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Boule et Bill is a televised French-language cartoon series produced in Canada (as a Canada-France co-production) in 2004. It is based on the popular Belgian comic Boule et Bill. It has aired on the channel Unis since 2015. It is the third animated adaptation, the first airing in the year 1960 on the channel Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française and the second airing in 2000 on the channel TFO. There is also a fourth TV series produced in 2006 that has aired on TOU.TV since 2014.

It is distributed internationally be Dargaud Distribution, and copyrighted in 2004 by Dargaud-Marina and Bel Ombre Films and TéléTOON/TPS Jeunesse. It is a Tooncan XXIII Inc. production.


It is produced by Gaspard de Chavagnac and Paul Cadieux. It is co-produced by Patrick Dedieu. Administrative production by Judith Serfaty, assistant-produced by Ingrid Libercier and Jennifer Regent.

It is directed by Francis Nielsen, with additional direction by Francois Sasseville-Dargaud-Marina and Carine Neant and Muriel Achery and Didier Lejuene and Davia Orsatelle.

The graphics adaptation is done by Remi Lasfargeas of Acacia Studio - La Faktory. Also by Seahorse Productions, with artistic director responsible for design Serge Cicerone and Bernard le Gall supervising storyboards. The animation is done by Hong-Guang Animation Suzhou, with associated producer George Chang and assistant producer Mandy Le, coordinating producers Linus Lee and Sophie Huang, and animation supervisors SKinny Wen, Anthony Wang, Max Ma, Denis Du, Jack Zhou, and Sunny Sun.

Music is by Laurent Cayol, Francois Monfeuga, Jacques Bastello, and Olivier Lanneluc. Musical editing is done by Dargaud-Marina - Emi Virgin Music Publishing.

Additional work by Laurent-Christophe de Ruelle and Nathalie Coupal and Kun Jalabet.


The story focuses on a suburban family in Brussels in the 1960s.


  • Boule/Billy is the boy
  • Bill/Buddy is his dog
  • Pierre is his dad
  • his mother is also there
  • Mouf is a friend of Boule/Billy
  • Plum is a girlfriend of Boule/Billy


air dates listed to right of episodes are original air dates on Unis, their earlier debut dates on TF1 still need to be located as the overall original air date, at which point the Unis runs can be demoted to alt-date

There are one hundred and four episodes.

Numbers TBD:

  • Camping sauvage 12 December 2015
  • Un amour d'instituteur 15 December 2015
  • La greve 16 December 2015
  • Vitalis perd la boule 17 December 2015
  • Boule de bois 18 December 2015
  • Les Tarties 19 December 2015
  • Lecon de seduction 22 December 2015
  • La Saint-Valentin 23 December 2015
  • Bill A Boa 24 December 2015
  • Un Noel extra 25 December 2015
  • Partie de chasse 29 December 2015
  • Quelle vie de poulet 30 December 2015
  • Le correspondent 31 December 2015
  • Transmission de pensees 1 January 2016
  • S.O.S. nid en detresse 3 March 2016
  • L'ouef de Caroline 7 March 2016 (possibly debuted 5 May 2014 on unknown channel)

Numbers determined, OADs TBD:

  • 1: Au régime
  • 104: Plein les yeux
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