Award-winning global independent animation studio ZAG continues to build its aspirational brand ‘Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’. Miraculous is the winner of the 2018 Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Series.
ZAG announced a new global licensing partner, Ipanema Sandals, as well as Winning Moves for EMEA. The new partners join a licensing and merchandising program that topped the USD100 million mark in retail sales in 2017, and with top-TV ratings garnered worldwide, season two airing globally, season three launching mid-2019, and seasons four and five now in pre-production, Miraculous continues to gain momentum.
Ipanema sandals and flip flops will be developing a Miraculous-Ipanema collaboration footwear range for kids and adults. The collection, which consists of flip-flops and back-strap sandals for kids, and an exclusive adult flip-flop, will be available at retail in the southern hemisphere in November 2018, and rolling out in the US and Europe in April 2019.
Winning Moves will be launching a “Miraculous” Monopoly Junior game for the holiday season.
The Ipanema agreement was brokered by Gloob Licensing, and Winning Moves by Bulldog Licensing respectively.
“Miraculous continues to build its fan base, demonstrated through TV ratings that are still #1 in many countries for kids and girls (4-11) and we keep winning awards,” said André Lake Mayer, President, Global Consumer Products for ZAG.
The new deals fall on the heels of the recent announcement that Tab Tale launched the first official global mobile game on April 24 that attracted 20 million downloads in the first 2 months.
Additional global and pan-regional licensing partners include Bandai (master toy), Ferrero (Kinder Joy & Surprise Egg), Zara (perfume), and Panini (magazines and sticker books).
Miraculous was recently voted ‘Best License of the Year’ and ‘Best Entertainment Property’ at Spain’s 15th Licencias de Actualidad awards.
Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir airs in over 120 countries worldwide. The series follows the adventures of two seemingly typical teens with secret identities, Marinette and Adrien, who transform into superheroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir when evil threatens Paris, their beloved City of Lights.
ZAG is a global independent animation studio specializing in the creation and production of original, high-quality IP for kids and family entertainment in the film and TV sector.