Esme & Roy

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Esme & Roy
Esme & Roy logo.png
Also known asEsme and Roy
Genre
Created by
  • Dustin 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 of
Theme music composerJonathan Evans
Opening theme"Esme and Roy Theme Song"
by Kellylee Evans
Ending theme"Esme and Roy Theme Song" (instrumental)
Composer(s)
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes34
Production
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
  • Studio "MIDI-Cinema"
Running time23 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor
  • Sesame Workshop (U.S.)
  • Nelvana (international)
Release
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseAugust 18, 2018 (2018-08-18) –
present
External links
Website
Production website

Esme and Roy is an American/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.[2]

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 and Roy was broadcast simultaneously on HBO in the United States and Treehouse TV in Canada on August 18, 2018.[3][4][5]

On May 6, 2019, it was announced that it was renewed for a second season.[6] 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.[7] In September 2019, it was announced new episodes of the show would be moving from HBO to HBO Max starting with the second season.[8] The second season will also begin airing at an unknown date on PBS Kids.

Plot[edit]

Esme & Roy follows a young girl named Esme and her best monster friend, Roy, the most in-demand "monster sitters" in Monsterdale, a town populated mostly by monsters. The duo set out to solve big problems by playing and helping out the young monsters with their problems.[1]

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Esme (voiced by Millie Davis) is a 9-year-old girl and a monster sitter, and she has a skill for inventing activities to fix the monsters' problems, with the help of the MonsterCase, a suitcase full of fun and games that encourages the monsters to play their problems away and turns into a motorized scooter when taking Esme and Roy to where their monstersitting service is needed. Esme went through a Monster Sitter Meltdown for the first time since the episode in "Party Time", which is, so far, the only time she has gone through that, but like what she does for the little monsters she and Roy watch, Roy helps her feel better by singing the "Belly Breathing" song, which is normally sung by Esme. In "Stroller Derby", it's revealed that Esme goes to a school that's different from the one the little monsters go to.
  • Roy (voiced by Patrick McKenna) is Esme's best friend and a yellow monster. He is a lovable silly monster who knows everything about monsters with his Monster Fact book. Roy went through a Monster Sitter Meltdown in 3 episodes which they are: "Two Can Play That Game", "Sing Out, Roy", & "Training Day" which is, so far, the only time he has gone through that, but Esme, along with the little monsters, helped him feel better by singing the "Belly Breathing" song, which is normally sung by Esme doing it solo. But, Esme did help him feel better by singing the "Belly Breathing" song solo in 2 episodes only.
  • Dumpling is Esme and Roy's pet monster. She can roll herself up into a ball and loves to dance.
  • Hugo Ooga (voiced by Shayle Simons) is a theatrical 4-year-old[9] winged monster. He loves to be the star of the show and creates his own spotlight by clapping his hands.
  • Fig Ooga (voiced by Elle Simons) is Hugo's 1-year-old[10] baby sister. Unlike her brother, she has no wings. While small, she has super strength and loves to pick up Roy to demonstrate it. She shrinks if she smells a Sludgeflower.
  • Tillie Plink (voiced by Abigail Oliver) is an active 3-year-old[11] monster with pink fur, blue eyes, and red hair tied into pigtails with a pair of blue hairbows. She has a need for speed and loves cars and playing rough-and-tumble games.
  • Snugs Muzzywump (voiced by Benjamin Hum) is an adorable 3-year-old[12] monster who loves to hug and snuggle with people and monsters alike. He puffs up when he gets scared, but is easily calmable. He is frightened by thunder.
  • Simon Swoozle (voiced by Jacob Soley) is an 8-year-old[13] six-tentacled green monster with yellow hair, brown eyes and blue glasses. He loves enforcing routine and order. He has a big heart and is very artistic.

