A cartoon produced by HBO, Nelvana, and Sesame Workshop, the people who made Sesame Street, Esme & Roy follows our titular main characters—a little girl and a monster—who help take care of all kinds of interesting creatures when their regular guardians need aid.
It began airing on both HBO and Treehouse TV on August 18, 2018.
This series provides examples of:
- Edutainment Show: Not surprising, considering who produced it.
- Fear of Thunder: In "Dark and Stormy Knight", Snugs is revealed to be afraid of thunder.
- Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Of course Roy is wearing sneakers.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: In "Two Can Play That Game", it's Frank, the boy, who loves ballet, and Franny, the girl, who loves to play pirates.
- Name and Name
- Our Monsters Are Different: Monsters in this cartoon are more friendly. And because this is from the creators of Sesame Street, and a few of our favorite characters from Sesame Street are monsters, it's justified.
- Picky Eater: In "Lunch Crunch", Simon won't eat any sandwich unless it has fish and stinky cheese in it.
- Shout-Out: Between the love of a similar monster and a young, perky girl is kinda familiar...