TeamTO and Nexus Factory are developing School of Magic, a new animated series based on STUDIOCANAL’s hit movie House of Magic.
School of Magic is an official selection at this year’s Cartoon Forum, where TeamTO and Nexus will present the bible, trailer and an animatic of the first episode, which is directed by Christian de Vita (PJ Masks, Angelo Rules). The 52×11-minute show centers on a group of talented children who are attending a special magic camp to pursue their shared dream of becoming magicians.
De Vita commented: “For me, School of Magic is a way to rediscover the childhood memory, excitement and wonder of illusionism. I was a fan of illusionism as a child, especially the Victorian period. The great challenge is to make this relevant to a contemporary audience. The setting and characters are so rich, each with their own distinct image, personality and style of magic, which offers a deep source for great storytelling and a true magical experience—the inner workings and mysteries of a true school of illusionism.”
Corinne Kouper, producer and head of development at TeamTO, said: “Cartoon Forum is the ideal place to present projects that we have been working on during the entire year. The development of School of Magic has plunged us into a wonderful world of magic and illusion.”
Sylvain Goldberg, producer at Nexus Factory, added: “I’ve always been convinced that the movie House of Magic would be a good starting point and great material to create an animation series—it will have the madness and the modernity required for an original series that can appeal to the demanding young audiences of today.”