Miraculous: Tale of Ladybug and Cat Noir Sets First Release Date for New Movie

Ladybug and Cat Noir have carved out quite a passionate fanbase for themselves, with the French animated series becoming popular around the world. With a number of projects that are set to continue the series into the future, the upcoming prequel film has revealed the release date for when it will hit the silver screen in Japan. With the film diving into the past to these two costumed protagonists, fans are sure to learn more about these two popular characters.  

The voice cast for the upcoming movie might have a few familiar names for anime fans, with the likes of Christina Vee, Bryce Papenbrook, Keith Silversteen, and Zeno Robinson set to be a part of the cast. These actors might be best known for their roles as Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon, Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan, Speedwagon in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and Hawks in My Hero Academia respectively. The film itself was first announced to be in the works in 2018, meaning its been quite a few years since fans were made aware of the prequel.

Creator Jeremy Zag recently spoke to Animation Magazine regarding the upcoming project, which is slated to arrive on August 3rd in France, and working with Cross Creek on creating this prequel film that will see the two super-powered teens before the events of the television series: 

"Working together with Cross Creek on our upcoming Miraculous feature release and Melody, has been such an inspiring journey, and created an opportunity to work on many more projects together. I have been developing these new film projects for a number of years and am so excited that we have the ideal partner in Cross Creek to bring them to fruition."  

If you've never heard of Ladybug and Cat Noir, the original television series is streaming on both Netflix and Amazon Prime with the former releasing 

"When Paris is in peril, Marinette becomes Ladybug. Little does she know her school crush Adrien is actually Cat Noir, another city-saving superhero."  

Are you hyped for the arrival of this prequel story that is sure to add more layers to both Ladybug and Cat Noir? What is your favorite example of an animation that came to be outside of North America and Japan? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of these two costumed vigilantes. 

Via Animation Magazine