Motown Magic

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Motown Magic
Genre
Created byJosh Wakely
Directed byJosh Wakely
Opening theme"ABC" performed by Zacary James and Motown Magic Cast
Ending theme"ABC" performed by Zacary James and Motown Magic Cast
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes51
Production
Executive producer(s)Josh Wakely
Producer(s)Josh Wakely
Running time15 minutes
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseNovember 20, 2018 (2018-11-20) –
present
External links
Website

Motown Magic is an animated children's television series, created by Josh Wakely, and produced for Netflix. The series follows Ben, described by Netflix as “a wide-eyed 8-year-old with a big heart and an amazing imagination,” who uses a magic paintbrush to bring the street art in Motown to life. Wakely acquired worldwide rights from the music of Motown to feature in the series. The program features versions of songs by the popular record label, performed by contemporary recording artists and interwoven into the narrative. Motown hits that are recorded in the series are from such performers as The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles.[1][2]

The series was first made available worldwide on Netflix on November 20, 2018.[3]

Reception[edit]

Motown Magic received favourable reviews. Critics praised the concept of reimagining Motown songs for a younger audience.[4]

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Soundtracks[edit]

The first soundtrack to the show was released on online music-streaming service Apple Music on November 20, 2018.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Netflix's 'Motown Magic' exclusive: Watch this amazing kid's version of Jackson 5's 'ABC'". Eu.usatoday.com. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8484138/netflix-reveals-motown-magic-soundtrack-becky-g-for-once-in-my-life
  3. ^ Sippell, Margeaux (2 November 2018). "TV Roundup: 'Stargirl' Series at DC Universe Casts Anjelika Washington". Variety.com. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  4. ^ "'Motown Magic' - Netflix Original Series Review - Ready Steady Cut". 20 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Eventbrite Received $17M Discount on Ticketfly Purchase as Part of Renegotiated Deal With Pandora". Retrieved 20 November 2018.

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