ZAG has just signed off a live-action feature film and television adaptation of its global animated hit Miraculous - Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir.
The rights have been signed over to Skydance Media who, under the new deal, plans to develop and produce the first-ever live action adaptations based on the property, with an initially release planned for 2020.
ZAG’s Miraculous - Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir was the winner of the 2018 Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Series and airs in over 120 countries worldwide, regularly scoring number one rankings in kids four to 11 demographic.
“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.
“We look forward to partnering with them to expand this incredible universe into the world of live action.”
Miraculous has won multiple industry awards in licensing and consumer products and merchandising passed the $100 million mark in retail sales in 2017 thanks to its programme of over 350 licensees worldwide.
Jeremy Zag, founder and CEO of ZAG, added: “I am thrilled to partner with Skydance to create live-action adaptations of Miraculous. It’s been my long-time dream to bring this world to life.
“The Skydance team really understands and embraces the vision we have for this very special super hero love story. They have an incredible track record for producing exciting actin with compelling characters and are the perfect team to express the magic and adventure of Ladybug and Cat Noir.”