Recurring[edit]

  • Mr. Plink (voiced by Zachary Bennett) is Tillie's father.
  • Grammy Swoozle (voiced by Jayne Eastwood) is Simon's grandmother
  • Willie (voiced by Richard Binsley) is Simon and Grammy Swoozle's pet.
  • Mrs. Muzzywump (voiced by Denise Oliver) is Snugs' mother.
  • Frank Bleederblop & Franny Bleederblop (voiced by Justin Paul Kelly & Lily Bartlam) appear in "Two Can Play That Game". They are twin dragon-like monsters.
  • Mr. Bleederblop (voiced by Jamie Waston) is the father of Frank and Franny.
  • Mr. Ooga (voiced by Martin Roach) is Hugo and Fig's father.
  • Mrs. Ooga (voiced by Melissa Altro) is Hugo and Fig's mother.
  • Mrs. Hoozlewoo (voiced by Kylee Evans) is Sid and Lucy's mother.
  • Sid Hoozlewoo & Lucy Hoozlewoo (voiced by Christian Corrao & Hattie Kragten) appear in "Imitation Frustration". They can change colors and bounce around on their springy tails.
  • Lottie (voiced by Lilly Bartlam) is introduced in "Monster's Little Helper". She wants to learn to be a Monster Sitter from Esme and Roy. She has yellow fur and flies with wings. She returns and makes a cameo in "Game Plan" to help monsters prepare for Camp Monsterdale.
  • Norm (voiced by Patrick McKenna) appears in "Supermarket Match". He is a blue monster with tentacles, blue hair, and green eyes and speaks like a teenager. He appears to be a monster of all trades, as he has a different job in every episode.
  • Esme's mom and dad: Esme's parents are, so far, only glimpsed during the opening theme of the show. They live in the house next to the garage where Esme and Roy usually hang out when they're not on their monstersitting duties and are shown waving goodbye to Esme and Roy as they set off to where they're needed. They have yet to appear in an episode and play a role for the main characters. Aside from Esme, they appear to be the only human residents of Monsterdale.

Production[edit]

Nelvana has ordered 52 11-minute segments, equal to 26 half-hours of Esme & Roy.[14] Sesame Workshop and Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana have greenlit a second season of the animated preschool series Esme & Roy. The new episodes (26 x 11-minutes) and its first 22-minute special will air on Treehouse (Canada) and HBO Max (the US) in early 2020.

Broadcast[edit]

Esme & Roy premiered on Treehouse TV in Canada and HBO in the United States on August 18, 2018.[3] The show began international broadcast following its U.S. and Canada premieres.[15] Currently, it can be seen in Portugal on Canal Panda, United Kingdom on Tiny Pop and in Israel on Hop! Channel (Now airing on Arutz HaYeladim), as well as on Disney Junior in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
15226August 18, 2018 (2018-08-18)April 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)HBO (United States)
Treehouse TV (Canada)
22613June 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)[16]TBA (TBA)HBO Max (United States)
Treehouse TV (Canada)
SpecialTBA (TBA)

Season 1 (2018-19)[edit]

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1a"Monster Trucks!"Mike FallowsDustin FerrerAugust 18, 2018 (2018-08-18)1010.01[17]

Esme and Roy watch a car-loving monster, Tillie, but when bath time comes, she refuses to be clean.

Songs: "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme, "Car Wash Bath" sing by Esme, Roy, Tillie.
1b"Lunch Crunch"Mike FallowsLeah GotcsikAugust 18, 2018 (2018-08-18)1010.01[17]

Esme and Roy teach Simon about trying new foods.

Songs: "This is Lunch Just for You" sung by Esme, Roy, Simon, "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme.
2a"Dark and Stormy Knight"Mike FallowsBecky FriedmanAugust 25, 2018 (2018-08-25)[18]1020.04[19]

Esme and Roy watch Snugs, who is scared of thunder.

  • Note: Roy has a tap dance routine he’s working on. (If only he has his tap shoes on)

Songs: "Look Over Here" sung by Esme, Roy, "Self Talk" sung by Esme.

2b"Two Can Play That Game"Mike FallowsDustin FerrerAugust 25, 2018 (2018-08-25)[18]1020.04[19]

Frank and Franny want to play something different.

Songs: "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme, "Ballet Pirates" sung by Esme, Roy, Frank, Franny.
3a"Noisy Naptime"Mike FallowsJennifer HamburgSeptember 1, 2018 (2018-09-01)[18]1030.04[19]

The Monster Sitters watch Hugo while Baby Fig takes a nap.

