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This article is about the television series, Miraculous Ladybug. You may be looking for another Miraculous or Miraculous Ladybug.

As long as you're many to watch the show, there'll be new seasons.

Thomas Astruc on his twitter account

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (also named Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir,[2] Miraculous,[3] or Miraculous Ladybug) is a French CGI animated series. It is a co-production between ZAG Animation, Method Animation, Disney Channel EMEA, Toei Animation, SAMG Animation, SK Broadband, PGS Entertainment and AB International Distribution.[4] It premiered around the world starting in fall of 2015.[5] The show was formerly licensed by Nickelodeon in the United States where it aired the entirety of season 1. Netflix picked up SVOD streaming rights for seasons 1-3, which were also later acquired by Disney Channel and its online streaming platform, Disney Plus. Variety reported that Disney Channel and Disney Plus will hold the exclusive streaming & television rights for the next few seasons, after which it will leave Netflix. The 4th season made it's US debut on June 21st, 2021 on The Disney Channel.

The first season, second season, and third season each have 26 half-hour episodes. A web series and some additional web exclusive content released after its first season. Plans for a fourth and fifth season have also been revealed.[6] On April 2021, via Licensing Russia, sixth and seventh season have also been confirmed.[7]

Synopsis

For an episode list, see Episode guide.

Two high-school students, Marinette and Adrien, are chosen to become Paris’ superheroes: Ladybug and Cat Noir. They each have a Miraculous, a jewel linked to their the magical creatures (Kwamis) that give them powers.Their mission is to keep Hawk Moth – who wants to steal their Miraculouses – from wreaking havoc on the town by creating increasingly dangerous supervillains – all while living their high school lives and keeping their identities secret. At school, Marinette has a crush on Adrien but cannot tell him, so she acts awkwardly whenever he’s around. As a superhero, Cat Noir loves Ladybug, but his ego annoys her: Marinette prefers Adrien anyway! Throughout the school year and their adventures, Ladybug discovers many nice qualities in Cat Noir while Marinette grows ever closer to Adrien, making huge efforts to overcome her shyness.[8]


Cast and crew

To view a complete list of everyone who has worked on Miraculous related material, see Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir/Credits.

Main cast

Voice Actor Character(s)
Cristina Vee Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug/Lady Noire/Multimouse/Dragon Bug/Lady Bee/Pegabug
Bryce Papenbrook Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir/Mister Bug/Aspik/Snake Noir
Keith Silverstein Gabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth/Shadow Moth
Mela Lee Tikki
Max Mittelman Plagg
Carrie Keranen Alya Césaire/Rena Rouge/Rena Furtive

