18 Nov - 2021

ZAG and ON kids & family (Mediawan) take home the Grand Prize for “Miraculous – Tales Ladybug and Cat Noir” at Ecran Jeunesse Festival

Award-winning global independent animation studios ZAG and ON kids & family (Mediawan) have been awarded the Grand Prize at the 2nd edition of the Ecran Jeunesse Festival- dedicated to “multi-screen” youth programs–for the global hit series Miraculous™ – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.  The festival took place from Wednesday November 10 to Sunday November 14 in Bagnères-de-Bigorre in the Pyrenees.

“It’s an incredible honor to win the Grand Prize at the Ecran Jeunesse Festival for Miraculous,” commented Jeremy Zag, Founder and CEO, ZAG.  “Miraculous has taken the world by storm since its initial debut in France in 2015, with the series now airing in over 120 countries around the globe.  We are grateful to all of our partners including Toei Animation, DeAgostini , SamG, TF1, Disney and Globosat, and of course all of our fans across around the globe who have fallen in love with our heroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir.”

Confirming the broad appeal of Miraculous, members of the Jury who voted for the series include: Marc du Pontavice, president of the Jury, president of Xilam Animation; Djilali Beskri, writer, comic book author, director and producer, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, comedian; Fatoumata Diallo, youth programs advisor Gulli & M6 Kid; Stéphanie Gerthoffert, youth artistic advisor TF1; Héloïse Martin, actress; Chrystel Mussy-Masucci, editorial and programming manager for the Canal + Group youth department; Carole Pujol, editorial manager for Lumni France Télévisions; Christine Reinaudo, hybrid and new youth formats program manager for France Télévision; and Elodie Varlet, comedienne (More Beautiful Life).

The Ecran Jeunesse Festival is a mecca of entertainment and discovery for kids.  The festival offers workshops about the audiovisual profession supervised and led by recognized professionals, including an introduction to the world of images, graphic illustration, casting and radio; screenings of series, fiction, and cartoons; and gives children the opportunity to meet directors, mascots, actors, and casting directors.

Season four of the Miraculous™ – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir animated TV series started to roll out in over 120 countries across the globe during spring/summer 2021, and ZAG is currently in production on a US$100 million+ animated feature to premiere in 2022.  Miraculous is the winner of 19 awards, including the 2018 Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Series.

Miraculous™ is everyone’s superhero story. The series is ranked by IMDB amongst the Top 10 Best Animated Shows in the last 20 years[1].  With a massive fan base of young adult “Miraculers,” (ages 15-25), Miraculous has become a digital planetary craze with over 27.7 billion views on YouTube (authorized and of user-generated content); and over 200 million products have been sold during the past four years.

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