Songs: "The Monstersitters Lullaby" sung by Esme, Roy, Hugo, "Self Talk" sung by Esme.
3b"The Hugo Express"Mike FallowsClark StubbsSeptember 1, 2018 (2018-09-01)[18]1030.04[19]

Hugo doesn't want the game he is playing to end when it's time for him to clean up his toys.

Songs: "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme, "Hugo Express Lament" sung by Hugo, "The Hugo Express" sung by Esme, Roy, Hugo.
4a"Gentle, Gentle"Mike FallowsBecky FriedmanSeptember 8, 2018 (2018-09-08)[18]1040.03[20]

Esme and Roy bring Dumpling to baby Fig's house, but she plays too roughly with Dumpling.

Songs: "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme, "Dumpling's Check-Up" sung by Esme, Roy, Fig.
4b"The Case of the Missing Cuddles"Mike FallowsJim NolanSeptember 8, 2018 (2018-09-08)[18]1040.03[20]

Esme and Roy put Snugs to bed after searching for his lost toy.

Songs: "Where Could Sir Cuddles Be?" sung by Esme, Roy, Snugs, "Self Talk" sung by Esme.
5a"Supermarket Match"Mike FallowsSam DransfieldSeptember 15, 2018 (2018-09-15)1050.05[21]

Esme and Roy take Tillie to the supermarket.

Songs: "Grocery Shopping Car" sung by Esme, Roy, Tillie, "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme.
5b"Imitation Frustration"Mike FallowsRon HolseySeptember 15, 2018 (2018-09-15)1050.05[21]

Esme and Roy take Sid and Lucy to the park.

Songs: "Let's Find Something Else To Do" sing by Esme, Roy, Sid, Lucy, "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme.
6a"Hugo, We Have a Problem"Mike FallowsJim NolanSeptember 22, 2018 (2018-09-22)106N/A

Esme and Roy intend to take Hugo and baby Fig to the planetarium on a rainy day, but Fig refuses to wear her raincoat.

Songs: "The Monster Shimmy" sung by Esme, Roy, Fig, Hugo, "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme, "Hugo Space Lament" sung by Hugo.
6b"A New Chapter"Mike FallowsDana StarfieldSeptember 22, 2018 (2018-09-22)106N/A

Esme and Roy watch Simon, who can't wait to read his new book.

Songs: "Just Pick One" sung by Esme, Roy, "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme.
7a"Game Plan"Mike FallowsLeah GotcsikSeptember 29, 2018 (2018-09-29)107N/A

Tillie heads to Camp Monsterdale.

Songs: "Camp Monsterdale" sung by Roy, Tillie, "Self Talk" sung by Esme
7b"A Way to Play"Mike FallowsLiz HaraSeptember 29, 2018 (2018-09-29)107N/A

Simon and Tillie arrive at Monster Sitters' HQ for a playdate.

Songs: "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme, "Better Together" sung by Esme, Roy, Simon, Tillie.
8a"Sing Out, Roy"Mike FallowsDan DankoOctober 6, 2018 (2018-10-06)108N/A

Esme helps Roy overcome his stage fright.

Songs: "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme, Roy, Simon, Snugs, "Best Friends Anywhere" sung by Esme, Roy, Fig, Hugo, Snugs, Simon.
8b"Monster's Little Helper"Mike FallowsDustin FerrerOctober 6, 2018 (2018-10-06)108N/A

Roy and Esme meet Lottie, who wants to be a monster sitter.

Songs: "I Can Help" sung by Lottie, "Self Talk" sung by Esme.
9a"Simon's Sleepover"Mike FallowsJennifer HamburgOctober 13, 2018 (2018-10-13)109N/A

Simon begins to miss home during a sleepover.

Songs: "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme, "Make Your Own Me Tree" sing by Esme, Roy, Simon.
9b"Take a Hike"Mike FallowsEvan SinclairOctober 13, 2018 (2018-10-13)109N/A

Roy, Esme and Snugs get lost in the woods.

Songs: "Follow Me" sung by Esme, Roy, "Self Talk" sung by Esme.
10a"Birds of a Feather"Mike FallowsCorey PowellOctober 20, 2018 (2018-10-20)110N/A

Esme and Roy take three little monsters to the science museum.

