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Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie

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Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie
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This is what Tom and Jerry: The Movie should have been.
Genre: Animation
Slapstick
Comedy
Directed By: Olivier Jean-Marie
Written By: Olivier Jean-Marie
Distributed By: BAC Films (France)
Release Date: August 7, 2013
Runtime: 93 Minutes
Country: France
Language: English
French
Non-verbal


Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie (also known as Oggy et les Cafards: Le Film in French) is a 2013 French animated slapstick anthology comedy movie directed and written by Olivier Jean-Marie, that premiered in France on August 7, 2013. This was the final film Olivier Jean-Marie directed before his death on May 2021.

Plot

In this anthology film based on the series of the same name, Oggy and the titular trio cockroaches are still at war with each other, this time spanning across time and space in the form of film parodies.

Why It made us run with a roach swatter

  1. Spectacular animation which is better than the show itself (even though it's already great despite some editing errors), not to mention it also uses full CGI at the near end, while being not as good as the one seen in "Captain Underpants", It still managed to recreate all the main characters' design faithfully.
  2. The plot for this movie has a very interesting concept for 90 minute film. It is divided by 4 parts. The Prehistoric, The Medieval, The 20th Century, and The Future, and unlike Season 5 of the original show, It manages to set the characters in the different historical periods in a well-executed way.
  3. Good grasp of the original source material. The characters are not only not flanderized, but nowhere in the film do they actually talk. They are also into their same misadventures as they were in the show.
    • As such, even though the movie can only be viewed in French, you don't have to worry about the dialogue.
  4. Speaking about the source material, the movie and the show have many points in common such as hilarious slapstick, such as Jack failing to catch the stick, which makes it fall onto his head, hearthwarming moments like when Oggy gives Olivia a picture carved in stone, fun chasing scenes and spying sequences, such as Dee Dee and Marky entering Olivia's shop.
  5. All of the characters are in this film (with a few extras; however Olivia is absent in the final subplot).
  6. While having less variety and not being as good as the original, the soundtrack provided in this film is amazingly done, and fits the movie itself.

Bad Qualities

  1. The film can have the characters weirdly express their emotions.
  2. The film can get pretty harsh as Oggy almost dies in The Prehistoric, but then dies in The Future (though he gets revived).
  3. A flat joke in "The Incredible Oggy Watson", in which Oggy, while following Dee Dee and Marky's footprints with a magnifying glass, ends up accidentally looking at Olivia's breasts.
    • Speaking of Olivia, her human proportions in "Prince Oggy" and in "The incredible Oggy Watson" look really weird depending on your Pov.
  4. Weird ending, as it just ends when Oggy chases the Cockroaches at an island, which also appears in the opening.
  5. Dee Dee and Marky here have little personality compared to the show, as they're just portrayed as Joey's bumbling minions.

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