The theatrical feature 'Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir: The Awakening' is scheduled to debut either in the fall 2021 or spring 2022.
Independent studio ZAG and co-producer ON kids & family have signed an agreement with Disney+ for their animated series Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. Disney channels worldwide (excluding the US, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Korea and China) have also acquired seasons four and five of the show.
Speaking about the agreement, ZAG founder and CEO Jeremy Zag, said: “Disney has been a key partner in bringing Miraculous Ladybug to audiences everywhere, and we are grateful for their creative support and trust for this next chapter. We are excited to be extending our relationship to Disney+ and to be part of their compelling new platform. We are naturally delighted by the impressive ratings for the first of the TV Event premieres and grateful for the support of our Miraculous fans who tuned in.”
Aton Soumache, co-founder and CEO of ON kids & family, added: “We have a particular history with Disney – they are the first partners of Miraculous, the most passionate and committed. Today, our success around the franchise allows us to strengthen our partnership, notably through Disney+, expand the Miraculous World thanks to the TV Events and many new superheroes who will come and surprise us; and to establish it proudly over time.”
Set in modern-day Paris, the series follows the adventures of two seemingly typical teens with secret identities, Marinette and Adrien, who magically transform into superheroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir. As secret superheroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir are partners in the action. But in the daytime, Marinette is just a normal girl and Cat Noir will do anything to support and impress Ladybug, but he does not know this is Marinette from his class.
Created by Thomas Astruc, Miraculous was first introduced in the fall of 2015 on French broadcaster TF1. Since then, it has become a popular digital franchise with over 22bn views on YouTube. The theatrical feature Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir: The Awakening is scheduled to debut either in the fall of 2021 or spring 2022.