Songs: "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme, "Flying in the Shape of a V" sung by Esme, Roy, Tillie, Simon, Snugs.
10b"Cowgirl Fig"Mike FallowsClark StubbsOctober 20, 2018110TBA

Hugo makes a film starring Fig.

Songs: "Lights, Camera, Action!" sung by Esme, Roy, Fig, Hugo, "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme.
11a"When Figs Fly"Mike FallowsSam DransfieldOctober 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)111N/A

Fig wants to fly like Hugo.

Songs: "How Do You Like Flyin'" sung by Esme, Roy, Fig, Hugo, "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme.
11b"Tillie's Tough Break"Mike FallowsBecky FriedmanOctober 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)111N/A

Esme And Roy try to cheer up Tillie when she hurts her leg and is unable to go to Monster Mountain.

Songs: "Cheer Up, Tillie!" sung by Esme, Roy, "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme.
12a"Cloudy Comet Calamity"Mike FallowsMargaret HoffmanNovember 3, 2018 (2018-11-03)112N/A

Simon brings his telescope to see the Great Swoozle Comet, but clouds block his view.

Songs: "Can You See It?" sung by Esme, Roy, "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme.
12b"Training Day"Mike FallowsDan DankoNovember 3, 2018 (2018-11-03)112N/A

Esme and Roy are brushing up on their monster-sitting skills.

Songs: "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme, "A Really Great Team" sung by Esme, Roy.
13a"Monster Mash"Mike FallowsLucas MillsNovember 10, 2018 (2018-11-10)113N/A

Hugo, Tillie and Simon go to the Monster Sitters’ HQ for a dance party, and Esme and Roy try to teach Simon a dance pattern to follow.

Songs: "Dance Like Me" sung by Esme, Roy, Hugo, Tillie, Simon, "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme.
13b"Block Party"Mike FallowsLucas MillsNovember 10, 2018 (2018-11-10)113N/A

Esme and Roy are watching Tille, who needs to clean up her blocks in the backyard before she can play with her new truck.

Songs: "Pick 'Em Up (Clean Up Time)" sung by Esme, Roy, Tillie, "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme.
14a"Achoo, Matey"Mike FallowsLisa KettleFebruary 2, 2019 (2019-02-02)114N/A

Snugs has a bad case of the Sneezles.

Songs: "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme, "Let's Sail Away" sung by Esme, Roy, Snugs.
14b"Beach Bummer"Mike FallowsBrian HohlfeldFebruary 2, 2019 (2019-02-02)114N/A

It’s Simon’s first time at the beach and Esme and Roy want to show him a great time.

Songs: "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme, "Beach Artist" sung by Esme, Roy, Simon.
15a"The Greatest Show in Monsterdale"Mike FallowsJim NolanFebruary 9, 2019 (2019-02-09)115N/A

Esme and Roy must teach Hugo and Fig how to take turns sharing their Monster Sitters.

Songs: "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme, "Let's Build a Circus" sung by Esme, Roy, Hugo, Fig.
15b"The Amazing Outdoors"Mike FallowsJennifer HamburgFebruary 9, 2019 (2019-02-09)115N/A

Esme and Roy Show Simon something as amazing as his favorite TV show: The Outdoors.

Songs: "Your Backyard is Exciting" sung by Esme, Roy, Simon, "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme.
16a"Icky Pop"Mike FallowsCaitlin HodsonFebruary 16, 2019 (2019-02-16)116N/A

Tillie gets a case of the Ickies and has a no-good, rotten day.

Songs: "Self Talk" sung by Esme, "Bye Bye Ickies" sung by Esme, Roy, Tillie.
16b"Dream Submarine"Mike FallowsClark StubbsFebruary 16, 2019 (2019-02-16)116N/A

Tillie starts to see things in the dark.

Songs: "Have No Fear" sung by Esme, Roy, "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme.
17a"Special Delivery"Mike FallowsRick SuvalleFebruary 23, 2019 (2019-02-23)117N/A

The Monster Sitters take Fig to a birthday party, but she won’t let go of the present.

Songs: "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme, "Special Delivery" sing by Esme, Roy, Fig.
17b"Fig Do It"Mike FallowsLaura KleinbaumFebruary 23, 2019 (2019-02-23)117N/A

Baby Fig wants to do everything herself, so Esme and Roy tries to teach her it’s okay to ask for help.

