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Zig & Sharko
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GenreSilent comedy, Slapstick
Created byOlivier Jean-Marie
Directed by
  • Olivier Jean-Marie (season 1)
  • Andreś Fernandez (season 2)
  • Hugo Gittard (co-director, season 2)
  • Fabien Nataf (season 1)
  • Alain Mouysset (season 1)
  • Vincent Artaud (season 2)
Country of originFrance
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52 (156 segments)
Executive producer(s)Marc du Pontavice
Producer(s)Marc du Pontavice
Running time21 minutes per episode, in three 7-minute segments
Production company(s)Xilam Animation
Original networkCanal+
Original releaseDecember 21, 2010 (2010-12-21) –
External links

Zig & Sharko is a French animated slapstick comedy television series created and directed by Olivier Jean-Marie and produced by Xilam Animation. It chronicles the conflict between Zig, a brown hyena, and Sharko, a great white shark, who live on a volcanic island. The conflict is fueled by Zig's constant attempts to eat the mermaid Marina, whom Sharko loves. The series employs silent comedy: characters either do not speak, or use unintelligible vocalizations, gestures, and occasional pictograms in speech balloons. (The Indian version dubs Hindi dialogue over the animation.) Two seasons with a total of 52 half-hour episodes (156 seven-minute segments) were originally broadcast from December 21, 2010 on Canal+. The series is available for streaming in the United States on Netflix (season 1 until September 2017, season 2 currently).[1]

A third season was announced in December 2018.[2]



A brown hyena, a mermaid with red hair, a hermit crab, and a great white shark on a beach; the shark points to a large sandcastle in the background that he has built for the mermaid.
Major characters in the series (from left to right): Zig, Marina, Bernie, and Sharko

The series takes place on a volcanic island and revolves around an eternal war between Zig, a brown hyena, and Sharko, a large, muscular great white shark. The cause of the war is Marina, a beautiful mermaid with red hair; Sharko is in love with Marina, while Zig wants only to eat her. Zig spends most of his time trying to capture and eat Marina, and is frequently seen tricking her into lying down on a giant submarine sandwich roll prepared with veggies and condiments. He concocts more elaborate schemes reminiscent of Wile E. Coyote, but like the coyote's, these are always foiled by Sharko, bad luck, or both, and often result in his grievous bodily injury. Zig is a native of Africa and arrived at the island as a baby in a shipwreck or plane wreck.

Sharko devotes himself to being Marina's bodyguard, despises Zig, and generally pummels him every chance he gets (even when he is not an imminent threat to Marina). Sharko is intensely loyal to Marina and puts himself at her beck and call. Muscular and athletic, he likes to play table tennis and watch it on television. He is the beach's lifeguard.

Marina is good-natured but quite naïve, maintaining a good relationship with most everyone on the island including Zig; she is apparently oblivious to Zig's intention to eat her. She tends to take Sharko for granted, and frequently calls him on her smartphone. She wears a small sea star as a decoration in her hair. Her fish tail does not turn into legs on dry land, but she is able to walk without difficulty using her flippers as feet. In season 1 she is often seen sitting on a rock in the lagoon, but lives in a house on the seafloor, which she shares with Sharko. In season 2, she moves into an ornate, life-sized sandcastle evocative of the Taj Mahal, built for her by Sharko. She enjoys singing, which Sharko dislikes but is popular with the locals and has a siren effect on ships. A season 1 episode presents a dream sequence in which Marina's parents are a mermaid mother and a human sailor father, but this is contradicted by the presentation of Poseidon as her father in season 2.

Zig's best friend is Bernie, a genius hermit crab who often collaborates in Zig's schemes to capture Marina. Despite this, Bernie doesn't seem to hold any particular grudge against Marina or Sharko, and indeed even saves Marina on several occasions when she is threatened by someone other than Zig. Zig and Bernie were adopted as babies and raised by a female gorilla. When Bernie decides to make an action film based on the four characters' lives, Marina understands that the script calls for her to be afraid of Zig, which she pretends to do[3] despite the fact she is not afraid of Zig in real life.[4]

Several animals live on the island, including monkeys, snakes, a gorilla, and a pair of elephant seals. These often wind up as unwitting pawns in Zig's ongoing conflict with Sharko. Various fish, octopi and other marine animals serve as minor characters throughout the series. They are often used as tools by the main characters in a manner similar to The Flintstones; for example, sawfish double as power saws.

The mythological Roman god of the sea, Neptune appears in season 1 as a vain, muscular merman who competes with Sharko as Marina's love interest. Ironically, he is one of the few characters Marina dislikes. He causes much trouble for Zig, Bernie and Sharko, assisted by numerous killer whale henchmen. He is replaced in season 2 with the Greek god Poseidon, who is revealed to be Marina's father. The Greek god Hades is found living inside the volcano in Season 2, and competes with Sharko for Marina's affections.

Occasionally, castaway characters appear on the island, such as a nearsighted sea captain, who in a running gag repeatedly beaches his cargo ship. In season 2, an amnesiac cargo plane pilot crashes on the island. Zig and Bernie live with him in the plane wreckage, which hangs in a tree.


