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Oscar's Hotel: How Jim Henson’s Creature Shop built the ‘weird disco horse’ Party Nightmare

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The Vimeo series Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures is filled with plenty of, well, fantastical creatures, from an enormous purple octopus chef to a troop of sentient food creatures. But one of the series’ most bizarre characters is the Party Nightmare, a humanoid horse who shoots people with a gun that forces them to dance until they die. 

To bring this “weird disco horse” to life, series creator PJ Liguori (a.k.a. KickThePJ on YouTube) partnered with the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, and in this behind-the-scenes video, Creature Shop artists show exactly how they built this psychotic purple party monster.

Originally released as a short film on YouTube, the Oscar’s Hotel series stars Chris Kendall as Oliver, an assistant who takes over his uncle’s hotel — and all the bizarre monsters who live there. Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina, and Elliott Gould all lent their voices to the series, and YouTube stars like Mamrie Hart, Hannah Hart, and Grace Helbig round out the cast.

Oscar’s Hotel is streaming now on Vimeo On Demand.

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