First Look: All Monsters Lined Up from Sony's 'Hotel Transylvania'
While the live-action efforts of Adam Sandler have become like nails on a chalkboard, perhaps making him heard and not seen will help out. Sandler is slated to voice Dracula in an animated film called Hotel Transylvania from fantastic animation director Genndy Tartakovsky, the man behind "Clone Wars," "Dexter's Laboratory" and plenty other great works. Back when Miley Cyrus, who has since been replaced by Selena Gomez in the film, was cast as Dracula's daughter Mavis, we got a look at the Hot Topic-esque character, but now a first look at all the animated characters has come from USA Today. See it below!
The story puts a focus on Mavis, the kind of girl desperate to get out of Transylvania as her father desperately tries to keep her at home. Of course, that becomes a challenge when a regular 21-year old guy and world traveler (voiced by Andy Samberg) gives her a taste of what's beyond the dark home she's been stuck in for her entire life. The dynamic between Dracula and Mavis will be important and it sounds like Tartakovsky is relieved to be dealing with the most iconic vampire of them all. He says:
"It's refreshing to go back to the beginning of Dracula — and then have Adam Sandler put his spin on it. There will be no sparkling skin. But there are a lot of jokes. The motto of Hotel Transylvania is that it has been human-free since 1898. This is a place that all his friends can come without being persecuted by humans. They are just trying to live their own lives.''
This doesn't completely sound like it's in the style of Tartakovsky's other projects, especially knowing that Sandler is behind the comedy this time around. The voice cast also includes Kevin James voicing "Frank" Frankenstein, Fran Drescher as his in-your-face, over-the-top, and larger-than-life Bride; David Spade as Griffin the Invisible Man; Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon voicing Wayne and Wanda, a pair of married werewolves, parents to an ever-increasing litter of pups; and Cee Lo Green putting his talents behind Murray, a boisterous Mummy, once entertainer to the great Pharaohs, now the life of the party. Cool?