in Events / 22.12.2023
Ladybug & Cat Noir: The Movie, the much-anticipated feature adaptation of one of the biggest animated franchises of the past decade, will premiere in cinemas this weekend.
Directed by Jeremy Zag, this CG-animated musical superhero movie centers on the origin story of star-crossed Parisian teens, Marinette Dupain-Cheng and Adrien Agreste, who become the powerful superheroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir, and join forces to protect the City of Lights from a dangerous supervillain known as Hawk Moth.
Based on the global blockbuster TV series Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, which first debut in Oct. 2015, this franchise finally arrives on the big screen.
The film’s writer-director-producer Jeremy Zag always knew that the dynamic characters of the Miraculous franchise had the huge potential to be adapted into a major animated musical feature. Zag, who also composed the music and co-wrote the songs for the movie, says he realized the project had the perfect ingredients for a movie when he began developing a stage musical based on the show.
“The more I began to develop the songs and the musical adaptation, I realized that the property has a lot in its hearts to tell audiences” says Zag, who also produced the TV series.
“With music, especially, you can touch the hearts of everyone, both young and old. I could see the movie in my head and the other producers and I had this epiphany at the same that that we just had to make Ladybug and Cat Noir into an animated musical.”
Zag says he wanted to create a fantastic experience for a new audience that perhaps isn’t familiar with the Miraculous franchise while pleasing the original fans of the TV show with a rich and intriguing origin stories for the characters.
“We set out to make new viewers fall in love with the characters and feel what the fans have felt about them and be swept away by the love story, the exciting action sequences and the songs and music.”
Prorom will release Ladybug & Cat Noir: The Movie in cinemas in Romania on December 22. The film has already been released in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia where it was a real success.