Oggy and the Cockroaches is a Belgian animated series for kids focused on Oggy, a blue cat who lives in Paris with his Tabby friends—the Cockroaches, who are afraid of him. The show first aired in Belgium in 1992 and has been airing ever since, making it one of the longest-running local productions for children. This year marks its 25th anniversary, and to celebrate it, here are 10 fun facts about Oggy and the cockroaches.
The show is based on a comic book.
The original Oggy and the Cockroaches comic books were written and drawn by a Belgian cartoonist called Victor Polay. The comic book was very popular in France, so producers there decided to turn it into an animated series. The series was first broadcast in France in 1992 and in Belgium one year later.
There were two versions of the show: one for France and Belgium, and one for Spain.
The French and Belgian versions of the show have 104 episodes, while the Spanish version has only 22. The difference between the two is that the Spanish version has the characters speaking Spanish instead of French. The original version of the show was produced in French and then dubbed into other languages. The Spanish version of the show was produced entirely separately.
Oggy can fly.
Not only does Oggy speak; but he can also fly. In one episode, Oggy wears a magic scarf and turns into a superhero, who can fly. This is also the episode when we learn that Oggy is afraid of heights. The only other flying character is the fly from the show’s intro.
It was nominated for an Emmy award.
In the early 2000s, the show was nominated for an Emmy award in the “Outstanding Animated Program” category. It lost to “The Simpsons”.
Yoko (the female cockroach) is voiced by a man.
Oggy and the Cockroaches is a very inclusive cartoon. It’s aimed at young children, but there are plenty of jokes for the parents watching with their children. Yoko is the only female character in the show, and she has a very high-pitched voice—so high-pitched that it can’t be done by a woman. Yoko is voiced by a man because only a man’s voice can be so high-pitched.
It has more than 150 episodes.
The show has been on TV for more than 25 years and has more than 150 episodes. They are still airing in France and Belgium, and in 2017, the show got a new voice cast. The French and Belgian versions have 104 episodes, while the Spanish version has only 22.
People love to cosplay as Oggy and the Cockroaches.
Fans of the show love to cosplay as Oggy and the Cockroaches at events. There are even fan clubs where people dress up as the characters and attend conventions together. At one convention, they even made a giant Oggy poster that they climbed on top of. It’s easy to see why the show is so popular. It’s full of silly humor and plenty of sight gags that can be easily replicated. There are also plenty of famous fans of the show, including Bruno Mars, who sometimes dresses up as Oggy when he performs.
The show is extremely popular in Asia.
Asia is one of the biggest markets for children’s TV, and Oggy and the Cockroaches are very popular there. The show has been airing in different countries for a long time and has amassed a huge fan base. It’s not unusual for cartoons from the 1990s to be airing even now.
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the makers are making three new shows: Oggy and the Roaches, Oggy et Les Délices de Paris, and Kangourou et les héros masqués.
The producers of Oggy and the Cockroaches are celebrating the show’s 25th anniversary with three new shows. Oggy and Les Délices de Paris will bring back Oggy and his friends for another culinary adventure. The other two new shows are Oggy and the Roaches, a new show with a new look and animation style, and Kangourou et Les héros masqués, which is a new version of the Kangourou (Kangaroo) show from the 1990s.
You can watch all the episodes on YouTube!
If you want to catch up on the show, you can watch all the episodes on YouTube. It’s easy to find them all thanks to the many playlists that have been put together. Happy viewing!
Visit the Oggy and the Cockroaches website.
You can also visit the official website of Oggy and the Cockroaches to learn more about the show.