A colorful, fantastical land of fanciful creatures, song and adventure is coming to Netflix streaming in Centaurworld — a new animated kids’ series from first-time showrunner Megan Nicole Dong. Netflix has committed to 20 episodes of the series, which will feature a mix of animation styles and original songs in a variety of genres in each episode.
Centaurworld follows a war horse who is transported from her embattled world to a strange land inhabited by silly, singing centaurs of all species, shapes, and sizes. Desperate to return home, she befriends a group of these magical creatures and embarks on a journey that will test her more than any battle she’s ever faced before.
Dong will executive produce the series, with Dominic Bisignano (Star vs, The Forces of Evil) as co-executive producer. Meghan McCarthy (My Little Pony franchise) will serve as story editor. Toby Chu (Bao) will be the series composer.
A 2017 honoree of Variety’s 10 Animators to Watch List, Dong rose through the ranks as a story artist on DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie before becoming a supervising director on Netflix’s Pinky Malinky.
Centaurworld joins Netflix’s ever expanding slate of original animation in production, which includes upcoming series such as City of Ghosts from Elizabeth Ito, Kid Cosmic from Craig McCracken, Battle Kitty from Matt Layzell, Maya and the Three from Jorge Gutierrez and Trash Truck from Max Keane.