After striking a 10-episode deal between Vimeo and Ron Howard’s New Form Digital, Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures is bringing those fantastical creatures to life — with help from Jim Henson Co.
Creator PJ Liguori (KickThePJ) announced on YouTube that he’s teamed up with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to create some of the web series’ eccentric monsters. YouTube stars like Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, and Hannah Hart have already joined the cast, and now, Liguori has also announced that Patrick Stewart and Alfred Molina will lend their voices to the series, as will YouTubers like Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie).
Liguori originally released Oscar’s Hotel as a short film on YouTube, telling the story of a young man who visits his Uncle Oscar’s strange hotel, which houses all sorts of bizarre monsters. The series is set to premiere on Vimeo On Demand this fall. Check out the original Oscar’s Hotel short film below.