Genre: Kids Animation
Duration: 1 x 22' + 50 x 11'
Year of Production: 2018
Production Company: Grace – A Storytelling Company and Beyond Entertainment in association with Polygram Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, EMI Music Publishing and Seven Network
Commissioned By: Netflix
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Motown Magic is a family animated series about music, magic and the power of one’s imagination telling stories inspired by songs from the world's most popular music catalogue.
Motown Magic brings together 52 newly recorded versions of classic Motown hits from such performers as The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Smokey Robinson, who serves as executive music producer.
The series centres on Ben, a wide-eyed eight-year-old with a big heart and an amazing imagination, who uses a magic paintbrush to bring the street-art decorating his city, Motown, to life. He finds a fantastical world inhabited by magical characters, making friends and learning life lessons along the way.
Each 11-minute episode features a story inspired by a Motown song, covered by contemporary artists including Ne-Yo, Becky G, BJ The Chicago Kid, Skylar Grey, Calum Scott and Trombone Shorty.