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.
2011 - Nominated at the Annecy Festival
2011 - Nominated at Anima Mundi
2011 - 'Prix du public' award for Best Series at Voix d'Etoiles
2011 - Nominated at the International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlin
2011 - 2nd prize in the TV series category at Expotoons International Animation Festival, Argentina