Vimeo's Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures taps Jim Henson CoMichelle Clancy | 22 July 2015 New Form Digital has sealed a creative collaboration with the Jim Henson Company for a new Vimeo series.
New Form's series, Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures, will appear on Vimeo On Demand on 15 September. Jim Henson's Creature Shop will bring the namesake creatures to life from fantastical puppets, elaborate, key costume pieces and prosthetics.
"When hotel owner Oscar suddenly leaves on unexpected cosmic council business, his nephew Oliver must become the new proprietor and his attempts to maintain order lead him to surreal adventures with its eccentric guests," the online video company explained in the series description.
Voice actors include Patrick 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," said Kathleen Grace, chief creative officer for New Form. "The series embodies what New Form is all about – building creators' visions into premium scripted originals."
"PJ's original creatures demonstrated a quirky and irreverent style, so it was a fun challenge to create new characters that would naturally fit and populate Oscar's Hotel," said Peter Brooke, creative supervisor of Jim Henson's Creature Shop.