Centaurworld is a show that will have viewers hooked right from the start because of how unique and fun it is — they will stick around for the heartfelt story.
Centaurworld is one of those shows that will immediately suck viewers in because they will be thinking “what am I watching?”. Then, as the show goes on, they will be hooked thanks to an incredibly heartwarming story that, while yes is very off the wall and unique, is also touching and completely captivating.
The premise of this show surrounds a war horse who is separated from her rider and sucked into another world — Centaurworld. Here things are very different. While her home is dark, dreary, and war-torn, this new world is bright, cartoony, and filled with magical creatures. There are many conversations about how magic exists in this new world, but not in the world where Horse is from. As she sets out to find and reconnect with her rider, she makes friends with a bizarre tribe of creatures, who do whatever they can to help her out.
One of my favorite parts about this show is the contrast between Horse’s world and Centaurworld. This is also shown throughout the episodes as Horse remains more rigid and dark, while the members of the tribe are more rounded and bright.
The differences between the two worlds is also represented by Horse’s way of thinking. She has one goal, to find her rider, and even when she starts to learn more about the magic of this new world, she pulls away from it, trying to remain very focused on the task at hand. The tribe on the other hand is easily distracted, and although they are loyal to Horse, they find themselves often breaking out into song which can lead them off track sometimes.
These two contrasting animation styles help to drive the point across really well — especially as we enter the second half of the season. No spoilers here, but as the journey continues, the plot gets a tad more interesting, and that is reflected in the way everything looks. A brilliant move, if you ask me.
Each and every character is unique in their own way. They all have their strengths, and they all have their flaws, which is a great thing for children to see on the screen. Viewers are sure to find one or two that they connect with the most, but will totally fall in love with all of them.
Every episode tells its own story, but it all comes together into one larger, cohesive one. There isn’t a single episode that feels like a filler, which is always a good things — especially when it comes to ten episode seasons.
One of the best parts of this show is the singing. There are a lot of musical numbers that will have the audience tapping their toes and singing along. My children have memorized each and every one of them after multiple watch-throughs of season one and I am not even mad at it because they are all extremely entertaining.
This unlikely group of friends and unique characters will both adults and children laughing along with them. This show gave me some serious Adventure Time vibes — but with more music. It has that perfect combination of fart jokes (there are literally talking farts and they are amazing) and more mature jokes so that everyone can enjoy it.
As for the cast voicing these crazy characters, they all do a fantastic job. Some of them don’t even have a musical background, which is very surprising because they really hold their own along with those that do. There is a whole lot of comedy in Centaurworld, and every cast member delivers their lines perfectly.
The overall lesson is an important one about allowing yourself to step outside of your comfort zone, friendship, and embracing who you truly are. Something that, honestly, both kids and adults need to see. This is truly a show that families can enjoy together, which is a rare thing.
Season one is ten episodes that each clock in at just under thirty minutes, making this a fairly quick binge watch of five hours. Each one ends in a way that will have viewers immediately hitting play on the next one, and practically begging for a season two once the final one ends. While there is a solid ending, there is so much more to tell about this world and its inhabitants — so fingers crossed Megan Nicole Dong gets the chance to allow us to explore it all!
Stunning animation, heartwarming story about finding yourself, and fart jokes — Centaurworld has something for everyone! A unique musical adventure that everyone should see.
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.
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Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. She is also a Freelance Writer. Tessa has been in the Entertainment writing business for almost ten years and is a member of several Critics Associations including the Critics Choice Association, Hollywood Critics Association, and the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association.