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Founded 1999
Founder(s) Marc du Pontavice and Alix du Pontavice
Origins France
Focus(es) Television, film, animation
Website www.xilam.com

Xilam is a French production company that specializes in animated series and feature films. Marc du Pontavice founded it in 1999 after he left Gaumont Multimédia.[1]


The origin of Xilam is closely related to the beginning of Gaumont Television, launched in early 1990. Programs such as Shuriken School,[2] Space Goofs,[3] and Oggy and the Cockroaches[4] were internationally successful. In 2003, the company released its first animated feature film, the CGI-based Kaena: The Prophecy,[5] and, in 2005, announced an animated film based on The New Adventures of Lucky Luke.[1] In 2012, they announced Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie.[6]


Animated series[edit]


Other productions[edit]


  1. ^ a b Tartaglione-Vialatte, Nancy (2009-09-25). "France's Xilam brings Lucky Luke to big screen". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  2. ^ Martin, Denise (2005-03-08). "Ninjas land at Nicktoons". Variety. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  3. ^ Keslassy, Elsa; Graser, Marc (2013-09-25). "Rovio Expands ToonsTV Channel with Stan Lee, Hasbro after ‘Angry Birds Toons’ Hits 1 Billion Views". Variety. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  4. ^ Bertet, Elsa (2008-07-25). "‘Cockroaches’ scuttle to E. Europe". Variety. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  5. ^ Grey, Tobias (2003-01-19). "New Gaul draw: France toons up". Variety. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  6. ^ Keslassy, Elsa; Hopewell, John (2012-06-08). "Xilam plots ‘Oggy’ feature pic". Variety. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 

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