Series from SAMG Animation studio proves popular in South America

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Series from SAMG Animation studio proves popular in South America

Screen capture of the weekly top 10 charts of Disney Plus in South America [DISNEY PLUS]

Screen capture of the weekly top 10 charts of Disney Plus in South America [DISNEY PLUS]

 
French animated series “Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir,” which Korean 3-D animation studio SAMG Animation contributed to the production of, is gaining popularity in South America.  
 
A special episode of the series titled “Miraculous World: New York, United Heroez” topped global streaming platform Disney Plus’s weekly Top 10 charts for the region, from March 21 to 27, according to the in-house studio on Thursday. The episode surpassed the latest Marvel series and “The Simpsons.”
 
The original animated series “Ladybug” also ranked No. 7.  
 
While a variety of Korean content is proving popular on OTT giant Netflix, it’s the first time content from an in-house production company climbed the global charts on Disney Plus.  
 
“United Heroez” is the first of the three-episode-series of “Miraculous World,” centering around protagonists Marinette and Adrien traveling to New York and fighting off villains they meet there with American superheroes.
 
The latter two series of the “Miraculous World’ will also be streamed exclusively on Disney Plus this year. The Shanghai episode, which is the second in the series, is to air on French television channel TF1 on Sunday for the first time.  
 
“'Mini Force,' which is our studio’s representative content, is also popular on Chinese OTT platforms such as iQIYI and Tencent, topped the charts and has accumulated 17 billion views,” the studio said in a statement. “It’s a proof that in-house produced animation series have what it takes to compete in the global market.”  
 
BY LEE JAE-LIM  [lee.jaelim@joongang.co.kr]  
 
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