Monday, March 28, 2016

Action Lab Gets Miraculous with Ladybug and Cat Noir


Action Lab Entertainment is no strangers to team-ups and their latest just so happens to be with ZAG to develop comic books and graphic novels based on Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir with an introduction at San Diego Comic Con on July 21. The animated series is currently airing in the USA on Nickelodeon and on Disney Channel throughout UK and EMEA. The animated TV series produced by ZAG, in conjunction with Method Animation, Toei Animation, and SAMG, is an action, adventure, comedy series that tells the story of Marinette, the sweetest girl in Paris. With a big crush on a boy at school, a big dream of becoming a fashion designer, and a constant problem of feeling totally awkward, she's just your average teenage girl, right? Did we mention she's also the crime fighting superhero of Paris, Ladybug?

“Action Lab Entertainment has demonstrated a commitment toward great quality comic books designed specifically for kids and around the empowerment theme. Based on this and ALE’s pure passion for “Miraculous,” we are thrilled to be expanding our storytelling via this natural extension into comic books.” Said ZAG CEO, Jeremy Zag.

“We are delighted to partner with the Miraculous team at ZAG. Their skills of developing superior quality animation with engaging stories that girls and boys can both identify with globally is unparalleled. Kids and young adult fans already love Miraculous and can relive the fun, action packed stories through ALE’s comics and graphic novels. Retailers are already clamoring for the release" said Bryan Seaton CEO and Publisher of Action Lab.

Becoming Ladybug is a complicated process! First, Marinette needs a "Kwami," which is a tiny magical assistant (hers is named Tikki). She also needs a "Miraculous," which is a magical accessory (hers is a pair of earrings). Tikki uses the Miraculous to transform Marinette, but her Ladybug super powers only work for a limited time!
Itis a good thing that she gets a little help from her superhero partner, Cat Noir… but she insists she doesn't need him. If only she knew Cat Noir's true identity – her crush, Adrien! Will Ladybug and Cat Noir be able to balance their double lives and keep Paris safe? Will they ever find out each other's true identity? Until then – there's a whole city of baddies to defeat… SPOTS ON, CLAWS OUT!

Full press release below.
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ACTION LAB GETS MIRACULOUS WITH LADYBUG & CAT NOIR
Action Lab Entertainment to publish two “Miraculous” ™ comic book series based on the hit animated TV Series.


March 23, 2016
PITTSBURGH, PA- Action Lab Entertainment announced today they have partnered with ZAG to develop comic books and graphic novels for North America based on the pan-regional hit, 3D CGI animated TV series, Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.  The animated series is currently airing in the USA on Nickelodeon and on Disney Channel throughout UK and EMEA. First introduction of the ALE ZAG Heroez – Miraculous comic book series is planned for July 21st in conjunction with San Diego Comic Con.

 “Action Lab Entertainment has demonstrated a commitment toward great quality comic books designed specifically for kids and around the empowerment theme. Based on this and ALE’s pure passion for “Miraculous,” we are thrilled to be expanding our storytelling via this natural extension into comic books.”  Said ZAG CEO, Jeremy Zag.

“We are delighted to partner with the Miraculous team at ZAG. Their skills of developing superior quality animation with engaging stories that girls and boys can both identify with globally is unparalleled. Kids and young adult fans already love Miraculous and can relive the fun, action packed stories through ALE’s comics and graphic novels. Retailers are already clamoring for the release" said Bryan Seaton CEO and Publisher of Action Lab.

The deal was brokered by Carlin West of CWA Carlin West Agency LLC.

The animated TV series produced by ZAG, in conjunction with Method Animation, Toei Animation, and SAMG, is an action, adventure, comedy series that tells the story of Marinette, the sweetest girl in Paris. With a big crush on a boy at school, a big dream of becoming a fashion designer, and a constant problem of feeling totally awkward, she's just your average teenage girl, right? Did we mention she's also the crime fighting superhero of Paris, Ladybug?

Becoming Ladybug is a complicated process! First, Marinette needs a "Kwami," which is a tiny magical assistant (hers is named Tikki). She also needs a "Miraculous," which is a magical accessory (hers is a pair of earrings). Tikki uses the Miraculous to transform Marinette, but her Ladybug super powers only work for a limited time!
 Itis a good thing that she gets a little help from her superhero partner, Cat Noir… but she insists she doesn't need him. If only she knew Cat Noir's true identity – her crush, Adrien! Will Ladybug and Cat Noir be able to balance their double lives and keep Paris safe? Will they ever find out each other's true identity? Until then – there's a whole city of baddies to defeat… SPOTS ON, CLAWS OUT!

Miraculous™ is a trademark of ZAG- Method. © 2015 ZAG -Method-All Rights Reserved.


The creative teams are available for interviews and promotional opportunities. For more information retailers can reach Dave Dwonch at Ddwonch@actionlabcomics.com.
Press and conventions you can reach Jamal Igle at jigle@actionlabcomics.com.


ABOUT ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT- Formed in 2010 with the purpose of pooling their collective talents into a single, powerful entity, the members of Action Lab Entertainment have countless years in multimedia publishing, design, and business.  Their first release, Fracture, was successfully funded through Kickstarter and since then they have continued their mission to produce high quality, genre-spanning entertainment.  Since its formation, the accolades for A.L.E continue to build on a daily basis.  Among its more popular titles are all ages material like the Eisner, Glyph, Shel Dorf Award nominated series PRINCELESS, NFL RUSHZONE (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle's MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Jeremy Dale’s hit series SKYWARD, and Gayle Middleton’s (My Little Pony, The Littlest Pet Shop) monstrously adorable VAMPLETS. Action Lab’s Mature Readers imprint ACTION LAB DANGER ZONE continues to push the envelope of comics entertainment with titles as varied as Charles Band's PUPPET MASTER and Dan Mendoza’s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, THE FINAL PLAGUE and BO, PLUSHY GANGSTA.


ABOUT ZAG™ 
ZAG, a privately held firm founded by Jeremy Zag, specializes in the creation and global distribution of kids and family entertainment franchises such as Miraculous™; Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. ZAG’s multiple divisions located in United States, Europe and Asia focus on the production of high-quality CGI animated and hybrid (live action and animation) feature films, TV series and games with a 360 approach including digital content and music. Its animated TV division, Zagtoon, the TV animation division, founded in 2009, in partnership with veteran, Jacqueline Tordjman, has produced nearly 200 half-hours of original content which air on major broadcast channels in over 120 markets worldwide. Other divisions include its Feature Film division, ZAG Animation Studios (joint-venture established in 2014 with Michael Barnathan and Chris Columbus), ZAG Digital and ZAG Records. Visit us at www.zag-inc.com, www.miraculousladybug.com, or for any inquiries on ZAG or about Miraculous contact us at info@zag-inc.com.

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