Production designer Michael Kurinsky recently guided us through the process of designing the characters Vlad and Bela and their environments in Hotel Transylvania 2. Now, we dig deeper into the creation of Vlad’s henchman, the Cronies, in this exclusive behind-the-scenes video with director Genndy Tartakovsky.

Tartakovsky, who has always had a keen eye for design, explains in the video how the Cronies are a study in contrasts, achieved by mixing cartooniness with a realistic muscle system, and balancing scariness and silliness to create a unique group of characters.

Amid Amidi

Amid Amidi is Cartoon Brew's Publisher and Editor-at-large.

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