Scaredy Cats

From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Scaredy Cats
Poster of Scaredy Cats depicting Willa Ward (Sophia Reid-Gantzert), Scout (Ava Augustin) and Lucy (Daphne Hoskins) with cats and various magical equipment
Genre
Created byAnna McRoberts
Written by
  • Anna McRoberts
  • Eric Toth
  • Harland Williams
  • Monica Heisey
  • Naomi Jardine
  • Piers Rae
Directed by
Starring
Theme music composer
  • Brahm Wenger
  • Gregory Prechel
ComposerBrahm Wenger
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Production
Executive producers
  • Anna McRoberts
  • Robert Vince
Producers
  • Joanne Gerein
  • Piers Rae
CinematographyMark Irwin
Camera setupSingle-camera[3]
Running time24–46 minutes
Production companyAir Bud Entertainment
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Audio format5.1 surround sound
Original releaseOctober 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)

Scaredy Cats is a fantasy comedy children's streaming television series created by Anna McRoberts. The series stars Sophia Reid-Gantzert, Daphne Hoskins, and Ava Augustin as Willa Ward, Scout, and Lucy, 12-year-old girls who learn about witchcraft. Other main cast members include Carolyn Taylor, Lauren McGibbon, Zibby Allen, Rhys Slack, Fred Ewanuick, April Amber Telek, Bill Reiter, and Michael Teigen. Released on October 1, 2021, on Netflix, the series has received generally positive responses.

Synopsis[edit]

On her 12th birthday, Willa Ward inherits an amulet from her mother. She and her friends Scout and Lucy soon learn that it is magical and that Willa's mother is a witch. Two bad witches Wilma and Wanda, who have been looking for the amulet for over a decade, sense it and come after Willa, seeking to create evil things. Rest of the series is all about willa's journey to learn magic and fight the evil witches with the help of her two friends and a magic potion that turns them into cats.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Sophia Reid-Gantzert as Willa Ward
  • Daphne Hoskins as Lucy
  • Ava Augustin as Scout
  • Carolyn Taylor as Wanda
  • Lauren McGibbon as Wilma
  • Zibby Allen as Ms. Juniper
  • Rhys Slack as Wyatt
  • April Amber Telek as Sneak
  • Michael Teigen as Neil Ward
  • Fred Ewanuick as Sticky Paws Fink
  • Bill Reiter

Recurring and guest[edit]

  • Viola Abley as Blaine
  • Ryan Beil as Claw
  • Zahf Paroo as Principal McKay
  • Rosemary Dunsmore as Winifred
  • Laura Harris as Willow Ward
  • Nathan Clark as Frank
  • Larke Miller as Mrs. Winklepinkle
  • Azriel Dalman as Sawyer

Production and release[edit]

On September 7, 2021, Netflix announced Scaredy Cats as part of its "Netflix and Chills" lineup.[4][5] The show is created by Anna McRoberts and Robert Vince, and was released on October 1, 2021, with episodes approximately 24–46 minutes long.[1][6]

Episodes[edit]

Scaredy Cats season 1 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"The Amulet"Anna McRobertsAnna McRobertsOctober 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)
22"If the Hat Fits..."Anna McRobertsHarland WilliamsOctober 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)
33"Mrs. Winklepinkle, Substitute Teacher"Anna McRobertsEric TothOctober 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)
44"Adventures in Kittysitting"Anna McRoberts and Robert VinceMonica HeiseyOctober 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)
55"The Upside Down Classroom"Anna McRobertsAnna McRobertsOctober 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)
66"Which Witch Is Which?"Anna McRobertsHarland WilliamsOctober 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)
77"Winnifred the Wise"Robert VinceNaomi JardineOctober 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)
88"The Legend of the Witches of Winding Way"Anna McRoberts and Robert VincePiers RaeOctober 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)
99"The Halloween Howl"Robert VinceAnna McRobertsOctober 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)

Reception[edit]

Reception towards the series has generally been positive. From Decider, Joel Keller praised the performances, particularly that of Reid-Gantzert and Teigen. He also commended the special effects, commenting that they are "done with care and precision". Overall, he called it a "goofy show that's definitely kid oriented. But the story is interesting enough, and the VFX are good enough, that it should keep parents engaged while their kids watch."[6] Kanika Kumar of The Cinemaholic found it to be a "delightful children's TV show [with] the ideal mix of magic and morals", and complimented the lightheartedness and comedy as well as the topics of magic, friendship, and girl power.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kumar, Kanika (October 2, 2021). "Scaredy Cats Season 2 Release Date: Renewed or Canceled?". The Cinemaholic. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Scaredy Cats". TV Guide. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Scaredy Cats (Netflix)". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  4. ^ Squires, John (September 7, 2021). "Netflix Brings Family-Friendly Feline Frights to Halloween With 'Scaredy Cats' in October [Images]". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  5. ^ Radulovic, Petrana (September 7, 2021). "All the scary, spoopy movies and TV hitting Netflix for Halloween". Polygon. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Keller, Joel (October 5, 2021). "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Scaredy Cats' On Netflix, A Kids' Series About A Girl Learning To Use Her New Witchy Powers For Good". Decider. Retrieved October 7, 2021.

External links[edit]