Saturday, August 15, 2015

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere "Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir" In October 2015

SAMG Animation recently announced at a special conference that Nickelodeon USA will start to premiere and show "Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir" (also known as "Ladybug"), a brand-new CG-animated French/Japanese co-production about justice-seeking teen girl with super powers named Marinette, in October 2015, following the series' world premiere on Tuesday 1st September 2015 on EBS Korea!

Marinette Cheng, a shy high-school student, has inherited some magical ladybug-shaped earrings. The ornaments grant the power of Luck to whoever wears them. Yet there is one condition: they have to be worn in an altruistic manner, or else, beware of the consequences! Whenever the situation needs it, Marinette turns into LADYBUG, the guardian angel.

Set in modern-day Paris, Marinette and Adrien are two high school kids with a difference: they are the chosen ones to save Paris from evil! They have been entrusted with an important mission – to capture akumas, creatures responsible for turning normal people into super-baddies.

When involved in such adventures, these two school kids become superheroes: Marinette transforms into Ladybug and Adrien becomes Cat Noir.

But Ladybug and Cat Noir do not know each other's true identity. Marinette is unaware that, beneath the Cat Noir costume nestles Adrien, her secret crush. Similarly, Adrien doesn't know that Ladybug is, in actual fact, just Marinette - one of the girls in his class.

Miraculous is a co-production of ZAG, Method Animation, Disney Channel EMEA, Toei Animation, SamG Animation, SK Broadband, PGS Entertainment ("Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks") and AB International Distribution. It follows the adventures of charismatic young Marinette, who magically transforms into the vivacious superhero Ladybug to save the day using super powers, mysterious charms and the unique power of creation with the help of her magical pet Tikki. Little does this 13 year old know, her crush Adrien is also her superhero sidekick, Cat Noir!

Zag recently announced that they have inked deals for "Miraculous, Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir" merchandise! Global Master Toy partner Bandai will lead the pack with a toy program roll-out including dolls, figures, plush and role play. Rubies Costume Company will also be a cornerstone licensee, offering "Ladybug" superhero costumes and accessories.

Accessory Innovations will release bags, backpacks, luggage and accessories for the girls who want to "Be Miraculous", which will be complemented by jewelry and hair accessories from H.E.R. Accessories. Other key partners include Franco Manufacturing (bedding and bath), Komar (children's pajamas, sleepwear and robes) and Handcraft Manufacturing (kids' undergarments).

Miraculous Trailer from ZAGTOON DEV on Vimeo.

Original source: "Miraculous Ladybug" forums
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