Former Moonbug MD Andy Yeatman Named CEO Of Mediawan & Zag’s Miraculous Corp USA

Paris-based content group Mediawan and production company Zag have appointed Andy Yeatman as CEO of Miraculous Corp USA and global operations.

The hire follows hot on the heels of the creation in May of their joint venture Miraculous Corp, aimed at building on the success of the Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir animation franchise.

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Based in L.A. and reporting to Miraculous Corp Board Chairman and Mediawan co-founder Pierre-Antoine Capton, Yeatman will work closely with board member and major shareholder Zag.

Yeatman was previously MD of Moonbug Entertainment for six years, where time he was instrumental in building and implementing the success of CoComelon.

He previously founded and led Netflix’s Kids’ Content department which created the largest slate of original Kids’ content in the industry.

During his tenure, Netflix’s Kids and Family programming received 30 Daytime Emmy awards, with 100 total nominations.

Before joining Netflix, Yeatman worked for some of the world’s largest media groups, including Walt Disney Studios, and earlier in his career, Ascent Media Group, Verizon and CIBC World Markets.

“I’m delighted to welcome Andy to the Mediawan family, and to have him join the extraordinary adventure we’re building with Jeremy Zag around Miraculous. His expertise is an invaluable asset for such an iconic brand,” said Capton.

“The creation of Miraculous Corp with Jeremy, and now the appointment of Andy, are wonderful news that will enable us to exploit the full richness of the unique universe of France’s most successful superheroine.”

Originally created by Thomas Astruc, Nathanaël Bronn, and Zag and co-produced by Zag and Mediawan Kids & Family, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir is one of the world’s most successful independent animation IPs.

Debuting in 2015, the series has been distributed in 150 territories worldwide, while the movie adaptation directed by Zag achieved $44 million at the box-office and over 35 million views on Netflix in the first month.

With a robust presence on platforms like Disney, Globo, and TF1, Miraculous has also amassed 37 billion views on YouTube, 250 million downloads of the original app, and 700+ million plays on Roblox

“I have been a fan of Miraculous Ladybug since 2015, when Jeremy first introduced me to the show,” said Yeatman.

“There is enormous potential to continue to build out the universe that Jeremy, Thomas and Nathanael created. The adventures ahead will feature new heroes, villains and ways for fans all over the world to interact with this universe. I’m honored to work with Pierre-Antoine, Jeremy and the team to lead the next chapter of storytelling and growth for this beloved brand.”

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