Watch Motown Magic

In this animated series, a young boy uses a magic paintbrush to infuse life into his city's street art. The hook of the series is that it incorporates music from Motown artists such as The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Smokey Robinson.

Netflix
2 Seasons, 51 Episodes
November 20, 2018
Animation & Cartoons, Family, Music
8.5/10
Cast: Dustin Green
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Motown Magic Full Episode Guide

  • Determined to win a museum art competition but faced with a creative block, Ben goes through the portal to get inspired.

  • Ben must conquer his fear of heights to save Skywriter when her wings get tangled and she's caught between two tall buildings.

  • Ben is embarrassed about bringing his teddy bear to camp, so he tries to find him a new home where he'll be happy.

  • When Ella sells Ben's beloved Motown Man toy at a yard sale, Ben asks his magical friends to help him find it again.

  • Ben loses his confidence as an artist -- then loses his touch with the Master Piece! But he's the only one who knows how to get his groove back.

  • Bill's boss is coming for dinner, but the house is a mess! Can Dancing Machine help Ben get everything cleaned up in time?

  • Bernadette is determined to win the annual Motown Ice Cream Fair with an elaborate cake -- but she's got to get it there before it melts!

  • When the Loves go overboard with upgrades to impress the Jones family, Ben reminds them that their life is already great.

  • Angie's upset when she finds out she'll be away for Christmas, so Ben and Mickey plan a special surprise to cheer her up.

  • Ben and his friends try to build a clubhouse -- but things don't go as planned. Can Skywriter, Jimmy Mack and Dancing Machine help get the job done?

  • Ben goes undercover when Stephanie and her mom open up a rival bakery that's exactly like the Loves' -- down to the recipes!

  • When Mickey gets stressed out about an important basketball tryout, Ben and Angie use the paintbrush to help him have fun and relax.

  • The Loves take too much time to get ready! Can Ben's magical friends help him get his family to Motown's annual fireworks show on time?

  • Ben and Mickey should be working as a team to win their class's quiz-show competition. But Ben's doing all the work -- and Mickey's sick of it!

  • When Angie's dog, Boogie, won't behave for Ben, he takes him through the portal, where they learn to speak the same language.

  • Ben tells Ella the story of how he first met his pet cat, Harmony, a lost kitty who didn't have a place to call home.

  • With Valentine's Day coming, love is in the air -- and artistic Ben gets tapped to make heart-shaped cards for everyone in his class.

  • When he's too scared to go trick-or-treating at a spooky house, Ben recruits Jimmy Mack, Dancing Machine and Skywriter to help him be brave.

  • Ben's dad has the day off, and he's got a long list of things he wants to do with his son. But Ben wants to finish his painting. Can they compromise?

  • While using one of Uncle Rod's inventions to practice for a three-legged race, Ben and Ella get tied together ... permanently!

  • Ben wants to spend quality time with his mom for the first-ever Mom and Son Day. But she's so distracted, it's easier said than done.

  • Dancing Machine helps the gang get ready for a big hockey game against the Jives. But can they win against the best team in Motown?

  • When the Loves bring home a chicken that can't lay eggs, Ben takes the bird to meet his magical friends and discovers she's got a hidden talent.

  • After Harmony the cat runs off, a superstitious Ben and Jimmy Mack must face their fears to get her back.

  • Ben questions his creative mind -- and whether the world through the portal is real -- when he's told he spends too much time daydreaming.

  • While touring the museum with Mr. Love, Ben and his friends accidentally bring a T. rex back to life for the first time in 60 million years!

  • Angie wants a puppy more than anything, but her mom doesn't think she's responsible enough. Can a little magic help change her mind?

  • After getting injured at the extreme skateboarding park, Angie's determined to prove to her parents that she's ready to go back.

  • Ben needs a Christmas gift for Grandma Ruby, so he sets out to find a magical ornament that she lost when she was a little girl.

  • When Mickey starts disappearing after school, Ben and Angie worry he doesn't want to be their friend. Will spying on him help, or make things worse?

  • The Motown Mini Moto Derby is supposed to be a race for kids. So why are Ben and Mickey's dads trying so hard to win?

  • Ella runs away from home and heads through the portal -- then loses her favorite doll, Bonnie, on the other side.

  • Ben brings Skywriter to Motown to help Grandma Ruby remember the lyrics to an old song she hasn't sung in years.

  • Determined to win the "Fun Run" and make his mom proud, Ben takes a detour through the portal. But he doesn't like the way cheating feels.

  • Detective Dancing Machine is on the case when Ben's "Best Cake Ever" goes missing right before the big school bake-off.

  • When Ella takes Jimmy Mack on a joyride, Ben and his friends work together to track her down all over Motown.

  • Fun-loving Mickey is the life of the party. But he's got to get his grades up at school -- or he won't be playing any more basketball.

  • Ben declares war on his little sister when they're forced to share a bedroom after their science-loving uncle comes to stay.

  • Ben and his friends head to the pool on a hot summer day, where Ben is afraid of the deep end -- and a sea monster is afraid of the shallow end!

  • Ben and Angie can't agree on the details of how they first met, so they visit the River of Memories to see for themselves.

  • Ben lands the lead in the school play but worries he has way too many lines. Can Skywriter help him conquer his stage fright?

  • Miss Hernandez asks the class to make a pie that's healthy and tasty. Ben's mom delivers on the tasty, but Ben's version is sickeningly sweet!

  • Ben, Angie and Mickey get invited to the ultimate party! But first, they're jamming with the Loves -- with a little help from Dancing Machine.

  • Ben and his friends rally the neighborhood to save Dancing Machine's home when they find out it's going to be torn down.

  • Poor Ben is tired of sharing his birthday with Motown Day, so he uses his brush to go to a place where no one's ever heard of it.

  • A new student ignites a hot new dance craze, but Ben's struggling to learn all the steps. Can Dancing Machine help him master the moves?

  • Angie wishes her parents were still together. But a magical adventure with a talking skateboard helps her see that her family's full of love.

  • Grandpa's been missing the old days, so Ben takes him to the junkyard to cheer him up and brings a colorful classic car back to life.

  • Ella gets her hands on Ben's brush and awakens a walking, talking robot who loves to dance. But his funky moves are making a mess!

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