Skydance Media in partnership with ZAG announced that it has secured the live-action feature film and television rights to the global animated phenomenon ‘Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’.
Under the deal, Skydance plans to develop and produce the first-ever live-action adaptations based on the hit property with an anticipated release in 2020.
“Jeremy and everyone at ZAG has done a tremendous job in creating and building Miraculous into the massive pop culture sensation it is today,” said Jesse Sisgold, President and COO Skydance Media.
ZAG’s aspirational series is the winner of the 2018 Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Series, airs in over 120 countries worldwide. Miraculous has a passionate and active teen fan base, the “Miraculers” with over a million global subscribers to YouTube and 17 billion watch-time minutes in its lifetime with both official and user-generated content.
Miraculous consumer products have 350 licensees worldwide. Winning multiple industry awards in licensing and consumer products, merchandise passed the USD 100 million mark in retail sales in 2017.
“The Skydance team really understands and embraces the vision we have for this very special superhero love story. They have an incredible track record of producing exciting action with compelling characters and are the perfect team to express the magic and adventure of Ladybug and Cat Noir,” Jeremy Zag, Founder and CEO ZAG.
The critically acclaimed, award-winning animated television series developed and produced by Jeremy Zag follows two heroes—Ladybug and Cat Noir, as they protect the city of Paris from super villains. 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. Miraculous taps into first love, secrets, friends, magic, duality and the romance of Paris.
ZAG is a global independent entertainment studio specializing in the creation and production of original, high-quality IP for kids and family in the film and TV sector.