Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Hotel Transylvania won’t be out until this time next year but Sony Pictures Animation is giving its Facebook fans a Halloween treat. The film, which marks the feature directorial debut of animation guru Genndy Tartakovsky, features Adam Sandler as the voice of the famous vampire Dracula who opens a hotel to keep his young daughter occupied with a never ending run of other famous monster patrons like Frankenstein, Mummy and the Invisible Man. It also features the voices of Steve Buscemi, Fran Drescher, Cee Lo Green, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Molly Shannon and David Spade. After the jump, get your first sneak peak at what Sandler’s character is going to look like.
Here’s the film’s plot description:
Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. But here’s a little known fact about Dracula: he is not only the Prince of Darkness; he is also a dad. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world’s most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.
And as stated in a previous article, Sandler is Dracula, Kevin James is Frankenstein, Fran Drescher is his Bride, David Spade is the hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo, Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon are a married pair of werewolves, Cee Lo Green is a mummy and Andy Samberg is Jonathan, the regular 21-year old who falls for Mavis.
These are obviously very rough sketches, but they definitely hint that Tartakovsky’s trademark animation style (as seen in Samurai Jack and the first Star Wars: Clone Wars) is trying to blend in with a more traditional look.
Hotel Transylvania is currently scheduled for a September 21, 2012 release.