ZAG, the award-winning global independent animation studio, and Method Animation (Mediawan Kids & Family), announced today that Disney Branded Television has acquired seasons six and seven of the globally renowned series, Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, as well as three original animated specials. The new season and specials will be available on Disney Channels worldwide, then on Disney+ globally thereafter. The announcement was made by Jeremy Zag, Founder and CEO, ZAG, and Julien Borde, President, Mediawan Kids & Family.
Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir follows the adventures of two seemingly typical teens with secret identities, Marinette and Adrien, who magically transform into superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir to save their city of Paris from unexpected villains! The two new seasons, each consisting of 26 x 22-minute episodes, and original specials are produced in collaboration with Disney Branded Television, Brazil’s Globosat, Italy’s KidsMe, and France’s TF1.
Currently in production for a fall 2024 launch, season six of Miraculous finds the superheroes facing a new and skillfull enemy! Meanwhile, their alter-egos Marinette and Adrien have never been closer but are still keeping secrets from each other. Set in a revitalized eco-friendly Paris, our heroes are about to experience a school year full of emotions and revelation.
Now available on Disney Channel and Disney+ US, the first 44-minute special, Miraculous World: Paris, Tales of Shadybug & Claw Noir showcases Ladybug and Cat Noir discovering a parallel world where the holders of the miraculous of the Ladybug and the Black Cat are evil while the holder of the miraculous of the butterfly is a hero! The second of the three specials (title TBD) is currently in pre-production.
The new season and specials will deliver exciting new visuals, produced via the gaming platform Unreal Engine, the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool for photo-real visual and immersive experiences.
“We are excited to continue working with Disney Branded Television to create first-class content for Miraculous fans everywhere,” commented Jeremy Zag, Founder and CEO, ZAG. “Our audiences resonate with this coming-of-age series about ordinary kids learning the importance of believing in themselves and understanding that you don’t need to be a superhero or wear a mask to reach your dreams and overcome fears!”
“We are thrilled to continue the wonderful adventure of the two most famous superheroes among children with ZAG and our long-standing partner Disney Branded Television,” says Julien Borde, President of Mediawan Kids & Family. “The Miraculous universe continues to expand, captivating an increasingly vast and demanding fan community. These new adventures will meet their expectations and are poised to surprise and inspire dreams.”
The 3D-CGI-animated superhero aspirational action-comedy series Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir is everyone’s superhero story. With a massive fan base of young adult “Miraculers,” (ages 15-25), Miraculous has become a digital planetary craze with over 37 billion views on YouTube (authorized and user-generated content). The animated blockbuster “Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie” launched theatrically in Europe in summer 2023 topping the box office in France and Germany; and launched on Netflix on July 28, 2023.