The characters live on a volcanic island, such as is found in the Southern Pacific Ocean. The very large central volcanic cone occupies most of the island, and is surrounded by jungle and a narrow beach. The volcano is active, and is the home of the Greek god Hades. In season 1 episode "Zig Airlines", the island is shown on a map to be located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar.




In 2008, the television group Canal+ decided to develop pilot episodes for nine out of 135 animation projects received, including Zig and Sharko, for television broadcast during the 2010-2011 season. A development budget of 6 to 6.5 million euros (6.76 to 7.33 million US dollars) was allocated to the series. The original title was The Mermaid, the Hyena and the Shark, and it is a co-production between the television channels TF1 and Canal+ Family which broadcast later this series. The type of animation is similar to the American series of Tex Avery, Tom and Jerry, and Oggy and the Cockroaches, the latter also produced by Marc du Pontavice.

The development of the series was carried out by the French studios Xilam known for other successful series such as Space Goofs and Oggy and the Cockroaches. The series was launched on Canal+ Family on February 12, 2011 on Cartoon+ every Saturday at 7:40 pm. Xilam then produced a second season in 2013.



SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
17826December 21, 2010
September 6, 2011 (US)
June 14, 2011
February 28, 2012 (US)

Season 1 (2010–2011)[edit]

No. in
No. in
Title Story by Storyboard by Original air date U.S. air date
1a1a"Fishy Story"
Olivier Jean-MarieOlivier Jean-MarieDecember 21, 2010 (2010-12-21)September 6, 2011
The pilot episode introduces the characters and premise.
1b1b"Desert Island Drought"
Hugo GittardJean TexierDecember 21, 2010 (2010-12-21)September 6, 2011
Zig pulls a plug which drains all the water from the lagoon.
1c1c"King Neptune's Court"
Hugo GittardHugo GittardDecember 21, 2010 (2010-12-21)September 6, 2011
Zig and Sharko must join forces to woo Marina back from King Neptune.
2a2a"The Slick"
Hugo GittardJulien ThompsonDecember 28, 2010 (2010-12-28)September 13, 2011
An oil spill fouls the lagoon; Bernie finds a way to clean it up.
2b2b"Treasure Island Tricks"
Hugo GittardJulien ThompsonDecember 28, 2010 (2010-12-28)September 13, 2011
Sharko discovers a buried treasure and builds a luxury mansion, then must deal with the treasure's angry pirate owner.
2c2c"Cold Snap"
Olivier Jean-MarieAndres FernandezDecember 28, 2010 (2010-12-28)September 13, 2011
Zig and Sharko battle a polar bear after the ocean freezes.
3a3a"Mermaid's Pup"
Olivier Jean-MarieJean TaylorJanuary 4, 2011 (2011-01-04)September 20, 2011
Marina adopts Bernie as a pet; Zig discovers the undersea house she shares with Sharko.
3b3b"Work in Progress"
Hugo GittardMr. MikoJanuary 4, 2011 (2011-01-04)September 20, 2011
Sharko forces Zig to help him rebuild Marina's house after accidentally destroying it.
Olivier Jean-MarieAlexandre VianoJanuary 4, 2011 (2011-01-04)September 20, 2011
Zig builds ships in a scheme to eat Marina.
4a4a"The Mermaid in the Sky"
Hugo GittardHugo GittardJanuary 11, 2011 (2011-01-11)September 27, 2011
Marina dreams of being a flight attendant.
4b4b"A Lovesick Survivor"
Hugo GittardJean TexierJanuary 11, 2011 (2011-01-11)September 27, 2011
Zig and Sharko join forces against a human castaway competing for Marina's affections.
4c4c"Digging Deep"
Hugo GittardJean TexierJanuary 11, 2011 (2011-01-11)September 27, 2011
Zig finds interesting objects while digging a tunnel in his latest scheme to catch Marina.
5a5a"Waterski Hit"
Olivier Jean-MarieOlivier Jean-MarieJanuary 18, 2011 (2011-01-18)October 4, 2011
Marina takes up water skiing using Sharko as her "boat"; Zig enlists a crazy dolphin's help to catch her.
5b5b"Nurse Marina"
Olivier Jean-MarieMr. NikoJanuary 18, 2011 (2011-01-18)October 4, 2011
Marina nurses Zig back to health after one of Sharko's beatings.
5c5c"Hundreds of Kids and Counting"
Olivier Jean-MarieMr. NikoJanuary 18, 2011 (2011-01-18)October 4, 2011
Bernie becomes a surrogate father to a lost herd of baby crabs.
6a6a"The Submarine"
Olivier Jean-MarieMr. NikoJanuary 25, 2011 (2011-01-25)October 11, 2011
Zig and Bernie disguise an old submarine as a female shark to lure Sharko away from Marina.
6b6b"A Tale of Two Legs"
Olivier Jean-MarieJulien ThompsonJanuary 25, 2011 (2011-01-25)October 11, 2011
Zig and Bernie discover a mannequin on the island, while Marina discovers something much more profound.
6c6c"Little Shrimp Buddy"
Hugo GittardFred MintoffJanuary 25, 2011 (2011-01-25)October 11, 2011
A shrimp competes with Bernie as Zig's assistant.
7a7a"The Horribly Hungry Hyena"
Hugo GittardJean TexierFebruary 1, 2011 (2011-02-01)October 18, 2011
Zig tries to sabotage Sharko and Marina's dinner date.
7b7b"Volcano Turbo"
Olivier Jean-MarieJulien ThompsonFebruary 1, 2011 (2011-02-01)October 18, 2011
Zig tries using the active volcano against Marina.
