fully create and produce a series based on one of their heritage brands. Disney’s commission is also testament to Xilam’s unique know-how in the field of non-verbal slapstick comedy. With ‘Oggy Oggy,’ it’s not often such a major initial commitment from Netflix is received, and this series also benefits from major R&D and art development at Xilam’s studios, resulting in a vivid CG world that’s heavily influenced by our extensive expertise and artistry in 2D animation,” said Marc du Pontavice, Founder and CEO at Xilam Animation.
“Chip ‘n’ Dale” will premiere on Disney+ on July 28, with three new episodes being released weekly. The series has been fully produced out of Xilam Studios by leading talent, with the series executive produced by Founder and CEO, Marc du Pontavice, and directed by company veteran Jean Cayrol. The soundtrack is composed by Vincent Artaud, the most prolific composer for Xilam’s series, and long-term company executive Hugo Gittard serves as the story editor.
Meanwhile, created by Xilam Animation’s Jean Cayrol & Cédric Guarneri, “Oggy Oggy” is a new CGI preschool spin-off to Xilam’s iconic Oggy and the Cockroaches franchise and is set to debut on Netflix on August 24. Directed by Frederic Martin and executive produced by Marc du Pontavice, the series marks the first full CGI production from Xilam's new dedicated CGI studio in Angouleme, France.
With ‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life,’ this is the first time Disney has entrusted a company based outside of the US or UK to fully create and produce a series based on one of their heritage brands” Marc du Pontavice Founder and CEO at Xilam Animation