Oggy and the Cockroaches Wiki

Oggy and the Cockroaches (known as Oggy et les Cafards in French originally) is a French animated comedy series produced by Xilam and created in 1996 or 1997. It was originally made in France but also gained international popularity as well and now runs on different channels in different countries.

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The show centers on Oggy, a content and lazy, albeit very tender fat blue cat, who would usually spend his days watching TV or doing something - if it wasn't for the three roaches in the household: Joey, Dee Dee and Marky (named after members of the punk group, the Ramones). The trio seems to enjoy generally making Oggy's life miserable, which involves mischief ranging from (in most cases) plundering his fridge to such awkward things like hijacking the train Oggy just boarded. Oggy usually finds creatures accompanying him to the end of the episode, such as crabs, clams, a horse, a very technologically advanced child, a puppy, and even an octopus. However, it's not always Oggy who wins.

The cartoon itself relies on slapstick humor, which (similar to Ren and Stimpy) the series wanted to revive the style of the classic golden age of animation, only amplifying the level of extremities up a notch. While traditional slapstick cartoon characters prefer dropping anvils and pianos on each other, this show sometimes even uses buses or submarines. Despite these, most gags are easily accessible and enjoyable for younger viewers. Since dialogue is kept to a minimum, the humor is entirely visual.


Depending on the channel or streaming service, a series typically contains 3 episodes (4 episodes in the case of airings on Netflix until September 2017) or parts, aired in order at the discretion of said channel or service.

The show was initially produced by Gaumont Mulitimedia during its first season, but then moved to Xilam for the rest of the series' run, after the studio sold the rights to most of their assets, characters and productions from Gaumont in 1999. The voices were all provided by Marc du Pontavice, but no spoken voice is heard. However, in the French version, certain voices like laughter could be used on one of the cats and later on one of the cockroaches, sped up. In Germany, witty poems relating to the screen action were dubbed over the original sound, written by German dialogue editor legend Eberhard Storeck and spoken by actor Dirk Bach.



Oggy and the Cockroaches is currently broadcast in over 190 countries and territories worldwide.[1] Asterisks denote provincial/state/public-service broadcasters.

Country Channel(s) Debut Title
Albania Prince Kids

Tring Tring

2009 (Prince Kids)

2020 (Tring Tring)

Ogi dhe Bubrrecat (Prince Kids)

Banda e buburrecave (Tring Tring)

Australia Fox Kids
Cartoon Network Australia & New Zealand[2]
2010 (ABC3)
June 30, 2012 (Cartoon Network Australia & New Zealand)
Oggy and the Cockroaches
Belgium Ketnet* (Flanders)
OUFtivi* (Wallonia)
? Oggy en de Kakkerlakken (Flanders)
Oggy et les Cafards (Wallonia)
Brazil Fox Kids
Rede Globo
Cartoon Network
1999 (Fox Kids)

2002 (Rede Globo)

2012 (Cartoon Network)

2018 (Boomerang)

2020 (Gulli Brazil)

Oggy e as Baratas Tontas
Canada YTV
Vrak (Quebec)
September 8, 1998 Oggy and the Cockroaches
Oggy et les Cafards (Quebec)
Czech Republic Nova
Nova 2
Nova Gold
2010 Oggy a škodíci
Denmark DR TV* 2007 Oggy og kakerlakkerne
Estonia Kanal 2 2005 Kass Oggy ja kurjad prussakad
Finland Nelonen ? Oggi ja torkat
France (original country) France 3

Canal J

Canal+ Family

France 2

France 4

September 6, 1998 Oggy et les Cafards
Germany ProSieben
Super RTL
Nickelodeon Austria
Disney Channel
Disney XD
ProSieben MAXX
October 14, 1998 Oggy und die Kakerlaken
Greece Alter Channel
Ο Όγκυ και οι κατσαρίδες (o Ogky kai oi katsarides)
Hong Kong Cartoon Network Asia[3] June 30, 2012 肥貓大戰三小強 (faimaau daaizin saamsiukoeng, Fat Cat warring three cockroaches)
India Nickelodeon India
Cartoon Network
Nickelodeon Sonic

Sony Yay

2009-2018 (Nickelodeon India) (Now the cartoon is unavailable on this channel)
2012 (Cartoon Network)Original channel as of in 2019. The remasters of Season 3, Season 5 , Season 6 and Season 7 with special albums
2015 (Nickelodeon Sonic) Presently shooting Season 4 under the new name "Hamara Wala Oggy" on 2021. This works sometimes.2021 (Sony YAY) Under the name "Pehchaan Kaun-Test" before the reveal.
Oggy and the Cockroaches
Hamara Wala Oggy (Season 4 shot in this name)

