Disney Plus and Disney Channel have snapped up two animated TV movies based on the popular “Miraculous” franchise, produced by L.A.-based banner ZAG and Mediawan-owned “The Little Prince” producer ON Kids & Family.
Disney will have the global rights (except for Brazil and China) to two film projects, titled “Miraculous World: New York – United HeroeZ” and “Miraculous World: Shanghai – Lady Dragon.”
Created by ZAG and produced by ZAG and ON Kids & Family, the 3D-CGI-animated TV movies will be directed by Thomas Astruc, the creative force whose “Miraculous” series is a global hit airing in more than 120 territories.
The female-led animated franchise follows the adventures of two seemingly typical teens who magically transform into superheroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir, and fight evil in Paris. The TV movies will unfold in New York and Shanghai.
“With our two new movies, we’re expanding the world of ‘Miraculous’ like never before as Ladybug and Cat Noir explore New York and Shanghai, and meet new superheroes as they take on treacherous villains far away from their home city of Paris,” said Jeremy Zag, founder and CEO of ZAG.
Aton Soumache, president and co-founder of On Kids & Family, said the franchise’s international profile “has grown forcefully over time, with a phenomenal success that crosses frontiers.”
“Miraculous” has reached more than 15 billion views on YouTube and has sold more than 150 million products in the past three years.