Coming to DVD from Shout! Kids Factory is the next installment of the hit series that has captivated kids of all ages with “Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir – Be Miraculous.”

Marinette has just started school in Paris and what she doesn’t know is that a little butterfly kwami named Nooroo is about to change her life! Hawk Moth has Nooroo and is forcing evil powers on people around Marinette.

Master Fu also has a kwami named Wayzz who knows what is happening with Nooroo. Looking to find Ladybug and Cat Noir’s Miraculouses he meets Marinette and Adrien giving them the Miraculouses. Just in time too because classmate Ivan has fallen under Hawk Moth’s spell turning the unsuspecting boy into giant monster Stone Heart.

Wanting to stop Paris from destruction proves difficult when a mistake makes their job harder. The Eiffel Tower is where the showdown occurs as Ladybug and Cat Noir understand their mistake and put Hawk Moth’s spell in check!

But Hawk Moth isn’t about to give up that easy when Marinette learns Nino has a crush when they are at the zoo. Otis and Kim are also there and after a nasty encounter the evil villain turns Otis into Animan who shape-shifts into any animal.

Marinette is grounded for missing school because her parents don’t realize she is Ladybug! Missing the chance to see her friend Simon compete on a show called “The Challenge;” she also misses Hawk Moth’s influence turning an upset Simon into a Simon Says.

Vincent is a fan of rocker Jagged Stone and when he discovers that he will be at the Grand Paris hotel tries to get a picture. Turned away Hawk Moth uses Vincent’s anger to create the Pixelator, which has a head-mounted camera to take pictures of people with evil results. This isn’t the only time Jagged Stone causes the creation of trouble as Guitar Villain causes a lot of big headed trouble.

Finally, Chef Wang Cheng visits Paris to be in a cooking competition and being Marinette’s uncle means she and Adrien can watch. Chloe is on the judge’s panel and after making fun of Chef Cheng he becomes angry and Hawk Moth steps in to create Kung Food with results even Chloe couldn’t have imagined.

Ladybug and Cat Noir is a seriously fun, cool, interesting and adventurous series that has something for everyone. The stories are very family oriented with lessons on friendship. It is brilliantly done and literally never a dull moment. That’s what makes a series such as this a huge hit with kids (and let us not forget big kids too!)

SHOUT! Factory brings the best to fans offering up feature films, classic television series, animation and specials. For more of what they have to offer go to www.shoutfactory.com.

“Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir – Be Miraculous” is beautifully smooth animation filled with vivid colors. This series is a top show on Nickelodeon and becoming a worldwide phenomenon. I couldn’t agree with it more as I am drawn to a series that offers problem solving, friendships, family loyalty and love. Can’t go wrong with those things at all.

Don’t get me wrong, there is also fun, laughs, jokes and a fair amount of cute which is such an adult thing to say right? Hey, I don’t mind saying there are moments between Marinette and Adrien that are down right adorable. There is also the sweet butterfly kwami and fighting the bad guy which are other elements that are a plus for this series.

The DVD includes the seven episodes Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins, Part 1), Stone Heart (Origins, Part 2), Animan, Simon Says, Pixelator, Guitar Villain and Kung Food.

In the end — they bring awesome excitement!

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