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Avalon Production Update: 15 April 2019

Your semi-regular update on the Avalon: Web of Magic animated series!

From the voyager.world Instagram:

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Stay strong, Warrior #avalonwebofmagic

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News Gleaned from Instagram Comments:

  • Re: demographics: lots of partners on board to satisfy- mandate is go younger but keep the edge- we’ll get it right
  • Re: evolution of Adriane’s character design: depends where she is on her character arc- in the beginning def more reserved- once Kara enters her life, she does try some new things
  • Re: demographics and character design: getting the girls’ age right for our key demo (7-10) is the biggest challenge – and there’s lots of cooks in the kitchen which is normal with so many different partners so it’s going to be a balance – this is the best so far.
  • Re: animation: CGI but we want more of an anime look with shading rather than full 3D like Trollhunter or Spy Kids
  • Re: demographics: that’s the sweet spot for licensing which is how investors make their money back – however the show will appeal to a much wider age range like the Disney / Pixar films do
  • Re: broadcasting: we don’t have a US broadcaster yet – once we have an episode or 2 finished we will shop it – this way they know exactly what they are getting- production start is looking like July- finishing in 2020 / 2021 – sounds like a long time but this will look more like a movie than a tv series – the good news is once the pipeline is up and running we can move right into season 2 for faster turnaround
  • Re: production and character designs: we’re very close, hang in there. We doing some redesigns on characters as well — will have some new pics soon
  • Re: broadcasting: TBD – we will start production then sell the package of 13 it to pone of the streamers like Netflix or amazon
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Trial by Fire French Edition Cover Reveal

The cover for the French edition of Trial by Fire has been released! Check it out below, and read the translation of the new synopsis while you’re at it.

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THE MAGES OF AVALON: FIREPROOF

On Aldenmor, the Dark Mage hunts down the mistwolves. She uses her terrible poison to capture the creatures and seize their powerful magic. Her goal? To find the fairy map that leads to the Realm of Avalon. Adriane, Kara, and Emily are preparing for battle, more united than ever. But the witch has many allies and the three girls are being pursued by evil forces.

The French edition of Trial by Fire will be released on 17 April in the EU. American fans, you may have to wait an extra month for it to be released in the US Kindle store.

Release Date Announced for French Translation of Trial by Fire

Amazon.fr has revealed the EU release date and a synopsis for the French edition of Trial by Fire. It will be available for our Francophone friends on 17 April 2019. US readers, you may have to wait a couple months for it to show up in the US Kindle store.

Here’s the translated synopsis:

THE MAGES OF AVALON: FIREPROOF

The Dark Mage, who reigns over Aldenmor, is now looking for the fairy map that leads to Avalon. If she can find it, the magical world will be destroyed. Kara, Emily and Adriane have no time to waste. Helped by their faithful animals, they go to Aldenmor to fight their enemy. But once they pass through the magic portal, the friends are separated. While Adriane discovers sea dragons and Emily meets elves, Kara is surrounded by darkness. Will she be able to resist the attraction of the dark side? Kara, Emily and Adriane will have to fight a hard battle to save Avalon, but they will not come out of it unscathed….

Avalon Production Update: 8 October 2018

Your semi-regular update on the Avalon: Web of Magic animated series!

From the voyager.world Instagram:

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Archive art by Allison Strom#avalonwebofmagic

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News Gleaned from Instagram Comments:

  • Re: production progress: “slow but steady, lots of pieces to put together but feeling good” [source]

Spellsinger French Edition US Release Date Announced!

A release date for the French edition of Spellsinger has been announced in the US Kindle store! It will go on sale on 10 October 2018. Preorders are available now.

For reference, here’s a translated synopsis:

THE MAGES OF AVALON: SUPERSTAR KARA

Kara is organizing a big concert to introduce the Ravenswood Reserve to the world. Shortly before the big day, a magical being announces to Emily, Kara and Adriane that a great danger lies in wait for them. This announcement strangely coincides with the arrival of superstar Johnny Conrad, who decides to share the stage with a lucky winner. Kara is ready to do anything to be in the spotlight, especially since the singer seems to be particularly interested in her, even if she can’t carry a tune! From then on, things go wrong. Kara seems under the influence of a strange force, she begins to behave strangely, moves away from her friends and approaches the mysterious Johnny Conrad. He finally asks her to go on stage. Meanwhile, Emily and Adriane discover a grimoire allowing them to practice magic by singing spells…. What if the song that Kara was about to sing in a creaking voice was none other than an evil spell?