Pehchaan Kaun Test (until reveal)

Indonesia Spacetoon Indonesia
Cartoon Network Asia
Nickelodeon Asia

Boomerang Asia

Trans TV

March 23rd, 2005 Oggy and the Cockroaches
Iran IRIB Pooya (now IRIB Pooya & Nahal) ? اوگی و دوستان
Ireland RTÉ2* September 9, 2004 Oggy and the Cockroaches
Israel Arutz HaYeladim October 29, 2007 אוגי והמקקים
Italy Italia 1

Boing (Mediaset) Hiro

K2/Frisbee (Discovery)

September 17, 2000 (Italia 1)

Spetember 2012 (K2)

Maledetti Scarafaggi (Hiro and Italia 1)

Oggy (K2, 2012)

Oggy e i maledetti scarafaggi (K2/Frisbee, 2014)

Oggy forever (K2/Frisbee, 2017)

Japan Cartoon Network Japan mid-2000 オギー&コックローチ (Ogī ando kokkurōchi)
South Korea Tooniverse
Disney Channel Korea
Cartoon Network Korea
2012 (Cartoon Network Korea) 오기와 악동들 (Ogiwa akdongdeul)
Latvia TV3 Latvia 2003 Ogijs un Tarakāni
Lithuania LNK 2004 Ogis ir Tarakonai
Malaysia NTV7
Astro AEC[citation needed]
Astro Prima[citation needed]
Cartoon Network Asia[3]
Nickelodeon Asia[4]Awesome TV
2004 (NTV7)

2007 (TV3)

Astro AEC and Astro Prima (2012)

CN Asia (2011)

Nickelodeon Asia (2015)

Awesome TV (2021)

Oggy and the Cockroaches
Mexico Cartoon Network


Oggy y las cucarachas
Morocco Cartoon Network Maroc
2M Maroc*
2013 (Cartoon Network)
2010 (2M Maroc)
أوجي والصراصير
New Zealand TV3* ? Oggy and the Cockroaches
Norway NRK Super* ? Oggy og kakerlakkene
Pakistan Nickelodeon
Cartoon Network
? Oggy and the Cockroaches
Philippines TV5[5]
Disney Channel Asia
Cartoon Network Asia[3]
Nickelodeon Asia[4]
2010-2014 (TV5)
2012 (Disney Channel Asia, Cartoon Network Asia, Nickelodeon Asia)
Oggy and the Cockroaches
Poland Teletoon+

Puls 2



1999 Oggy i Karaluchy
Portugal SIC K ? Oggy e as Baratas Tontas
Qatar Jeem TV* March 29th, 2013 أوغي والمشاكسون
Russia REN-TV
November 30, 2000 Огги и тараканы (Oggi i Tarakany)
Saudi Arabia Ajial TV*
2010-2018 أوغي والصراصير
Slovakia Markíza ? Oggy a šváby
Spain La 2*
Canal Super3*
À Punt*
ETB 1*
ETB 3*
March 8th, 2000 - June 16th, 2009 (La 2, Season 1 - 2)
September 1st, 2010 - 2014 (Boing, Season 3)
September 14th, 2018 - present (Clan, Season 5)
May 24th, 2000 - 2007 (Telemadrid, Season 1 - 2)
June 4th, 2000 - October 18th, 2009 (TV3 and IB3, Season 1 - 3)
April 23rd, 2001 - October 18th, 2009 (K3, Season 1 - 3)
April 20th, 2019 - present (À Punt, Season 5)
June 3rd, 2019 - present (TVG2, Season 5)
September 4th, 2002 - August 12, 2009 (TVG, Season 1 - 2)
June 3rd, 2019 - present (TVG2, Season 5)
September 17th, 2002 - September 14, 2009 (ETB 1, Season 1 - 3)
September 2nd, 2019 - present (ETB 3, Season 5)
Oggy y las Cucarachas
Oggy i les paneroles (Catalonia)
Oggy y el cockroaches (Valencian)
Oggy e as cucarachas (Galician)
Oggy eta labezomorroak (Basque)
Sweden Kanal 5
Fox Kids
2000 Oggy och kackerlackorna
Singapore Cartoon Network Asia[3]
Boomerang Asia
? Oggy and the Cockroaches
Taiwan Super Television
Cartoon Network Taiwan
2000 (EBC Super TV)
2012-2013 (Cartoon Network Taiwan)
肥貓阿肥 (féimāoājí, Fat Cat Oggy) (EBC Super TV)
肥貓鬥小強 (féimāodòuxiǎoqiáng, Fat Cat Fights the Cockroaches) (Cartoon Network Taiwan)
Thailand True4U
Disney Channel Asia
Cartoon Network Asia[3]
Nickelodeon Asia[4]
Boomerang Asia
? อ็อกกี้ กับ แก๊งแมลงสาบ (X̆xkkī̂ kạb kǽng mlængs̄āb, Oggy and the Cockroach Gang)
อ็อกกี้ เหมียวซ่า กับ แมลงแสบ (X̆xkkī̂ h̄mīyew s̀ā kạb mlængs̄æb, Oggy the Cat and the Cockroaches) (VCD and DVD)
Turkey Cartoon Network
? Oggy ve Hamamböcekleri
Ukraine Novyi Kanal
? Оггі та кукарачі (Oggi ta Kukarachi)
United Arab Emirates Spacetoon
Spacetoon English
Cartoon Network Asia[3]
Season 1 - 3: September 1st, 2000 - 2014
Season 5: June 14th, 2018 - present
April 1st, 2005 - January 1, 2011
June 30, 2012 (Cartoon Network Asia)
أوغي والصراصير
Oggy and the Cockroaches
United Kingdom CITV
Fox Kids
1999 Oggy and the Cockroaches
United States Fox Kids[6]

