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Netflix has picked up a children’s animated series called Centaurworld, from first-time showrunner Megan Nicole Dong.
The series, which has a 20-episode order, comes from the streamer’s in-house Netflix Animation and is set in a world where fantastical creatures sing and adventure is all around. It centers on 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.
The lead character befriends a group of the magical creatures and sets out on a journey to return home, one that will test her more than any battle she’s faced. Centaurworld will feature a mix of animation styles and original songs in each episode.
Dong worked as a story artist on DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie and is a supervising director on Netflix’s kids’ show Pinky Malinky.
Dong will executive produce Centaurworld. Dominic Bisignano (Star vs. the Forces of Evil) is co-executive producer, and Meghan McCarthy (My Little Pony) will serve as story editor. Toby Chu (Bao) will be the series composer.
The series will join a roster of shows from Netflix Animation that includes the adult-targeted Inside Job, limited series Maya and the Three and kids’ series City of Ghosts, Kid Cosmic from Craig McCracken (The Powerpuff Girls), Battle Kitty and Trash Truck.
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