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Disney Channel Acquires ‘Miraculous - Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’ Seasons 4-5

Disney+ also snags all five seasons of the series; S4 hits summer 2021, with S5 coming in 2022.

Miraculous - Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, is heading to Disney Channels Worldwide. Co-producers ZAG animation studio and ON kids & family (Mediawan Group) inked a deal with the broadcaster to acquire Seasons 4 and 5 (excluding the U.S., Brazil, Australia, Canada, Korea, and China). Season 4 will debut in summer 2021, with Season 5 coming in 2022. Additionally, the global streaming service Disney+ has acquired all five seasons of the series (excluding Brazil, Korea, and China), a total of 130 x 22’ episodes. 

In September 2020 Disney Channel and Disney+ debuted Miraculous World: New York, United HeroeZ. The U.S. premiere ranked #1 for the week across all cable TV with Girls 6 – 11 and across all TV in its timeslot in the same demographic. It was equally well received in Germany when it premiered in 2020. The second movie, Miraculous World: Shanghai – The Legend of Lady Dragon, will debut in 2021. 

“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,” commented ZAG founder and CEO Jeremy Zag. “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.”

“We have a particular history with Disney - they are the first partners of Miraculous, the most passionate and committed!” added ON kids & family co-founder and CEO Aton Soumache. “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.”

The 3D-CGI animated superhero aspirational action-comedy series Miraculous - Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir is everyone’s superhero story. The show 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, they 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?

With an extensive fan base of young adult “Miraculers,” (ages 15-25), Miraculous has become a worldwide digital success 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. The franchise is the winner of 17 awards, including the 2018 Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Series. It airs in over 120 countries. 

Co-production partners on the two new seasons include France’s ZAGTOON (The World of Zag) and Method Animation (part of ON Kids & Family), Brazil’s Globosat and Italy’s DeAgostini Editore S.P.A., in collaboration with Disney Channel EMEA, French broadcaster TF1, and Japan’s Toei Animation.  

Source: ZAG