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|Created by||Anna McRoberts|
|Theme music composer|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9|
|Running time||24–46 minutes|
|Production company||Air Bud Entertainment|
|Audio format||5.1 surround sound|
|Original release||October 1, 2021|
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
On September 7, 2021, Netflix announced Scaredy Cats as part of its "Netflix and Chills" lineup. The show is created by Anna McRoberts and Robert Vince, and was released on October 1, 2021, with episodes approximately 24–46 minutes long.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"The Amulet"||Anna McRoberts||Anna McRoberts||October 1, 2021|
|2||2||"If the Hat Fits..."||Anna McRoberts||Harland Williams||October 1, 2021|
|3||3||"Mrs. Winklepinkle, Substitute Teacher"||Anna McRoberts||Eric Toth||October 1, 2021|
|4||4||"Adventures in Kittysitting"||Anna McRoberts and Robert Vince||Monica Heisey||October 1, 2021|
|5||5||"The Upside Down Classroom"||Anna McRoberts||Anna McRoberts||October 1, 2021|
|6||6||"Which Witch Is Which?"||Anna McRoberts||Harland Williams||October 1, 2021|
|7||7||"Winnifred the Wise"||Robert Vince||Naomi Jardine||October 1, 2021|
|8||8||"The Legend of the Witches of Winding Way"||Anna McRoberts and Robert Vince||Piers Rae||October 1, 2021|
|9||9||"The Halloween Howl"||Robert Vince||Anna McRoberts||October 1, 2021|
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." 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.
- Kumar, Kanika (October 2, 2021). "Scaredy Cats Season 2 Release Date: Renewed or Canceled?". The Cinemaholic. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
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- "Scaredy Cats (Netflix)". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
- 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.
- Radulovic, Petrana (September 7, 2021). "All the scary, spoopy movies and TV hitting Netflix for Halloween". Polygon. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
- 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.