Hotel Transylvania: Sneak Peek at Designs for Adam Sandler's 'Dracula'
11.01.11 by BJSprecher
Sony Pictures Animation showed that it was in the Halloween spirit yesterday by releasing the first character designs from its upcoming 3-D family comedy, Hotel Transylvania. The designs (below) offer a sneak peek at the lead character, Dracula, which will be voiced by Adam Sandler. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), the movie centers around an inn that caters to monsters looking for a refuge from the modern world and includes an all-star cast of comedy voice talents including Kevin James as Frank (-enstein), Fran Drescher as Eunice, David Spade as Quasimodo, Cee Lo Green as Murray the Mummy, Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon as werewolves Wayne and Wanda, and Andy Samberg as Jonathan, the tale's lone human.
Here's the synopsis of the movie:
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.
If you ask us, the designs for Dracula look like a cross between a cartoon Sandler and our favorite cereal monster, Count Chocula, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Sound off in the comments section below to let us know what you think.