Here's the first trailer for Genndy Tartakovsky and Adam Sandler's upcoming CG animated film Hotel Transylvania. For those of you not familiar with Tartakovsky's work, he has developed several great animated series such as Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: Clone Wars. This is going to be his first feature film. I've enjoyed his fun visual characterisations over the years, and I have faith that he'll give us something great with this one.
The trailer you see below is a international Russian teaser trailer so I have no idea what is being said. The visuals, tone, and style are pretty cool, though! You definitely get a solid taste of Tartakvosky's style and humor. Watch the trailer below, and let us know if it's something that you might be interested in watching.
Sandler will be playing Dracula in the story, Kevin James will play Frank – also known as Frankenstein – with Fran Drescher voicing Eunice, his in-your-face, over-the-top, and larger-than-life Bride. David Spade plays Quasimodo, once the hunchback of Notre Dame and now a crazy, passionate gourmet chef always looking for his next piece de resistance. Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon will play Wayne and Wanda, a pair of married, harried werewolves, parents to an ever-increasing litter of pups, who are looking forward to their family vacation at the hotel. Cee Lo Green is also joining the cast as Murray, a boisterous Mummy, once entertainer to the great Pharaohs, now the life of the party, and always feeling the urge to let loose and sing. Finally, Andy Samberg will voice the role of Jonathan, a 21-year-old regular guy, carefree and full of life, whose world travels land him at the Hotel.
Here's the synopsis:
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.