Hugo GittardChristophe YoshidaFebruary 1, 2011 (2011-02-01)October 18, 2011
A lighthouse is put up near the island after a fog rolls in.
Olivier Jean-MarieOlivier Jean-MarieFebruary 8, 2011 (2011-02-08)October 25, 2011
Zig finds a wrecked boat on the shore and uses its cargo of bamboo in his latest scheme.
8b8b"Blown Up!"
Olivier Jean-MarieFred MintoffFebruary 8, 2011 (2011-02-08)October 25, 2011
Zig uses inflatable balloons to get to Marina
8c8c"Silly Builders"
Olivier Jean-MarieFred MintoffFebruary 8, 2011 (2011-02-08)October 25, 2011
Zig builds a boat out of LEGO-like building blocks to catch Marina.
9a9a"The Manic Mermaid"
Hugo GittardJean TexierFebruary 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)November 1, 2011
Marina has to compete with another mermaid for Sharko's affections.
9b9b"Aqua Golf"
Hugo GittardPierre ViolotFebruary 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)November 1, 2011
Zig attempts to catch Marina while she plays golf with Sharko.
9c9c"The Island Tour"
Hugo GittardMr. NikoFebruary 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)November 1, 2011
Zig holds a go-cart race to catch Marina.
10a10a"Moby Zig"
Olivier Jean-MarieJulien ThompsonFebruary 22, 2011 (2011-02-22)November 8, 2011
Zig enlists several whales in his schemes.
10b10b"Santa Zig"
Olivier Jean-MarieOlivier Jean-MarieFebruary 22, 2011 (2011-02-22)November 8, 2011
Zig dresses up as Santa Claus to catch Marina.
10c10c"Saving Mermaid Marina"
Olivier Jean-MarieJulien ThompsonFebruary 22, 2011 (2011-02-22)November 8, 2011
After Sharko rescues Marina trapped in Zig's swimming pool, they find his lair.
11a11a"Silly Sleight of Hand"
Olivier Jean-MarieFred MintoffMarch 1, 2011 (2011-03-01)November 15, 2011
Zig and Bernie find a magician's powerful hat and cane.
11b11b"Hammerhead Cousin"
Hugo GittardJean TexierMarch 1, 2011 (2011-03-01)November 15, 2011
Sharko leaves temporally with a hammerhead shark.
11c11c"Sharko Hunting"
Olivier Jean-MarieChristophe LebrongneMarch 1, 2011 (2011-03-01)November 15, 2011
A Japanese whaling ship tries to capture Sharko.
12a12a"The Challengers"
Olivier Jean-MarieStephane AnnetteMarch 8, 2011 (2011-03-08)November 22, 2011
A manta ray competes for Marina's affections.
12b12b"Birthday Party"
Hugo GittardPierre ViolotMarch 8, 2011 (2011-03-08)November 22, 2011
Zig throws Marina a birthday party to trap her; she is angry at Sharko for forgetting her birthday.
12c12c"The Coach"
Olivier Jean-MarieJulien ThompsonMarch 8, 2011 (2011-03-08)November 22, 2011
A jaguar shows up on the island and tries to coach Zig into becoming buff.
13a13a"Frozen Island"
Hugo GittardFred MintoffMarch 15, 2011 (2011-03-15)November 29, 2011
Sharko turns the volcano into a ski resort so that Marina can try out some winter sports.
13b13b"At Your Service"
Hugo GittardJean TexierMarch 15, 2011 (2011-03-15)November 29, 2011
Zig becomes Marina's butler in an attempt to catch her.
13c13c"Freedom for Marina!"
Olivier Jean-MariePierre ViolotMarch 15, 2011 (2011-03-15)November 29, 2011
Zig and Sharko must join forces to rescue Marina, who is being taken to an aquarium.
14a14a"Marina's New Friend"
Olivier Jean-MarieStephane AnnetteMarch 22, 2011 (2011-03-22)December 6, 2011
Sharko dresses Zig as a mermaid and forces him to become Marina's companion.
14b14b"The Fan"
Olivier Jean-MarieJulien ThompsonMarch 22, 2011 (2011-03-22)December 6, 2011
A piranha befriends Sharko and Marina, but actually intends to eat her.
14c14c"The Ghastly Ghost"
Olivier Jean-MarieJean CayrolMarch 22, 2011 (2011-03-22)December 6, 2011
Marina becomes friends with a ghost who shows up at her house, to Sharko's dismay.
15a15a"Sea's Up"
Olivier Jean-MarieAlexandre VianoMarch 29, 2011 (2011-03-29)December 13, 2011
A tsunami floods the island, and Marina temporarily loses Sharko.
15b15b"Fairground Follies!"
Hugo GittardStephane AnnetteMarch 29, 2011 (2011-03-29)December 13, 2011
Zig and Bernie build an amusement park to trap Marina.
15c15c"Zig's Jumbo Friend"
Hugo GittardFred MintoffMarch 29, 2011 (2011-03-29)December 13, 2011
Zig finds an elephant in a crate washed up on shore, and tries to use it in his schemes.
16a16a"Bottom's Bottom"
Olivier Jean-MarieAlexandre VianoApril 5, 2011 (2011-04-05)December 20, 2011
Zig and Sharko find a strange and mysterious place at the bottom of the sea.
Olivier Jean-MarieJulien ThompsonApril 5, 2011 (2011-04-05)December 20, 2011
Marina babysits a baby octopus.
16c16c"Caution, Genius at Work!"
Hugo GittardJean TexierApril 5, 2011 (2011-04-05)December 20, 2011
Zig finds a book of Da Vinci's inventions and tries to use them in his schemes.
17a17a"Goin' Home"
Olivier Jean-MarieJean CayrolApril 12, 2011 (2011-04-12)December 27, 2011
Zig returns to Africa to live among his fellow hyenas, but finds he doesn't fit in.
17b17b"Sharko and His Folks"
Olivier Jean-MariePierre ViolotApril 12, 2011 (2011-04-12)December 27, 2011
Sharko's parents visit; they disapprove of his relationship with a mermaid.
17c17c"Camping Calamity"
