The world of Miraculous is growing, especially when Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening will finally be released. This is one of the most anticipated films in the entire Miraculous canon because of how it seeks to explore certain stories that the series is yet to explore. Of course, the fact that it is a musical is also a nice touch. So, with that said, when is Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening going to be released?
Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening will be released in the summer of 2022. However, there hasn’t been a definite date that has been given in main markets like America, France, and Japan. We do know that it is going to be released in South Africa on a later date, which is December 2, 2022.
What fans should know is that there isn’t an exact release date for Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening, even though it was set to release this year. This can be quite surprising, considering that most films get a release date quite early. Nevertheless, let’s look at what we know about Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening.
Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening Release Date
One of the shows that kids and adults alike love is Miraculous, which is an animated series that follows the exploits of masked superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir. Set in the city of Paris, the series explores the adventures that the heroes go through while attempting to stop the evil deeds of the main antagonist named Hawk Moth, who is secretly Cat Noir’s father, Gabriel Agreste.
The series is very successful in that it is set to have seven seasons. Of course, due to its high demand, Miraculous is set to have a movie that seeks to add to the lore of the entire Miraculous storyline. Created by Jeremy Zag, the movie is entitled Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening, which he revealed at ComiKon in Istanbul back in 2018. Later that year, it was revealed that the film would be released in 2021.
Of course, we do know that it hasn’t been released yet because of the fact that we are already in 2022. However, the delay was the result of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been sweeping the planet since 2020. As such, it is easy to understand why the release has been pushed. Nevertheless, when is the new release date of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening?
As of this writing, there is no exact release date given for Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening, but it has been hinted that it will be released during the summer of 2022. That means that it might be released in the middle or the early half of the year. Still, there are some confusion regarding the release date of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening.
The confusion regarding the release date of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening stems from the fact that there was an announcement that it will be hitting South African cinemas on December 2, 2022. However, that announcement doesn’t include the other major markets as it can be expected that Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening will be released in America, France, and Japan earlier.
That said, we are fairly certain that Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening will be released earlier than its South African release date. There is no definite date right now, but there is a good chance that it will indeed push through with its summer release date or probably during the early or middle half of 2022.
Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening Trailer
Right now, Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening doesn’t have a trailer that’s available because the details about this movie are kind of scarce for now. However, Jeremy Zag has released some teasers about the film through his Instagram account. You can find those teasers in this video:
Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening Plot
As of now, the entire plot of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening hasn’t been revealed because the details about this film seem to be minimal. Nevertheless, there are some details that we know based on what has been revealed about it so far.
There are reasons to believe that the film’s plot will cover a good part of the origin story of the Miraculous universe as well as the ending to the upcoming fifth season of Miraculous. As such, considering that this shows the ending to season 5, there is still a good chance that the film’s release date will be pushed.
Also, there are hints that the movie will be focusing on an aspect that hasn’t been explored a lot in the series—Gabriel Agreste’s past. We know that Gabriel, AKA Hawk Moth, is looking to take control of both the Ladybug and the Cat Miraculouses so that he can alter reality as he pleases. And the reason for wanting to alter reality goes back to what happened to his wife, Emilie Agreste, who fell into a coma.
As such, a good part of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening will address Gabriel’s character arc and whether or not he has always been the same person before his wife fell into a coma. We all know that his relationship with Adrien became sour after Emilie’s fate because he became strict and harsh. In that regard, the film might allow us to see the man he was before and how his wife’s state played a role in his character transformation.
Because Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening is a musical that follows a format that may be somewhat different from the series, it is described as a mix between Spider-Man and Frozen. That’s because there will be a lot of superhero action involving the holders of the Miraculouses on top of all of the singing that might happen in the middle of the movie.
Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening Cast
While nothing has been revealed in detail so far, we do know that these names are in the cast of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening. Meanwhile, there are some names that may be new to the Miraculous universe, and that means that they could be new characters.
- Cristina Valenzuela as Ladybug
- Bryce Papenbrook as Cat Noir
- Keith Silverstein as Hawkmoth
- Ben Diskin as Nino Lahiffe
- Carrie Keranen as Alya Césaire
- Christopher Corey Smith as Tom Dupain
- Sabrina Weisz as Nathalie Sancoeur
- Lou Jean
- Lenni Kim
- Tara Strong
- Benjamin Diskin
In addition to the fact that the usual suspects will appear in Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening, it will also include Miraculous holders that we have already seen in the past. There will also be new and past Miraculous holders who will be shown in the movie.
Is Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening Canon?
At this point, while the details of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening may be scarce, we do believe that it is part of the entire Miraculous canon. Only Jeremy Zag is involved in the creation of this film as the original creator, Thomas Astruc, didn’t take part in it. But the fact that Astruc isn’t involved doesn’t take away the possibility that it could be canon.
As mentioned, Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening explores a good part of the origins story of the universe while also focusing on Gabriel Agreste’s character arc. That means that it doesn’t encroach upon the already established lore that we have seen in the canon universe thus far. This could lead to the high probability that Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening is indeed canon.