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Spread Group Signs Worldwide License with ZAG for Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir

November 30, 2021 in Brands Company

Print-on-Demand Collection for Kids and Young Adults will List in Time for the Holiday Season

Award-winning global independent animation studio ZAG has signed a global licensing agreement with Spread Group. Under this new agreement, Spread Group will provide a print-on-demand collection for the globally successful animated series Miraculous™ – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir™ created by ZAG and co-produced with ON kids & family (Mediawan). Kids and young adults’ apparel and accessories for Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir will be available via Spread Group’s Marketplace in time for the holiday season.

A worldwide print-on-demand offering means brands can demonstrate their sustainability credentials to customers. At Spread Group, nothing is printed before it is ordered, so there is no overproduction. The Miraculous designs will be published online, ready to be printed on to t-shirts, hoodies and lunchboxes, plus accessories like bags and mugs that will appeal to everyone.

Helena Perheentupa, VP, Licensing, Central, Eastern, Northern Europe and Russia at ZAG commented: “Print-on-demand is a great new opportunity for our passionate fans to engage with Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. This global partnership marries Spread Group’s e-commerce expertise with the enthusiasm of our fans, who can now choose from a range of styles and accessories to suit them. We’re delighted with this new initiative and look forward to its great success”.

Sven Burscher, Head of Licensing at Spread Group added, “We’re excited to be the strategic ecommerce partners for ZAG especially after the IP has just won three Licensing International Awards in Germany. Our partnership shows how print-on-demand can add a sustainable element to licensing. Miraculous fans can now choose from pre-designed products that are only printed once an order is placed. Fans can also change the product and the colour to suit their own style, from a range of kids’ clothing and accessories.”

This is Spread Group’s first licensing deal since Sven Burscher’s appointment in October.

Spread Group becomes a strategic e-commerce partner for ZAG in time for the worldwide premiere of the US$100M+ Miraculous animated feature to premiere in 2022.

Miraculous™ is everyone’s superhero story. The series is ranked by IMDB amongst the Top 10 Best Animated Shows in the last 20 years . Season four of the Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir animated TV series started to roll out in over 120 countries across the globe during spring/summer 2021, and ZAG is currently in production on seasons four and five of the series. With a massive fan base of young adult “Miraculers,” (ages 15-25), Miraculous has become a digital planetary craze with over 27.7 billion views on YouTube (authorized and user-generated content). Over 200 million products have been sold during the past four years and retail sales have surpassed US$1B worldwide to date. Miraculous is the winner of 25 awards, including the 2018 Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Series.

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About Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

The 3D-CGI-animated superhero aspirational action-comedy series Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, created by ZAG and co-produced with ON kids & family (Mediawan Group), follows the adventures of two seemingly typical teens with secret identities, Marinette and Adrien, who magically transform into superheroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir. As secret superheroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir are partners in the action. But in the daytime, Marinette is just a normal girl, living a normal life. Cat Noir will do anything to support and impress Ladybug, but does not know this is Marinette from his class. Marinette, the regular girl, in turn dreams of Adrien and simply gets little response. When evil threatens Paris, their beloved City of Lights, can they beat the unexpected villains?

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About ZAG

ZAG America, LLC is a global independent entertainment studio specializing in world-class storytelling across TV, film, and digital platforms. ZAG’s foundation is rooted in compelling characters, limitless imagination, and masterful storytelling infused with original musical scores. The company is home to world-class entertainment properties under the ZAG HEROEZ label, including Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir as well as new titles Power Players (2019) and Ghost Force (2021). Visionary director and composer Jeremy Zag founded the Zag Kids and Family Entertainment Group in France in 2009, further expanding the company to the USA in 2012 with the Global Brand Franchise office in Santa Monica, California. Based in Paris, the creative headquarters, known as the “ZAG Lab,” focuses on developing engaging stories beyond the screen into brands that inspire the new generation to discover their true character. https://www.zag.com

About Spread Group
Spread Group is a collection of five digital brands that empower self-expression. Our brands enable individuals and businesses to express themselves with print-on-demand products they can use, wear and carry.

The core of our business model is based on the idea that we only print what the customer wants when they want it. Consumers and businesses can customize clothing and accessories with Spreadshirt Create Your Own. Spreadshirt Marketplaces connects our global designer community with customers on Spreadshirt domains and External Marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. Entrepreneurs can sell merch via their own free online Spreadshop. Groups can get their matching kit at TeamShirts. Finally, SPOD gives merchants using external shop systems access to our network of fulfilment facilities.

Founded in 2020, today the Spread Group is the market leader in the print-on-demand sector in Europe and the USA. Spread Group’ brands connect with customers, businesses, designers and sellers in over 170 countries via 18 domains in 12 languages. Powered by five production facilities across the United States and Europe, we deliver on-demand printing solutions at market-leading speeds with sustainable practices.

In 2020, we hit global revenue of €169 million, printed more than 9.8 million items and employed 1000 people from 40 countries.

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Further links
Check out all of Spread Group’s licenced brands at: https://www.spreadshirt.co.uk/shop/clothing/t-shirts/officialbrands/

Media Inquiries for ZAG:
Michelle Orsi/Carol Holdsworth
Three.Sixty Marketing + Communications
t: +1 310-418-6430
e: michelle@360-comm.com; carol@360-comm.com

Press Contact for Spread Group UK:
Kate Warwick, Word Savvy
t: +44 (0)78 1069 7282
e: kate.warwick@wordsavvy.co.uk

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