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Background

Xilam was founded in 1999 by Marc and Alix du Pontavice, after leaving Gaumont Multimedia.

1st Logo (1999-)

Xilam - Logo

Logo: A white stick figure-like person walks near a surface on the screen, brandishing a paintbrush and a paint bucket. He grabs the brush and paints a red "X" on the surface. Once that is done, the camera zooms in on the X as the person backs away. The gray text "xilam" appears to the bottom of the X, which makes this:

X

xilam

Variants:

  • Starting in 2003, the figure and the X are on the left, and "ilam" in lower-case letters is shown on the right, making this: 

Xilam

  • On Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure, when the Logo is formed, the M in ilam gallops in and backs up in position, neighing then stops
  • On Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie, After the logo is formed, after "ilam" fades in, the cockroaches (Joey, Marky and Dee Dee) spray graffiti text that says "XiLAM".
  • On films from the company, the animation is filmed.
  • On TV shows from the company, the animation is videotaped in a 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • Widescreen versions of this logo have the camera zoom in slower.

FX/SFX: 3D animation.

Music/Sounds: A 12-note whistling theme, 2 pencil noises during the last 7 notes, and a piano composition of the last 5 notes.

Music/Sounds Variant:

  • On Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure, there's an western piano composition of the aforementioned tune.
  • On Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie, there's an orchestral composition of the aforementioned tune, but then the cockroaches sing the last five notes and laugh.
  • On Kaena: The Prophecy, synth strings are heard in the background.

Availability: The 1999 variant is extinct, it can be seen on Space Invaders. The 2003-present variant is common, can be seen on the current films and cartoons made by Xilam, such as Oggy and the Cockroaches, Shuriken School and Zig & Sharko.

Scare Factor: None, although the logo may startle first-time viewers.

Custom Variants

Space Goofs Season 1 variant (1999)

Nicknames: "The Sun Globe"

Logo: Same as the Space Goofs variant of the Gaumont Multimedia logo, but the text instead says: "XILAM ANIMATION PRESENTS" (in English) or "XILAM ANIMATION PRESENTE" (in French).

FX/SFX: See Gaumont Multimedia logo.

Music/Sounds: As with the Gaumont version, it's the opening theme, sung by Iggy Pop.

Availability: Seen on later prints of Season 1 of the said show.

Editor's Note: None.

Space Goofs Season 2 variant (2002-2006)

Logo: We see a blue irregular pentagon on a space background. On top of it is:

A Xilam Production (in English)

or

Une realisation du Studio Xilam (in French)

Then, a UFO (with the Space Goofs) flies over it, and the logo segues into the opening sequence.

FX/SFX: The UFO.

Music/Sounds: Same as above.

Availability: Seen on Season 2 of the said show.

Scare Factor: None.

Oggy and the Cockroaches variant (1999-)

Nicknames: "The Sun Globe"

Logo: Same as the Gaumont Multimedia logo, except that the filmstrip inscription is changed to:

Xilam PRESENTS (in English)

or

Xilam PRESENTE (in French)

Variants:

  • In Season 3, the logo was enhanced and a different-looking "X" was used. Also, the filmstrip is stretched out more.
  • In Season 4, the logo was modified for widescreen. The logo was retouched with a darker filmstrip, smoother animation and a different space background. Like in Season 3, the filmstrip is stretched out more. Shame though, that the Sun is gone here.
  • In Seasons 5 and 6, the logo's planet now clearly represents earth and has yet another different space background. "PRESENTS" is also in a different font. Instead of hitting the screen, however, the logo hits the background and it shatters into the intro.

FX/SFX: See Gaumont Multimedia logo.

Music/Sounds: See Gaumont Multimedia logo, In Seasons 5 and 6, the bombastic hit is replaced by the intro theme.

Availability: Seen on later episodes of Oggy and the Cockroaches.

Scare Factor: None.

The New Adventures of Lucky Luke variant (2001-)

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: The horse neighing.

Music/Sounds: The New Adventures of Lucky Luke theme song.

Availability: Seen on The New Adventures of Lucky Luke.

Scare Factor: None.

Ratz variant (2003-)

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Ratz theme song.

Availability: Seen on Ratz.

Scare Factor: None.

Zig and Sharko variant (2010-)

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Zig and Sharko theme song.

Availability: Seen on Zig and Sharko.

Scare Factor: None.

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