September 12, 1998 (Fox Kids, Season 1)
February 23, 2015 - May 2015 (Nickelodeon, Season 4)
June 18, 2018 - March 31, 2019 (KidsClick, Seasons 3 and 4)
December 1, 2017 - Present (Netflix, Season 5) July 2020 - present (Amazon Prime Video, Seasons 3 and 4)

Oggy and the Cockroaches
Vietnam Disney Channel Asia
Cartoon Network Asia
BTV11* (SAM)
2009 - 2010? (Disney Channel, season 3)
2012 - now (Cartoon Network)
2013 (BTV11, season 1 - 2)
2014 (CTV, season 2)
2018 - now (BRT)
Oggy và những chú gián


In India, Oggy and the Cockroaches used to air under its English name on Nickelodeon India since 2009 with voice-actors voicing the characters in parodies of famous Indian film stars in Hindi. The cockroaches' names were changed for the show: Joey was named Chhotu, Dee Dee was named Motu and Marky was named Lambu which were used in the Pakdam Pakdai show in Nick Sonic India. The original language for all the Indian Oggy and the Cockroaches channels is in Hindi.

The entire series was re-dubbed with different voices for Cartoon Network. As of July 16th, 2012, this newly dubbed version of the show has begun airing on Cartoon Network India. The change of channel has also resulted in the change of voice actors for the programme. There is also a narrator who speaks rhyming words while narrating. The names of the cockroaches were also changed again on Cartoon Network India: Dee Dee's name is heard as "Paplu", Joey's name is heard as "Jhaplu" and Marky's name is heard as "Taplu". The first three seasons of the series started airing on Nick from January 1st, 2015, with a whole new voice cast, no longer parodies of Bollywood actors. The voices of all the male characters were voiced by Sanjay Keni who also voiced the male characters in the Movie. The names of the cockroaches also now remain unchanged. Now, the Oggy and the cockroaches is released in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telegu, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi on the Nicklodeon Sonic. The cockroaches use Marathi language and talk like a fish monger at times.

As of 2019, Cartoon network is the original network in India as Nickelodeon Sonic and Nickelodeon India works rarely. As of 2020, Cartoon network produces the Season 3 revised, Season 5, Season 6 and Season 7 episodes in special albums which airs normally at 3:30pm but after the first week of January 2021, the production of new albums are stopped. Presently, episodes in Cartoon Network are shot according to the dialogues used when they appeared on some albums. Also, Nickelodeon Sonic made the new name of Oggy and the cockroaches as Hamara Wala Oggy only in their channel. In this, Season 4 is shot with English names of the characters.

Note: An Indian cartoon named Pakdam Pakdai is adopted from the Oggy and the Cockroaches.

Middle East

In the Middle East, Oggy and the Cockroaches used to make an Arabic opening with vocals.


In Taiwan, Oggy and the Cockroaches once aired in EBC Super TV under the name of "肥貓阿肥" (Féi māo ā féi) in 2000. The show was then re-aired in Cartoon Network Taiwan under the name of "肥貓鬥小強" (Féi māo dòu xiǎoqiáng, translated as Fat Cat Fights the Cockroaches) a decade later, with a voice-over by Cao Jilu (also known as Uncle Ru-dang (魯蛋叔叔 Lu-dang jiu jiu) and the script was done by Ye Zhiwei (葉志偉 Yèzhìwěi). In this dub, characters were given different names, while Dee Dee were given literal name translation. The Chinese Wikipedia article for the show once claims that the show was aired with no voice-over in the early broadcast.

