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Netflix Sets November Premiere for Motown-Themed Children’s Series

Netflix has set a Nov. 20 date for its new Motown-themed animated series Motown Magic, the streaming service said Friday.

The series, inspired by music of Motown, follows a wide-eyed eight-year old who uses his magic paintbrush to bring the street art decorating of his city to life, according to Netflix. The series will feature 52 newly-recorded versions of songs made famous by such iconic artists as Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, the Supremes and the Temptations.

The series will be executive produced by creator Josh Wakely, with Smokey Robinson serving as executive music producer.