Hugo GittardJean TexierApril 12, 2011 (2011-04-12)December 27, 2011
Marina and Sharko go camping, but Zig and Bernie aren't far behind.
18a18a"Magical Jellyfish"
Hugo GittardJulien ThompsonApril 19, 2011 (2011-04-19)January 3, 2012
Zig uses a shapeshifting jellyfish that washes up on shore in his latest scheme.
18b18b"Boo... Who!"
Hugo GittardStephane AnnetteApril 19, 2011 (2011-04-19)January 3, 2012
Zig volunteers to help rid Sharko's hiccups, as another scheme to get Marina.
18c18c"Super Zig"
Olivier Jean-MarieJean CayrolApril 19, 2011 (2011-04-19)January 3, 2012
Inspired by a TV show, Zig emulates a superhero to trap Marina.
19a19a"The Tiny Tyrant"
Olivier Jean-MarieFred MintoffApril 26, 2011 (2011-04-26)January 10, 2012
Bernie makes a strength potion to take over King Neptune's castle.
19b19b"Coral Reef Cowboys"
Olivier Jean-MarieAndrès FernandezApril 26, 2011 (2011-04-26)January 10, 2012
Zig gets knocked unconscious, and dreams he is in a Western.
19c19c"The King's Highway"
Olivier Jean-MarieJean TexierApril 26, 2011 (2011-04-26)January 10, 2012
Neptune wants to build a road to his tennis court, through Marina and Sharko's house.
20a20a"Fancy Footwork"
Olivier Jean-MarieStéphane AnnetteMay 3, 2011 (2011-05-03)January 17, 2012
A "fishy godmother" grants Marina's wish for legs, but it causes more problems than it solves.
Olivier Jean-MarieFred MintoffMay 3, 2011 (2011-05-03)January 17, 2012
Zig and Bernie find a variety of origami creations from a wrecked cargo ship and use them in their schemes.
20c20c"Me, Myself and I"
Olivier Jean-MarieJulien ThompsonMay 3, 2011 (2011-05-03)January 17, 2012
The shock of an electric eel causes Zig and Sharko to switch bodies.
21a21a"War of the Clones"
Olivier Jean-MarieAndrès FernandezMay 10, 2011 (2011-05-10)January 24, 2012
Bernie makes robot clones of Zig to get Marina, but they can't be controlled.
21b21b"Save the Hyena!"
Olivier Jean-MarieJulien ThompsonMay 10, 2011 (2011-05-10)January 24, 2012
When Marina becomes a lifeguard, Zig pretends to drown to trap her.
21c21c"Bristlebeard's Adventure"
Hugo GittardAlexandre VianoMay 10, 2011 (2011-05-10)January 24, 2012
A band of pirates tries to capture Marina.
22a22a"The Noble Knight of the Lagoon"
Hugo GittardJean CayrolMay 17, 2011 (2011-05-17)January 31, 2012
Zig challenges Sharko to a jousting duel.
Olivier Jean-MarieJulien ThompsonMay 17, 2011 (2011-05-17)January 31, 2012
Zig and Marina must rescue Sharko from King Neptune's dungeon.
22c22c"Marina Superstar"
Olivier Jean-MarieOlivier Jean-MarieMay 17, 2011 (2011-05-17)January 31, 2012
King Neptune makes Marina a singing star; Sharko must team up with Zig to get her back.
23a23a"The Were-Yena"
Hugo GittardAlexandre VianoMay 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)February 7, 2012
Eating bananas causes Zig to transform into a Jekyll and Hyde monster.
23b23b"Loony Cruise"
Olivier Jean-MarieStéphane AnnetteMay 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)February 7, 2012
When a cruise ship visits the island, Marina and Sharko pose as passengers, pursued by Zig.
23c23c"Lightning Love"
Olivier Jean-MariePierre ViolotMay 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)February 7, 2012
Zig gets amnesia and reverts to a baby after getting struck by lightning.
24a24a"Bernie Moves House"
Olivier Jean-MarieAndrès FernandezMay 31, 2011 (2011-05-31)February 14, 2012
Bernie moves away from the island after a bitter argument with Zig, and invites Sharko and Marina to a house party.
24b24b"Hair Story"
Olivier Jean-MarieJulien ThompsonMay 31, 2011 (2011-05-31)February 14, 2012
Sharko tries to fix Marina's bad haircut before taking her to the opera.
24c24c"Space Fruits"
Olivier Jean-MarieFred MintoffMay 31, 2011 (2011-05-31)February 14, 2012
Extraterrestrial fruit juices give Zig and Sharko strange powers.
25a25a"Zig Taxi-Driver"
Hugo GittardAndrès FernandezJune 7, 2011 (2011-06-07)February 21, 2012
Zig takes advantage of Marina's shopping addiction by posing as a cab driver.
25b25b"Cop Duty"
Hugo GittardPierre ViolotJune 7, 2011 (2011-06-07)February 21, 2012
Marina convinces Sharko to join the police force.
25c25c"Goofy Astronauts"
Olivier Jean-MarieJulien ThompsonJune 7, 2011 (2011-06-07)February 21, 2012
Marina, Sharko, Zig and Bernie find a rocket and are accidentally shot into orbit, where they meet a deranged astronaut on a space station.
26a26a"Fisherman's Catch"
Olivier Jean-MarieFred MintoffJune 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)February 28, 2012
A fisherman arrives at the island and starts kidnapping undersea life to catch scallops.
26b26b"The Return of the Crazy Dolphin"
Olivier Jean-MarieAlexandre VianoJune 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)February 28, 2012
When Zig gives up trying to catch Marina, Bernie gets the crazy dolphin to lure her to the island.
26c26c"Toys Attack!"
Olivier Jean-MarieFred MintoffJune 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)February 28, 2012
A shipwrecked boat carries toys, which Zig employs in his schemes.