Recurring cast

Voice Actor Character(s)
Carrie Keranen She She
Mrs. Michelle
Ben Diskin Nino Lahiffe/Carapace (Seasons 1-3)
Max Kanté/Pegasus (Seasons 1-3)
Nooroo
XY
Butler Jean
Sass
Jean Duparc
Zeno Robinson Nino Lahiffe/Carapace ("Miraculous New York" and onwards)
Max Kanté/Pegasus (Season 4 onwards)
Sentinino/Senticarapace
Sentibubbler
Selah Victor Chloé Bourgeois/Queen Bee
Marieve Herington Sabrina Raincomprix (Season 1 and "Despair Bear" only)
Cassandra Lee Morris Sabrina Raincomprix ("Zombizou" onwards)
Pollen
Sabrina Weisz Nathalie Sancoeur/Mayura
Nadja Chamack
Sarah
Véronique
Orikko
Keith Silverstein Prince Ali
Kira Buckland Alix Kubdel/Bunnyx
Vic Mignogna Jalil Kubdel
Erin Fitzgerald Rose Lavillant (Season 1 only)
Juleka Couffaine (Season 1 only)
Marlena Césaire
Reba Buhr Rose Lavillant/Pigella (Season 2 onwards)
Juleka Couffaine/Purple Tigress (Season 2 onwards)
Gina Dupain
Michael Sinterniklaas Nathaniel Kurtzberg
Grant George Lê Chiến Kim/King Monkey
Chris
Bob Roth
Markov
August
Monk
Joe Ochman André Bourgeois
Santa Claus
Stephanie Sheh Manon Chamack
Lex Lang Jagged Stone
Christopher Smith Tom Dupain
Roger Raincomprix
Wayzz
Long Long
Philece Sampler (†) Sabine Cheng (Seasons 1-3, "Miraculous Shanghai", "Truth", "Gang of Secrets", "Mr. Pigeon 72", "Sole Crusher" and "Sentibubbler" only)
Ms. Mendeleiev (Seasons 1-3, "Miraculous New York" and "Guiltrip" only)
Prince Ali's chaperone
Anne Yatco Sabine Cheng (Season 4 onwards)
Dorothy Fahn Caline Bustier
André Gordon Alec Cataldi
Sentialec
Dino Huggie
Ezra Weisz Adrien's bodyguard
Albert
André
Doorman
Fred Haprèle
Simon Grimault
Théo Barbot (Season 2 only)
Todd Haberkorn Xavier Ramier
Alim Kubdel
Wang Cheng
Jean-Pierre Monlataing
Mela Lee Aurore Beauréal
Mireille Caquet
Penny Rolling
Tang Tang
Jessica Gee Mylène Haprèle/Polymouse
Matt Mercer Ivan Bruel (Season 1 only)
Vincent Aza
Vincent
Max Mittelman Ivan Bruel (Season 2 onwards)
Brian Beacock Théo Barbot
JC Hyke Mr. Damocles
Paul St. Peter Wang Fu/Jade Turtle
Otis Césaire
Joe Fria Armand D'Argencourt
Philippe
Lisa Kay Jennings Lila Rossi
Faye Mata Kagami Tsurugi/Ryuko
Andrew Russell Luka Couffaine/Viperion
Cherami Leigh Trixx
Ella and Etta Césaire
Laila Berzins Nora Césaire
Erika Harlacher Ondine
Kyle McCarley Marc Anciel
Casey Mongillo Unnamed boy
Haviland Stillwell Audrey Bourgeois
Allegra Clark Clara Nightingale
TBA Anarka Couffaine
Chris Hackney Wayhem
Melissa Fahn Duusu
Minae Noji Tomoe Tsurugi
Deneen Melody Mullo
Kaalki (Season 3 onwards)
Zoé Lee/Vesperia
TBA Stompp ("Sandboy" only)
Lauren Landa Stompp (Season 3 onwards)
TBA Roaar ("Sandboy" only)
Sandy Fox Roaar (Season 3 onwards)
TBA Fluff ("Sandboy" only)
Ryan Bartley Fluff (Season 3 onwards)
TBA Longg
Susannah Corrington Ziggy
Sarah Weisz Xuppu
TBA Barkk ("Sandboy" only)
Sabrina Glow Barkk (Season 4 onwards)
TBA Daizzi
Jacob Weisz Unknown kwami(s) in "Sandboy"
Jason Marnocha Thomas Astruc
Morgan Berry Vivica
Barbara Goodson Marianne Lenoir
Alejandro Saab Chris Lahiffe
Dean Gate/Doorman
Cristina Vee Ladybug (sentimonster)
Bryce Papenbrook Félix Graham de Vanily
Kelly Baskin Clara Contard
TBA Rolland Dupain
TBA Claudie Kanté
TBA Amelie Graham de Vanily
TBA Dormant Sentimonster
Kaiji Tang Su-Han
Kimberly Woods Aeon/Uncanny Valley
Cedric Williams Delmar
Liiri
Jaimi Gray Jessica Keynes/Eagle
Scott Whyte Sparrow
Anairis Quinones Olympia Hill/Majestia
Barbara Keynes
Imari Williams Knightowl
Kellen Goff Mike Rochip/Techno-Pirate
Hot Dog Dan
Laura Stahl Camilla Hombee/Victory
Xanthe Huynh Fei Wu/Ladydragon
Caleb Yen Cash
Aleks Le Lian
Wu Shifu
Brook Chalmers Bastille
Hou Hou
Mark Chen Mei Shi
TBA Miss Rose
TBA LadyLion
TBA Brazilian Miraculous holder
TBA Lady Butterfly

Production

First drawing of Ladybug by Thomas Astruc.

