ON Kids & Family (Mediawan Group) and ZAG have partnered with Fantawild in a joint venture to develop the world-famous animated brand Miraculous in China. Fantawild has acquired all Chinese rights to the property and will invest and participate in the development of the feature film. The partnership will establish Miraculous in China in all segments of business, including the launch of the series, the theatrical release of the film, licensed merchandise and promotional products, and location-based entertainment.
Created by ZAG and produced with ON, the 3D-CGI-animated aspirational action-comedy series Miraculous? - Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir is everyone’s superhero story. Targeted to Girls 6–12 and Boys 4–7 and with a fangirl base of “Miraculers” (Girls 15–25), Miraculous is the winner of the 2018 Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Series, airs in over 120 countries across the globe, and has over 9 million global subscribers on YouTube. A theatrical release is currently in production at ZAG.
“ZAG and ON Kids & Family have opened a new chapter in their respective history. The joint venture allows our companies to strengthen their market position in China, expand into a country with great potential, and play a direct part in the phenomenal growth of the Chinese market,” says Thierry Pasquet, co-founder and CEO of ON Kids & Family.
“This is a thrilling move for Fantawild,” shares Daisy Shang, Executive President of Fantawild Group & President of Fantawild Animation, “Miraculous is a robust property that promotes girl power, and it’s exciting to finalize our agreement and bring it to China. The show is loved by kids globally, and we trust that the Chinese audience will also find it just as inspiring.”
“We at ZAG are so grateful that kids and families around the world have embraced the world of Miraculous. China has always been a very special territory. Despite the growing demand, we remained patient and extremely selective in choosing only the best partner, which we have finally found with Fantawild. Fantawild's expertise in creating experiential entertainment for kids and families with their theme parks compliments our content perfectly. We are beyond proud to be partners, and are excited for the future of Miraculous in China,” declares Jérémy Zag, founder and president of ZAG.
About ZAG HEROEZ? Miraculous? - Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (Girls 6–12 and Boys 4–7) + fangirl base of “Miraculous” (Girls 15–25).
Two typical teens with secret identities, Marinette and Adrien, transform into superheroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir, when evil threatens Paris, their beloved City of Lights. Miraculous taps into girls’ affinity for tales of first love, secret identities, teamwork, empowerment, friends, family, compassion, fashion, and is the perfect illustration of the “girl power” phenomenon: strong girls who don’t back down and make their way in the world! Created by ZAG, seasons four and five of the series are co-produced with Zagtoon, France’s Method Animation (part of ON Kids & Family), Brazil’s Globosat and Italy’s DeAgostini Editore S.P.A., in collaboration with Disney Channel EMEA, French broadcaster TF1, South Korea’s SamG Animation and Japan’s Toei Animation.
About ON kids & family (Mediawan Group)
Co-founded by Aton Soumache, Dimitri Rassam and Thierry Pasquet, ON kids & family is an independent European studio and major global player in the production of animated content for children and families, mainly TV series and international feature films. With almost 500 employees in Paris, Montreal, Los Angeles, Hyderabad and Luxembourg, ON kids & family brings together global authors and partners in order to develop brands using different formats such as animated series and feature films, licensing and merchandising, and digital platforms and contents. The Group mixes innovation, technology and international talent to create wonderful fairy tales for children and families with numerous productions such as Le Petit Prince (“The Little Prince”), “Miraculous”, Le Petit Nicolas (“Little Nicholas”) and Robin des Bois (“Robin Hood”), which have attracted record audiences and become major international hits. ON kids & family also produced the animated film “Playmobil: The Movie”, directed by Lino Di Salvo (Pathé Distribution). In 2019, On kids & family has partnered with successful artist Joann Sfar to create "The Magical Society", dedicated to developing the universe of the author. The first production of this partnership is the "PETIT VAMPIRE" animated movie, that will be released on Oct. 21rst 2020 in France.
Following a strategic merger, ON kids & family joined the Mediawan Group in June 2018.
Find out more about ON Kids & Family: www.onkidsandfamily.com
ZAG America, LLC is a global independent entertainment studio specializing in world-class storytelling across TV, film and digital platforms. ZAG’s foundation is rooted in compelling characters, limitless imagination, and masterful storytelling infused with original musical scores. The company is home to world-class entertainment properties under the ZAG HEROEZ label, including Miraculous?: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir and the upcoming titles Power Players (2019) and Ghost Force. Founded in France in 2009, visionary director and composer Jeremy Zag further expanded the company to the USA from 2012 to 2017 – establishing a creative headquarters, known as the “ZAG Lab,” and the Global Brand Franchise office in Santa Monica, California with a focus on developing content beyond the screen into lifestyle brands covering a broad array of touchpoints.