Centaurs, magic and music – oh, my!! Netflix is taking viewers on a whimsical journey in the highly-anticipated, light-hearted, animated series, Centaurworld, brought to life by the creative and genius mind of Megan Nicole Dong. The spectacular show follows a war horse who finds herself separated from her companion, Rider and is transported to a magical and fantastical world filled with… you guessed it… centaurs! Each unique in their own way, the centaur family consisting of Wammawink, Glendale, Zulius, Ched and Durpleton welcome Horse with open arms. Though reluctant, Horse befriends the creatures and goes on an epic quest with desperate hopes to be reunited with Rider.
Centaurworld is a marvelous mashup of all things good in this world. From great imagination and fantasy that provides a momentary escape for viewers from the real world, to a whole lot of adventure, incredibly catchy songs and beautiful friendships – it’s truly time to say hello to that rainbow road. So rarely do we find a gem of a show like Centaurworld that perfectly caters to all ages – from kids to teens and adults. Whether it’s seeing the centaurs embrace their otherworldly powers (like being handsome for 8 seconds), to relishing all of the meaningful messages weaved throughout the series, such as celebrating what makes you different, finding yourself and how being vulnerable is the best magical power of them all, there are too many elements of Centaurworld to name that makes the show so beyond special.
The story of Centaurworld is one that is very near and dear to artist Megan Nicole Dong as it was actually inspired by Dong’s own experiences as an Asian-American trying to find herself while also dealing with the pressures of having to do very well academically. But, while balancing AP classes in high school, Dong had a scheduling conflict where the only elective available for her to try out was one that opened up a new door for her and developed into a passion that would ultimately shape who she is today… show choir! This serendipitous moment was pivotal in leading Dong to her true calling – sharing her unrivaled, artistic gift with the universe.
We all can truly learn a lot from this show and its exceptional characters – from Wammawink’s nurturing persona to Horse’s go-getter, resilient spirit, the perfect balance of these characters serves as a great way of approaching all of life’s biggest adventures. Creator / Executive Producer Megan Nicole Dong, Co-Executive Producer Dominic Bisignano and the wonderful voice-cast comprising of Kimiko Glenn (Horse), Jessie Mueller (Rider), Megan Hilty (Wammawink), Parvesh Cheena (Zulius), Josh Radnor (Durpleton), and Chris Diamantopoulos (Ched) all put their heart and soul into this fun-filled project. (FYI – Megan Nicole Dong also lent her voice to the humorous character of Glendale in the series).
Centaurworld is a show we all have needed at one point of time in our lives and now, it’s finally here. Whether you have ever felt insecure about your flaws or had a difficult time discovering who you are or were in the process of finding your own family, or maybe you’re experiencing one or all of those things now, this impactful series shows the significance of being perfectly imperfect and stands as a great medium of something everyone can relate to.
July 30th is the day we all have been waiting for… and now, you’ve made it to Centaurworld, and nothing better represents our world than this colorful collection of singing, dancing, animal / half-man things! Get ready for one memorable escapade with Horse, Wammawink and the rest of the centaur crew in this amusing and fanciful ride!
Alexisjoyvipaccess had a phenomenal time interviewing the brilliant Megan Nicole Dong all about the origins of Centaurworld and what inspired her to make the series a terrific musical, what kind of advice she thinks Horse and Wammawink would have sent to a younger version of herself, what her favorite song is from the show and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. Dong even revealed what kind of adventure she would like to see Horse and her new friends go on next – hear what she had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below.
Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the outstanding Megan Nicole Dong below and enter into the wondrous atmosphere of Centaurworld streaming on Netflix on July 30th!