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MEDIAWAN AND ZAG ANNOUNCE THE BIRTH OF MIRACULOUS CORP

14 May - 2024

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Mediawan, Europe’s premier independent production powerhouse led by Pierre-Antoine Capton, and ZAG, the innovative independent animation studio renowned for crafting original tales and IPs led by Jeremy Zag, proudly unveil the inception of Miraculous Corp.

This groundbreaking joint-venture between Mediawan and ZAG reunites all facets of the globally acclaimed Miraculous franchise, under the ownership of the two partners (approximately 60% for Mediawan, 40% for ZAG). Jeremy Zag will continue his involvement as a major shareholder and Board member, while overseeing the development and creation of existing and new characters within the franchise.

Miraculous Corp is also the announcement of an unprecedented expansion, ushering in a new era of iconic characters and captivating narratives.

Ladybug’s adventures will soon unfold new content around the world : TV movies, spin-off series with brand new characters such as Rainbow Light, Tiger Force, Captain Justice, Time Master, Jungle Queen, Lady Dragon and of course the highly anticipated Miraculous, The Movie 2 directed by Jeremy Zag.

Bolstered by a dedicated team, Miraculous Corp embarks on a mission to elevate the brand’s global footprint, overseeing both creative endeavors and commercial ventures to magnify its influence on a worldwide scale.

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, the French sensation, crafted by the visionary trio of Thomas Astruc, Nathanaël Bronn and Jeremy Zag and co-produced by ZAG and Mediawan Kids & Family, has captivated audiences across 150 territories since its debut in 2015. With five TV seasons, three TV movies, and ongoing production for Seasons 6 and 7, the franchise continues to enthrall fans worldwide.

Amassing an impressive haul of 30 awards, including the prestigious Kidscreen Award for Best Animated Series, Miraculous has transcended boundaries, captivating audiences both on screen and in theaters.

Miraculous, The Movie directed by Jeremy Zag shattered records as one of the most-watched French animated film worldwide, pulling in $44 million and garnering over 35 million views on Netflix within a month further solidifying the franchise’s global impact and commercial success.

Miraculous boasts a formidable presence across various platforms, dominating screens on Disney, Globo, and TF1, while amassing a devoted following with 37 billion YouTube views, over 250 million app downloads, and 550+ million plays on Roblox.

The brand’s licensing and merchandising endeavors have further solidified its stature, with over 300 million branded products sold worldwide generating last year more than $400 million retail revenues.

The establishment of Miraculous Corp is the illustration of Mediawan’s structuring to serving the international deployment of its IPs and underscores Mediawan’s commitment to fostering the global evolution of its IPs, heralding a new chapter in the Miraculous saga.

After all these years dedicated to passionately developing the Miraculous universe alongside Thomas Astruc, Nathanaël Bronn, and Sébastien Thibaudeau, this new chapter of our journey with Mediawan will allow us to fulfill our wildest dreams, matching the ambition we have for Miraculous. We are poised to introduce a groundbreaking universe of superheroes, one that not only captivates audiences worldwide but also champions the principles of girl power and gender equality. This innovative universe will transcend borders, captivating audiences in various forms across the globe. My partnership with Pierre-Antoine Capton is fundamental; we share a vision for this unprecedented expansion of a French franchise, and together, we embark on this extraordinary adventure every day.”, declares Jeremy Zag, Founder and President of ZAG.

Pierre-Antoine Capton, Founder and President of Mediawan says : “Miraculous is the result of the encounter between two visionary producers, Jeremy Zag and Aton Soumache, and a highly talented creative team that managed to bring to life and support the development of an unmatched work of French animation. Today, Miraculous stands as an emblematic brand of Mediawan, and the introduction of Miraculous Corp, along with the formation of a dedicated team for its development, will allow us to explore new creative territories and further enhance its global presence. I am extremely proud, along with all the Mediawan teams, to be part of this exceptional adventure, which reflects the confidence that the group places in its IP.


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