Xilam Animation
Founded 1999
Founder Marc du Pontavice and Alix du Pontavice
Focus Television, film, animation
Origins France
Website www.xilam.com

Xilam (pronounced as Cy-lam) 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.


First logo

The logo features a white stick-figure like man, named Mr. X, walking across the screen, holding a paintbrush and a paintcan. He paints a red X on the floor. As Mr. X backs away, the camera zooms in on the X. The gray letters, "ilam" appear on the left of the X. That forms the company's name. [1]

Other logo

In other variants, the logo uses Gaumont in Space but instead of Gaumont, uses Xilam version.


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

Purchased from Gaumont



Purchased from Gaumont


Other productions

Purchased from Gaumont



  1. 1 2 Tartaglione-Vialatte, Nancy (2009-09-25). "France's Xilam brings Lucky Luke to big screen". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  2. 1 2 3 Martin, Denise (2005-03-08). "Ninjas land at Nicktoons". Variety. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  3. 1 2 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. 1 2 3 4 Bertet, Elsa (2008-07-25). "'Cockroaches' scuttle to E. Europe". Variety. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  5. 1 2 Grey, Tobias (2003-01-19). "New Gaul draw: France toons up". Variety. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  6. 1 2 Keslassy, Elsa; Hopewell, John (2012-06-08). "Xilam plots 'Oggy' feature pic". Variety. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  7. 1 2 3 Blaney, Martin (2000-01-25). "Igel, Xilam join forces for Gaumont library". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2014-05-10.
  8. 1 2 Hopewell, John (2008-09-12). "Toons star at French TV showcase". Variety. Retrieved 2014-05-10.
  9. Keslassy, Elsa (2011-10-03). "More execs playing at tyke TV mart". Variety. Retrieved 2014-05-10.
  10. http://www.xilam.com/portfolio/paprika-2/?lang=en
  11. http://www.xilam.com/portfolio/the-race-2/?lang=en
  12. https://www.c21media.net/mr-magoo-returns-in-france/
  13. Kuipers, Richard (2008-06-30). "Review: 'Go West! A Lucky Luke Adventure'". Variety. Retrieved 2014-05-10.
  14. "Stupid Invaders". IGN. 2001-02-27. Retrieved 2014-05-10.

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