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TCA16: Netflix Greenlights Animated Motown Project

Netflix has greenlit a Motown-themed animated series targeted to kids and families, the network said during its Television Critics Association summer tour.

The untitled series revolves around eight-year old living in the imaginary city of Motown discovers he has the extraordinary ability to bring street-art to life.

Legendary Motown artist Smokey Robinson will serve as the executive music producer for the show, which will feature the words and melodies of the Detroit-based music franchise’s classic songs.