A Kind of Magic (shortly known as Magic in France and in the second season as A New Kind of Magic) is a French animated television series created by Michel Coulon, based upon Arthur de Pins's original design.
It was produced by French animation company Xilam Animation, directed by Charles Vaucelle in the first season and William Renaud in the second season with character design by David Gilson. The series first aired on in 2008 on France 3. The series was rated the most popular series at the 2007 MIPCOM Junior trade show, attracting over 280 buyers.
In Fairyland, fairies and ogres don't get married. It just doesn't happen! Willow the fairy and her beloved husband Gregore, a reformed ogre, have no choice but to emigrate and settle in the Real World with their children Tom and Cindy. And boy are they unprepared! Here in the Real World, there is no guarantee of a happy ending, especially when you add to the mix the other dysfunctional members such as Ferocia, the colorful, sharp-tongued witch, or His Highness, the Toad, still in search of that magical kiss. This ill-equipped and maladjusted family of immigrants goes from one blunder to another and it is going to take every ounce of courage and street smarts that Tom can muster in order to protect his family from all the curious intruders, for whom magic is more than a little bit strange!
The story follows the life of Willow the Fairy (voiced by Kelly Sheridan), and her reformed ogre husband Gregore (Trevor Devall), who are not allowed to get married as per Fairyland rules. They move out to the Real World (also known as Planet Earth), where they try and fit into society as normal human beings with their children, Tom (Erin Mathews) and Cindy (Kelly Sheridan) (named after Tom Thumb and Cinderella), their Aunt Ferocia (Pauline Newstone) and their toad butler, His Highness (Mark Oliver).
- Willow - A beautiful fairy, Gregore's wife and the mother of the house.
- Gregore - A reformed ogre, Willow's husband and the father of the house.
- Tom - Cindy's brother and the hero of the series.
- Cindy - Tom's sister.
- Ferocia - Tom and Cindy's evil (but neutral) aunt.
- His Highness - Tom's extremely snobbish pet toad.
- This marks as the first official Xilam cartoon using flash animation, not counting Shuriken School.