Esme & Roy

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Esme & Roy
Created byDustin Ferrer
Amy Steinberg
Written byDustin Ferrer
Leah Gotcsik
Becky Friedman
Jennifer Hamburg
Clark Stubbs
Jim Nolan
Sam Dransfield
Ron Holsey
Dana Starfield
Liz Hara
Dan Danko
Evan Sinclair
Corey Powell
Margaret Hoffman
Lucas Mills
Brian Hohlfeld
Caitlin Hodson
Rick Suvalle
Laura Kleinbaum
Kristofer Wellman
Guy Toubes
Lisa Kettle
Keion Jackson
Leah Kanabroski
Michael Matosic
Directed byMike Fallows
Voices ofPatrick McKenna
Millie Davis
Abigail Oliver
Jacob Soley
Benjamin Hum
Jayne Eastwood
Shayle Simons
Elle Simons
Martin Roach
Melissa Altro
Zachary Bennett
Richard Binsley
Denise Oliver
Justin Kelly
Lily Bartlam
Jamie Watson
Hattie Kragten
Christian Corrao
Kylee Evans
Judy Marshak
Kellylee Evans
Daniel Ingram
Theme music composerJonathan Evans
Opening theme"Esme & Roy Theme Song" performed by Kellylee Evans
Ending theme"Esme & Roy Theme Song" (instrumental)
Composer(s)Matt Ouimet
Carl Lenox
Andy McNeill
Daniel Ingram
D.D. Jackson
Jonathan Evans
Country of originCanada
United States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Executive producer(s)Scott Dyer
Kay Wilson Stallings
Steve Talkington
Jacob Soley
Leah Gotsick
Doug Murphy
Dustin Ferrer (co-executive producer)
Amy Steinberg (co-executive producer)
Producer(s)Melissa Graham
Machi Tantillo
Running time23 minutes
Production company(s)Nelvana
Seasme Workshop
DistributorSesame Workshop (U.S.; season 1)
WarnerMedia Entertainment (U.S.; season 2-present)
Nelvana (international)
Original networkHBO (U.S.; season 1)
HBO Max (U.S.; season 2-present)
TVOKids (Canada)
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseAugust 18, 2018 (2018-08-18) –
Other websites
Production website

Esme & Roy is an Canadian animated children's television series created by Dustin Ferrer and Amy Steinberg. The series is produced by Canada-based animation studio Nelvana and Sesame Street creator Sesame Workshop, in association with Corus Entertainment.[1]

The show follows a little girl named Esme and her best friend, a monster named Roy, who take care of all kinds of creatures when their regular guardians need aid. Esme & Roy was broadcast simultaneously on HBO in the United States and Treehouse TV in Canada on August 18, 2018.[2][3][4]

On May 6, 2019, it was announced that it was renewed for a second season.[5] It was also announced Summer 2019 that season one would premiere on PBS Kids Family Night on August 30 or August 31, 2019 depending on the local station, with regular airtime on Saturday and Sunday mornings on the 24/7 PBS Kids Channel only thereafter.[6] In September 2019, it was announced new episodes of the show would be moving from HBO to HBO Max starting with the second season.[7] The second season will also begin airing at an unknown date on PBS Kids.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sesame Workshop to Develop Animated Series 'Esme & Roy' for HBO in U.S." Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  2. Petski, Denise (July 25, 2018). "'Esme & Roy': HBO Sets Premiere Date For New Animated Series From Sesame Workshop – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  3. "HBO to Premiere ESME & ROY from the Makers of SESAME STREET". Broadway World. August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  4. "Sesame Workshop and Nelvana to Debut Original Animated Series "Esme & Roy" on HBO in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada, August 18". Sesame Workshop. July 25, 2018. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  6. "Schedule Changes to PBS Kids this Month". 2019-07-09. Archived from the original on 2019-07-12. Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  7. Andreeva, Nellie (October 3, 2019). "'Sesame Street' To Move From HBO To HBO Max In 5-Year Sesame Workshop Deal That Includes Full Library, New Series & Specials". Deadline.