Season 2 (2016–2017)[edit]

No. in
No. in
Title Directed by
Co-Directed by
Written by Storyboard by Original air date U.S. air date
27a1a"What a Day"
Andrès Fernandez
Hugo Gittard
Hugo Gittard
Jim Gomez and Bob Camp
Andrès Fernandez
Laurent Nicolas
February 15, 2016 (2016-02-15)N/AN/A
Zig can't believe his luck when Marina decides to live on the beach in a sandcastle built by Sharko.
27b1b"Beach Hero"
Andrès Fernandez
Hugo Gittard
Hugo Gittard
Jean-Louis Capron
Cédric Dietsch
Mauro Casalese
February 15, 2016 (2016-02-15)N/AN/A
Zig suddenly becomes popular and pretends to be a hero.
27c1c"Back to Civilization"
Andrès Fernandez
Hugo Gittard
Hugo Gittard
Kelly Armstrong and Bob Jaques
Andres Fernandez
Mauro Casalese
February 15, 2016 (2016-02-15)N/AN/A
Marina tries to re-educate the looney pilot living in the wrecked plane with Zig and Bernie.
28a2a"Father in Law"
Andrès Fernandez
Hugo Gittard
Hugo Gittard
Kelly Armstrong and Jean-Yves Raimbaud
Julien Thompson
Thomas Szabò
February 22, 2016 (2016-02-22)N/AN/A
Sharko tries to impress Marina's father, King Poseidon.
28b2b"Stuffed Animals"
Andrès Fernandez
Hugo Gittard
Yannick Hervieu
Jim Gomez and Bob Camp
Louis Musso
Will Finn
February 22, 2016 (2016-02-22)N/AN/A
Zig becomes the playmate of a baby dolphin, who mistakes him for its lost doll.
28c2c"Castle Life"
Andrès Fernandez
Hugo Gittard
Hugo Gittard
Kelly Armstrong, Bob Jaques and Luke Brookshier
Julien Thompson
Mauro Casalese
February 22, 2016 (2016-02-22)N/AN/A
Zig and Bernie get a taste of the good life when Marina invites them to live in her sandcastle.
29a3a"Zig Airlines"
Andrès Fernandez
Hugo Gittard
Hugo Gittard
Nicolas Gallet
Pierre Violot
Mauro Casalese
Zig and Bernie trick Marina and Sharko into thinking the wrecked plane can fly, and take them for a "ride".
29b3b"Mermaid Fritter"
Andrès Fernandez
Hugo Gittard
Renaud Gagnon
Kelly Armstrong and Jean-Yves Raimbaud
Louis Musso
Mauro Casalese
Bernie tricks Zig into thinking he has succeeded in killing and eating Marina. Deprived of his life's purpose, Zig sinks into depression.
29c3c"A Mysterious Guest"
Andrès Fernandez
Hugo Gittard
Hugo Gittard
Kelly Armstrong and Bob Jaques
Pierre Violot
Thomas Szabò
Zig lures Marina and Sharko into the jungle by telling them the pilot has been bitten by a koala.
30a4a"End of the World"
Andrès Fernandez
Hugo Gittard
Andrès Fernandez
Cédric Dietsch
Jim Gomez and Bob Camp
Alexandre Viano
Brandon Kruse
Everyone panics when a giant meteor heads for the island.
30b4b"Let's Dance!"
Andrès Fernandez
Hugo Gittard
Nicolas Le Nevé
Richard Pursel
Louis Musso
Bob Camp
Zig and Bernie throw a dance party to catch Marina.
30c4c"Sea, Surf and Fun"
Andrès Fernandez
Hugo Gittard
Hugo Gittard
Jim Gomez and Bob Camp
Pierre Violot
Chris Savino
Marina takes up surfing; Bernie steals Poseidon's trident so Zig can surf on huge waves.
31a5a"Bad Hair Day"
Andrès FernandezCédric Dietsch
Andrès Fernandez
Nicolas Gallet
Julien Thompson
Mauro Casalese
Zig disguises himself with a false mustache after getting himself banned from the island, but doesn't fool Sharko; Sharko similarly uses a wig after getting himself banned for beating up the "new guest".
31b5b"Fishing For Hyenas"
Andrès FernandezNicolas Le Nevé
Kenny Pittenger and Steven Banks
Louis Musso
Mauro Casalese
A fisherman comes to the island and tries to capture Zig.
31c5c"Run Sharko, Run!"
Andrès FernandezHugo Gittard
Based on Idea of: Yannick Hervieu
Jim Gomez and Bob Camp
Louis Musso
François Reczulski
Marina gives Sharko a pair of running shoes for a race, but they don't fit; Zig finds them and uses them to catch Marina.
32a6a"The Conquistador"
Andrès FernandezHugo Gittard
Nicolas Gallet
Alexandre Viano
Mauro Casalese
A conquistador comes to the island and tries to take Marina for an aquarium display.
