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Zagtoon is the TV animation division of the French production company "ZAG Entertainment", which specializes in producing children's media. The division was founded by Jeremy Zag and Jacqueline Tordjman, and their partners include Method Animation Studios, Toei Animation, Bandai, SAMG Animation, MNC Animation, Saban Brands, 4Kids Entertainment, and Man of Action Studios. Both Zagtoon and ZAG are subsidiaries of Univergroup.

As you can see below, Jeremy Zag is a very ambitious entrepreneur. Having founded the company in 2009, Zag was inspired by worldwide success of animation giant Saban Entertainment (and its successor, both famous for Power Rangers), and future colleagues Haim Saban & Jacqueline Tordjman (W.I.T.C.H., A.T.O.M., among others) on the French M6 business show, Capital. Zag managed to persuade the animation industry veteran Tordjman to his cause, which soon led to the birth of Univergroup and Zagtoon.


Their works include:

Animated works

  • A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures (2009): (coproduced with StudioCanal) The life of a sea turtle is told over the span of fifty years while exploring the lasting effects of global warming on aquatic life.
  • Kobushi (2012-?): When a fancy sushi restaurant, Kobushi, closes down for the night, the sushi come to life, spending the entire evening avoiding traps set by the famous white porcelain cat, Manekineko, who has also awakened, and with an appetite for fish! To the porcelain cat’s constant dismay, the mini-sushi heroes put up quite the powerful fight, as energy-packed and action-ready martial arts experts. So sit back with another cup of tea and enjoy the fabulous tales of crazy, funny BANZAI!
  • Popples (2015-2016): A wacky comedy about a unique bunch of creatures called Popples, as they engage in misadventures in attempts to help their fellow townspeople.
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  • Miraculous Ladybug (2015-?): Two Parisian teenagers, Marinette and Adrien, are beheld with the ancient power of the Miraculous and are tasked with protecting the city from Akuma as Ladybug and Cat Noir... all while balancing it with their home and school life, with the duo falling for the other without knowing their true identities.
  • Zak Storm (2016-?): Zak, a young teen who, when in the middle of a surfing competition, gets sucked into the Seven Seas of the Bermuda Triangle, and becomes the captain of a ship of misfits. He teams up with a magical talking sword named Calabrass, which allows him to power up into various protective armors with weapons that help him face the numerous perils of the mysterious world.
  • Miraculous: Tales from Paris (2017-?): A webisode series about Marinette's everyday life.
  • Denver & Cliff (2018-?): A reboot of Denver the Last Dinosaur. In Bones Town, a small city in the southern United States, lives the Scott family. They've become famous after adopting a small dinosaur named Denver, who they raised together with their son, Cliff. The exploring the daily life of Denver and the Dinopals: Cliff, Charlotte and Super Dan, it's always extraordinary when a dinosaur is thrown into the mix.
  • Power Players (2019-?): There’s a new team of secret heroes in town and they're the least likely of champions -– toys! Brought to life by the power of Minergy, these little problem solvers bring all the fun of Mission: Impossible as they follow the mission plans of their creator, esteemed toymaker Andrew. Now, Axel and his toys can change the world – and for his friends.
  • Miraculous chibi shorts: (2018-?) Comedic shorts about the characters of Miraculous Ladybug in chibi form.


  • Miraculous Adventures (2017-?): A comic book series telling sidestories about Ladybug and Cat Noir's heroics not seen in the show.

Upcoming works include:

Animated works

  • Ghost Force: (Professor Richenbach is a science teacher at Central High School, having held a fear of ghosts for his entire life. He has finally developed a technology that enables humans to fight and capture ghosts! He secretly recruits three students Andy, Sam, and Liv, tasking them with hunting down and capturing the ghosts that terrorize the city. Operating from the secret underground laboratory built by the Professor, they are the city's only line of paranormal defense.
  • Pixie Girl: A Pixie enters the urban jungle of New York City, battling the tyrannical rule of the city’s evil wytches who scheme to forever cast away the city’s ties to pixies and the purity of nature. It's a race against time to thwart the wytches’ evil plots and return to the safety of Central Park before her glow is gone forever. Will special powers, sheer willpower, and a human partnership be enough to revive the city’s lost ties to nature? (May have been rebranded into Zagtoon's upcomic project, Fairy Force).
  • Melody: An animated movie. For as long as she can remember, Melody has been a dreamer with a passion for music. But she doesn't believe in her voice. She doesn't see herself as start material. Not like her idol, Rose Stellar. One day, while playing music at the park she gets an unexpected visit from the queen of pop herself and that was when her life was about to change forever.
  • Superstar: Extremely talented musicians, singers, dancers and actors have gone through an extensive auditioning process to attend the prestigious Hollywood School of the Arts in Hollywood, California. Not only are they here to further their respective artistic careers, but also to compete for a spot in a worldwide concert, towards the goal of achieving ultimate fame and unlocking their full potential.
  • Tales of Feryon: Once upon a time of medieval heroes...
  • Gayajin: With threat of destruction at the hands of an extraterrestrial villain, the planet reaches out to two young kids, offering them the powers of the earth with which to fight back. Assuming total control of both creatures and flora/fauna, with the weight of the world in tow, proves to be quite a heavy load... but also comes with copious amounts of kick-earth fun and adventure.
  • Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening: A musical film retelling the origin story of Miraculous Ladybug, set for release after the show's Season 5. Another movie following this is also in the making.
  • Kosmic Wrestle: Space League: When an intergalactic champion wrestling coach comes calling, the ambitious, 12-year-old wrestling-fanatic, Frog Legs, is ready for action. Further emboldened by learning of his family’s deep roots in the Galaktik Wrestling Federation, he embarks on a crash course training regimen and commences a long, bruise-riddled journey to defeat champions from all planets, with the goal of becoming the best wrestler in the galaxy.
  • Miss Rose: A magical spy and her partner... in London!
  • Rosie: A series of shorts. Always dressed in black, Rosie casts a sardonic and offbeat eye on the world around her. And she’s never at a loss for words. Her world is confined to her house and its surroundings, where she regularly meets her neighbor, Olive, who she takes a malignant pleasure in driving up the wall. Whenever she feels the need, Rosie brings in her imaginary friend Blackie, an easy-going green sheep. A good friend, he is the only person she confides in because Blackie has the advantage of never being able to tell anyone else her secrets.
  • Adventure Park: An animated film. Once there was a magical park where kids of all ages could take all of its fantastical rides, they could run the Serengeti with the Great Beasts, ride the haunted rails of a Wild-West Ghost Train, explore Lost Atlantis, shrink to the size of a Hard Candy, and journey to the heart of a Black Hole...all in a single, magical day! But after an accident, the doors to Adventure Park slammed shut forever. Now, three friends must embark on a daring adventure of their own: returning to the long-abandoned fantasy park to save their missing friend. Rumor says the park is haunted by its late designer –- Silicon Valley billionaire Dalton Grabow -– and that the marvels of the park run rampant through its decaying streets, turning the former dream place into a living, breathing nightmare...
  • Abominable: An animated film. At the behest of an eccentric billionaire, a struggling cryptozoologist named John Marx joins a team of esteemed specialists –- their skills ranging from biology to mountaineering – to traverse the Himalayas in search of the elusive "Abominable Snowman." But everyone gets more than they bargained for when John's 7-year-old daughter, Shannon, secretly tags along. Exiled from the team, this unlikely father-daughter duo must now set out on their own –- with the help of an adventurous local guide -– to track down the Yeti themselves.
  • Peter Hawk: A show under the ZAG Adventures brand.
  • Kosmic Dancer: (possibly scratched) Ipoh and Mia are French teenagers. The great love for the dance of the two is the same. And, only the best dancer in the world can become the "Kosmic Dancer"!
  • Transylmaniak: (possibly scratched) Our hero Drack, half human and half vampire, is confronted with more problems than your average teenager: during the day he must study at school and at night he must fight his neighbor Ray, who is a member of the Bureau for the Interception of Creatures. Drack must learn how to master his vampire powers to protect his family from being discovered and arrested by the BIC.
  • Legendary Books: (possibly scratched) Four heroic kids with the powers of legends in their hands battle history’s greatest myths for the fate of the modern world! In modern day Alexandria, a group of energetic kids are about to discover that the fantasy books they’ve been reading and loving aren’t fantasies at all. Powered by mysterious devices called “occulos” these four heroes in the making are about to take their place alongside the most legendary stories ever told.
  • Sweet Power: (possibly scratched) The heroes have magical vitamin powers to combat the Glucido baddies and thwart their diabolical plans to get rich by hypnotizing children by making them addicted to sugar and sweets.
  • Miraculous Ladybug OVA: (Confirmed in 2016)

Live-action works

  • Legendz: A live-action show.


