Hotel Transylvania short film

Here’s a double dose of good news for the Hotel Transylvania fans out there. Monster Pets: A Hotel Transylvania Short, which is currently playing in Cinemark theaters, has made its way online in advance of this weekend’s Pets Day on April 11. (No, you’re not the only one who had no idea that Pets Day was a thing.)

The other piece of good news is two-pronged and a bit more bittersweet. The fourth installment of the film franchise has received a new official title: Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, and its release date has moved up on the calendar, so fans won’t have to wait as long to see it. It will now debut on July 23, 2021 instead of August 6. For fans, the bittersweet part is that Sony Pictures Animation has confirmed this will indeed be the final entry in this franchise. Check out the new Hotel Transylvania short film below. Read More »

Outside the Wire VFX

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a look at the visual effects in Netflix’s new sci-fi action movie Outside the Wire starring Anthony Mackie. Plus, examine the cinematography of Genndy Tartakovsky across Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, The Clone Wars, Primal and more. And finally, try out a Cobra Kai workout led by Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks, who is apparently still around. Read More »

chungking express

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Spenser Confidential 2 is “definitely” happening, so everyone please relax.
  • Gabrielle Union says a Bring It On sequel is “absolutely going to happen.”
  • Kevin Hart’s Quibi series is getting a sequel.
  • The Boss Baby: Family Business announces its voice cast.
  • Hotel Transylvania 4 will arrive in 2021.
  • A producer explains why National Treasure 3 still hasn’t happened.
  • Wong Kar-wai has written a Chungking Express sequel.

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Sony PIctures

After pushing back both Spider-Man 3 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sony Pictures has also shuffled around a bunch of other upcoming release dates for movies slated to come out this year and through 2021. Some of the movies hopping around the theatrical release calendar include Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s animated family adventure Connected, the sequel to Escape Room, Adam Sandler‘s animated Hotel Transylvania 4, the long-gestating adaptation of the video game Uncharted, and more. Read More »

hotel transylvania 4 release date

Sony Pictures Animation is celebrating its historic Oscar win by greenlighting…Hotel Transylvania 4. The billion-dollar franchise that features Adam Sandler as a hapless version of Dracula that runs an elite hotel for monsters, will be getting a fourth film. Sony has set the Hotel Transylvania 4 release date for Christmas 2021, three years after last year’s successful Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Read More »

hotel transylvania 3 trailer

What happens when Dracula needs to get away from it all? If “he goes on a cruise” wasn’t the first thing to spring to mind (and it shouldn’t have been, because, well, sunlight), then you may be surprised by the Hotel Transylvania 3 trailer, which is all about the world’s most famous vampire and his extended clan going on a vacation.

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preacher season 2

In today’s edition of TV Bits:

  • Preacher season two featurette.
  • The trailer for the final season of Orphan Black.
  • A new look at Fear the Walking Dead.
  • And a quick promo for the Hotel Transylvania series.

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Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania 2 was another hit for Sony Animation, raking in over $100M more than the first film. Despite the success of the sequel, director Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack) wasn’t interested in making another installment. Tartakovsky was ready to move on from the series, to try new things. But it looks like the director has had a change of heart because it’s been confirmed he’ll return for the next Hotel Transylvania film.

Below, learn more about Hotel Transylvania 3.

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Genndy Tartakovsky Popeye

Genndy Tartakovsky has made Sony a decent chunk of change with his Hotel Transylvania films. The sequel, which Tartakovsky helmed, just earned over $50 million this past weekend. One would guess that kind of box-office haul would score the animated director a little cart blanche, but, in spite of his financial success, that’s not entirely the case. Learn why after the jump Tartakovsky left Popeye.

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Hotel Transylvania 3

Last weekend, the animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2 topped the box office, and it actually broke the record for biggest September opening. That basically makes Hotel Transylvania 3 inevitable, but it will be missing one key element from the first two movies.

Director Genndy Tartakovsky, the animation mastermind behind Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack, has confirmed that he won’t return for Hotel Transylvania 3. However, he’s still very much interested in getting a Samurai Jack movie off the ground. Read More »