Sony Releases Teaser Trailer for ‘Hotel Transylvania 2′

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Sony Pictures Animation has released a teaser trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2, the upcoming film directed by Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky.

Hotel Transylvania 2 will feature the return of the voices of Adam Sandler as Dracula, Selena Gomez as Mavis, Steve Buscemi, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Kevin James and David Spade, with the addition of Mel Brooks as Dracula’s father Vlad – not featured in the trailer – the old-fashioned vampire who raises the stakes at a monstrous family get-together. The film will be released in the U.S. on September 25, 2015.

The original Hotel Transylvania was Tartakovsky’s first feature film, though not quite – by the time it stalked into his life, he was the sixth director at the helm. By his own account, he did his best to bring the looseness of Looney Tunes animation and the specific sensibility of Tex Avery to proceedings. Hotel Transylvania 2 was developed by Tartakovsky alongside Adam Sandler and Saturday Night Live scribe Robert Smigel.

Tartakovsky is currently developing two other projects at Sony: Can You Imagine? and Popeye.


  • http://tresportfolio.tumblr.com/ Tres Swygert

    I am intrigued to see this – though I’m not feeling the upgraded look for Dracula (too cheeky with that smile that’s throwing me off). But aside that though, looking forward to this, as I enjoyed the first film!

  • starss

    Are Dracula’s eyes bigger in this teaser than in the first film? Looking forward to seeing it!

  • huh

    teen pregnancy?

    • meep

      It’s not really teen pregnancy when you’re 118 years old.

    • William Bradford

      haha therein lies the tricky bit: presumably the daughter was a “teenager” for a century or so. Possibly they decide “Oop, i’m gonna be a mom, let’s physically be late twenty’s now so it’s more seemly”

  • otterhead

    I love how cartoony this looks. The first one was unexpectedly fun, looking forward to this one too.

    One weirdness: is it just me, or does Frankenstein sound like Kevin James was recorded in a phone booth?

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see Genndy make a Dexter’s Lab feature.

    • Barrett

      I’m pretty sure Genndy has mentally & emotionally moved on from Dexter’s Lab just as much as Craig McCracken has from The Powerpuff Girls. Also, with the loss of Christine Cavanaugh, I don’t think I’m alone in wanting to see Dexter stay “retired” for a good long while, if not forever. Maybe in 25 years some artist in diapers today can do a revival.

  • Fried

    I hope you realize that Adam Sandler being a voice in this film does not make this an Adam Sandler movie anymore than Shark Tale is a Scorsese film.

    • AmidAmidi

      Not sure how the final credits will pan out, but Sandler was originally reported to be writing the screenplay.

    • starss

      Didn’t Adam Sandler have more production control in this sequel?

      • Barrett

        I certainly hope not. His performance in HT was good, but the last thing this troubled world needs is animated films where Adam Sandler has significant writing or directorial input. That’s a recipe for creating something that would make “Bee Movie” look like “Lego Movie” by comparison.

        • starss

          Amid just said he now has writing credits on this movie.

  • Barrett

    Genndy was brought in and took what was shaping up to be another mediocre-or-worse, generic-looking 3D animated film from a second-tier studio and turned it into a solidly entertaining, well-animated hit. It certainly had its weaknesses, but I attribute a lot of that to the terribly muddled production history. This sequel, which didn’t spend 5 years in development hell, should prove to be even better than the first.

  • Fried

    You know, you can praise something without insulting something else.