First Official Trailer for HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA

     March 27, 2012


The first official trailer for the animated comedy Hotel Transylvania has gone online. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack), the story centers on Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) trying to throw a party for his daughter Mavis’ (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday, but his plans go haywire when a human (Andy Samberg) comes to the hotel and develops a crush on Mavis. The animation actually looks pretty great, and I think the story has some fun potential, but Sandler’s work as Dracula is a bit hard to get used to. It sounds like the actor’s “goofy” voice he uses when making jokes or putting on a character for SNL, so it’s tough to buy it as the actual voice of this Dracula. We don’t really get much into the story here, but there are more than a few laughs (who doesn’t love a good “skeletons taking a shower” joke?)  and I’m pleasantly surprised by how fun it all looks.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The voice cast also includes David Spade (Griffin the Invisible Man), Steve Buscemi (Wayne the Werewolf), Kevin James (Frankenstein), Molly Shannon (Wanda the Werewolf) and Cee Lo Green (Murray the Mummy). Hotel Transylvania opens on September 28th.

Here’s the official synopsis for Hotel Transylvania:

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.


  • Teejay

    You know its bad when even in a cartoon Adam Sandler just phoned in his voice acting. Yikes! This is gonna be really bad.

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  • secret things

    The Great Rankin/Bass Estate should sue the pants off this sloppy, blatant rip-off.
    Plot Summary for Mad Monster Party

    When Baron von Frankenstein, head of the Worldwide Organization of Monsters, organizes a party at his castle on the Isle of Evil, it’s not just to unveil his latest discovery, a formula which can destroy all matter. He’s also set to announce his retirement – and his successor. But Frankenstein’s decision to name Felix Flankin, a mere human who happens to be his nephew and only living relative, doesn’t sit well with the monsters, and when an oblivious Flankin arrives at the island in response to Frankenstein’s invitation, he becomes the center of a tangled plot to destroy him.

    has hollywood run out of all original thought- or are they THAT scared to green light anything new or different?
    The reason all animation “Classics” were “Classics”
    NO STUNT CASTING. No bland “Movie stars” taking work away from talented Voice talent.
    And before anyone points out Boris Karloff Or Vincent Price animation work- They WERE Boris Karloff and Vincent Price! Pure talent that both started out in radio-

  • Paul

    Looks like a great work of animation…. soiled by terrible celebrities instead of actors with distinct voices.

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  • Rockslide

    I had no interest in this movie until I saw that Tartakovsky directed it. It really doesn’t look like his work but I’m such a huge fan of Samurai Jack and the original Clone Wars series that now I’m interested. I think the biggest flaw here is obviously trying to jam in all these celebrity voices. It’s too bad they didn’t just cast the right voice instead.

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