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ANDY YEATMAN IS THE NEW CEO OF MIRACULOUS CORP

12 Jun - 2024

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Mediawan and ZAG have announced the appointment of Andy Yeatman as the CEO of Miraculous Corp USA and global operations.

Based in Los Angeles and reporting to Miraculous Corp Board Chairman Pierre-Antoine Capton, Andy Yeatman will work closely with board member and major shareholder Jeremy Zag to build the future of Miraculous™, one of the world’s most successful independent animation franchises.

Miraculous Corp unites all facets of the globally acclaimed Miraculous brand under the joint ownership of Mediawan – Europe’s leading independent production and distribution powerhouse founded and led by Pierre-Antoine Capton, and ZAG – the innovative independent animation studio renowned for crafting original IPs, led by Jeremy Zag.

Andy Yeatman is a highly-experienced and distinguished executive whose expertise in children’s and family entertainment is renowned internationally. His appointment underscores the joint venture’s commitment to expanding the Miraculous IP globally, charting a new chapter in the Miraculous saga.

In his new role, Andy will oversee US and international business operations with the ambition of growing Miraculous into an expanded new universe with a new era of iconic characters, captivating narratives, and compelling new content that will include TV movies, spin-off series with original characters, and the highly anticipated Miraculous: The Movie 2, to be directed by Jeremy Zag.

Before joining Miraculous Corp, Yeatman was the Head of Moonbug USA for six years during which time he was instrumental in building and implementing the success of CoComelon, whose last season was the most-watched kids’ show on Netflix. He previously founded and led Netflix’s Kids’ Content department which created the largest slate of original Kids’ content in the industry. During his tenure, Netflix’s Kids and Family programming received 30 Daytime Emmy awards, with 100 total nominations. Netflix was named Kidscreen’s Top Kids Broadcaster four years in a row; and, in 2017, was named Parents’ Top Entertainment Brand for Kids. Before joining Netflix, Yeatman worked for some of the world’s largest media groups, including Walt Disney Studios, and earlier in his career, Ascent Media Group, Verizon and CIBC World Markets.

Pierre-Antoine Capton, co founder and CEO of Mediawan says : “I’m delighted to welcome Andy to the Mediawan family, and to have him join the extraordinary adventure we’re building with Jeremy Zag around Miraculous. His expertise is an invaluable asset for such an iconic brand. The creation of Miraculous Corp with Jeremy, and now the appointment of Andy, are wonderful news that will enable us to exploit the full richness of the unique universe of France’s most successful superheroine.

I have been a fan of Miraculous Ladybug since 2015, when Jeremy first introduced me to the show,” Yeatman added. “There is enormous potential to continue to build out the universe that Jeremy, Thomas and Nathanael created. The adventures ahead will feature new heroes, villains and ways for fans all over the world to interact with this universe. I’m honored to work with Pierre-Antoine, Jeremy and the team to lead the next chapter of storytelling and growth for this beloved brand.”

“I have known Andy for many years, and he has always been passionate about his work. He is a dedicated professional with extensive experience,” says Jeremy Zag. “I am very pleased to welcome him to the adventure we are all experiencing together alongside Pierre-Antoine and the incredible teams at Mediawan.”

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, is one of the world’s most successful animated series. Captivating audiences across 150 territories since its 2015 debut, the series has won numerous awards including the prestigious Kidscreen Award for Best Animated Series. The movie adaptation, directed by Jeremy Zag, shattered records as one of the most-watched French animated films worldwide, garnering $44 million at the box-office and over 35 million views on Netflix in the first month. With a robust presence on platforms like Disney, Globo, and TF1, Miraculous has also amassed 37 billion views on YouTube, 250 million downloads of the original app, and 700+ million plays on Roblox


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