The original concept for Ladybug was conceived by Thomas Astruc around 2005.[9][10] One day, after meeting a young woman who was wearing a ladybug shirt and working with her, Thomas played around with the idea of a ladybug, soon creating a sticky note with the design of Ladybug. Thinking that the character worked well, Thomas began to develop this character with new drawings (like as seen with fake comic book covers called The Mini Menace Ladybug) and constructed the universe around her, inspired by comic universes like Marvel. He continued to develop his idea until he met Jeremy Zag, a producer at Zagtoon, who allowed Thomas to do what he thought best with it.[11]

There were many changes that Ladybug went through during development. The series was originally meant to be for older audiences like teens and young adults, having political stories and a darker tone. However, as explained by writing director Sébastien Thibaudeau, "Some elements hindered its perception and no one really knew why",[11] so the crew worked on making it lighter for a younger audience. Toei Animation helped to create an animated promotional video showing footage of what the show would be like in order to showcase the show as an anime, but eventually, it was decided to make the series in CGI. There was also a point in time where producers encouraged making Ladybug and Cat Noir a part of a superhero team, but it didn't help sell the show, and the superhero team idea was dropped because of it.[12]

Astruc created the show by drawing ideas and concepts from Franco-Belgian comics, American comics, and Japanese animation. He found inspiration for Ladybug from Amélie Poulain, Spider-Man, and Sailor Moon. He and his team wanted to create a show that reflected the romance and beauty of France, and they aimed for it to have superheroes that appeal to young girls while not falling into the clichés of female characters.[11]

DVD releases

The following is a list of the DVD volumes of the show released in the United States.

No. in Series Release Date Episodes Distributor Source
Volume 1 May 3, 2016 1-7 Shout! Factory Kids [13][14]
Volume 2 August 9, 2016 8-13 Shout! Factory Kids [15][16]
Volume 3 January 10, 2017 14-20 Shout! Factory Kids [17]
Volume 4 April 11, 2017 21-26 Shout! Factory Kids [18]
Season 1 February 6, 2018 1-26 Shout! Factory Kids [19]

Comic books

Miraculous has had a collection of comic books planned and released in both the United States and worldwide. The first of these comics released on July 6, 2016, adapting television episodes into the comic book format.[20] Miraculous Adventures, the first original comic release, officially debuted on July 19, 2017.[21][22]

Main article: Chapter guide

International releases

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir was first released in the United States on December 6, 2015 on Nickelodeon. The series currently streams on Netflix and was also available on children's television network KidsClick until March 31, 2019. On April 8th, it started airing on Disney Channel US.[23][24]

To view a full worldwide list, see Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir/International Releases.

Trivia

  • Every episode is named after the titular supervillain with the exception of seven episodes.
  • It takes one entire year to finish an episode, and many episodes are usually being worked on at the same time.[25]
  • In South Korea, the show is simply titled Ladybug.[26]
    • The EBS version of the logo also varies from the original one and is based off a conceptual logo for the series.[27]
  • As of September 2020, Miraculous has been broadcast in over 160 countries.[28]
  • Despite being a primarily French animated series, the show was lip-synced to English audio.[29]
    • The Miraculous team chose to do this in order to make the series more marketable in the United States.[30]
  • After only 10 weeks on air in the United States, Miraculous entered the top 10 animated series for all time slots and networks.[31]
    • The show also managed to track around three for the top 10 children's television programs.[32]
    • Internationally, Miraculous was also met with impressive numbers, becoming the #1 kids' show on both TF1 in France and EBS1 in South Korea.[33] Eventually, it became a child favorite in France, ranking high among the most popular children's shows there.[34] In Brazil, the show even managed to be the top series in the nation.[35]
  • During the series's Netflix debut in February 2017, it ranked #4 in popularity among children's shows, managing to drive a 10% share.[36]
  • According to series director Wilfried Pain, all episodes of Season 2, Season 3, and the Miraculous Ladybug OVA "were written at the same time... [and] also written one by one."[37]
  • Thomas Astruc is planning for the series to have six seasons or more.[38]
    • As of April 2021, three seasons have been aired, one is currently being aired, and one is in production, with the next season currently slotted to premiere in 2022.
  • As revealed by the official Miraculous Ladybug Tumblr blog, in later seasons, some characters will get expanded wardrobes, including clothes, accessories, and more.[39]
  • Marinette, Alya, Adrien and Chloé have their own official Instagram accounts: @marinettedesigned, @alya.ladyblogger, @adrienagrestebrand and @theofficialchloebourgeois.[40]
    • The manager of the character accounts announced that she no longer works at ZAG. The future of the accounts is unknown.[41][42]
    • Since September 2020, characters have now their own Facebook accounts.[43]
  • All seasons have 26 aired episodes.