Songs: "Ask For Help" sung by Esme, Roy, Fig, "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme.
18a"Top Dog"Mike FallowsMargaret HoffmanMarch 2, 2019 (2019-03-02)118N/A

Simon wants to teach his dog, Willie, a new trick for the Monsterdale Dog Show.

Songs: "Learn a Trick" sung by Esme, Roy, Simon, "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme.
18b"Picture Day Predicament"Mike FallowsDan DankoMarch 2, 2019 (2019-03-02)118N/A

It’s Picture Day and the Monster Sitters are walking Tillie to school, but keeping her clean along the way proves to be difficult.

Songs: "Picture Day" sung by Esme, Roy, Tillie, "Self Talk" sung by Esme.
19a"Grandmonster's Day"Mike FallowsKristofer WellmanMarch 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)119N/A

Simon wants to find the perfect present for his Grammy on Grandmonster’s Day.

Songs: "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme, ”It's Gotta Be Grammy" sung by Esme, Roy, Simon.
19b"Monster Bash Surprise"Mike FallowsDana StarfieldMarch 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)119N/A

The Monster Sitters plan to take Hugo and Fig to the Monster Bash, but Fig can’t decide on a costume.

Songs: "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme, "You'll Be One of a Kind" sung by Esme, Roy, Hugo, Fig.
20a"Air Snugs"Mike FallowsGuy ToubesMarch 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)120N/A

The Monster Sitters agree to help Ms. Muzzywump with her errands, but Snugs becomes fixated on an airplane ride.

Songs: "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme, "Air Snugs" sung by Esme, Roy, Snugs.
20b"A Mighty Shy Guy"Mike FallowsLisa KettleMarch 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)120N/A

Simon wants to play with new monsters at the park, but feels too shy to introduce himself.

Songs: "Hello" sung by Esme, Roy, Simon. "123" sung by Esme.
21a"Ooga, Party of Six"Mike FallowsBecky FriedmanMarch 23, 2019 (2019-03-23)121N/A

Hugo and Fig want to cook dinner for their parents, but the kitchen jobs are too dangerous.

Songs: "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme, "Cafe Ooga Restaurant" sung by Esme, Roy, Hugo, Fig.
21b"How Hugo Got His Toots Back"Mike FallowsClark StubbsMarch 23, 2019 (2019-03-23)121N/A

Hugo practices so much for the Noisy Parade that he loses his ability to toot.

Songs: "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme, "The Noisy Parade" sung by Esme, Roy, Hugo.
22a"Tilliesaurus"Mike FallowsJennifer HamburgMarch 30, 2019 (2019-03-30)122N/A

When Tillie wants to play with real dinosaurs, Esme and Roy need to think of the next best thing.

Songs: "We Love To Be Dinosaurs" sung by Esme, Roy, Tillie."123"sung by Esme.
22b"Toy Share or Not Toy Share"Mike FallowsRick SuvalleMarch 30, 2019 (2019-03-30)122N/A

Simon goes to Tillie’s house for a play date, but she has a hard time sharing her toys.

Songs: "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme, "Check It Out" sung by Esme, Roy, Simon, Tillie.
23a"Officer Tillie"Mike FallowsKeion JacksonApril 6, 2019 (2019-04-06)123N/A

Tillie loves playing with her new police car, but she zooms around so fast that it’s hard for her friends to play with her.

Songs: "Officer Tillie" sung by Esme, Roy, Snugs, Tillie. "123"sung by Esme.
23b"Fuzzy Ball"Mike FallowsLaura KleinbaumApril 6, 2019 (2019-04-06)123N/A

Snugs wants to learn a new game, but gives up when it starts to get difficult.

Songs: "Go Snugs Go!" sung by Esme, Roy, Snugs, "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme.
24a"A Rocky Business"Mike FallowsMargaret HoffmanApril 13, 2019 (2019-04-13)124N/A

When Hugo runs a crafts store and Fig starts a competing business, the Monster Sitters tries to get the little monsters to work together.

