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Disney+ acquires all five seasons of Miraculous


Award-winning independent animation studio ZAG and co-producer ON kids & family (Mediawan Group) further solidify their relationship with Disney Channels around the world for its globally renowned series Miraculous - Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir with the channel acquiring seasons four and five (excluding the U.S., Brazil, Australia, Canada, Korea and China). Season four will debut in summer 2021 and season five in 2022.  Further, global streaming service Disney+ has acquired all five seasons of the series (excluding Brazil, Korea and China), a total of 130 x 22’ episodes.

The 3D-CGI-animated superhero aspirational action-comedy series Miraculous - Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir is everyone’s superhero story. The series is ranked by IMDB amongst the Top 10 Best Animated Shows in the last 20 years.  And Parrot Analytics has found that the audience demand for the series is 34.1 times the demand of the average TV series in the United States in the last 30 days. Only 0.2% of all shows in this market have this level of demand.

With a massive fan base of young adult “Miraculers,” (ages 15-25), Miraculous has become a digital planetary craze with over 22 billion views on YouTube (authorized and of user-generated content); and over 150M products have been sold during the past three years.  The theatrical US$100M movie, Miraculous Ladybug And Cat Noir ‘The Awakening,’ debuts in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. Miraculous is the winner of 17 awards, including the 2018 Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Series and airs in over 120 countries across the globe.

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. As secret superheroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir are partners in the action. But in the daytime, Marinette is just a normal girl, living a normal life. Cat Noir will do anything to support and impress Ladybug, but does not know this is Marinette from his class. Marinette, the regular girl, in turn dreams of Adrien and simply gets little response. When evil threatens Paris, their beloved City of Lights, can they beat the unexpected villains?

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