Hotel Transylvania: ‘Where Monsters go to get away from it all’
This Sony Pictures animation is a directorial feature debut from animation whiz Genndy Tartakovsky.
Adam Sandler will be voicing Dracula, who has opened a ‘five-stake’ Hotel for monsters, myths and legends from all over the world. They are able to relax at Hotel Transylvania without fear of being spotted or immortalised forever in a photograph. That is until the day Dracula plans a birthday party for his daughter, Mavis, and an unexpected warm-blooded, normal-looking guest, Jonathan, arrives.
Jonathan falls in love with Dracula’s daughter, but the Count has more things to worry about as he tries to disguise the young boy as a monster so his other guest don't cotton on.
The cast includes Steve Buscemi (On The Road) and Molly Shannon (Casa De Mi Padre) as married werewolves, singer Cee-Lo Green as Murray the Mummy, Kevin James as Frankenstein’s monster, David Spade as Griffin the Invisible Man, Selena Gomez as Dracula’s daughter and Andy Samberg (Friends With Benefits and I Love You Man) as Jonathan.
Sandler, James and Spade last teamed up in Grown Ups, which was not their finest hour, so hopefully this one will be something to dig your fangs into.
Hotel Transylvania is Dracula re-imagined yet again, this time for the animation crowd. This film looks like it will be a good treat for Halloween as it opens on 12 October 2012 in UK cinemas (in 3D), alongside other spooky animated treats ParaNorman and Frankenweenie.
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