Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir may not be on your radar these days, but it’s front and center for fans everywhere. The animated series is one of Disney’s biggest hits, and more viewers are finding the superhero show every day. Right now, however, Miraculous is making headlines for all the wrong reasons and even prompted one of its developers to speak out.
For those who don’t know, the situation around the series is tense. Miraculous is in the news right now after three of its cast members shared that they were leaving the English dub and being replaced. Anne Yatco, Reba Buhr and Joe Ochman sounded the alarm on social media before telling fans their exits were tied to unfairly low wages.
Now, Jeremy Zag caught wind of the ordeal and express themselves on Twitter. Although he hasn’t tweeted since 2017, Zag publicly posted a note to fans the other day to address the community’s outrage over the dub drama.
“Thank you very much for letting me know about the dubbing situation in the United States. We have many voice recording partners around the world. I will take care of it and do my best to solve the problem. problem urgently,” he wrote.
As you can imagine, Zag’s statement took fans by surprise, but for the right reasons. No one expected the developer to address the unfolding situation, so it was much appreciated to hear his encouraging words. But of course the situation surrounding Miraculous‘dub is the responsibility of the studios licensed to produce the performance. And as animation continues to dominate the entertainment industry in the United States and abroad, fans should expect more pay disputes like this to become public. After all, there’s no shame in negotiating a living wage, and voice actors have been notoriously undersold in the animation world.
What do you think of Miraculous’ to do contreversy ? Do you think the animation industry needs to reevaluate its pay scale? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.