32b6b"Game Over Not!"
Andrès FernandezFrançois Rosso
Kenny Pittenger
Stéphane Annette
Mauro Casalese
A pod of orcas challenge Zig, Sharko, and Bernie to a game of rugby football.
32c6c"Spick and Span"
Andrès FernandezFranz Kirchner
Jean-Louis Capron
Louis Musso
Mauro Casalese
Sharko finds it's cleaning day in Marina's sandcastle; Zig and Bernie offer to "help".
33a7a"A Whistle For Sharko"
Andrès FernandezOlivier Jean-Marie
Jim Gomez and Bob Camp
Cédric Guerneri
Thomas Szabò
Zig gives Sharko a whistle to distract him; Sharko takes his lifeguard job a little too seriously.
33b7b"Bionic Zig"
Andrès FernandezOlivier Jean-Marie
Thomas Hart
Julien Thompson
Mauro Casalese
Bernie turns Zig into a cyborg after a Sharko beatdown.
33c7c"Sharko and Zig on the Rocks"
Andrès FernandezAndrès Fernandez
Cérdic Dietsch
Nicolas Gallet
Pierre Violot
Mauro Casalese
Sharko and Zig open up a juice bar on the beach.
34a8a"The Master of the Volcano"
Andrès FernandezHugo Gittard
Nicolas Gallet
Alexandre Viano
François Reczulski
Zig discovers Hades, the god of death, lives inside the volcano and has fallen in love with Marina.
34b8b"Let's Get Fit!"
Andrès FernandezOlivier Jean-Marie
Richard Pursel
Julien Thompson
Thomas Szabò
Marina discoves Sharko is gaining weight, so Zig and Bernie turn her sandcastle into a spa.
34c8c"It's Magic!"
Andrès FernandezNicolas Le Nevé
Nicolas Gallet and Olivier Jean-Marie
Céline Goblient
Brandon Kruse
Zig becomes a magician to capture Marina, but finds his magic is no match for Sharko's.
35a9a"A Sweet Tooth"
Andrès FernandezYannick Hervieu
Richard Pursel
Pierre Violot
Thomas Szabò
When Marina becomes obsessed with candy, Zig uses it as bait; Sharko tries to get her to eat healthy.
35b9b"The Scent of the Hyena"
Andrès FernandezFrançois Rosso
Ross Hastings
Stephane Annette
François Reczulski
Bernie invents a deodorant that makes Zig irresistible to Marina; unfortunately it has the same effect on Sharko and everyone else (including Zig himself).
Andrès FernandezHugo Gittard
Nicolas Gallet
Pierre Violot
Jean-Christophe Dessaint
When a masked assailant sprays everyone with black ink, Marina insists Zig be her bodyguard.
36a10a"Self-Defense Academy"
Andrès FernandezNicolas Le NevéLouis MussoN/AN/ATBD
Three mermaids come to visit Marina; Sharko gives the four of them martial arts self-defense lessons.
36b10b"A Generous Mermaid"
Andrès FernandezNicolas Le NevéStéphane AnnetteN/AN/ATBD
Zig discovers Marina is not afraid of him – at all.
36c10c"Catch a Falling Star"
Andrès FernandezOlivier Jean-MarieLouis MussoN/AN/ATBD
Marina loses the starfish she wears in her hair; Bernie finds it and falls madly in love with it.
37a11a"Lousy Beach Drivers"
Andrès FernandezFrançois RossoRichard MérilN/AN/ATBD
Sharko gets a sports car for a hot date with Marina, but she is more interested in the car.
37b11b"A Relative Problem"
Andrès FernandezNicolas Le NevéLouis MussoN/AN/ATBD
Zig's cousins come to visit him on the island; they find Marina appetizing too.
37c11c"King of the Animal World"
Andrès FernandezNicolas Le NevéPierre ViolotN/AN/ATBD
A pair of giant lizards show up and become Zig's bodyguards, but their secret agenda is to get rich making toy replicas of him.
38a12a"Bosom Buddies"
Andrès FernandezHugo GittardPierre ViolotN/AN/ATBD
Zig remembers how he and Bernie were adopted as babies by a mother gorilla.
38b12b"Teen Rebels"
Andrès FernandezHugo GittardRichard MērilN/AN/ATBD
Zig remembers when he, Bernie, Sharko, and Marina were all teenagers.
Andrès FernandezHugo GittardPierre ViolotN/AN/ATBD
Zig, Sharko, and Bernie remember when they used to play pirates as kids, and they first met Marina.
Andrès FernandezFranz KirchnerStéphane AnnetteN/AN/ATBD
Marina attracts a couple of human tourists with her singing; she must disguise Sharko as a kitty cat so they aren't afraid of him.