Gallery

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External links

References

  1. Although it is a co-producer since the second season, it's also mentioned as such in the Italian version of the credits from the first season, both on Super! and the Disney Channel
  2. Zag-Inc.Com
  3. Toei Animation to Co-Produce French Cartoon Miraculous
  4. http://www.animationmagazine.net/licensing/zags-miraculous-racks-up-licensees/?doing_wp_cron=1433844052.6262900829315185546875
  5. http://adala-news.fr/2014/12/lanime-ladybug-en-court-extrait-video/
  6. https://www.pscp.tv/w/1yNxaqRQrMqxj @0:00
  7. https://twitter.com/ChikaraYT/status/1383862668788789249
  8. https://www.youtube.com/c/miraculousladybug/about
  9. http://variety.com/2010/film/news/duo-prep-s3d-superhero-toon-1118025064/
  10. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/698235435600977920
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 http://imgur.com/a/iU8ip (English translation)
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoXav4p8zJ4&lc=z124w3x4lnyvxzdrw04chzywfoqvjxsqohw
  13. http://www.amazon.com/Miraculous-Tales-Ladybug-Cat-Noir/dp/B01BHCPQF8/ref=pd_sim_sbs_229_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0Y4WWCZ81HYW2CYKPKDG
  14. http://www.multichannel.com/prfeed/shout-factory-and-zag-enter-new-tv-series-content-distribution-alliance-home-entertainment/397217
  15. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F6EHOGM/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_3?pf_rd_p=1944687742&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B01BHCPQF8&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=11D35V30GHD6JWC641PR
  16. https://www.shoutfactory.com/kids/kids-animation/miraculous-tales-of-ladybug-cat-noir-spots-on
  17. https://www.shoutfactory.com/kids/kids-action-adventure/miraculous-tales-of-ladybug-cat-noir-be-miraculous
  18. https://www.shoutfactory.com/kids/kids-action-adventure/miraculous-tales-of-ladybug-cat-noir-it-s-ladybug
  19. https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/miraculous-tales-of-ladybug-cat-noir-season-one
  20. https://www.amazon.com/Miraculous-Tales-Lady-Bug-Noir-ebook/dp/B01FL5E8Y2/ref=pd_sim_sbs_351_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=51WJ2ZAOZ2L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_OU01_AC_UL160_SR105%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=415SDF4ENZ2K2KQFTS04
  21. http://freecomicbookday.com/Catalog/JAN170013
  22. https://www.amazon.com/Miraculous-Adventures-Ladybug-Noir-Noir-ebook/dp/B071RPCLZ3/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1501692863&sr=1-1&keywords=miraculous+adventures
  23. https://www.netflix.com/title/80164216
  24. https://www.instagram.com/p/BXKVqCDBM9x/?taken-by=jeremyzag
  25. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/716662476801183744
  26. Korean logo
  27. Conceptual logo
  28. https://twitter.com/MediawanEu/status/1303654365094391808
  29. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6Ux4OWMyNk
  30. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/680527063099523072 (In response to @Tayokami
  31. http://cdn.bleedingcool.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/12721884_10153580794446359_1304734148_n.jpg
  32. http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/03/18/action-lab-announces-two-miraculous-comic-series-based-on-nickelodeon-series-at-c2e2/
  33. http://kidscreen.com/2016/04/01/zag-expands-global-licensing-program-for-miraculous/
  34. https://www.instagram.com/p/BDt7af_SQ38/?taken-by=jeremy_zag
  35. https://www.instagram.com/p/BG-pcIeyQwQ/?taken-by=jeremy_zag
  36. https://twitter.com/Ladybug_Cartoon/status/848595303729164288
  37. https://twitter.com/WinnyGZ/status/745484929258004482
  38. Report on Thomas Astruc at Japan Weekend: https://twitter.com/Ladybug_Cartoon/status/780018904513015808 https://twitter.com/Ladybug_Cartoon/status/780064207882551296
  39. https://officialmiraculousladybug.tumblr.com/post/158085547027/will-any-of-the-characters-have-a-wardrobe
  40. https://twitter.com/MiraculousMX/status/1152334692370309128
  41. https://twitter.com/Erinconomy/status/1291760051271557121
  42. https://twitter.com/Erinconomy/status/1291760054463430656
  43. https://www.facebook.com/bemiraculouslb/photos/a.1521731851473923/2631524247161339/


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