First Trailer for Genndy Tartakovsky's Animated 'Hotel Transylvania'

March 27, 2012

Hotel Transylvania

"Welcome to Hotel Transylvania!" We recently got a first look at the characters in Sony Animation's movie Hotel Transylvania, featuring Adam Sandler as Dracula, but now the first official teaser trailer has finally surfaced. 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 Dracula, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem, but his world could fall apart when one ordinary guy stumbles upon the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

Watch the first trailer for Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania, embedded from YouTube:

Genndy Tartakovsky directs Hotel Transylvania with a script from Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman and David I. Stern. The film follows Dracula (Adam Sandler) struggling to keep his daughter (Selena Gomez) from becoming obsessed with the world outside Hotel Transylvania when a normal human (Andy Samberg) stumbles upon this fancy resting place for monsters. David Spade, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, Ceelo Green and Molly Shannon also lend their voices to the film in theaters in 3D on September 21st, 2012. Fun?

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Yeah, maybe it will be fun. Many poor choices in voice acting.

David Banner on Mar 27, 2012


I absolutely love Tartakovsky's style, and it's evident in this trailer. I look forward to this one

wyatt_e on Mar 27, 2012


Initially I was weary when I heard about this, because, well, Adam Sandler sucks these days. But Tartakovskys involvment left me with some hope because I absoloutley love everything the mans ever done, and after seeing some of the animation in action Im a tad bit more on board, there wasnt enough in the trailer to really be able to tell if the story or the jokes are going to be worth a shit but hey at least it will look good.

Scott of the Antarctic on Mar 27, 2012


A lot of animated films have been surprising hits, Despicable Me, Megamind, etc...maybe this will be a smash to?

Xerxexx on Mar 27, 2012


Tartakovsky is the guy behind Dexter's Lab, Samurai Jack, the Clone Wars micro-series and did work with the Powerpuff Girls.  He seems to have a knack for stylized animation and making small moments funny.  Needless to say I'm a biased fan, but I wouldnt be suprised if this was along the lines of a Megamind. 

Solo_Calrissian on Mar 27, 2012


 Ah, I figured the same guy was behind both Samurai Jack and The Clone Wars seeing as they were extremely similar in terms of design.

Xerxexx on Mar 27, 2012


Is it just me or are the voices and animation a bit out of sync?

Nathalie on Mar 27, 2012


this looks charming now that I can finally see the action.  but then again why did I ever doubt tartakovsky in the first place?

Michael Lee on Mar 27, 2012


I'm a fan of Tartakovsky's work, but this looks horrible.

FredMol on Mar 27, 2012


....ok sure

Jericho on Mar 27, 2012


For the last freaking time stop including "Frankenstein" as a monster. Frankenstein is the name of the creator. It's Frankenstein's Monster.

Cornholio on Mar 27, 2012


but since he has no name, its like a son with the last name of the father *except this one was born of death instead of mother* so in a way...your argument is invalid.....

Jericho on Mar 27, 2012


Sony Animation did a good job with Surf's Up and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs... but this looks really bad. Hopefully the next trailer will change my mind, but I got bored before the end of this trailer.

Middenway on Mar 27, 2012


reminds me of cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Alleycat4444 on Mar 27, 2012


Its been said before but Tartakovsky is the man.  The guy knows what makes animation shine. 

Al on Mar 27, 2012


The voice talent sucks.

Hu on Mar 27, 2012


I never really got a Tartakovsky vibe form this really.

Crapola on Mar 28, 2012


It seems like every time I  look into this movie, the comments are the same. Yes, Tartakovsky does great work, but this isn't really 'his' project. The script and voice work were all done long before Tartakovsky came aboard. This is him trying to raise someone else's kid. That said, I'll probably go see this if only to show support for Genndy and hopefully convince Sony to let him make his own films (including a potential Samurai Jack finale).

slk_kanight on Mar 28, 2012


I'm sad that this is what Genndy is doing. He left Samurai Jack unfinished to do Clone Wars and then was going to do a Jim Henson film and bailed and now this is what he returns to? The guy was ahead of the curve in animation and now it seems like he's slumming it for generic crap that doesn't feel like his work.

DaftBot on Mar 28, 2012


The animation isn't as good as Pixar but the film looks okay so far.

Jackmooney9 on Mar 28, 2012

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