Through its creative writing and interesting character, this show has proven that it’s more than just a children’s comedy show. With that, here’s a list of the top Oggy and the Cockroaches facts.
1. There was an episode banned for unknown reasons
The 12th episode of Seasons 2, entitled “That’s the Last Straw!” is about the cockroaches’ plan to trick Oggy into believing that a meteor was coming to hit Earth. We really do not know why this episode was banned. Do you have any ideas?
2. Oggy has 5 different Phobias
The adjective “scaredy-cat” was not invented for no reason. In general, cats can get easily frightened. And in some episodes of the show, Oggy has shown fear towards five specific things: water, rats & mice, needles, heights, and flying. Are you a scaredy-cat?
3. Creators named Oggy after a punk rock musician
The public has dubbed Iggy Pop as the godfather of punk. And this iconic artist has led the creators to name the main protagonist of this cartoon series “Oggy.”
4. Tom and Jerry inspired Oggy and the Cockroaches
In an article you can find in the AnimationXpress website, Marc du Pontavice shared some things about the production of the successful series. One interesting thing he said about the considerations he had when designing the characters was: “. I wanted to bring back into fashion that kind of non-verbal show. I told the creator, Jean-Yves Raimbaud to think of what Tom and Jerry would look like in 2000.” So, they decided to swap Jerry, the mouse, to cockroaches.
5. An episode was banned due to hypnosis
Hip Hip Hip Hypnoses is the 17th episode of Season 2. In this episode, Marky learns about hypnosis after finding a book about it. He then applies all the lessons he acquired on Oggy. And if you watched the episode, you would know that the tricks worked. But if you are from Morocco, you would not know about this episode because it was, in fact, banned.
6. Witty poems have been dubbed over the animation in the German version
The producers of Oggy and the Cockroaches Germany decided to be more creative with the characters’ dialogues. Eberhard Storeck, German dialog editor legend, wrote poems that, of course, relate to the screen action.
7. The relationship between Jack and Oggy vary in some versions
What we know for sure is that Jack is Oggy’s neighbor. In other versions, he is portrayed as his cousin. However, in the Hindi Dub, Jack is Oggy’s older brother. Which one do you think Jack is?
8. An episode was banned in Muslim countries
The Ghost-hunter is the 55th episode of season 1. It is mainly about how Oggy got very scared after watching a 1940s era giant monster movie. The cockroaches observed how frightened Oggy was, so they formulated plans to scare him further. This episode did not air in Muslim countries. But for whatever reason, there are videos of the episode in Iran.
9. Marky’s antennas are inconsistent throughout the series
The general style of Marky’s antennas can be described as messy, curved, and twisted. But if you observe closely, you can see some differences in his antennas throughout the series.
10. The show has been dubbed in Hindi dialogue
Oggy and the Cockroaches is a silent comedy show. This means that characters do not speak nor do any sort of unintelligible gestures. However, in its Indian version, producers have dubbed the show in Hindi dialogue. Would you want your language to be dubbed on the animation too?
11. Most of the season 1 episodes have the character’s voices muted
In the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia, French fries (the first episode of season 1) to The Carnival’s in Town (the 49th episode of season 1) have the character’s voices muted. Fortunately, the countries eventually decided to broadcast the voices of the characters.
12. Oggy and The Cockroaches started in 1998
This animated series has been making people smile for well over two decades. In fact, the first episode aired on September 6, 1998.
13. You can now see characters of the series in Paris, France
Oggy, Joey, Deedee, and Mark have their wax figures in the must-see Grévin Museum. According to Marc du Pontavice of Xilam Animation, “We’re delighted ‘Oggy and the Cockroaches’ has been chosen as one of just a handful of kids’ brands to set up home in the wonderful Grévin Museum and look forward to seeing families further engage with Oggy in this exciting new way for years to come.” Would you visit the museum?
14. Oggy Oggy is a spin-off to Oggy and the Cockroaches
It is no surprise that a spin-off of the show would emerge because of its well-deserved worldwide popularity. Oggy Oggy is an upcoming CGI-animated Netflix preschool series, which is to be released by 2021. In this show, Oggy is a young, enthusiastic, and adventurous kitten. If you want to know what that time of his life looks like, maybe you should watch it yourself.
15. There is a comic series of Oggy and the Cockroaches
American Mythology is a well-known comic book publisher that focuses on producing the best licensed and most original content in the industry. Marketing manager Barlow Jones’s statement regarding this release of the comics reads, “Oggy and the Cockroaches is classic animated entertainment at its very best. We were ecstatic to work with the creators of the animated series to bring these loved characters to life in their very own comic book series.” Would you buy one?
16. The Big Bad Wolf episode was banned
This is the 64th episode of Season 7, and it was banned only in Lithuania. The plot of the episode and costumes of the characters clearly referenced the children’s fairytale story, Red Riding Hood. Why do you think the episode was banned?
17. Only 5 countries in the world do not broadcast Oggy and the Cockroaches
Out of the 195 countries in the world, 190 of them air the animated series. How cool is that?
18. There will be a reboot of the series
Oggy and the cockroaches—Next Gen is an upcoming reboot of the series that will be aired in 2021. It will focus on Oggy’s journey throughout his venture in taking care of a seven-year-old elephant named Piya.
19. The show was referenced in another French animated comedy series
You may know of Go West, another well-known animated series. In one episode, the cockroaches were featured when Averell Dalton shakes a cockroach out of his boot. Did you catch the cockroaches in the episode?
20. France is the birthplace of Oggy and the Cockroaches
We are going to end with where everything started. The very original title of the show is “Oggy et les Cafards.” It was produced by Xilam and began to air in France. And of course, its success made it an international show that is known by many.
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