Elmo and Cookie Monster pack their bags for another stay in the UK this summer. And The Composer Works’ composers, Marten Joustra and Andy Blythe, who scored the first seasons of the collaborative series between CBeebies and Sesame Workshop, are back.
The show is about a close-knit family of cheerfully incompetent Muppet monsters who own and operate an ‘almost’ world-class hotel. The proprietors are Funella Furchester, the welcoming monster owner, her loving husband, Furgus Fuzz, and their daughter, the unflappable Phoebe Furchester-Fuzz. The Furchester family is joined at the hotel by Elmo, Phoebe’s cousin who is on an extended visit, and Cookie Monster, who has landed his dream job as room service and dining-room waiter.
The composers scored the theme, all the songs and accompanying underscore and end credits to the show. They’ll be scoring more songs for the forthcoming seasons. You can find out more about Marten and Andy here.
The Furchester Hotel is co-produced by Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street, and the In House Production team at CBeebies, the BBC’s pre-school children’s channel. The 52×11-minute series started airing on CBeebies in Autumn 2014 in the UK, on YouTube globally in November 2014 and now broadcasts in numerous territories including Australia and South-Asia.