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Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie (also known as Oggy et les Cafards, Le Film in French) is an animated comedy family movie that premiered on August 7, 2013 in France. This film was based on the hit animated series called Oggy and the Cockroaches.

Unlike the series it's based on, the movie takes place over four different time periods (13,327 BC, 1,350 AD, 1,899-1,900 AD and 27 BBY), showcasing different incarnations of the titular characters and their Herculean battles.


This film contains examples of:

  • Ambiguous Ending: Oggy-Wan Kenoggy's body parts fall onto a planet then reform into the amoeba-Oggy seen at the beginning of the film then the prologue is shown again. Whether this is the same sequence seen at the start of the film that was shortened for the ending, indicating that the Star Wars segment is a prequel to the three other parts and the show itself (the original franchise ''does'' take place "a long time ago" after all) or this is a different sequence, indicating that the feud will continue in a different time and place is up for debate.
  • Art Shift:
    • This film begins with a Parody of Evolution where the art style is much simpler.
    • Oggy-Wan Kenoggy is in CGI until the part where Oggy's body parts land in the ocean.
  • Bag of Kidnapping: The roaches utilize one on Olivia.
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  • Bedsheet Ladder: Prince Oggy sews one up from the curtains in Olivia's tower.
  • Big Bad: The Cockroaches fill this role in every segment except the last one, where Bob is the main villain.
  • Butt-Monkey: Oggy, Jack and the Cockroaches, just like in the show. However, Jack has it unusually worse compared to everyone else.
  • Captured on Purpose: The roaches let themselves be arrested and jailed for stealing an important key so they can steal something just as vital: a bomb!
  • Circling Birdies: After Oggy Magnon gets beaten up by vines, a pair of circling pterodactyls appear over his head. Later, in the same segment, two real birds fly around Bob's head for a few seconds when he takes a couple of hits from Jack's club.
  • Clock Tower: Big Ben, of course.
  • Cover Innocent Eyes and Ears: Jack briefly covers Olivia's eyes when Prince Oggy and Joey commence their sword/swatter fight.
  • Cranial Eruption: Jack Holmes gets a tall one after charging into the wall at the cockroaches' Trafalgar Square hideaway.
  • Destination Defenestration: During the police's struggle to arrest Jack Holmes, a police officer is sent crashing out the window.
  • Door Judo: The cockroaches do this to Jack when he tries to charge at their door in the Victorian segment.
  • Dreadful Musician: Unlike Sherlock Holmes, Jack Holmes plays the violin poorly.
  • Falling-in-Love Montage: In the first segment, Olivia and Oggy explore the former's home and fall for each other in the process.
  • Furry Reminder: Jack Holmes tends to lap up his tea.
  • Giant Spider: One tries and fails to make a meal out of Oggy Magnon.
  • Girl in the Tower: Olivia is captured and held by the cockroaches in one.
  • Here We Go Again!: The movie ends with another generation of Oggy and the Cockroaches being created which causes them to fight again. Of course, that assumes this actually isn't the same segment shown in the beginning...
  • Historical Domain Character:
    • Queen Victoria. The cockroaches plan to blow up Big Ben and her with it.
    • A deleted scene has Jack as Vercingetorix and Bob as Julius Caesar.
    • Another deleted scene shows Oggy, Jack and Bob as soldiers in Napoléon Bonaparte's army.
  • History Repeats: The whole movie is about Oggy and the Ccckroaches' battles throughout history.
  • I Want Grandkids: Prince Oggy's mother would really like for her son to get hitched so she can get some grandchildren.
  • Killed Off for Real: Oggy-Wan Kenoggy, Dee Dee, Marky and Joey are incinerated by Darth Bob's death ray. After it's destroyed, Oggy's remains fall onto the planet Bob was attempting to blow up, revealing it to be Earth as his cells jumpstart life on it.
  • Letting the Air Out of the Band: The romantic music that plays during Prince Oggy and Olivia's Twirl of Love peters out when she throws him across the room by accident.
  • Love Floats: As in modern times, Olivia can make Prince Oggy do this.
  • Magic Skirt: When Jack drops Olivia, she's left sprawled on the ground with her legs pointing upward. Thankfully, her dress somehow still points upward as well!
  • Meadow Run: With Prince Oggy and Olivia, except it takes place in a tower.
  • Meat-O-Vision: Some prehistoric piranhas briefly see Oggy Magnon as a chicken with a cat-esque tail.
  • Monumental Damage: Although the protagonists keep it from blowing up, Big Ben still manages to lose several gears and a face - which falls right on top of Queen Victoria.
  • The Movie: Right there in the title.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The Cockroaches suffer from this in every segment.
  • Music Soothes the Savage Beast: And, in Bob's case, distracts him.
  • New Year Has Come: The cockroaches attempt to kill Queen Victoria on New Year's Eve 1900 using a bomb.
  • Parody of Evolution: In the intro, Oggy evolves from a microbe into a cat. The problem? He evolved straight from a fish into a cat. However, the earlier segments are somewhat more accurate, where he evolved into a Pikaia (?) and then an early fish.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: The medieval cockroaches successfully use this on Olivia twice. Joey tries this on Darth Bob to no avail.
  • Running Gag:
    • "La Cucaracha" playing at least once per segment (except for the Star Wars one)
    • Marky and Dee Dee arm wrestling.
  • Shown Their Work: A subtle example: In the beginning, Oggy evolves from a microbe into a cat. If one looks closely, after he becomes a jellyfish, he evolves into a worm-like thing (Possibly a Pikaia) and into an eel (Possibly an Agnathan fish).
  • Smelly Feet Gag:
    • Oggy Magnon's are stinky enough to knock out a giant spider that wanted to make a meal of him.
    • In the Victorian segment, the cockroaches' socks are so smelly, their juices can actually dissolve metal!
  • Spot of Tea: Expect to see this show up a lot in Victorian England.
  • Stealth Prequel: The Star Wars segment ends with the Parody of Evolution seen in the film's prologue, revealing that it takes place before the others. Of course, that assumes this actually is the same segment shown in the beginning...
  • Steampunk: Victorian England is full of steam-powered cars and flying machines.
  • Stock Scream: The Wilhelm Scream can be heard when a police officer is knocked out of Holmes and Watson's office.
  • Sword Fight: Actually, sword and swatter fight.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: The cockroaches in the third segment: they attempt to assassinate Queen Victoria with several other people's lives as collateral damage.
  • Twirl of Love: Olivia pick up Prince Oggy and spins him around after they reunite then accidentally flings him into a mirror.
  • Westminster Chimes: Heard in the Sherlock teaser and when Olivia explains that her stolen key unlocks Big Ben.
  • Window Pain: A map leading to a restaurant is delivered to Jack Holmes and Oggy Watson this way.
  • Your Size May Vary: The insectoid creature that appears in 1899 can be either a little taller than the cockroaches or as big as the cats.


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