  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug: A comic book series following Marinette's adventures in China, meeting her heritage, and as Ladybug, meeting Chinese superheroes along the way.
  • Miraculous: Tales of Cat Noir: A comic book series following Adrien's adventures in America, from cities ranging from New York City to Los Angeles, also running into other superheroes along the way as Cat Noir.
  • Tales of Miraculous: A comic book series about the previous Miraculous holders before Marinette and Adrien became Ladybug and Cat Noir.
  • Miraculous manga adaptation

Tropes associated with Zagtoon and their work:

  • Animesque: Most especially Miraculous Ladybug, which takes cues from Magical Girl anime in its romance and transformation scenes.
  • Creator Thumbprint: CGI Animesque kid characters with Saturday morning morals and comedy like that of Power Rangers? Check and mate.
  • Love Triangle:
    • Miraculous Ladybug takes this up a notch by making it the one of the most well-known usages, if not the most well-known usage, of a Two-Person Love Triangle: Marinette/Ladybug loves Adrien, Adrien/Cat Noir loves Ladybug, but neither of them know the other's true identity. Ladybug doesn't love Cat Noir and Adrien doesn't love Marinette.
      • Season 2 throws a curveball in it by introducing Luka and Kagami: Marinette and Luka fall in love and so do Adrien and Kagami, and it puts a strain in Marinette/Ladybug and Adrien/Cat Noir's relationships. Although they do try to invoke I Want My Beloved to Be Happy, but their obvious attractions to individuals they refuse to identity in order to protect their identities creates Poor Communication Kills. Namely, Kagami believes Adrien was in love with Marinette but Marinette keeps leading him on, unaware that Adrien was referring to being rejected by Ladybug as Cat Noir, causing Kagami comes to view Marinette as "the other woman" and believes she's a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing. Additionally, while Adrien seems to grow more aware of Marinette's possible attraction of him (such as her Stalker Shrine of him), once he sees her with Luka, he concludes that he (Adrien) and Marinette are Just Friends.
    • Another from Miraculous Ladybug: Nathalie loves Gabriel, but Gabriel loves Emilie. In spite of this, Nathalie wants to help Gabriel bring back Emelie. Gabriel seems unaware of Nathalie's attraction to him, which makes you wonder if this runs in the family.
    • According to Pixie Girl press material, the Sorcerer is in an "impossible love" with Pixie Girl, and Pixie Girl seems to be attracted to another boy according to an animatic.
  • MacGuffin:
    • Miraculous Ladybug: The Miraculous pieces. The story is driven by Hawk Moth's attempt at stealing Ladybug and Cat Noir's Miraculouses, as combining their specific pieces gives the user great power by allowing them to grant a wish.
    • Lady Butterfly and Lady Dragon's story involves a magical object that they must defend against supervillains.
  • Magical Girl: Including the boys, this is the main genre of Miraculous Ladybug and Pixigirl.
  • Merchandise-Driven: Toys and other merchandise are a heavy focus for Zagtoon.
  • Shared Universe: "The Quantic Universe", with the more superhero/action shows being branded as "ZAG Heroez", the more princess/girl-oriented non-action shows being "ZAG/Power Princesses", and animated films that involve action as "ZAG Adventures". The more comedic ones (like Kobushi, Popples, Rosie, Denver & Cliff) are "ZAG Toons" and are not considered a part of this. So far, there are plans for a Miraculous Ladybug special that crosses over with Ghostforce and Pixie Girl.
  • Spin-Off: The Miraculous World specials are meant to either be backdoor pilots for possible spinoffs or crossovers with other Zagtoon shows. The first New York special, the Shanghai special, the Africa special, and Rio special introduce other Miraculous users around the world, while the London special is planned to crossover with Miss Rose, and Zag intends for another special where Ladybug and Cat Noir visit New York but instead to team up with the heroes of Ghost Force and Pixie Girl.

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