Avalon: Web of Magic

Avalon Production Update, 4 September 2017

Your weekly round-up of updates on the Avalon: Web of Magic animated series!

Production Art:

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Notes from the Archivist:

In case you haven’t seen the comments on voyager.world’s Instagram account, fan reaction to the final character designs have been … mixed. Some have praised them, while others voiced objection to Kara’s hair and Adriane’s skin color. The folks at voyager.world have yet to respond to the fans. (A video of a cat purring doesn’t count.)

If anyone cares, here’s my take on the character designs: Emily and Adriane look good, but Kara looks like Amy Poehler’s head stuck on a pre-teen body. Maybe her design reads better in the animated demo? Let’s hope that gets released soon so we can see the mages in action!

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Avalon Production Update, 14 August 2017

Your weekly round-up of updates on the Avalon: Web of Magic animated series!

News from Instagram Comments:

  • Re: production and release date: “we are finishing the sales reel now for presentation to the broadcasters. Plan is to start production in fall for summer/ fall 2018 launch” [source]
  • Re: the mages’ clothing: “there will be different outfits designed for the girls depending on where the stories take them” [source]
  • Re: network and website: “we don’t know yet which network will play the episodes. We start meetings in Sept and will keep you posted. We are working on a new website as well.” [source]
  • Re: Be*Tween and series music: “we have B*Tween in a few episode story outlines but we’re not sure what songs will be used yet. We’ll figure it out when we start scripts. For our sales demo, Amy Lee is letting us use one of her songs from Evanescence. How cool is that 🎶!” [source]
  • Re: website and contacting Rachel Roberts: “ya that site needs a complete overhaul. We’re focused on getting the series up and running first. We’ll set up some social for Rachel, twitter or the site or something- which would you prefer?” [source]

Production Art:

 

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Tangentially Related:

Frequent followers of the voyager.world Instagram account may have noticed their occasional updates on a series called Battle Dragons. I’ve looked into them and discovered that it’s a repackaging of the Bazil Broketail book series, with each book split into two volumes. Also, if you look through the official voyager.world site, you’ll find that they used a promo image from Rachel Roberts’ Sky Rider series in the character guide section.

Notes from the Archivist:

  • They better post the sales reel online when it’s complete! Most fans (myself included) have been anticipating a TV or film adaptation of the series for over a decade. I’d love to see if the animation lives up to the production art. I’m a little worried about the choice of music, though. Evanescence will give me flashbacks to high school….
  • Speaking of production art … yay we got our first look at the mages! I’m really digging the designs for Emily, Adriane, and Lyra. Ozzie, Stormbringer, and Kara … not so much.

Avalon Production Update, 17 July 2017

Your weekly round-up of updates on the Avalon: Web of Magic animated series!

From Instagram image comments:

  • Re: animation style: “we’re exploring using the unreal game engine for cgi animation” [source]
  • Re: Ozzie’s character design: “everyone agrees he needs some work. We’ll tweak him pre-series start” [source]
  • Re: series and episode lengths: “we have 26 half hours for the initial order, but the studio is doing all kinds of tests” [source]

Production Art:

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Tangentially Related:

  • Rachel Roberts published a new book: Case of the Haunted Hearts. It’s the first of the Angel West YA mystery books that was teased on Red Sky Entertainment’s site post-Avalon: Web of Magic (and mentioned in our interview with her). I will start posting recaps here on Wednesday. This means that I’ll be putting my recap of Shadow and Bone on hold — which I’ve neglected to update for a couple of months on account of me being annoyed with the Protagonist and her Love Interest.

Avalon Production Update, 3 July 2017

Your weekly round-up of updates on the Avalon: Web of Magic animated series!

From Instagram image comments:

  • Re: voice cast: “our Canadian production partner has brought in a casting agency in Vancouver to cast the demo and the actors are all amazing. Once we get the network order we will approach potential star talent for the series as we would need a firm order for stars to commit.” [source]
  • Re: adapting the books: “pretty much follow the books, breaking them up in serialized eps” [source]
  • Re: Rachel Roberts’ involvement: “[…] Rachel’s in charge of story editing and wrote the pilot script” [source]
  • Re: series length: “I can tell we are designing 26 episodes for season 1” [source]
  • Re: fan involvement: Production claims “we’ll need lots of help getting the word out.” [source]
  • Re: convention promotion: “too soon, we have to get our network on board first to announce the go” [source]

A Personal Note to the Production Staff:

I’d love to officially help publicize the show! (Instead of unofficially, as I’m doing now.) You’re welcome to contact me via the handy Contact the Archive link above.

A Minor Update

I’ve updated the FAQ with information on the Avalon: Web of Magic animated series.

Also, the producers of the series have been answering fan questions and regularly updating their Instagram … which means that I get to make Production Update Round-Up posts! That way you don’t have to dig through image comments for new information. These will start next Monday.

For now, I’ll leave you with physical proof that the Avalon production team is aware that a fandom exists. And by “proof,” I mean “they gave a shout-out to our friends at Jewel Riders Archive.”

Throwback and shoutout to jewel riders archive#keepthedreamalive

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