Centaurworld, Netflix’s upcoming animated comedy series about a “hardened war horse whisked away from battle finds herself in a land inhabited by funny, singing centaurs of all shapes and sizes” has released a trailer. The Centaurworld looks like it’s one part anime-style action epic (Samurai Jack, Legend of Korra) and one part absurdist image of a kids dream world, as shown in the teaser. To be sure, it’s an odd mix, but it also appears to be the type of animated series that could establish a major cult following.

A Closer Look on the Animated Series

Megan Nicole Dong, a first-time showrunner, is exec producing alongside Dominic Bisignano (Star Vs The Forces Of Evil) on the 20-episode kids series. Megan has worked on films such as How to Train Your Dragon 2, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Metalocalypse, Black Dynamite, and The Adventures of Puss in Boots as a storyboard artist.

Kimiko Glenn (TrollsTopia, Sofia the First) will voice the horse, Megan Hilty (TrollsTopia, Sofia the First) will voice the rider. While Jessie Mueller (Blue Bloods), Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother), Chris Diamantopoulos (The Three Stooges), and Parvesh Cheena (Mythicquest) will also join the cast.

Horse is a gruff soldier battling to survive in a desolate, cruelly animated wasteland with her rider when she is abruptly transported to the bright, colorful, and very musical world of Centaurworld by a mystical amulet. She meets a group of centaurs who are half-horse, half-everything else there is. They all have lengthy necks for some reason.

Original animated programs starring big-name celebrities and/or experienced producers are being developed by Netflix to broaden their kids and family-friendly block. With so many other highly-anticipated programs in development, based on popular IPs, the streaming service has actively invested in kids animation, anime, and adult animation (Magic: the Gathering, Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, Skull Island, Far Cry, Splinter Cell, Tomb Raider, etc.).

Centaurworld, according to Dong, is a “road trip musical fantasy with some sci-fi” and a “action adventure fish-out-of-water story.” The premiere date for the series has been announced for July 30, 2021.

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