My daughter’s favorite super-hero is a Black Widow and I wish that she had more super girls to choose from. That is why both me and my little girl were pretty excited about Nickelodeon’s new series Miraculous™.
This animated action-sitcom includes 26-episode and will air every Sunday at noon ET/PT. Owned and produced by ZAG, under its “Zag Heroez” umbrella the series tells the story of a charismatic girl who transforms into a courageous, vivacious superhero named Ladybug and saves the day to restore happiness and peace for the citizens of Paris.
While Miraculous™ just debuted in the U.S. this December, it has already earned popularity in France and Korea across all kids shows week over week. Series premieres will continue to roll-out globally, in 120+ markets worldwide over the next three months.
What is this Show About?
Miraculous™ Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir follows the adventures of a charismatic young Marinette (13) who magically transforms into a vivacious superhero (Ladybug) to save the day using newly acquired superhero powers, mysterious lucky charms and the unique power of “creation.” As a young teen female superhero and unchallenged protector of Paris, Ladybug partners with sidekick, Cat Noir, to fight crime and save the beautiful “City of Lights.” Surprisingly, Ladybug and Cat Noir do not know each other’s true identities. Marinette is unaware that, beneath the Cat Noir suit nestles Adrien, her secret school crush. Similarly, Adrien doesn’t know that “his” Ladybug is really just Marinette, a rather plain girl in his class.
Why Is This a Good Show for a Girl?
Ladybug captivates girls with “girl power” and makes them feel confident and certain in their abilities. In the film box office world, male super heroes are the largest genre of films and merchandising, and have generated over $11.3 billion in box office sales in the last five years. Female super heroes, such as Katniss from The Hunger Games and Elsa from Frozen, are only beginning to emerge – and Ladybug will become part of that cultural landscape. It will be empowering and exciting for young girls to see a female superhero in such a dynamic and powerful role, inspiring them to dream big.
Action Adventure Comedy
The series is considered a preteen action adventure sitcom, all about the super heroine while including all the typical teen antics, from boy crushes to peer pressure at school. Miraculous™ should be relatable and authentic to many kids and preteens today.
For the first time ever, Miraculous™ animation will also deliver a new sensory experience for girls with their very own young super heroine in compelling, action sequences never seen on TV for girls. The quality of the 3D CGI animation depicted in the characters and within the over (200) 3D backgrounds is enough to garner the active interest of an older demographic fan following now detectable throughout social media.
The series is a global co-production, co-production among ZAG, Method Animation, Toei Animation and SamG, with the participation of TF1, Disney Channel EMEA, SK Broadband and AB droits audiovisuels