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The Owl & Co (French: La Chouette et Cie) is an All-CGI Cartoon Adaptation Expansion of The Owl, a short series created by Alexandre So and produced by Studio Hari, released in 2014. It focuses on the titular Owl, who is grumpy, quick-tempered and cannot bear noise, disorder or others in general—so there's nothing worse than to be living in an wearisome environment with his neurotic neighbors he has to put up with (a jerkass frog who wants to control everything, a smart stickbug who usually makes useless inventions, a ditzy and clingy sheep, a rooster, a chick(en) and an idealistic, exuberant bat) as his quest for peace only gets him into ridiculous situations. Combine that with his unintentional mistakes or even torture at the end of Once an Episode, and that means anyone can bet he must be the unluckiest guy in the world.


A second season was later released in 2016.

This series contains examples of:

  • Absentee Actor: The Bat doesn't appear in some episodes, along with the stickbug, albeit having less absences than her.
  • Art Shift: In "Vide'Owl", the Owl was attempting to get a worm, but accidentally causes the analysis device screen to fall on him and the worm. As a result, they become pixelated.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": For most of the creatures.
  • Armless Biped: The Owl and a magical, yellow bird lack wings.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: We have the Owl, who is pink.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Most of the worms were blue in the original short series.
  • Butt-Monkey/Comedic Sociopathy: The Owl is always harmed in a way Once an Episode.
  • Bald Women: Female frogs and sheep appear in some episodes, but lack human hair like the Bat.
  • Boyish Short Hair: The Bat has this hairstyle.
  • Balloon Belly:
    • In "Adopt a Owl", a bunch of baby worms eat too many blueberries, they outright become ball-shaped.
    • In "Seeing Doub-Owl", one moment has the Owl being very full from eating lots of worms that he cloned.
    • In "Termin-Owl", a lot of worms were walking out of a cave and the Owl just so happens to eat them all there, and got too full yet again.
  • Brutal Honesty: The Frog sometimes lets out this.
  • Cute Owl: The Owl himself, once again.
  • Diurnal Nocturnal Animal: The Owl and the Bat are pretty much diurnal.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: The Polecat spoke a few Spanish phrases in "Abracad-Owl".
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  • Hidden Depths: In one episode, the Frog can make pudding and it just so happens to be famous.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: In one episode, Frog, Sheep and Owl were invited to a dinner by the Flamingo. And the meal they were served with? Cockroaches—and that just so happened to be what the Owl turns out to be allergic with.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": In the episode "Me Tarzan, You Owl", Tarzan's name is pronounced as "tor-zohn" or "tor-zan".
  • Jerkass: The Owl is this, arguably. Besides his negative behavior, in a majority of episodes he only cares about eating worms, is always on his quest for peace and quiet and never cares about his friends at all.
  • Missing Mom: The Chick's mother is outright never even mentioned.
  • Never Say "Die": Inverted:
    • In "Natur'Owl Disaster"—when the Frog predicted a hurricane with his back pain, the Sheep worrily claims that "[they're] all [going to] die".
    • There is also use of the word "kill" in "Excalib-Owl", when the Frog (along with the Sheep, Chick, and Owl) mistake extra swords the Bat drops for an assassination attempt at the Owl.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Happens sometimes with the Frog, the Bat and the Chicken in the English dub (despite the actors being British).
  • Protagonist and Friends
  • Pun: Some of the episode titles have this, with the word "Owl".
  • Running Gag:
    • Once an Episode, the Owl will always attempt to catch and eat a worm, with no success (at least, for the most part).
    • Another one is when he loses his body parts, a banjo tune is heard as he looks unamused at the viewer.
    • In "Fun-Owl Business", a running gag has the Sheep saying "I'm neutral!". He also sometimes magically appears in other places before he says it.
    • In another episode, a running gag has shapeshifting...creatures who just happen to mainly take the forms of the Owl's friends, each with two (really, if not already very) minor differences.
  • Shout-Out: Also at the end of "Vide'Owl", the Owl accidentally got himself and a worm into a Pac-Man-like game.
  • Sphere Eyes


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