Creator: Tae-Sik Shin
Executive Producers: Sung-Jai Ahn, Corinne Kouper, Eugene Kang, Tom van Waveren, Genevieve Dexter, Guillaum Hellouin
78 x 7'
When you’re a lonely lizard in an unforgiving environment, life can be tough. It can seem the entire world is against you. In the case of Oscar, a rather forlorn desert denizen, it often is.
He is beset on all sides. The arid landscape offers little relief, while his fellow inhabitants are anything but neighbourly. The chickens bring a whole new meaning to hen-pecked and attack Oscar with bloodthirsty relish should he stray near them. The mischievous meerkats are no help at all.
Then there’s the terrible trio – Popy, Buck and Harchi – who are the bane of Oscar’s life. Anything he has, they take. Everywhere he goes, they follow. Which is never a good thing when water is so hard to find. More often than not, their blundering persistence trumps Oscar’s ingenuity.
But Oscar is not a quitter. What he may lack in size he makes up for in guts and determination. He never gives up. He’s a glass half-full kind of lizard. Unfortunately for him, in the desert that glass is usually half-full of sand.
So get ready for frantic, action-packed adventures through prickly cacti, down dusty roads, and over cliff edges, full of visual charm and memorable characters.
Best animated series at the 20th edition of the International Animation Festival of Brazil 2012, Anima Mundi.
"Prix du public" award as best series at the "Voix d'étoiles" festival (France) in 2012.
2nd mention in the TV series category at Expotoons International Animation Festival 2011 in Argentina.
Selected for the 2011 Annecy Festival.
Selected for the Siggraph Asia and for Anima 2011.
Selected for the 2011 International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlin, Czech Republic.