'Hotel Transylvania' International Teaser Trailer: Genndy Tartakovsky's Take On Classic Movie Monsters

Hotel Transylvania features the voice of Adam Sandler as Dracula, which isn't exactly the most attractive casting idea for the classic monster. But the film is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars) and that is very attractive — Tartakovsky has demonstrated more than once that he has the ability to mix effective characterization with cute and weird visuals.

In fact, the cute and weird visuals are very much on display in this Russian teaser trailer for the film. I love a couple of the quick looks we get at some of the denizens of the film's strange world. The fact that Sandler (who may turn out to be a great voice actor for Dracula) is dubbed over by a Russian voice actor doesn't hurt at this juncture.

[Sorry, folks, but this one was pulled at the request of Sony.]

In the film, Dracula (Adam Sandler) runs a retreat for monsters seeking to avoid humans, and he is planning to celebrate the birthday of his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez). But the plan is complicated by the attentions of a regular ol' human (Andy Samberg). The cast also includes Kevin James (Frankenstein), David Spade (Quasimodo), Cee Lo Green (Murray, the singing mummy), Fran Drescher (the Bride of Frankenstein), and Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon as a married pair of werewolves.

Hotel Transylvania opens on September 21.

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them.  On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world's most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – to celebrate his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday.  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.

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