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Netflix Announces Motown Cartoon Curated by Smokey Robinson


Bobby Bank/WireImageMotown is coming to Netflix.

The streaming service on Wednesday announced a new animated series, still untitled, revolving around an eight-year-old boy, Ben, “who discovers he has the extraordinary ability to bring street-art to life.”

The show will be inspired by the words and melodies of classic Motown songs.

Josh Wakely, who created the Beatles-themed Beat Bugs for Netflix and is working on the Motown project, notes that Smokey Robinson will play a part.

“He’ll be curating it. It’ll be a mixture of Motown legends performing with kind of the very best musicians around today,” Wakeley explains. 

It’s unclear when the show will premiere on Netflix.

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