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Western Animation / Motown Magic

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Motown Magic is a 2018 Preschool Show from Netflix. It came out November 20, 2018.

The series focuses on Ben, an eight year old African American boy with a big heart and amazing imagination. Using a magic paintbrush, he transforms his city by bringing various street art to life, as well as classical sounds of Motown.

It has not been renewed past its second season, which released June 28, 2019.

Motown Magic provides examples of:

  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: All episodes are titled after songs by famous black singers which are simultaneously incorporated into the episode.
  • Quarter Hour Short: Every episode is a fifteen minute short segment, not paired into a full half-hour.