DVD / Blu-ray

Seven DVDs came out in 2003 within the United States, with 12 episodes each.

A French DVD boxset is available of the complete first series, 78 episodes in all plus the pilot and an episode from Season 2.

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale Year DVD / [Blu-ray] Release
Season One 78



September 6, 1998

February 11, 1999 1997/


September 21, 2003
Season Two 78 episodes September 4, 2000 April 5, 2003 2000-2003 October 18, 2006
Season Three 39 episodes October 18, 2008/ 2017 December 24, 2008 2008 December 16, 2010
Season Four 74 episodes August 10, 2012 February 9, 2013 2012-2013 Unknown Date
Season Five 76


June 30, 2017/ July 1, 2017 ??? 2017 Unknown


Season Six 78 episodes August 16, 2017/ March 30, 2018 ??? 2017–




Season Seven 78 episodes March 19, 2018/ June 2, 2018


2018 Unknown


Live Show

Several live shows involving performers in costumes took place in parts of Asia, notably in Indonesia, Singapore and India.

Oggy Oggy

Oggy Oggy is an spinoff of Oggy and the Cockroaches, released in 2021 as a Netflix original. Oggy Oggy caters more to a preschool audience rather than the pre-teen audience of the original show. It focuses on Oggy's early life as a curious, sensitive, but compassionate kitten and tries to be helpful to everyone he meets. Unlike the main series, the cockroaches do not appear in this series as it takes place in an alternate fantasy world filled with cats.

Oggy and the Cockroaches - Next Gen

The New Adventures of Oggy is an upcoming reboot of Oggy and the Cockroaches, which is to be released in the Fall of 2021 as a Netflix Original. This show features new graphics that is in line with Xilam's recent offerings and leans more towards the aspects of friendship, though it remains true to the original show. It focuses on Oggy taking care of a kindhearted seven year old elephant named Piya, the daughter of Oggy's Indian friends. However, the cockroaches take advantage of the situation in an effort to ruin Oggy's life.

Official descriptions


The key player in this imbroglio is Oggy, a fat, debonair cat who only gets off on being lazy and keeping his house in impeccable order. And yet he is not alone. Three roaches wish to take over this beautiful house. And it's much too clean for their tastes. These nasty vermin make his life absolute hell. First there's Joey "the belligerent", then Marky "the phlegmatic" and finally Dee Dee "the glutton". And they spend their days and nights coming up with the most Machiavellian plans against our poor, blue cat. Oggy isn't alone in this living nightmare. His cousin Jack, who is always desperately trying to help him, generally just makes the situations much worse by provoking most of the chases, the turmoil and the accidents of every size and shape. And Oggy doesn't come out unscathed.

Cartoon Network Asia

Joey, Dee Dee, and Marky may be annoying but Oggy’s life would be a lot boring without them.

Disney Channel Asia

He's blue, he's a good guy and he's a wimp. Here is Oggy, the only cat the word "feline" can't apply to. He would be the happiest of cats if three cockroaches hadn't decided to settle inside his comfortable home: Joey, Deedee, and Marky. They are ugly, stupid and of course, they're the bad guys. They were made to meet Oggy and so here we go! It's fast, it's crazy and it is hilarious... it's Oggy and the Cockroaches.


Oggy is a big sleek cat who takes two things seriously: relaxing, and keeping things running smoothly at home. He likes watching TV, repetitively listening to his polka records and munching crisps whilst in the bath. Oggy would love to lead an easy and peaceful life but is constantly being tormented by three hideous cockroaches. These hardened insects will do their utmost to make Oggy's life a misery. The cockroaches are not his only problem, Oggy's quiet life is also disrupted by Cousin Jack, bent on wiping out the cockroaches once and for all.


Oggy just wants to live a nice quiet life but that’s not going to happen with the roaches trying to make his life a misery! Plus his cousin Jack who is determined to exterminate them once and for all!


Wimpy blue cat Oggy would like nothing more than to snooze, but he's constantly bothered by the three ugly cockroaches who have invaded his home.

