Adam Sandler to Voice 'Dracula' in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania
07.08.11 by BJSprecher
Sony Pictures Animation announced in a recent press release that comedy superstar Adam Sandler will lend his distinctive voice to Dracula, the lead character in the studio's upcoming 3-D family comedy Hotel Transylvania. The movie, about a hotel that serves as a refuge to monsters looking to hide from the modern world, has been in development since 2006 and has gone through a series of directors before finally landing Genndy Tartakovsky, the acclaimed animator, director, and producer behind such popular and innovative series as Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
In addition to Sandler, the release announced several of the other actors who will be voicing monsters vacationing at the hotel, including Kevin James as Frank (Frankenstein), Fran Drescher as Eunice (Bride of Frankenstein), David Spade as Quasimodo (Hunchback of Notre Dame), Cee Lo Green as Murray (Mummy) and Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon as Wayne and Wanda (Werewolves). Andy Samberg will voice Jonathan, a carefree human who stumbles upon the Hotel Transylvania and falls for Dracula's daughter.
Here's the synopsis of the movie from Sony's press release:
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.
The actors who will voice Mavis and the Invisible Man have yet to be announced. Hotel Transylvania is currently slated to open Sept. 21, 2012.