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"Miraculous World: Shanghai – The Legend of Lady Dragon"[2] (or simply "Miraculous Shanghai") is an upcoming 52-minute special TV movie of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.[3][4]


To join Adrien in Shanghai, Marinette is going to visit her uncle Wang who is celebrating his anniversary. But, as soon as she arrives in China, her purse gets stolen with Tikki inside, whom she needs to secretly transform into Ladybug! Without money and alone in the immense city, Marinette accepts the help of a young and resourceful girl, Fei. The two girls will ally and discover the existence of a new magical jewel, the Prodigious. Hawk Moth, also present in Shanghai, seeks to finding it since a long time...[5]

Production history

As revealed at an event with the writers of the series, it might be cancelled, though it is possible if a fourth season happens.[6]

On October 7, 2017, a crew member of the show mentioned that the special had been moved from Season 2 to one of the following seasons.[7]

On May 29, 2019, Jeremy Zag revealed background concept art of Shanghai, although he didn't specifically reveal that the Shanghai concept art is for the upcoming promotional poster for this special. The caption of his post read: "New city. New Magical Object. New Hero. #zagheroez #ladydragon".[8]

On March 1, 2020, it was confirmed the special is currently in production. SAMG is involved in the special's production.[9]

On May 5, 2020, Jeremy Zag revealed that the production of special has started.[citation needed]

On June 15, 2020, Jeremy Zag revealed a new superhero, named Lady Dragon, who will appear in this special.[10]

On June 17, 2020, Jeremy Zag posted on his Instagram an official promotional poster for this special.[11]

On July 1, 2020 the synopsis for the special was revealed during a TFOU conference.[citation needed]

On July 6, 2020 French news La Libre announced that TF1 will air New York and Shanghai specials at Christmas 2020.[12]

On July 31, 2020 Jeremy Zag posted on Instagram drawing of "Kwami cousins" named Renlings.[13]

On September 13, 2020, two concept arts for Shanghai were revealed by Sylvain Fabre.[14]

On September 28, 2020, Thomas Astruc revealed the full title of the special to be "Miraculous World: Shanghai: The Legend of Lady Dragon" in a comment to Le Figaro FR. He also stated that Marinette would reconnect with her Chinese roots in the special.[2]

On October 5, 2020, Jeremy Zag posted on his Instagram a new image of the Renlings, but a few minutes later the post was removed.[15] On October 8, Jeremy image posted again, but this time in color, with the caption "They are not Kwamis they are renlings, they can transform you into a wild animal you must control. Their owner is a very special person Ladybug and Cat Noir will meet in Shanghai! Coming very soon to you.".[16]

On October 13, 2020, it was said that Miraculous Shanghai special will be released in the first quarter of 2021.[17]

On October 28, 2020, Lindalee Rose confirms that the Shanghai special will come around March/April 2021.[18]

On December 16, 2020, an English-language South Korean television network Arirang TV posted video on YouTube video from a visit to the SAMG Animation studio, where they've mentioned Miraculous as one of its projects and a little scene from the Shanghai special was shown: Tikki captured in a toy.[19]

On January 19, 2021, the premiere of the Shanghai special was reconfirmed to be April 2021.[1]


To view a complete list of all the staff and cast that worked on the special, go to Miraculous Shanghai/Credits.

Major characters

Minor Characters

  • TBA


  • The episode was known as "Ladybug in Shanghai" when Jeremy Zag first announced the special.[3] Its previous name, "The Chinese Legend", was revealed at the Miraculous Ladybug panel at SDCC 2016.[4]
    • Current title is "Miraculous World: Shanghai – The Legend of Lady Dragon".
  • During a Miraculous Ladybug Panel at Anime Expo 2016, it was revealed that one of the upcoming specials would be in 2D rather than the usual CGI style.[20] This was later revealed to be "The Chinese Legend", since, if greenlit, the special would be too expensive to make in 3D.[21]
    • It is currently unknown if this is still the case as months later, the official Miraculous Ladybug Tumblr blog responded to a question that all of the specials would be CGI, which would include this special.[22]
  • Jeremy Zag revealed that Marinette will meet her maternal grandmother in this episode.[20]
  • This is one of the few times Marinette and Tikki are separated.
  • This special reveals that Kwamis have "cousins" (creatures similar to them) named Renlings.
    • According to Jeremy Zag, Ladybug and Cat Noir will meet their owner who is very special.[16]
  • According to Orion Ross, the special will play on one of Marinette's dualities: her Franco-Chinese origins, which may turn out to be very interesting.[24]
  • This is one of the seven known episodes that are at least partly set in locations outside of Paris, including "Startrain", "Miraculous New York", "Miraculous Rio", "Miraculous Africa", "Miraculous London" and "Miraculous Japan".
  • Special will be released alongside with the Roblox game "Miraculous Ladybug & Cat Noir".


Click here to view the image gallery for Miraculous Shanghai.
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  1. 1.0 1.1 https://venturebeat.com/2021/01/19/toya-and-zag-games-team-up-for-miraculous-ladybug-cat-noir-adventure-game-on-roblox
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://tvmag.lefigaro.fr/programme-tv/miraculous-world-new-york-les-heros-unis-trois-choses-a-savoir-sur-la-nouvelle-aventure-de-ladybug-et-chat-noir_9494858c-ff10-11ea-9ef3-0e4e93e7a417/
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://www.instagram.com/p/BFm_iB4SQx9/
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://twitter.com/MoonieBalloonie/status/756960058798280705
  5. TF1 Youth Program Press Kit 2020-2021 [PDF]
  6. Miraculous event at ZAG Studios with the crew on May 17, 2017.
  7. https://twitter.com/MiraculousMX/status/916824040232423424
  8. https://www.instagram.com/p/ByBxUNiAg3Y/
  9. http://web.archive.org/web/20200302120325/https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r1uw73OIgYVHbOqS1qtdamk11TJnNPa7pC5NvAUXTlU/edit
  10. https://www.instagram.com/p/CBcNsvzgU93/
  11. https://www.instagram.com/p/CBi1WkCgmm5
  12. https://www.lalibre.be/culture/medias-tele/une-rentree-riche-en-nouveautes-sur-tfou-on-a-decouvert-l-existence-du-village-des-schtroumpfs-filles-5f01f1479978e21bd0326206
  13. https://www.instagram.com/p/CDTezfrg3jM/
  14. https://www.artstation.com/artwork/AqQn4o
  15. https://www.instagram.com/p/CF9-vu2F9sB/
  16. 16.0 16.1 https://www.instagram.com/p/CF9-vu2F9sB/
  17. https://www.buggreport.com.au/merchantwise-licensing-confirmed-as-australian-new-zealand-licensing-agent-for-zag/
  18. https://twitter.com/iamlindaleerose/status/1321261050570784768
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=135&v=dPZM-DbM6kg
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 https://youtu.be/ED8bC3LL_x8?t=378
  21. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/749871825623126017
  22. https://officialmiraculousladybug.tumblr.com/post/159165054147/is-it-true-that-the-shangai-episode-will-be-in-2d
  23. https://www.instagram.com/p/BF5pFrUSQ84/
  24. https://radiodisneyclub.fr/miraculous-world-new-york-nous-avons-rencontre-les-equipes-du-film/

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