Xilam Animation’s CGI Slapstick Comedy ‘Trico’ Heading to Netflix
” A demand for non-verbal comedies, as well as a chance to expand into 3D animation, spurred the studio to make Trico, says CEO Marc du Pontavice.
Netflix has picked up exclusive rights to Xilam Animation’s new CG-animated comedy Trico, which will debut in early 2022.
Hugo Gittard (Zig & Sharko, Magoo) created the non-verbal series about a retired globetrotting sheep who disrupts a peaceful mountain pasture and has to work with a friend to defend the other sheep from a sneaky wolf.
Xilam was motivated to make the 78 x seven-minute series after the success of Zig & Sharko, says CEO Marc du Pontavice. The non-verbal comedy nature of both shows gives them longer international legs, and the ability to reach a much wider audience. Seeing the success of Xilam’s other shows in this vein, Netflix approached the studio to create a slapstick series, he adds. ”
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