Songs: "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme, "Just Me and You" sung by Esme, Roy, Fig, Hugo.
24b"Bedtime for Hugo"Mike FallowsDustin FerrerApril 13, 2019 (2019-04-13)124N/A

Hugo wants to keep playing with his Monster Sitters at bedtime.

Songs: "The Bedtime" sung by Esme, Roy, Hugo, "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme.
25a"Stroller Derby"Mike FallowsBecky FriedmanApril 20, 2019 (2019-04-20)125N/A

When Hugo forgets his lunchbox, Esme and Roy decide to take it to him at school, but Fig won’t get in her stroller.

Songs: "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme, "School Bus" sung by Esme, Roy, Fig.
25b"The Inside Job"Mike FallowsClark StubbsApril 20, 2019 (2019-04-20)125N/A

Snugs wants to have fun at the park, but it starts to get really chilly.

Songs: "Belly Breathing" sung by Esme, "Bring the Outside In" sung by Esme, Roy, Snugs.
26a"Party Time"Mike FallowsKristofer WellmanApril 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)126N/A

Esme and Roy decide to throw a party when they learn that five little monsters are coming over, but things don’t go according to plan.

Songs: "Belly Breathing" sung by Roy, "Our Favourite Monstersitters" sing by Esme, Roy, Simon, Tillie, Fig, Hugo and Snugs.
26b"The Really Really Big Race"Mike FallowsLeah GotcsikApril 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)126N/A

Simon comes to Tillie’s house for a big race, but soon discovers that he doesn’t like racing.

Songs: "Glitter Jar" sung by Esme, "The Really Really Big Race" sing by Esme, Roy, Tillie and Simon.

Season 2 (2020)[edit]

Sesame Workshop and Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana have greenlit a second season of the animated preschool series Esme & Roy. The new episodes (26 x 11-minutes) and its first 22-minute special will air on PBS Kids (United States), Treehouse (Canada) and HBO MAX (United States)

The first eight episodes were released on HBO Max in the United States on June 25th, 2020.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
27a"A Dino-Mite Lunch"Mike FallowsJennifer HamburgJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA
27b"Baby Hugo"Mike FallowsDustin FerrerJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA
28a"To Cupcake with Love"Mike FallowsBecky FriedmanJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA
28b"A True Monsterpiece"Mike FallowsMargaret HoffmanJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA
29a"The Book Bind"Mike FallowsLisa KettleJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA
29b"Don't Bug Me"Mike FallowsClark StubbsJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA
30a"The Swoozie News"Mike FallowsAmy SteinbergJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA
30b"Throw and Tell"Mike FallowsDan DankoJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA
31a"The Very Sleepy Tille"Mike FallowsLaura KleinbaumJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA
31b"Personal Space"Mike FallowsMax Beaudry & Francisco ParedesJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA
32a"Snugs to the Rescue"Mike FallowsCaitlin HodsonJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA
32b"Lickety Split"Mike FallowsAmy Keating RogersJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA
33a"Not Kitten Around"Mike FallowsMargaret HoffmanJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA
33b"The Show Must Go On"Mike FallowsJennifer HamburgJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA
34a"It's in the Bag"Mike FallowsAmy SteinbergJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA
34b"Are We There Yet?"Mike FallowsClark StubbsJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)TBA

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

Esme & Roy has been met with mostly positive reception. Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media rated Esme & Roy a total of 5 out of 5 stars, stating that Esme & Roy's "thoughtful approach to self-awareness and mindful behavior makes it an excellent tool for families and caretakers to use in teaching similar skills to kids," and that the broader emotions will relate to a child's experiences.[22]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Refs
2019 Kidscreen Awards Best New Series Esme & Roy Won
2019 Canadian Screen Awards Best Original Song – Animation "Ballet Pirates", from the episode "Two Can Play At That Game" Nominated [23]
2019 NAMIC Vision Awards Children's series Esme & Roy Nominated [24]
2019 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Preschool Children's Animated Series Esme & Roy Nominated
Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program Esme & Roy Nominated
Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special Esme & Roy Nominated
2019 YMA Awards of Excellence Best Program, Animation - Preschool "Hugo, we have a Problem" / "A New Chapter" Nominated [25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.nelvana.com/show/235/esme-and-roy
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