39b13b"Teacher's Pet"
Andrès FernandezOlivier Jean-MarieRichard MērilN/AN/ATBD
Marina decides to teach school to the island kids; Zig enrolls as a student.
39c13c"Rolling, Action!"
Andrès FernandezNicolas Le NevéOlivier PouchleonN/AN/ATBD
Bernie decides to film a Zig and Sharko movie, casting Marina and Zig as themselves but not Sharko, until he has to fire the other shark.
40a14a"Buzzing Around"
Andrès FernandezHugo GittardLouis MussoN/AN/ATBD
Marina's relaxation is ruined by a housefly.
40b14b"Unicorn Blues"
Andrès FernandezHugo GittardRichard MérilN/AN/ATBD
A unicorn shows up on the island; Zig and Bernie steal its magic horn to catch Marina.
40c14c"Tinky Toys"
Andrès FernandezAndrès FernandezStéphane AnnetteN/AN/ATBD
Zig finds a size-changing ray gun and tries to use it to get rid of Sharko.
41a15a"The Invader"
Andrès FernandezPierre-Gilles Stehr
Xavier Vairé
Louis MussoN/AN/ATBD
An extraterrestrial lands on the island and impersonates Bernie, in order to catch Marina.
41b15b"Daddy Dearest"
Andrès FernandezOlivier Jean-MarieStéphane AnnetteN/AN/ATBD
Marina commandeers Sharko to brood an unhatched egg.
41c15c"Lost in the Woods"
Andrès FernandezJean-Louis MomusBoris GuilloteauN/AN/ATBD
Zig and Sharko get lost in the jungle, and must work together to find their way out.
42a16a"Daddy's Little Doggy"
Andrès FernandezNicolas Le LevéAnh-tu CaoN/AN/ATBD
Marina and Sharko turn Zig into their pet dog.
42b16b"Marina Goes Farming"
Andrès FernandezHugo GittardRichard MérilN/AN/ATBD
Marina decides to grow silkworms; Zig disguises himself as a giant one, which doesn't fool Sharko.
42c16c"Hair Do, Hair Don't"
Andrès FernandezHugo GittardOlivier PouchleonN/AN/ATBD
When Marina's hair cream makes her hair grow super long overnight, Zig offers to help her fix it.
43a17a"High on the Mountain Top"
Andrès FernandezPierre-Gilles Stehr
Xavier Vairé
Richard MérilN/AN/ATBD
When a freak snowfall covers the volcano, Marina decides to go mountain climbing.
43b17b"The Mummy"
Andrès FernandezPierre-Gilles Stehr
Xavier Vairé
Anh-tu CaoN/AN/ATBD
Marina discovers a pyramid with an apparently friendly mummy inside.
Andrès FernandezHugo GittardAnh-tu CaoN/AN/ATBD
Sharko's romantic plans are thwarted when Marina finds a crate of bubblegum and wants to break the world's largest bubble record.
44a18a"Movie Night"
Andrès FernandezHugo GittardLouis MussoN/AN/ATBD
Sharko visits Marina's sandcastle to watch a movie with her; everyone else on the island wants to watch it too.
44b18b"Veggie Zig"
Andrès FernandezJean-Louis MomusJérôme FardiniN/AN/ATBD
Bernie hypnotizes Zig to become a vegetarian; Marina finds him amusing and hangs out with him, making Sharko jealous.
44c18c"The Curse"
Andrès FernandezBoris Guilloteau
Laury Rovelli
Anh-tu CaoN/AN/ATBD
The mummy places a curse on Zig.
45a19a"That Sinking Feeling"
Andrès FernandezOlivier Jean-MarieBoris GuilloteauN/AN/ATBD
45b19b"The Moo Can"
Andrès FernandezHugo GittardAnh-tu CaoN/AN/ATBD
Marina becomes obsessed with a moo box. Zig and Bernie use it as a trap, but Sharko wants it for himself.
45c19c"The Heist"
Andrès FernandezPierre-Gilles Stehr
Xavier Vairé
Louis MussoN/AN/ATBD
Zig and Bernie try to steal Marina's necklace.
46a20a"An Evil Panda"
Andrès FernandezHugo GittardBoris GuilloteauN/AN/ATBD
Hades transforms himself into a panda bear in order to win Marina's heart.
46b20b"LOL Zig"
Andrès FernandezHugo GittardAnh-tu CaoN/AN/ATBD
Marina posts a viral video of Zig with pizza all over his face.
46c20c"High Wired"
Andrès FernandezHugo GittardAnh-tu CaoN/AN/ATBD
Marina wants to set a world record for the longest tightrope-walk. Zig takes advantage, when he realizes Sharko is afraid of heights.
47a21a"A Three-Pronged Disaster"