K2, Frisbee (Italy) / KidsClick (USA)

Lazy cat Oggy enjoys living a simple life -- eating and watching TV are among his favorite hobbies. Unfortunately, his roommates often get in the way of his laziness. Those roommates are tiny cockroaches Joey, Marky and Dee Dee, who like to cause mayhem like raiding Oggy's fridge, making big messes and forcing the cat to clean up after them. Despite the trouble they cause, Oggy secretly misses the little critters when they're not around. Also part of Oggy's life is nature-loving neighbor Olivia, who is his love interest.

MBC3/Ajyal TV

Are you ready to live funny and entertaining adventures? Then, don't miss out on watching the episodes of this series, starring the lazy cat "Oggy", who spends most of his time eating and watching TV!
On the other hand, Oggy is disturbed by the three pesky cockroaches Joey, Dee Dee, and Marky who keep harassing him and always plotting to wreak havoc on his quiet life!
The three pesky bugs have different ways to harass Augie, sometimes stealing his things, and at other times sabotaging them, to their own enjoyment!
See, can Augie succeed in standing up to these annoying people? Or will he remain a victim of their elaborate schemes and constant harassment?

Nickelodeon Asia

Oggy and the Cockroaches is the explosive confrontation of a cat with three pests—but this time, the victim is the cat himself and his tormentors are the roaches! Oggy would be the happiest of cats if three cockroaches hadn’t settled inside his comfortable house. Oggy fights to defend his home turf from the unwelcome pests, namely Joey, Deedee and Marky, and he always comes out on top.. well, almost always!


What is blue, what is good, what is soft? It's Oggy, the cat! He shares his life - to his greatest misfortune - with three filthy cockroaches who annoy Oggy to HELL! This time, its through the ages! Good luck Oggy...

Arutz HaYeladim

Who is kind, soft, clean, and blue? Oggy! It will not hurt anything and it is peaceful. But his life? It's the complete opposite of serenity due to three disgusting, dirty, crazy, creative, and sometimes cute cockroaches. Also, in the life of Oggy is Olivia. It's not disgusting, nor is a cockroach ... it's a cat! Also, it's Oggy's love affair! Good luck Oggy, for surviving the bad cockroaches!

Kanal 2 (Estonia)

Oggy is tormented by the evil cockroaches Marky, Joey and Dee Dee, who have pleasantly settled into a beautiful private house with all amenities. Unfortunately, they feel at home there, although other occupants of the house do not tolerate them at all and would be happy if the cockroaches moved out. There is also nothing surprising in this, considering that cockroaches mainly spend their time bullying the family cat Oggy. In the fight with cockroaches, Oggy does crazy things that often fall out quite funny.

France 3 (original broadcaster)

He's blue, he's good, he's soft. It's Oggy, the only cat that the word "feline" doesn't describe well. He would be the most cuddly of the tomcats if, in his large, charming house, three filthy cockroaches hadn't settled down : Joey, Deedee, Marky. They are ugly, they are stupid and of course, mean and they still have no intention of running away. With Oggy, they were made to meet, it's done!


Il est bleu, il est bon, il est mou. C'est Oggy, le seul chat que le mot " félin " décrit mal. Il serait le plus peinard des matous si, dans sa grande villa, ne s'étaient installés trois immondes cafards : Joey, Deedee, Marky. Eux ils sont moches, ils sont bêtes et bien sûr, méchants et ils n'ont toujours aucune intention de déguerpir. Avec Oggy, ils étaient faits pour se rencontrer, c'est fait!


A list of incidents of censorship.

References to Oggy and the Cockroaches

Most references to Oggy and the Cockroaches occur in other franchises produced by Xilam Animation.

Go West! A Lucky Luke Adventure
  • After an impromptu rain dance, Averell Dalton shakes a cockroach out of his boot and he lands next to Dee Dee, Marky and Joey. Notably, Joey then asks "You okay, Roger?" and Roger answers, "It was terrible! I was abducted by aliens, five of them! Monsters, real monsters with a terrible smell!", also referring to Space Goofs.
The Daltons
  • In the episode, Le Passage Secret, a dreaming Joe Dalton ends up getting squashed by Oggy's swatter and laughed at by the roaches.
  • In Fort Dalton, Joe drinks a potion that briefly transforms him into several people and creatures, including Oggy.
  • In Bio Hazard, an otter who bears quite the resemblance to Oggy boards the S.S. Wanderer in an attempt to keep its pollution in check.
Space Goofs
Zig & Sharko
  • In Blown Up!, a pool toy that resembles Oggy can be seen when Bernie and Zig look into the freighter's hold.
  • In Fisherman's Catch, a few seconds Euro banknote that resembles Bob can be seen when sailor gives euro bill to Zig. However, Zig doesn't want an euro bill: he wants a bagpiper.

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