Xilam Animation Makes Waves With Zig & Sharko Season 4 Sales

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory news:

Xilam Animation (ISIN Code: FR0004034072, Mnemonic: XIL) (Paris:XIL), an Oscar®-nominated independent animation production and distribution company has secured its first wave of deals for the upcoming fourth season of its acclaimed dialogue-less comedy series Zig & Sharko (78 x 7′), as the company prepares to present the first episode to buyers at MIPCOM. Launched in September 2023, season four was acquired by longtime partner Gulli (France), who also renewed their partnership over the previous three seasons. Additionally, Xilam sold the new wafer to existing partners VRT (Belgium), Discovery (Italy), DeA (Italy), Nickelodeon (India) and Nova (Israel).

Zig & Sharko continues to generate impressive ratings internationally, particularly in India where the series helped Nickelodeon become the leading children’s channel in its evening slot, across all demos. In Q2 2022, Zig & Sharko was also the fourth best-performing series among children ages 2–14, and surpassed its entry and exit shows in all demos in ratings.

Xilam has also built up a large audience for Zig & Sharko on YouTube, where the series has generated 14.2 billion lifetime views, with 8.4 million daily global views and 26.7 million total subscribers. On social media, the brand now has 1.1 million TikTok followers and 9.3 million views are associated with #zigandsharko, while on Facebook the series was viewed for 727.4 million minutes in 2021.

On the high seas, on the beach or on an ocean liner, Zig, a hungry hyena has only one idea in mind: dine on Marina, the carefree mermaid. With the help of Bernie, a genius hermit crab, he dreams up the craziest plans to capture her… but that’s forgetting Sharko, the rippling-muscled shark who will do anything to protect his mermaid honey. ! The new fourth season will surprise audiences as they watch Zig, Sharko, and Bernie return to their island, accompanied by Marina – who fans will see grow her own legs thanks to magical sandals.

Morgann Favennec, EVP Distribution at Xilam Animation, said:Zig & Sharko is a central part of Xilam’s legacy of creating dialogue-free slapstick comedy series that have managed to capture the hearts of generations of fans around the world. As we prepare for MIPCOM 2022, it’s fantastic to already have an array of top broadcasters on board for the fourth season of Zig & Sharko, and we can’t wait to introduce other buyers to the next installment. , which promises even more hilarious and playful adventures for the series’ large and highly engaged international fanbase.

About Xilam

A major player in the animation industry, Xilam is an integrated studio founded in 1999 that creates, produces and distributes original programs for children and adults in more than 190 countries, broadcast on television and on SVoD (Netflix, Disney+, Amazon, NBC Universal, etc.) and AVoD platforms (YouTube, Facebook, etc.). With a worldwide reputation for creativity and its capacity for innovation, editorial and commercial expertise at the forefront of its industry, Xilam is positioned as a key player in a rapidly growing market. Each year, Xilam capitalizes on its real successes and capitalizes on powerful historical brands (Oggy and the cockroaches, Zig & Sharko, Chicky, etc.) and new brands (OggyOggy in the preschool sector, Mr. Magoo, Trico, etc.) which consolidate and expand a significant catalog of more than 2,700 episodes and 3 feature films including the Oscar nominee I lost my body. Xilam has unique GCI skills. Xilam employs more than 500 people, including 400 artists, in its workshops in Paris, Lyon,

Angoulême and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. Xilam is listed on Euronext Paris Compartment B – PEA – SRD long Eligibility

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