Andrès FernandezLaury RovelliLouis MussoN/AN/ATBD
Marina thinks Poseidon is giving her a magic trident for her birthday, but he gives her a toy fish instead. So she steals his trident while he's asleep.
47b21b"Boing! Boing!"
Andrès FernandezAndrès FernandezLouis MussoN/AN/ATBD
When a cargo of trampolines falls on the island, Zig uses them to try to catch Marina.
47c21c"Little Train, Big Adventure"
Andrès FernandezPierre-Gilles Stehr
Xavier Vairé
Boris GuilloteauN/AN/ATBD
When Marina takes an interest in toy trains, Zig and Bernie offer to give her a ride on a miniature train.
48a22a"Red light, Green light"
Andrès FernandezPierre-Gilles Stehr
Xavier Vairé
Anh-tu CaoN/AN/ATBD
Marina plays "Red Light, Green Light" with the boys.
48b22b"The Fall"
Andrès FernandezAndrès Fernandez
Cérdic Dietsch
Anh-tu CaoN/AN/ATBD
Zig uses a human cannon-ball stunt to blast Marina to the wrecked plane, but it blasts them and Sharko into space and back to Earth.
48c22c"Zig Top Chef"
Andrès FernandezCaroline TorreliJérôme FardiniN/AN/ATBD
Sharko has a cooking competition with Zig to win Marina's affections.
49a23a"Miss Beach"
Andrès FernandezLaury RovelliAnh-tu CaoN/AN/ATBD
Sharko convinces Marina to enter a beauty contest on the beach.
49b23b"Catch You on the Rewind"
Andrès FernandezLaury Rovelli
Louis Musso
Boris GuilloteauN/AN/ATBD
When Zig succeeds in eating Marina, Sharko steals Hades' universal remote to rewind time and prevent it.
49c23c"Dance of the Vampire"
Andrès FernandezAndrès Fernandez
Cérdic Dietsch
Jean-Louis ChampaultN/AN/ATBD
When Zig dresses up as a vampire to catch Marina, she and Sharko are freaked out after watching a horror movie.
50a24a"Front Runner"
Andrès FernandezCérdic DietschCérdic DietschN/AN/ATBD
Zig tries using two ponies which arrive on the island to get Marina, but they are really slow.
50b24b"The Power of Attaction"
Andrès FernandezPierre-Gilles Stehr
Xavier Vairé
Jérôme FardiniN/AN/ATBD
When a crate of magnets lands on the island, Bernie makes Marina a magnet necklace to capture her.
50c24c"Choice Morsels"
Andrès FernandezPierre-Gilles Stehr
Xavier Vairé
Anh-tu CaoN/AN/ATBD
Zig uses a matter transporter which lands on the island to try to catch Marina.
51a25a"DIY Sharko & Invisible Zig"
Andrès FernandezFred Felder
François Rosso
Laura MullerN/AN/ATBD
Zig is covered with glue and sand while sharko is trying to repair the sand castle.
51b25b"Game, Set, and Match"
Andrès FernandezHugo GittardJérôme FardiniN/AN/ATBD
After Sharko defeats Marina at ping-pong, Zig challenges him to a crooked game of tennis, as a ploy to catch her.
51c25c"Heat Wave"
Andrès FernandezAndrès FernandezAnh-tu CaoN/AN/ATBD
A broken boiler wreaks havoc.
52a26a"The Proposal"
Andrès FernandezBoris Guilloteau
Laury Rovelli
Jérôme FardiniN/AN/ATBD
Sharko plans on proposing to Marina, but Zig keeps ruining the moment by stealing the ring.
52b26b"Disco in the Dark"
Andrès FernandezBoris GuilloteauCédric DietschN/AN/ATBD
Zig finds a button that turns everything dark and opens a discoteque to trap Marina.
52c26c"The Toothpaste"
Andrès FernandezAndrès FernandezCédric DietschN/AN/ATBD
While Sharko is sleeping, Zig puts stinky cheese into his mouth; Sharko uses toothpaste to fix it.


Nominations and awards[edit]

The episode titled "Birthday Party" is part of the official selection at the 2011 Annecy Animation Festival in the category 'TV Shows'.


  1. ^ Parker, Najja (August 25, 2017). "Last chance: Movies, TV shows leaving Netflix in September". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Hobson, Jane (December 3, 2018). "Xilam inks new deals in Asia-Pacific". Kidscreen. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  3. ^ "Rolling, Action!", season 2
  4. ^ "A Generous Mermaid", season 2

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