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Xilam Animation secures deals with Disney to produce ‘The Doomies’ and season two of ‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life’

Xilam Animation, an independent producer and distributor of animated content, has announced the signing of deals with Disney to produce two new animated series for its Disney+ platform, The Doomies and a second season of Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life.

At Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Disney announced the production of the upcoming series, The Doomies, an original creation by Xilam Animation, which it will produce in 22×22’ format. The Doomies was created by two established Xilam talents: Andres Fernandez (Zig and Sharko, Moka), who will also direct the series, and Remi Zarrour, AKA Pozla (Moka, Monkey Business). The series is a horror comedy and marks Xilam’s first project aimed at a teen audience.

Disney also revealed it has ordered a second season of Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life from Xilam, in an extended 54×7’ format. The order builds on the success of the first season (39×7’), which launched on Disney+ in summer 2021. The upcoming second season will be directed by three experienced Xilam directors: Jean Cayrol (Floopaloo, Paprika), Fred Martin (A Kind of Magic, Oggy Oggy) and Kahlil Ben Nahmane (Zig and Sharko, Oggy Next Gen).