A bit of history
Xilam was created in 1995 by Marc du Pontavice, though its origins are intimately linked with Gaumont’s television production studio that Marc launched in 1991. Eight years later he bought it from Gaumont and Xilam was born.
Acquisition of rights to Mr. Magoo, a major American cartoon series from the 1950’s.
Signing of a strategic merchandizing agreement with Lansay as Master Toy partner for Oggy and the Cockroaches.
Xilam’s new studios in Angoulême and Lyon are open for business.
Launching of the productions of Oggy and the Cockroaches, Seasons 5, 6 and 7 and If I were an Animal…
Internal organization of commercial and licensing departments.
Purchase of the Armada studio in Hô-chi-min City, which becomes Xilam Vietnam.
Launching of the production of Rolling with the Ronks!, Magic, Season II and Paprika.
Launching of the Oggy YouTube channel.
Launching of production for season #2 of Zig and Sharko and Season #2 of Floopaloo where are you? and development of 5 new series, slated to begin production in 2014 and 2015
Re-purchasing of shares held by CITA (capital investment fund) by MDP Audiovisuel, Xilam Group and Xilam Animation and launching of production for the series Hubert and Takako, Season #2 of the Daltons and the animation feature, Oggy and the Cockroaches, the Movie (national release date, August 7th, 2013)
Launching of production for season #4 of Oggy and the Cockroaches and Floopaloo where are you?
Launching of production for Zig and Sharko
Acquisition of the Armada animation studio in Vietnam and launching of production for The Daltons.
Launching of production for Rahan and Mr. Baby
Launching of production for season #3 of Oggy and the Cockroaches and A Kind of Magic.
Launching of production for Rintindumb
Xilam brings in investment capital fund CITA to acquire 21.27% of the company and launches production for Shuriken School and the animated feature Lucky Luke, Go West!
Launching of production for season #2 of Space Goofs
Theater release of Kaena, the Prophecy, the first European animation feature created entirely in CGI + launching of production for Tupu
Xilam enters Euronext’s second (stock) market Paris on February 7th, 2002
Launching of production for the 2D/3D series Ratz.
Launching of production for season #2 of Oggy and the Cockroaches, Cartouche and The New Adventures of Lucky Luke.
Xilam Animation is registrated following acquisition of Gaumont Multimedia’s assets and catalogue as well as the animation rights for Lucky Luke, held by Dargaud
Launching of production for The Magician and Oggy and the Cockroaches
Launching of production for Dragon Flyz, Sky Dancers and Space Goofs.
Production of animated series begins
Marc du Pontavice co-founds Gaumont Télévisions, a production company specializing in fiction.