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Lola the Unlucky Cat is an animated slapstick comedy webseries and an "unofficial Spin-Off/Spiritual Successor" of Oggy and the Cockroaches, but also borrows some elements from Pakdam Pakdai. In terms of "Spiritual Successor", it instead relies on combining Black Comedy (notably having the use of Black Blood) with slapstick knowing no gender, and it's taken seriously In-Universe. Taking place in the (not-so-)average suburbs of Animeville, it stars titular Lola, who, like the title indicates, is an unlucky cat...resulting in her infamous and notable to be the unluckiest resident by far. Being horrendously ugly (fortunately covered with a bag mask), a ridiculously offputting gravely masculine voice and immaturity (such as her temperament and ditziness), and an unexpected trio of mice brothers (composed of Charlie, Marley and Larry) who are always destined to kill her, Lola has quite a ridiculously wacky life. Fortunately joining her is her older cousin, Lana, who is almost like the opposite of her; laid-back, calmer and slightly more clever in comparison...but back on the unfortunate side, attempting to fight back isn't easy, with bad results that depend on the situations.

It is entirely produced and animated by French studio Unori Animation (also being their first production), created by the studio's founder Jennifer le Lamine (who also makes the art for the show), and first aired in April 1, 2016. The series finished in February 1, 2016 with a total of 26 webisodes and can be watched on the studio's official site here.


This series provides examples of:

  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: Lola herself, her cousin Lana, and the latter's parents, Leah and Lincoln.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Lola is green, Lana is dark blue,
  • Animesque
  • Art-Style Dissonance: The cutesy art style is reminiscient of the manga Cyborg Cat Kuro-chan. The premise is about a Terrible Trio of mice trying to kill an unlucky cat girl for fun.
  • Badass Adorable: Lola and Lana. The mice also qualify, despite being irredeemable jerkasses at their worst.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Lucifer has these.
  • Black Blood
  • Can't Stand Them, Can't Live Without Them: Like with Oggy, Lola actually slowly enjoys more and more of the mice's suffering (a bit) she's given and would go insane without them, as revealed in the episode "Leave Me Alone".
  • Captain Ersatz/Cast of Expies: Since it's an Expy of Oggy and the Cockroaches—except for the mice, who are obviously based off of the mice from Pakdam Pakdai, though.
  • Crossdressing Voices: Lola's family all have ridiculous cases of this.
    • Lola is voiced by Philipe Spitéri.
    • Lana is voiced by Emanuel Garijo.
    • Leah is voiced by Rémi Chapotot.
    • Lincoln is voiced by Dorothée Pousséo.
  • Darker and Edgier: Yep.
  • Expy: Lisa looks like Leni Loud.
  • Fat Idiot: Marley.
  • Gonk: Lola's family is composed of these. Lola is the worst offender, though.
  • Green and Mean: Subverted with Lola. She is nice, albeit immature at times.
  • Leitmotif: For Lola, a slightly wacky sinister tune from a piano and violin. For Lana, a serious bass guitar tune. For the mice, a similar jester-like tune for the cockroaches', except more wackier and sinister-sounding.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Lana's the Masculine Girl to Earl's Feminine Boy.
  • Meaningful Name: Lola means "sorrow". This is basically her life.
  • Mood Whiplash: The credits remain unchanged when it comes to the Wham Episodes.
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  • Non-Standard Character Design: Lucifer is the only one who has Black Bead Eyes for the whole show.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Marley's the Blue Boy while Leni's the Pink Girl. Inverted with Lana and Earl.
  • Pun: Lola's weapon, the Dying Pan.
  • Sadist Show
  • Screams Like a Little Girl
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: To The Loud House with Lola, having a family with members named Lana and Lincoln, formerly owned by somebody named Lisa.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender/Break the Cutie: The show's premise is pretty much built on this.
  • Speaking Simlish
  • Speech Bubble: Always appears if some of the characters talk.
  • Sphere Eyes: A separated example. They're also big and circular.
  • Terrible Trio: The mice brothers.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Has exceptions.
  • Theme Naming: Sargeant Ruby and her maiden, Sapphire.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Lola likes nature, pink, sparkles and is concerned about her beauty—whereas Lana likes fighting, rough and tough movies and comics, bugs, reptiles and isn't afraid to get dirty.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Downplayed with "Leave Me Alone". Lola finally gets rid of the mice, and, as a result, slowly goes crazy as she tries to resist her tears. Then Lola wants Lana to come and get her family to assassinate her as the mice brothers attempt to come back because she has no clue what happened now.
    • The two-part finale:
      • "Let's Make a Deal" has Lola making a deal with Lucifer to give her good luck for the rest of her life...only for her to be Lucifer's pawn as the world turns into a dark world of misery and is about to blow up in flames, thus having Lola to be sent to Lucifer's dimension.
      • The second part, "The End is Nigh", has Lola failing to save the world...thus, she goes insane trying to hold her tears once again—and thus had no choice but to let Lucifer kill her...and as a good ending (for her), too.
  • The Woobie: Lola.
  • Would Hit a Girl: The mice would target anyone regardless of anything, but Lola is especially the main victim of them...even despite their sargeant being a girl.


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