One of the most dazzling stars of the original New Form Digital storytellers contest, PJ Liguori’s Oscar’s Hotel For Fantastical Creatures has finally gotten the love it deserves … and from the best possible source: Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
The pilot, which told of young Oscar, played by Chris Kendall, taking over his uncle’s magical hotel full of whimsical and occasionally freaky creatures was a natural fit for The Jim Henson Company, who are responsible for bringing to life some of the world’s most endearing puppet characters. Better still is the incredible array of talents brought in from YouTube and mainstream entertainment to amp up the excitement for this new series.
Some of the stars to be featured in the first season include Anna Akana, Mitchell Davis, Jake Roper, Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, Hannah Hart, Dan Howell, Phil Lester, Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie), Marzia Bisognin, Jack Howard, Dean Dobbs, Carrie Fletcher, Meghan Rienks, TomSka, and Andrew Ableson, Patrick-friggin’-Stewart, Alfred Molina and Elliott Gould.
“PJ Liguori is a very unique storyteller. We’re very proud to work with him and this amazing cast, in partnership with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, on Oscar’s Hotel,” Kathleen Grace, Chief Creative Officer for New Form Digital. “The series embodies what New Form is all about – building creators’ visions into premium scripted originals.”
The series, which will broadcast on Vimeo on Demand starting September 15, is sure to be fantastical fun for the whole family … as long as you don’t live in one of those wacky super Christian households that associates all things supernatural with Satan.