By Evan DeSimone
New Form Digital is pulling out all the stops for its partnership with Vimeo. The digital studio announced today that it has secured Jim Henson’s Creature Shop as a creative partner for their new digital series “Oscar’s Hotel For Fantastical Creatures,” which is set to premiere on Vimeo-On-Demand on September 15.
Created by YouTube star PJ Ligouri (705k Subscribers) as part of New Form’s digital incubator program, “Oscars Hotel” was one of four New Form pilots picked up to series by Vimeo in January. It tells the story of a young hotel proprietor Chris Kendall (646k subscribers) faced with a series of unexpected adventures and bizarre guests including numerous surreal creatures, as the title implies.
In addition to creations from Muppet-masters in the Creature Shop, “Oscar’s Hotel” will also feature a massive cast of human talent, including digital influencers 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, and old school actors Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina and Elliott Gould
New Form Digital was founded in the spring of 2014 as a next generationstudio devoted to incubating new talent and developing new original series for digital platforms. It is an independent venture backed by Discovery Communications, Imagine Films chairmen Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and co-chairman Michael Rosenberg, attorney Craig Jacobson, former Tribune Broadcasting president Ed Wilson, former William Morris chief Jim Wiatt and CAA.